Who is Mariana Klaveno?
Mariana Klaveno was born on 25 October 1979, in Endicott, Washington State, USA, and is an actress, probably best known for her role in the HBO show entitled “True Blood”, in which she played the character Lorena Ball also known as Krasiki. She also starred in the television series “Stalker” as Detective Janice Lawrence.
The Net Worth of Mariana Klaveno
How rich is Mariana Klaveno? As of late-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is close to $1 million, earned through a successful career in acting, and particularly boosted by a reputed $30,000 per episode of :True Blood”. She’s also worked on several films during her career, and has done a lot of independent projects.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
Mariana was raised by her parents and lived in a farm their family operated in Endicott. She grew up alongside three siblings, and at a young age, dreamed of pursuing a career in Hollywood. After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at the University of Washington in Seattle to complete a degree in Theater. The university was established in 1861 and spans a 703-acre main campus, along with two additional campuses. It encompasses over 500 buildings including one of the largest library systems in the world currently numbered at 27.
It is one of the leading universities in terms of research output and scientific performance. It is the flagship institution of Washington State and holds ties to technology giants such as Amazon, Nintendo, and Microsoft. She graduated as a magna cum laude, and then began pursuing roles in film and television. After appearing in the direct-to-video film “Gamebox 1.0” in 2004, she started taking roles in television shows as a guest, a couple being “In Justice”, and “Standoff”.
True Blood and Rise to Fame
In 2008, Klaveno was cast as a series regular during the second season of “True Blood”, after making an appearance during the first. She played the role of Lorena, the maker of vampires for the character Bill Compton, and was a member of the cast that was nominated during the 16th Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2010 for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. She won the Spike Scream Award during the same year for “Holy Shit Scene of the Year”, alongside Stephen Moyer – in recognition of a sex scene they had during the third season.
Following her role in “True Blood”, she then made a guest appearance in “Hawaii Five-0” which is a re-imagining of the original series which aired during the 1970s on CBS. It follows a police task force set up to combat major crimes in Hawaii. She also had a guest role in “Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior”, another police procedural which is a spin-off from “Criminal Minds”, making it the second in the franchise. However, the show was cancelled during the same year. She capped off 2011 with a television movie called “Innocent”, and a two episode role in “Dexter”.
In 2013, Mariana was cast as a regular character in the show “Devious Maids”, playing Peri Westmore. The comedy and mystery series follows the lives of four Latina maids working for the most powerful families in Beverly Hills, and who are often exposed to these families’ secrets and mysteries as a result; she was later downgraded to more of a guest character during the latter seasons. While working with the show, she was also a main character in “Stalker”, a police procedural series, and as the name denotes, is focused on victims of stalking. The show follows detectives who are a part of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) under the Threat Assessment Unit.
The show ended after the first season, actually cancelled on an unresolved cliffhanger.
In 2016, she became a regular cast member of “Full Circle”, playing Angela Mancuso, which aired for three seasons. It is an anthology, meaning that there is a different cast member for each season, following a different story. One of her latest television projects is “Designated Survivor”, which is a political show aired on ABC, which ran for a total of three seasons, with the third released through Netflix.
— Mariana Klaveno (@MarianaKlaveno) November 23, 2018
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, it is known that Klaveno married Luis A. Patino in 2012, after a long courtship. He is known to be a graduate of the UCLA School of Law, though little is known about his career and current endeavors. She has recently taken a break from acting to focus on her pregnancy as she has expressed a desire to start a family. She loves pets and owns a pet cat of her own. She also enjoys travelling to various outdoor locations during her free time.
Similar to numerous actresses, she is active online through accounts on social media. On Instagram she has over 5,000 followers, and uses the platform to showcase a bit of her life away from her work and her current endeavors, which include her journey through pregnancy. She also has an account on Twitter on which she has over 20,000 followers, and on which she promotes her work, while also posting her various interests on the site. Another account she has is on Facebook, and it has over 3,000 followers. She doesn’t post often on the account, last posting during April 2019.