Lana Parrilla - Biography

Last Modified: Aug 11, 2021

Lana Parrilla
Nick Name: LP
Profession: Actress
Best Known For: Once Upon a Time (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : July 15, 1977 (age 44)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Lana Maria Parrilla
Birth Place: New York City, USA
Horoscope: Cancer
Father's Name: Sam Parrilla
Mother's Name: Dolores Dee Azzara
Siblings: 1

Deena Parrilla (sister)

High School: Fort Hamilton High School
University: Beverly Hills Playhouse
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Sicilian, Puerto-ricans)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced

Alfredo Di Blasio (2014-2018)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.64 meter (5 feet 5 inch)
Weight: 58 kg (127.87 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 8 US
Dress Size: 10 US
Breast Size: 36 inch
Waist Size: 26 inch
Hip Size: 37 inch
Bra Size: 36
Cup Size: B

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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- sister named Deena Parrilla.

young Lana Parrilla (Image: Instagram)

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, the American Broadway, and TV actress.

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-Ricans.

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 had married her boyfriend on July 5, 2014, in British Columbia. This marriage made her the (now former) step-mother of Jack di Blasio, Patrick Di Blasio & Matt Di Blasio.

However, the marriage was short-lived with them separating and eventually divorcing. Their divorce was finalized on November 5, 2018. She had 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, 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, 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, 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), 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), 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, Facebook, Lana Parrilla is followed by thousands of followers and counting.

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