If there’s anything at all to hate about SyFy’s exceptionally affable original series Eureka, it’s that as they role into their fourth season they’re still dressing Erica Cerra in those unbearable dumpy, unisex police uniforms. That seems unlikely to change any time soon, but even hidden beneath bad khaki Deputy Jo Lupo’s one of the best reasons to keep coming back to their quirky little show. Besides, there was that one episode with the red dress.
Cerra is a Vancouver, BC native of Italian decent and the thirty-one-year-old actress has been working pretty steadily in film and television since 2001. You might have seen her in Blade: Trinity as the Goth Vixen or caught her in The 4400, or if you were really lucky seen her steaming it up on The L Word. But it’s the part of Eureka’s tough as nails Deputy Lupo that really earned her serious geek attention. The town wouldn’t be the same without her.
Eureka kicked off its fourth season this week and that seems as good a time as any to spend some time on some of Cerra’s all too rarely appreciated attributes. In addition to being a dependable actress, she’s kind of a looker. Here’s the evidence: