Alaina Huffman (born April 17, 1980) is a Canadian film and television actress, also known professionally as Alaina Kalanj (her birth name).

She is known for the Canadian television series Painkiller Jane, where she played the character Maureen Bowers. She also played Dinah Lance/Black Canary onSmallville, as well as 1st Lt. Tamara Johansen in Stargate Universe, where she was a regular cast member. She currently plays Abaddon in Supernatural.


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Huffman was born in VancouverBritish ColumbiaCanada as Alaina Kalanj. She also lived just outside OttawaOntario in Stittsville, where she went to Goulbourn Middle School. At the age of 13, Huffman went to her first audition for a Fox Family Channel pilot. Despite the competition, she was offered the main role. However, a model scout recruited Huffman and she was set to model in high fashion runways in Europe and Japan for the following years.

When her parents moved to Dallas she saw the opportunity to live in the United States and enroll in college, leaving modeling behind. While in school, she took on acting roles in a series of independent films. Eventually she moved to Los Angeles where she added more television credits to her resume.

Alaina has four children with her husband John Huffman: sons Elijah and Lincoln, and daughters Hanna and Charley-Jane. Charley-Jane was born December 8th, 2009. The latter pregnancy coincided with the first season of Stargate Universe, and was written into the plot. On August 16, 2011, she announced on Twitter that she was having a fourth child to arrive in December, 2011.[1] She later announced on Twitter that she had given birth to a boy named Lincoln, on December 15, 2011.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Indefinitely Cherry
2001 Pendulum Terry Weiss
2002 Dawson's Creek Rina, the Hot Girl Episode: Guerilla Filmmaking
2002 Serving Sara Spa Receptionist
2003 Screen Door Jesus Sharon Beaudry
2003 Still Mary
2003 Quiet Desperation Helen Calloway
2003 Tru Calling Paige Saunders Episode: Haunted
2003 The O.C. Yvette Episode: The Countdown
2004 Night Dawn Day Woman
2004 With It Mafia Girlfriend
2004 The Gunman Lori Simms
2004 Medical Investigation Estella Episode: Escape
2005 Standing Still Maria
2006 Dog Lover's Symphony Susan
2007 Painkiller Jane Maureen Bowers
2007 NCIS Dana Arnett Episode: Leap of Faith
2007–2011 Smallville Dinah Lance/Black Canary 6 episodes
2008 Jack Hunter and the Lost Treasure of Ugarit Lena Halstrom TV Mini-series
2008 CSI: NY Lori Winston Episode: The Box
2008 CSI: Miami Cassandra Gray Episode: Raging Cannibal
2008 An American Carol Celebrity #1
2009 Broken August August King
2009 Lushes Faux Charlize Theron
2009–2011 Stargate Universe 1st Lt. Tamara Johansen Series regular
2011 Alphas Sarah Nelson Episode: Bill and Gary's Excellent Adventure
2012 NCIS: Los Angeles Serena Miller Episode: Neighborhood Watch
2013–present Supernatural Abaddon/Josie Sands 7 episodes
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