Erica Durance

by stlucas on October 11, 2017

Place of Birth: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Date of Birth: June 21, 1978

Ethnicity: Italian (maternal grandfather), Dutch, English, Irish, German

Erica Durance is a Canadian actress, producer, and director.

Erica is the daughter of Gail L. (Borroz) and Joel Nathan Durance. Erica was raised in Three Hills, Alberta. Erica’s mother has Italian, Dutch, English, Irish, and German roots. Erica is married to actor David Palffy, with whom she has two children.

Erica’s maternal grandfather was Oresto Antonio “Rusty” Borroz (the son of Maurice/Maoris G. Borroz and Semeria/Semere Mary). Maurice was born in Italy, the son of Jerome Borroz and Favra. Semeria was born in Allein, Aosta Valley, Italy.

Erica’s maternal grandmother was Nina M. “Nin” Stonebrink (the daughter of George/Gorge W. Stonebrink and Grace Ethyl/Ethel Edwards). George was born in Kansas, to a father from the Netherlands, R. Gerben/George Stonebrink/Stonebrin, and a mother from Ireland, Mary. Grace was the daughter of Edward Edwards and Christena/Christiana Clarissa Potts.

Sources: Marriage record of Erica’s parents –

Erica’s maternal grandfather, Oresto Antonio “Rusty” Borroz, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Erica’s maternal grandfather, Oresto Antonio “Rusty” Borroz –

Photo by Joe Seer/

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andrew October 11, 2017 at 12:57 pm

Alen -> Allein, Aosta Valley, Italy

It’s very very rare for Italian-Americans to have ancestry from that region

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