Lana Parrilla Celebrity Watchlist
- Heritage is a mix of Puerto Rican and Italian.
- Wanted to pursue acting after spending time with her actress aunt Candice Azzara.
- As a kid, made short movies with her family's video camera, such as Attack of the Killer Handkerchief.
- Studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse.
- Big break came in 2001 when cast as a deputy mayor assistant on Spin City opposite Charlie Sheen.
- Played a paramedic on the critically-lauded Boomtown and received a 2003 Imagen Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role.
- Helped the victims of the tsunami in Sri Lanka by starting an art and sports program for refugee-camp children.
- Continued her TV career with roles on Windfall (2006), Swingtown (2008) and Miami Medical (2010), each of which lasted only a season.
- Sam Parrilla — Father
- Fred Di Blasio — Husband
- Candice Azzara — Aunt
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