Lana Parrilla

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Birth Date: July 15, 1977

Age: 46 years old

Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York City, New York

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.

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