Lana Parrilla is a famous face of the American film industry. She was cast in the fifth season of the ABC sitcom Spin City which premiered from 2000 to 2001. Lana was the winner of the Teen Choice Award in 2016 for Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress. In 2021, she came to the front-end by portraying the role of Rita Castillo in the second season of “Why Women Kill”.
Early life and education
Lana Parrilla was born on July 15, 1977, in Brooklyn, New York City, United States of America. Lana was born to Dolores Dee Azzara and Sam Parrilla. Dolores Dee Azzara is of Sicilian ancestry. Sam Parrilla is a Puerto Rico-based baseball player. He attended eleven seasons professionally from 1963 to 1973 including with the Major League Philadelphia Phillies.
Lana is also the niece of Candice Azzara, the American Broadway and TV actress.
Lana spent her childhood days in Boerum Hill. She graduated from Fort Hamilton High School in Bay Ridge. Later, she started studying acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse in Los Angeles.
Parrilla appeared in lots of movies in the early stages of her acting career including “Very Mean Men” in 2000, “Spiders” in 2000, and “Frozen Stars” in 2003. She started her television journey in 1999 on the UPN sitcom “Grown Ups”.
In the year 2000, she stepped into the cast of the ABC comedy series “Spin City”, where she was playing the role of Angie Ordonez for one season. Anyhow she left this show in 2001.
Later she joined Donnie Wahlberg and Neal McDonough and started portraying in the short-lived crime drama “Boomtown”. For this crime drama, she was awarded the Imagen Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Teresa, a paramedic. But Boomtown has started struggling after its one season. And later it was canceled after two seasons.
Lana has appeared in lots of television series which include “JAG”, “Six Feet Under”, “Covert Affairs”, “Medium”, “The Defenders” and “Chase”. She starred in the supporting role of Officer Janet Grafton in “NYPD Blue” in 2004. Also, she was shown in the fourth season of the Fox series named “24” as Sarah Gavin, who was a Counter Terrorist Unit agent.
In 2006, Lana was shown in the NBC summer series “Windfall” along with Luke Perry, Sarah Wynter, and Jason Gedrick. In the next year, she appeared as the guest cast in the third season of ABC’s Lost in the episodes “Greatest Hits” as Greta, and in “Through the Looking Glass”.
In 2008, she portrayed the role of Nellie in “The Double Life of Eleanor Kendall”. The character Neille was a divorcee whose original identity has been stolen. In the same year, she was featured in the CBS summer series Swingtown as Trina Decker, who was a part of a swinging couple.
In the year 2010, she portrayed the female role in “Miami Medical” on CBS, though this was in 2010 after and running for two consecutive years. canceled. In February 2011, she played the role of Mayor Regina Mills or The Evil Queen, in “Once Upon a Time”. This was directed by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. This was premiered in October 2011.
Lana received the Emmy Award for being a promising contender. She also received the TV Guide Award for Favorite Villain and the ALMA Award for being an Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series in 2012.
On the date, April 30, 2021, Lana released a song with Glovibes called “It’s Over Now” which got a lot of fame within a few months.
Family and background
Lana has grown up with her sister Deena Parrilla.
Relationship and marital status
Lana got engaged with Alfredo Di Blasio on April 28, 2013. At that time, Lana was traveling in Israel. They walked into the aisle on July 5, 2014, in British Columbia. In April 2019, Lana announced in her Instagram account that she would spend a single life. So, it is certain that she got separated from her husband.
Lana is 5 ft 6 inches or 168 cm by height and she weighed 58 kg or 128 lbs.
Net worth of Lana Parrilla
Lana Parrilla holds a net worth of $23 million.
|Date of Birth||July 15, 1977|
|Place Of Birth||Brooklyn, New York, United States|
|Height||5 feet 6 inches|
|Family||Father: Sam Parrilla|
Mother: Dolores Dee Azzara
Brother(s): Not Known
Sister(s): Deena Parrilla
|Wife/Husband||Fred Di Blasio (m. 2014–2019)|
|Schooling||Fort Hamilton High School|
|College||Beverly Hills Playhouse|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Net Worth||4 Million USD (Approx)|
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