Erin Karpluk

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10/17/1978 , Jasper, Alberta, Canada

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Erin Karpluk is a Canadian television actress known to many as the time-traveling protagonist Erica Strange in the CBC dramedy Being Erica, a show about making choices and accepting consequences. Ironically, her path to an acting profession may have started out as an accident. When she enrolled at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, a mistake on her registration landed her in the full Fine Arts & Theater program instead of the initially-intended single acting course.

While in the university, Erin earned roles in the Phoenix productions of Les Canadiens and A Midsummer Night's Dream. She also performed in David Mamet's Oleanna, at the Victoria Fringe Festival. In 2001, with the support of her parents, Erin drove to Vancouver to pursue a career in film and television. Since then, she has landed parts in numerous TV movies and indie films. She has also guest-starred in US television series such as CSI, Supernatural, Bionic Woman, and The L Word.

Prior to Being Erica, Erin's biggest role by far was playing Kate during the two-season run of Bravo network's comedic drama Godiva's, for which her performance earned her a Gemini Award nomination. It was in 2008 when she was cast as the overqualified and underachieving thirty-something woman dealing with everyday issues such as career, love, religion, friendship, and family in Being Erica.
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