Biography

Lana Parrilla (born July 15, 1977, height 5' 4½" (1,64 m)) is a Puerto Rican-American actress known for her television work. She is best known for her roles on Spin City, 24, and Boomtown. She currently stars as The Evil Queen/Regina Mills in the ABC series Once Upon a Time.

Parrilla was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of a Sicilian mother and a Puerto Rican father Sam Parrilla, a baseball player who played professionally for 11 seasons (1963-1973) including one season with the Major League Philadelphia Phillies in 1970 as an outfielder. Her sister is Deena Parrilla. Lana speaks Spanish because she went to Granada (Spain) to learn the language in 2007.

Parrilla became engaged to boyfriend Fred Di Blasio on April 28, 2013 while in Israel.

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Lana Parrilla (born July 15, 1977, height 5' 4½" (1,64 m)) is a Puerto Rican-American actress known for her television work. She is best known for her roles on Spin City, 24, and Boomtown. She currently stars as The Evil Queen/Regina Mills in the ABC series Once Upon a Time.

Parrilla was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of a Sicilian mother and a Puerto Rican father Sam Parrilla, a baseball player who played professionally for 11 seasons (1963-1973) including one season with the Major League Philadelphia Phillies in 1970 as an outfielder. Her sister is Deena Parrilla. Lana speaks Spanish because she went to Granada (Spain) to learn the language in 2007.

Parrilla became engaged to boyfriend Fred Di Blasio on April 28, 2013 while in Israel.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Lana Parrilla, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 19

Birthday 1977-07-15

Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 The Tax Collector
2011 Once Upon a Time (156 episodes) as Regina Mills / Evil Queen
2010 Miami Medical (13 episodes) as Eva Zambrano
2008 Swingtown (13 episodes) as Trina Decker
2008 The Double Life of Eleanor Kendall
2006 Windfall (13 episodes)
2006 One Last Ride as Antoinette
2004 Lost (3 episodes)
2003 Frozen Stars as Lisa Vasquez
2002 Boomtown (24 episodes)
2002 The Shield (2 episodes)
2001 24 (12 episodes) as Sarah Gavin
2001 Six Feet Under (4 episodes)
2001 Semper Fi as Female Series Commander
2000 Very Mean Men as Teresa
2000 Spiders as Marci Eyre
1999 Grown Ups (2 episodes)
1996 Spin City (23 episodes) as Angie Ordonez
1995 JAG (1 episode)

Directing

2011 Once Upon a Time (1 episode)Director

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