Lana Parrilla

Actress
A veteran performer on the small screen, actress Lana Parrilla spent her time in the spotlight as the cast member of several popular or at least critically acclaimed television series, including "Spin City" (ABC ... Read more »
Born: 07/14/1977 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (21)

Once Upon a Time 2011 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Frozen Stars 2014 (Movie)

Lisa Vasquez (Actor)

Chase 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Covert Affairs 2010 (Tv Show)

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Medium 2010 (Tv Show)

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Miami Medical 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

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The Defenders 2010 (Tv Show)

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Swingtown 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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The Double Life of Eleanor Kendall 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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Lost 2007 (Tv Show)

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One Last Ride 2006 (Movie)

Antoinette (Actor)

Windfall 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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24 2005 (Tv Show)

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Boomtown 2002 - 2004 (TV Show)

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NYPD Blue 2004 (Tv Show)

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JAG 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Shield 2002 (Tv Show)

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Replicant 2001 (Movie)

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Semper Fi 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Very Mean Men 2000 (Movie)

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Spiders (TV Show)

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Biography

A veteran performer on the small screen, actress Lana Parrilla spent her time in the spotlight as the cast member of several popular or at least critically acclaimed television series, including "Spin City" (ABC, 1996-2002), "Boomtown" (NBC, 2002-03) and "24" (Fox, 2001-2010). After being underused as Charlie Sheen's secretary on "Spin City," Parrilla found prominence as a paramedic and later rookie police officer on the critically hailed, but ultimately short-lived crime series "Boomtown." All the while, she scored guest spots on "The Shield" (FX, 2002-08) and "JAG" (NBC/CBS, 1995-2005), before playing CTU analyst Sarah Gavin in season four of "24." From there, Parrilla upped her profile with a starring turn as a swinging 1970s stewardess in an open marriage on "Swingtown" (CBS, 2008). By the time she was the Evil Queen on the hit series "Once Upon a Time" (ABC, 2011- ), Parrilla had established herself as one of television's most consistently working actresses.

Relationships

Candice Azzara Actor

Aunt

Sam Parrilla

Father
Played for the Philadelphia Phillies and Baltimore Orioles in the early 1970s

EDUCATION

Beverly Hills Playhouse

Beverly Hills , California
Studied with Milton Katselas

Milestones

2011

Cast as the Evil Queen/Mayor Regina on ABC's fairy tale-inspired "Once Upon A Time"

2010

Landed a featured role on CBS' short-lived "Miami Medical"

2008

Appeared in the Lifetime movie "The Double Life of Eleanor Kendall"

2008

Cast in a regular role on the CBS wife-swapping series "Swingtown"

2007

Portrayed one of the Others in two episodes of ABC's "Lost"

2006

Joined the cast of the short-lived NBC series "Windfall"

2005

Cast in a recurring role on FOX's "24" as counter-terrorism agent Sarah Gavin; briefly became a series regular

2004

Guest-starred as a dog trainer and romantic interest for Nate (Peter Krause) on HBO's "Six Feet Under"

2004

Cast in three episodes of ABC's "NYPD Blue" as an officer who assists Detective Sipowicz (Dennis Franz)

2003

Featured in the gambling drama "One Last Ride"

2002

Cast on the critically acclaimed NBC series "Boomtown" as paramedic Teresa Ortiz

2001

Featured in the Jean-Claude Van Damme movie "Replicant"

2000

Made feature film debut in the Matthew Modine-Martin Landau film "Very Mean Men"

2000

First leading role in the unsuccessful USA movie "Spiders"

2000

Joined the fifth season of ABC's "Spin City" as deputy mayor’s assistant Angie Ordonez; left after only one season

1999

Made acting debut as a waitress on two episodes of the short-lived sitcom "Grown-Ups" (UPN)

Studied acting with acclaimed instructor Milton Katselas at the Beverly Hills Playhouse

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