|Real Name||Lana Elizabeth Lang|
|Portrayed by|| Annette O'Toole|
Diane Sherry (teenager)
Lana Lang was a childhood friend of Clark Kent's when he was growing up in Smallville. They were also romantically attracted to each other. She is both a divorcee and single mother.
Lana Lang attended school with Clark Kent at Smallville High School. She was a cheerleader at the school with a fairly obvious crush on Clark, even though her current boyfriend was a football player named Brad Wilson. She invited Clark to a party after a football game, only for Brad to intervene and prevent him from coming.
Lana later became a single mother raising a son named Ricky and trying to ward off the unwanted affections of her ex-boyfriend Brad Wilson, who was an alcoholic security guard. Clark returned to Smallville for their high school reunion, and Lana developed a strong friendship with Clark over a short period of time, to the point where Clark felt comfortable being a father figure to her son Ricky, but it was clear that Clark was falling in love with her. Lana even convinced Superman to appear at Ricky's birthday party.
Lana often felt timid when asking for Clark's help or advise, however Clark assured her that she was important to him and that he was always willing to help her. She later decided to move to Metropolis with Ricky and there became Perry White's new secretary at the Daily Planet. Clark Kent presented Lana with a diamond ring which he, as Superman, made from a hard-pressed chunk of coal, which Brad oversaw believing that Clark was making a proposal of marriage to Lana and became incredibly jealous.
Behind the ScenesEdit
The role of Lana Lang in Superman III, originally went out to Jennifer Jason Leigh, who turned it down because she felt she was too young for the part.