Erica loves to read, draw, paint, and cook. She calls cooking an art and believes that if she wasn't an actress she'd be a chef.
Erica's Eureka character, "Deputy Jo Lupo", is a gun fanatic, so in order to make the scenes where "Jo" handles guns more believable, Erica spent several days learning how to take apart and put together the guns she uses on the show. She called it an interesting learning experience.
Erica's mother owns a pasta manufacturing company on Vancouver Island. Erica says her mother can make anything "taste yummy," a goal she strives for as well.
Erica is represented professionally by Kirk Talent Agencies, Inc.
One of Erica's favorite movies is Good Will Hunting starring Ben Affleck. When she got the chance to work with Affleck on the movie Man About Town she was thrilled, saying he was a pleasure to work with.
Erica is one of several Eureka stars to appear in mock PSA's for the show.
As a teen Erica considered becoming a body builder. She took up weight lifting after being introduced to the sport by her father.
Erica calls herself a "tomboy at heart," much like her Eureka character, "Jo Lupo."
Erica is 5'5" with brown hair and brown eyes.
In 2006 Erica appeared in the music video for Michael Buble's "Save the Last Dance For Me."
Erica appeared on the cover of Cult Times magazine in October of 2006.
Erica has portrayed vampire-related characters in two separate projects. Her character in the vampire movie Blade: Trinity (2004) is named Goth Vixen Wannabe. Her character on the Showtime series The L Word, Uta Refson, is described as a seductive vampire lover.
Erica is a native of Canada.
She appeared in many commercials as a young child but she took a break from acting afterward.
Erica was already captivated by acting by the time she was 8 years old.
Erica is of Italian heritage.
Erica was named as one of Vancouver's five hottest up and coming actresses by Vancouver Lifestyles Magazine in the Summer/Fall 2005 issue.
Erica: (about her show "Eureka") I describe it is an X-Files meets Desperate Housewives. I think that's the best description. It's a town full of quirky, interesting and sometimes crazy characters all with a sci-fi twist.
Erica: I find that the older I get, the more I understand myself. I am confident and comfortable with who I am and why I do the things that I do.
Erica: (describing herself) I'm a strong woman, I respect myself, like if I believe in something, I give it everything that I have and I'm also a goof ball.
Erica: (on training to be an actor) One of the scariest things for most actors is trying to understand why you do what you do and when you have somebody that takes a look at you, and says 'why do you do that thing', you almost feel naked because they've seen something about you that you don't think people know.
Erica: Working on Eureka has been a wonderful experience from the start. I am blessed to have been given the role.
Erica: (on her "Eureka" character) There's so many things that amuses me about "Jo". Her severity, her severe interest in the weapons, obviously. It's so fun and so much fun to play, there's no room for mistakes or for any screw ups.