Evil Queen 101
- Storybrooke identity: Mayor Regina Mills
- Wants revenge on Snow White
- Powerful sorceress
- Unleashed The Dark Curse
Lana Parrilla on playing Evil Queen / Regina:
"'Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the most wicked character to play of all?'... It's always been a dream to portray archetypal villains! Developing both the Queen and Mayor Regina, whose sinister complexities are most compelling and yet thrilling to perform, has been quite an exciting journey! These are two women you are going to love to hate!"
Lana Parrilla grew up in a Brooklyn household where creativity and pursuing one's dreams was definitely encouraged. Beginning at a young age, she was constantly making home videos with her family, signaling her desire even then to be an actress. After graduating from high school, Parrilla moved to Los Angeles to study acting and began honing her craft in local theatre productions.
One of Parrilla's earliest on-camera jobs was an appearance in the Steven Spielberg action pilot Semper Fi, before being cast on the ABC hit comedy series Spin City. Known for creating distinctive characters, she has been a regular on such critically acclaimed shows as Boomtown (for which she received the Imagen Award for Best Supporting Actress), 24 and Swingtown. She also guest starred on NYPD Blue, Six Feet Under and Lost.
Parrilla resides in Los Angeles.