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Erin Karpluk

Erin Karpluk
Born (1978-10-17) 17 October 1978
Jasper, Alberta, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000–present[1]

Erin Karpluk (born 17 October 1978)[2] is a Canadian actress. She is best known for portraying Erica Strange on Being Erica and Kate in Godiva's.

Life and career

Erin Karpluk was born in Jasper, Alberta to a high school principal mother[3][4] and a railway engineer father. Her family is of Ukrainian descent.[1][2][4] She majored in theatre at the University of Victoria and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2000.[5][6]

She began her acting career in Vancouver and between 2000 and 2005, she appeared in more than a dozen television movies and series before landing the role of Kate in Godiva's. Her work during this period included "Voice of Sylan" in the final episode of Dark Angel and the TV movie Family Sins. She was also in a short-lived US television series called Glory Days in 2002. In 2004, she appeared in Legend of Earthsea and played a serial killer in Ripper 2: Letter from Within.[7]

Karpluk earned a Leo nomination for her first season of Godiva's and a 2006 Gemini nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role.[8] Since Godiva's, Karpluk has continued to work in television and short films. In 2007 she appeared in Bionic Woman, Flash Gordon, and The L Word.[1] She had a leading role in a 2008 television movie, Smokejumpers, directed by John Terlesky.

Karpluk starred in the CBC Television series Being Erica.[9] She was offered the lead role of Erica Strange when she was working in Los Angeles on The L Word.[5] In 2009, she won the Gemini award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for her role in Being Erica.[10]

She also had a recurring role as Alice the radio station manager during the first season of The CW's Life Unexpected.[11] Her only appearance in the second season was in the series finale because of a scheduling conflict resulting from Being Erica being picked up for a third year.

Personal life

She enjoys pierogies, cabbage rolls, and fishing near Jasper with her brother.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
2002 Celebration of the Life of Simon Steveston, AA Celebration of the Life of Simon Steveston Andrea Short film
2004 Ripper 2: Letter from Within Molly Keller
2006 Almost Heaven Catherine
2006 Echoes of an Epic Jody Short film
2006 Love and Other Dilemmas Lucy Ladro
2007 Mrs. Wethersby's Treasure Sarah Paulson Video short
2009 Wyvern Claire
2011 Rise of the Damned Mandy
2013 Out of Reach Lynn
2013 Assault on Wall Street Rosie Baxford
2013 Suddenly Ellen
2014 Reasonable Doubt Rachel Brockden
2014 The Portal Kim Short film


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Glory Days Cal Henries Recurring role (6 episodes)
2002 Jeremiah Sadie Episode: "The Bag"
2002 Dark Angel Gem / X-5 Episode: "Freak Nation"
2002 Carrie Madeline TV film
2002 Taken Sarah Episode: "Acid Tests"
2003 Dead Zone, TheThe Dead Zone Maddy Powers Episode: "Misbegotten"
2003 Maximum Surge Zoey TV film
2004 Reality of Love, TheThe Reality of Love Nikki TV film
2004 It Must Be Love Tess Gazelle TV film
2004 Family Sins Carol Geck TV film
2004 10.5 Rachel TV miniseries
2004 Eve's Christmas Mandy TV film
2004 Earthsea Diana TV miniseries
2005 Killer Instinct Robin Episode: "Pilot"
2005–2006 Godiva's Kate Main role (19 episodes)
2006 Men in Trees Amanda Episode: "New York Fiction: Part 1"
2006 Supernatural Monica Episode: "Salvation"
2007 Termination Point Allison Curran TV film
2007 Judicial Indiscretion Jennifer TV film
2007 Luna: Spirit of the Whale Jill Mackay TV film
2007 Bionic Woman Robin Episodes: "Paradise Lost", "The Education of Jaime Sommers"
2007 Flash Gordon Dr. Debra Peterson Episode: "The Sorrow"
2007 Snowglobe Claire TV film
2008 L Word, TheThe L Word Susan / Alysse Episodes: "Lookin' at You, Kid", "Lunar Cycle", "Loyal and True"
2008 Trial by Fire Chelsea TV film
2008 Guard, TheThe Guard Robyn Episodes: "Zero Footprint", "Sounds of Loneliness"
2009 Wyvern Claire TV film
2009 Revolution Connie TV film
2009 Mrs. Miracle Reba Maxwell TV film
2009–2011 Being Erica Erica Strange Lead role (54 episodes)
2010–2011 Life Unexpected Alice Recurring role (8 episodes)
2011 Flashpoint Ava Logan Episode: "Thicker Than Blood"
2011 Christmas Lodge Mary TV film
2011 Captain Starship Candace TV series
2012 Delete Jesse White Episode: "1.1"
2013 Delete Jesse White Episode: "1.2"
2013 Republic of Doyle Dr. Wedgewood Episode: "Blood Work"
2013 Jack Alison TV film
2013 Saving Hope Sonja Sullivan Episodes: "I Watch Death", "Defense", "All Things Must Pass", "Vamonos"
2013 Listener, TheThe Listener Dr. Laura Gray Episode: "Fatal Vision"
2013 Layla & Jen Jen TV series
2013 Supernatural Robin Episode: "Bad Boys"
2013 Out of Reach Lynn Conner TV film
2014 Killer Women Sue Ellen Tucker Episode: "Daughter of the Alamo"
2014 Rookie Blue Juliet Episodes: "Moving Day", "Everlasting"
2015 Rookie Blue Juliet Recurring role
2015 Riftworld Chronicles Kim Web series


Year Award Category Work nominated Result
2011 Gemini Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Being Erica Nominated
2010 Leo Award Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series Being Erica[12] Won
2009 Gemini Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Being Erica Won
2008 Leo Award Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series Flash Gordon Nominated
2008 Leo Award Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Feature Length Drama Luna: Spirit of the Whale Nominated
2007 Leo Award Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Feature Length Drama Love and Other Dilemmas Nominated
2006 Leo Award Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series Godiva's Nominated
2006 Gemini Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Godiva's Nominated
2005 Leo Award Dramatic Series: Best Lead Performance by a Female Godiva's Nominated


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