Please explain what just happened?

I went to the mall and forgot to bring money, paper or plastic.  I was standing there with something I had used, and had no money to pay for it.  Had to drive all the way home.  Stupid!


What is your earliest memory?

Yesterday.  I have a terrible memory.


If you weren’t an actor, what other profession would you choose?

Lawyer, chef, astronomer, astronaut, singer, archaeologist…

Please describe the current contents of your refrigerator.

Milk, yogurt, Mona Vie, fruit, veggies, olives, condiments, I have to go grocery shopping!


Is there a time you wish you’d lied?

Many many many many times!


What would you say to yourself if you could go back in time and have a conversation with yourself at age thirteen?

Don’t do any of the stuff you are about to do… go study instead…


If you could have only one album to get you through a breakup, what would it be?

Jodeci… I don’t mind being sad.


What are three websites—other than your email—that you check on a daily basis?

Without my e-mail, I only have Twitter.


From what or whom do you derive your greatest inspiration?

My own personal drive and ambition keeps me going – actors I admire: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, the list goes on…



Name a book that changed your life.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.


If you could relive one moment over and over again, what would it be?

The day I was proposed to…


How are you six degrees from Kevin Bacon?

I will star opposite Kevin Bacon in a movie… coming out… SOON??



What makes you feel most guilty?

That I am so lucky in my life and others are not.  Which is why I appreciate everything I have so much.


What would you most like to have invented?

I’m still trying to invent the next great thing.


What is the worst piece of advice you’ve ever gotten?

Don’t waste your money on shoes!



What is the best advice you’ve ever given to someone else?

Buy those shoes…


What do you consider the harshest kind of betrayal?

Any type of betrayal, but lying bothers me the most.  Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.


Of all the game shows that have graced our TV screens throughout history, which one would you want to be a contestant on and why?

Deal Or No Deal — easy money!


What do you want to know?

How big the universe is.  And: are ghosts real?


What would you like your last words to be?

I’ve lived a fulfilled life and I love you.


Please explain what will happen.

If people don’t start caring more about the world, the end will happen!  BAD big corporations…

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Transcendental beauty ERICA CERRA is most recognized for playing Jo Lupo on the hit SYFY series Eureka, and her credits include roles on many highly rated television series such as SYFY’s Sanctuary, Battlestar Galactica, and Warehouse 13, CW’s Reaper, Showtime’s The L Word, WB’s Smallville, and USA Network’s The 4400, to name a few.

In addition to television, Cerra is also making her mark in film, playing the role of “Hera” in Percy Jackson and The Lightening Thief ( Fox 2000 Pictures) and starring opposite Steve Austin in Anchor Bay Entertainment's recently released film The Stranger.

Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Cerra realized she wanted to be an actress at a very young age. She began acting classes at age six. “I loved watching movies and being entertained," she says. "I wanted to make people smile, laugh and cry. I knew I wanted this to be my job." As a child, Cerra was placed with one of the very first talent agencies to spring up in Vancouver, and started acting in commercials.

She then transitioned from commercials into television and as a tween worked on her first project, an improv children’s show called The Kidzone on The Knowledge Network. Shortly after that, she was cast for the pilot for No Adults Allowed with a handful of up and comers. By the time she was 22, Cerra decided to dedicate herself to a career in acting, and trained with Gina Chiarelli, Matthew Harrison and Larry Moss.

“I chose this job because it is creative, ever-changing, and inspiring," she says. "To know that a character that I have played might inspire someone to take a risk, be adventurous, dare to love, or even just make them feel better on a bad day makes it all worthwhile.”  

3 responses to “21 Questions with Erica Cerra”

  1. […] STACEY ORISTANO (Friday Night Lights), ERICA CERRA (Eureka), and JASON FUCHS (Holy […]

  2. James beard says:

    I lived her in eureka best in the tv show. Carter should taken her.

  3. Terry says:

    I have a hard time watching her. That scratchy voice drives me crazy

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