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 on Smallville, as well as 1st Lt. Tamara Johansen in Stargate Universe, where she was a regular cast member. She played Abaddon in Supernatural.


Huffman was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as Alaina Kalanj. 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. She later announced on Twitter that she had given birth to a boy named Lincoln, on December 15, 2011.


2001PendulumTerry Weiss
2002Dawson's CreekRina, the Hot GirlEpisode: Guerilla Filmmaking
2002Serving SaraSpa Receptionist
2003Screen Door JesusSharon Beaudry
2003Quiet DesperationHelen Calloway
2003Tru CallingPaige SaundersEpisode: Haunted
2003The O.C.YvetteEpisode: The Countdown
2004Night Dawn DayWoman
2004With ItMafia Girlfriend
2004The GunmanLori Simms
2004Medical InvestigationEstellaEpisode: Escape
2005Standing StillMaria
2006Dog Lover's SymphonySusan
2007Painkiller JaneMaureen Bowers
2007NCISDana ArnettEpisode: Leap of Faith
2007–2011SmallvilleDinah Lance/Black Canary6 episodes
2008Jack Hunter and the Lost Treasure of UgaritLena HalstromTV Mini-series
2008CSI: NYLori WinstonEpisode: The Box
2008CSI: MiamiCassandra GrayEpisode: Raging Cannibal
2008An American CarolCelebrity #1
2009Broken AugustAugust King
2009LushesFaux Charlize Theron
2009–2011Stargate Universe1st Lt. Tamara JohansenSeries regular
2011AlphasSarah NelsonEpisode: Bill and Gary's Excellent Adventure
2012NCIS: Los AngelesSerena MillerEpisode: Neighborhood Watch
2013–2014SupernaturalAbaddon/Josie Sands8 episodes