• 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.

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Short Info

DiedFebruary 9, 1994, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
SpouseFred Di Blasio, Lana Parrilla
FactHer favourite sweet is Airwaves chewing gum.

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, apparently as an only child, as he hasn’t talked about having 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, then enrolled 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 with the AT&T group, and in 1997 became its Vice President. Fred spent five years with 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 Matt on 11 October 1999, and their third son Patrick 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.  Fred and Shannon divorced 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 fan base on Instagram 


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, as of mid-2024 and is still rising steadily, thanks to his jobs including 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 his Instagram account shortly afterwards. Fred has a Facebook profile as well, which he seems to be using only to keep in touch with his friends and family.

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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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Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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