Biography - Lana Parrilla

Last Modified: 10th Oct, 2023
Lana Parrilla
Nick Name
Best Known For
Once Upon a Time (TV series)
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Net Worth
$4.00M Under Review
Social Media Presence
Personal Detail
Birth Name / Full Name
Lana Maria Parrilla N/A
Born on
July 15, 1977 (age 46)
Birth Place
Female N/A
Sexual Orientation
Marital Status
Married Date
Deena Parrilla
Deena Parrilla
Alfredo Di Blasio
2014-07-05 to 2018-11-05
Alfredo Di Blasio
2014-07-05 to 2018-11-05
Dolores Dee Azzara
Dolores Dee Azzara
Sam Parrilla
Sam Parrilla
Body Measurement
Hair Color
Black N/A
Eye Color
Shoe Size
8 US N/A
Bicep Size
inch N/A
Chest Size
inch N/A
Waist Size
Dress Size
10 US N/A
Bust Size
Waist Size
Hip Size
Bra Size
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Social Media Presence

Who is Lana Parrilla?

Lana Parrilla is an actress by profession and American by nationality. She is well known for appearing in the series Spin City, Once Upon a Time, Boomtown, Swingtown, Windfall, etc.

Lana Parrilla – Age, Parents, Siblings

Lana Parrilla was born on July 15, 1977, in New York City, USA. Her full name is Lana Maria Parrilla. Her mother Dolores Dee Azzara is of Sicilian ancestry while her father Sam Parrilla is a Puerto Rican.

Her mother worked as a bank professional and her father was a professional baseball player, having played for eleven seasons (1963–73) including in Major League Philadelphia Phillies as an outfielder in 1970. She also has a sibling- a sister named Deena Parrilla.

Her parents divorced when she was three years old and she lived with her mother. At the age of 10, she began to live with her father. Sadly he a fatally shot a few years later.  

She has another famous personality in her family- her aunt is Candice Azzara, an American Broadway, and TV actress.

Young Lana Parrilla (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Lana Parrilla attended Fort Hamilton High School. Following graduation, she studied acting at Beverly Hills Playhouse.

Her ethnicity includes Sicilian and Puerto Rican.

Lana Parrilla – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Lana Parrilla got engaged to a technology executive Alfredo Di Blasio on April 28, 2013, while traveling in Israel. She married her boyfriend on July 5, 2014, in British Columbia. This marriage made her the (now former) stepmother of Jack di Blasio, Patrick Di Blasio & Matt Di Blasio.

However, the marriage was short-lived as they separated and eventually divorced. Their divorce was finalized on November 5, 2018. She revealed her divorce via an Instagram post on April 13, 2019.

She did not have any children with her now ex-husband and is currently believed to be single.

Lana Parrilla, Alfredo Di Blasio (Image: Los Angeles Times)

Lana Parrilla – Career

Early Days

Parrilla began her professional career in 1999. Her debut screen role was in an episode of the TV series Grown Ups the same year. This was followed by appearances in the TV series Spin City (2000-2001), The Shield (2002), Boomtown (2002-2003), and the films Very Mean Men (2000), Replicant (2001), Frozen Stars (2003), etc.

Lana Parrilla’s role as Teresa Ortiz in the short-lived TV series Boomtown (2002-2003) gained her much recognition.

Lana Parrilla in Boomtown (Image: Pinterest)

Films, TV Series

Over the years Lana Parrilla has appeared in the films One Last Ride (2005), Mistaken / The Double Life of Eleanor Kendall (2008), The Tax Collector (2020), etc.

Her work is prominent as a TV actress. She has portrayed characters in the TV series NYPD Blue (2004), 24 (2005), Windfall (2006), Swingtown (2008), Miami Medical (2010), Once Upon a Time (2011-2018) as Regina Mills/Evil Queen Roni, and Why Women Kill (2021), among others.

Lana Parrilla also has an online clothing company called Keep It Regal, which was previously known as Keepin' It Regal. Moreover, she ventured into music and released a song with Glovibes called It's Over Now.


Lana Parrilla has worked with Luke Perry, Sarah Wynter, Jason Gedrick, Katie Finneran, Sadie Calvano, Sam Jaeger, and Matthew Daddario.

Lana Parrilla – Awards, Nominations

Parrilla has been nominated for Imagen Award (2003), ALMA Award (2008, 2012), TV Guide Award (2012), Saturn Award (2012), and Teen Choice Awar (2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018).

Among all the nominations Lana Parrilla won Imagen Award (2003), TV Guide Award (2012), ALMA Award (2012), NHMC Impact Award (2013), and Teen Choice Award (2016).

Lana Parrilla in Once Upon a Time (Image: Latin Times)

Lana Parrilla – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Parrilla is estimated to be around $4 million while the figure on her annual salary is under review.

Lana Parrilla – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Lana Parrilla is followed by thousands of followers and counting.

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