• Fred Di Blasio is a software executive who became recognized on the internet after marrying Lana Parrilla, a popular TV actress.
• He grew up in Vancouver, and went on to graduate with a BS degree from the European Business School and a Master of Business Administration degree in general management.
• He is experienced in multiple fields, including marketing, strategy, and acquisitions, and is currently the chief marketing officer for INVIDI technologies.
• He was married to Shannon Cooney in the 1990s and the couple had 3 sons together before divorcing in 2009.
• Fred is estimated to have a net worth of over $4 million and is active on several social media networks, including Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Known for movies

Short Info

DiedFebruary 9, 1994, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
SpouseFred Di Blasio, Lana Parrilla
FactHer ethnic background is Puerto Rican and Italian.

Who is Lana Parrilla’s ex-husband? Fred Di Blasio Wiki Biography

Alfred Di Blasio was born in Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada on 9 November 1968, so under the zodiac sign of Scorpio and holding Canadian nationality – Fred is a software executive, who became recognized on the internet after marrying Lana Parrilla, a popular TV actress.

Education and early life

There is not much known about Fred’s early life and his family, as he prefers to keep his personal matters to himself – he grew up in Vancouver alongside his parents, and it is believed that Fred is an only child, as he hasn’t talked about having any siblings. Fred was a peaceful and shy boy who was always interested in improving his knowledge in several fields.

While the other kids in high school went out partying and drinking, Fred was studying and learning on his own. After he matriculated from high school, Fred eventually graduated with a BS degree from the European Business School, thenenrolled at the University of Cambridge’s Queen’s College, and graduated with a Master of Business Administration degree in general management.

Fred’s career

Fred launched his career as soon as he graduated from college, and is today experienced in multiple fields, including marketing, strategy, and acquisitions among others.

One of the first  jobs Fred had was for the Bell Cable Media communications company based in London, where he worked for several years before he won a job at the AT&T group, and in 1997 became its Vice President. Fred spent a total of five years with the AT&T before switching to TELUS Communication Company where he held the position of the Vice President as well – he was part of the company for four years.

From 2007 to 2010, Fred was the president of Huron management, then in 2010, he started working for the SMC Networks as their chief strategy officer, and stayed with them for two years before switching to INVIDI technologies, where he served as a senior vice president of their corporate development division – Fred is still working for the INVIDI technologies, but has been promoted to the chief marketing officer.

Love life and ex-wife Lana Parrilla

Fred is a man who prefers to keep his personal matters away from the public’s attention, but after he married Lana Parrilla, many details regarding his love life were revealed.

Fred had a wife before Lana – he married Shannon Cooney at the beginning of the ‘90s and the two were allegedly crazy in love. Shannon gave birth to their first son Jack, on 31 May 1996, second son Patrick on 11 October 1999, and their third son on 13 July 2001. All of the boys are interested in music and were part of the “45 Spacer” rock band – they could have been seen performing on TV playing in the “Once Upon a Time” TV series. The date of Fred and Shannon’s divorce is not known, but it is said to be in 2009. Fred and Lana met in 2012 and began dating shortly afterwards – only a year passed until Fred asked Lana to marry him while they were travelling around Israel, and the engagement was made official on 28 April 2013.

The wedding took place on 5 July 2014, a rather modest one as the two invited only their closest friends and families – Fred and Lana were seemingly leading a happy life together, however, on 13 April 2019, Lana uploaded a picture onto her Instagram account stating that she is no longer a married woman. Judging by several sources, Fred is currently single and is not seeing anyone.

Who is Lana Parrilla?

It was Lana Parrilla who made Fred somewhat popular on the internet, as not much was known about him before he married her – Lana was born in New York City, USA on 15 June 1977, so under the zodiac sign of Gemini and holding American nationality.

She is an actress best known for her role of The Evil Queen or Regina Mills in the “Once Upon a Time” TV series. Lana fell in love with acting at a very young age – her father Sam Parrilla was a famous professional baseball player and her mother was a housewife meaning that she couldn’t have inherited her skills and passion for acting from them. She attended Fort Hamilton High School and then enrolled at the Beverly Hills Playhouse located in Los Angeles, California, where she studied acting. Lana first became recognized in the film industry after being cast to appear in the “Spin City” ABC sitcom in 2000 – she went on to win her first main role in the “Boomtown” TV series in 2000, then in “Windfall” in 2006, and in “Swingtown” in 2008.

Lana Parrilla

She played Dr. Eva Zambrano in the “Miami Medical” TV series in 2010 and then in 2011 got the role of The Evil Queen or Regina Mills in the “Once Upon a Time” ABC fantasy series, for which she is popular today. She was part of the main cast until 2018, and won a teen choice award for science fiction/fantasy TV actress in 2016. Lana is very active on the popular social media networks, and has grown quite a fanbase – her Instagram account is currently followed by more than 1.4 million people, while she has uploaded over 1,000 pictures onto it.

Likes and other interests

Fred’s job of a software executive is keeping him quite busy but he always finds time to relax and do the things he enjoys doing.

Frank has been a fan of jazz and blues music since he was a young boy, as he was influenced by his parents who often took him to jazz and blues concerts with them. He enjoys being in nature rather than the city, and the beach is always his favorite destination – it doesn’t matter where it is as long as it is a beach. Travelling is Fred’s main hobby as he has been to each continent and visited the Egyptian pyramids in January 2019. Being married and divorced two times, Fred has learned how to cook for himself and has become pretty good at it – he often uploads pictures of his meals onto his Instagram account.

Fred is a family man who enjoys spending time with his sons – although all four of them are very busy, they still find time to get together and do things.

Appearance and net worth

Fred is currently 50 years old. He has long black hair and brown eyes, while his height and weight are not known. According to authoritative sources, his net worth is estimated to be more than $4 million, and is still rising steadily thanks to his job for INVIDI technologies.


Presence on the social media networks

Fred is keeping up with the modern age, and is active on several popular social media networks, as he enjoys the attention he is getting on the internet.

He launched his Twitter account in September 2012, and has gathered nearly 30,000 followers and tweeted over 3,600 times. His Instagram account is currently followed by more than 12,000 people, while he’s uploaded over 110 pictures onto it – Fred has a Facebook profile as well, which he seems to be using only to keep in touch with his friends and family.

General Info

Full NameLana Parrilla
DiedFebruary 9, 1994, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Height1.64 m
ProfessionEntrepreneur, Business executive
EducationBeverly Hills Playhouse Acting School
NationalityAmerican, Puerto Rican


SpouseFred Di Blasio, Lana Parrilla
ChildrenLana Parrilla, Jack Di Blasio, Matt Di Blasio, Patrick Di Blasio
ParentsSam Parrilla, Dolores Dee Azzara
SiblingsDeena Parrilla


AwardsTeen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi, ALMA Award for Favorite TV Actress - Drama
NominationsTeen Choice Award for Choice TV Villain
MoviesOne Last Ride, Frozen Stars, Spiders, Very Mean Men, Semper Fi
TV ShowsMiami Medical, 24, Swingtown, Windfall, Boomtown, Spin City, Once Upon a Time

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1At 3 years old, I was imitating and doing fun little commercials for the family. Then at 5, I knew, 'OK, this is something I really like.' At 8, I was crying in front of the mirror and my mom was like, 'Oh boy, here we go. We know what she's going to do.'
2I'm not one to take revenge. If someone does something wrong to me I leave it in the hands of the universe to take care of that person.
3To be vulnerable, to be raw, to virtually expose your guts, I like doing that.
4I like being scared, so I've always liked fairy tales because they're kind of creepy.
5No real fairytale scared me, but Freddy Krueger did. 'Nightmare on Elm Street' scared the living hell out of me, but no fairytale. Maybe 'Hansel and Gretel' a little bit when they were walking through the forest and they met the witch. But I liked being scared, I really enjoy being scared.
6I played lots of fantasy games. I would create these worlds, and I would believe in them.
7When I look back on my career, I go, 'This is really great, I've played so many different women.'
8Every little girl wanted to be Natalie Wood, as did I.
9I loved 'White Christmas' for the music aspect. I was into musical theater.
10I love horror, I love scary movies, I love thrillers. If things creep you out and spook you? I love it.
11I do watch 'Revenge,' 'American Horror Story' and 'Game of Thrones.' I am behind on all of them. But I do watch them. Those are my go-to shows.
12I have a lot of LGBT friends and family members and I've always supported the community, not only as a child but as an adult, and I think it's important to voice that.
13When the script for 'Once' came my way, I had the thought that maybe it will last only a season. But I was willing to take that risk.
14I actually study boxing - my dad was a Golden Gloves champion so I learned how to fight at a very young age. Growing up in Brooklyn you always had to watch your back, so I pretty much learned to protect myself.
15Children, a lot of times, can't make their parents wrong because they have to live with them, because they have to love them. And when you're young, you can't get on your Big Wheel and go down to the Best Western. You've got to live there and you've got to figure it out.
16On 'Swingtown,' I think that's when I was able to blend the character-slash-leading lady roles, and that's what I'm doing on 'Once Upon a Time' as well. She's a leading lady, but she's also this character.
17I never liked apples. In fact, when I was a little girl, my mom wanted to give me apples in my lunch box and I would ask for green peppers. So bizarre... It's funny - I don't have an apple a day, but I can say that I have a few a week.
18I am very, very diligent and extremely hard-working.
19I used to be more of a sporty girl. I love outdoor activities. I haven't been doing much since living in Vancouver. I have my routines down in L.A.


1She got the scar on her lip when she was 10 years old after she tried to protect her pet cat from a dog attack.
2She has a her own fan base known as the "Evil Regals". She came up with the name for fans of her character 'Regina Mills/ The Evil Queen' in the tv series Once upon a time.
3Her favourite sweet is Airwaves chewing gum.
4Is very close with Jared Gilmore who plays her son on Once Upon a Time (2011). He considers her an honorary member of his family.
5Very good friends with Robert Carlyle.
6Step-mother of Jack di Blasio, Patrick di Blasio & Matt di Blasio.
7(July 5, 2014) Married her longtime boyfriend Fred di Blasio following a 14-month-long engagement.
8Has a tattoo.
9Niece of actress Candice Azzara.
10Her father was the late Sam Parrilla, a professional baseball player who played for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1970, his only time in the majors.
11Her ethnic background is Puerto Rican and Italian.




Once Upon a Time2011-2017TV SeriesRegina Mills Evil Queen Ursula ...
Chase2011TV SeriesIsabella Cordova
The Defenders2010TV SeriesBetty Johnson
Medium2010TV SeriesLydia Halstrom
Covert Affairs2010TV SeriesJulia Suarez
Miami Medical2010TV SeriesDr. Eva Zambrano
Swingtown2008TV SeriesTrina Decker
The Double Life of Eleanor Kendall2008TV MovieNellie
Lost2007TV SeriesGreta
Windfall2006TV SeriesNina Schaefer
242005TV SeriesSarah Gavin
Six Feet Under2004TV SeriesMaile
One Last Ride2004Antoinette
NYPD Blue2004TV SeriesOfficer Janet Grafton
Boomtown2002-2003TV SeriesTeresa Ortiz
Frozen Stars2003Lisa Vasquez
The Shield2002TV SeriesSedona Tellez
JAG2002TV SeriesLt. Stephanie Donato
Spin City2000-2001TV SeriesAngie Ordonez
Semper Fi2001TV MovieFemale Series Commander
Spiders2000Marci Eyre
Very Mean Men2000Teresa
Grown Ups1999TV SeriesWaitress


Limina2016Short special thank you completed
Once Upon a Time: Storybrooke Has Frozen Over2014TV Movie thanks
Once Upon a Time: Journey to Neverland2013TV Movie documentary thanks
Whispers of Life2013Short very special thanks
Once Upon a Time: The Price of Magic2013TV Movie documentary thanks
Once Upon a Time: Magic Is Coming2012TV Movie thanks
Answers to Nothing2011special thanks


Teen Choice Awards 20162016TV MovieHerself - Presenter
Good Morning America2012-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael2012-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Home & Family2015TV SeriesHerself
Once Upon a Time: Secrets of Storybrooke2015TV MovieHerself Evil Queen Regina Mills
Once Upon a Time: Wicked Is Coming2014TV Movie documentaryHerself Regina Mills Evil Queen
The View2014TV SeriesHerself
The 38th Annual Gracie Awards2013TV SpecialHerself
The Chew2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The Marilyn Denis Show2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
2012 ALMA Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
Life & Style with Zara2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2008-2010TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2010TV SeriesHerself
Pyramid2002-2003TV SeriesHerself
2002 ALMA Awards2002TV SpecialHerself

Archive Footage

Once Upon a Time2014TV SeriesRegina Mills
Once Upon a Time: Journey to Neverland2013TV Movie documentaryRegina Mills Evil Queen (uncredited)
Once Upon a Time: The Price of Magic2013TV Movie documentaryEvil Queen Regina Mills (uncredited)
Once Upon a Time: Magic Is Coming2012TV MovieEvil Queen Regina Mills (uncredited)
Have a Nice Revolution: Sex & Morality in 1970's America2008Video shortTrina Decker
The Spirit of '76: The Making of 'Swingtown'2008Video shortTrina Decker


Won Awards

2014TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsFavorite VillainOnce Upon a Time (2011)
2012ALMA AwardALMA AwardsFavorite TV Actress-DramaOnce Upon a Time (2011)
2012TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsFavorite VillainOnce Upon a Time (2011)
2003Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Supporting Actress - TelevisionBoomtown (2002)

Nominated Awards

2013Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Actress/TelevisionOnce Upon a Time (2011)
2013Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV VillainOnce Upon a Time (2011)
2013TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsFavorite VillainOnce Upon a Time (2011)
2012Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actress on TelevisionOnce Upon a Time (2011)
2012Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV VillainOnce Upon a Time (2011)
2008ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Drama Television SeriesSwingtown (2008)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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