- Brooklyn, New York City
Lana Parrilla (born Lana Maria Parrilla in Brooklyn, New York, on July 15, 1977) is an American actress who currently plays the role as the evil queen in Once Upon A Time. The New York-native has starred in several TV shows and movies, including Very Mean, Spiders, and Spin City. Lana has also guest-starred on several TV series, such as Six Feet Under, NYPD Blue, and Jag. She also guest-starred for one season of Lost, playing Greta. Lana won an Imagen Award for Best Supporting Actress for playing Teresa in the 2002 series, Boomtown.
Best Known For:
Playing the evil queen, Regina Mills, in Once Upon a Time.
Lana’s father is a former professional baseball player, he played for the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1970s.