Klaveno in 2013.
Luis A. Patiño (m. 2012)
Mariana Klaveno (born October 25, 1979) is an American actress, best known for her television roles as Lorena Ball (Krasiki) in HBO series True Blood, as the psychopath Abby in the Lifetime movie While the Children Sleep, and as movie actress Peri Westmore in Lifetime comedy-drama Devious Maids. In 2014, Klaveno starred as Detective Janice Lawrence in the CBS crime drama series, Stalker.
Early life and education
Klaveno grew up with three siblings on a family-owned-and-operated farm in Endicott, Washington. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Washington in Seattle with a B.A. in Theater, studying there with Jon Jory.
Klaveno was cast in HBO's True Blood in the role of Lorena, the vampire "maker" of the main character Bill Compton. She first appeared in the fifth episode of season one and became a regular with starring credits in the second half of season two. Klaveno was nominated with the starring cast for the "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series" at the 16th Screen Actors Guild Awards in January 2010. She and her costar Stephen Moyer were awarded the "Holy Shit Scene of the Year" award at the Spike 2010 Scream Awards for their scene in season three where Bill turns Lorena's head around 180 degrees while having sex.
Klaveno starred in the Lifetime movie While the Children Sleep in the role of Abby Reed, opposite Gail O'Grady. She guest starred in the television series Standoff, ER, and two episodes of the sixth season of Dexter.
In 2012, Klaveno was cast in the series regular role of Peri Westmore in the Lifetime comedy-drama series Devious Maids. When ABC originally passed on the pilot for Devious Maids, Klaveno was cast as Lily Munster in Mockingbird Lane (NBC's 2012 remake of The Munsters). However, she was not granted release from her contract on Devious Maids as it was still in contention for series order on Lifetime. Klaveno was then replaced by Portia de Rossi. Devious Maids was later ordered to series by Lifetime and premiered on June 23, 2013. Klaveno was a regular cast member for the first season and made guest appearances in the second season. In 2014 she was cast as detective Janice Lawrence in the CBS crime drama series, Stalker, alongside Maggie Q and Dylan McDermott.
|2004||Gamebox 1.0||Michelle||Direct-to-video; as Mariana Kleweno|
|2006||The Lifestyle||Trixie||Short film|
|2007||First Period||Ms. Hendricks||Short film|
|2008||Sidewalk Situations||Rose||Short film|
|2013||No God, No Master||Loise Berger|
|2014||The All-Nighters||Grace||Short film|
|2015||West of Redemption||Becky|
|2004||Good Girls Don't||Mercedes||Episode: "The Big O"|
|2005||Alias||Young Woman||Episode: "A Clear Conscience"|
|2006||Laws of Chance||Allison Mayner||Episode: "Original"|
|2006||In Justice||Carolyn Hunter||Episode: "Golden Boy"|
|2006||Though None Go with Me||Carrie||TV movie (Hallmark Channel)|
|2006||Standoff||Kari Nichols||Episode: "Partners in Crime"|
|2007||While the Children Sleep||Abigail Reed||TV movie (Lifetime) aka "The Sitter"|
|2007||Final Approach||FBI Agent Harris||TV movie (Hallmark Channel)|
|2007||K-Ville||Kelly Vert||Episode: "Cobb's Webb"|
|2008||ER||Rebecca||Episode: "Under Pressure"|
|2008–10, 2012||True Blood||Lorena Krasiki||Series regular: 13 episodes|
Satellite Award for Best Cast – Television Series
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
|2011||Hawaii Five-0||Julie Adelman||Episode: "E Malama"|
|2011||Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior||Veronica Day||Episode: "The Time is Now"|
|2011||Dexter||Carissa Porter||Episodes: "The Angel of Death", "Just Let Go"|
|2011||Innocent||Anna Vostick||TV movie (TNT)|
|2013–16||Devious Maids||Peri Westmore||Series regular (season 1); guest star (season 2–4): 18 episodes|
|2014–15||Stalker||Detective Janice Lawrence||Series regular: 20 episodes|
|2016||Full Circle||Angela Mancuso||Series regular (season 3): 10 episodes|
|2016–2017||Designated Survivor||Brooke Mathison||Recurring|
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- "Interview with Mariana Klaveno: "I have a feeling that Lorena is pissed off!"". trueblood-news.com. November 6, 2009. Archived from the original on January 17, 2010.
- "The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". sagawards.org. Retrieved May 3, 2011.
- spike 2010 holy shit scene award Archived 2010-10-10 at the Wayback Machine
- Miskowski, S. P. (August 15, 2008). "The Sitter, a.k.a. While the Children Sleep (2007)".
- "WHILE THE CHILDREN SLEEP (LIFETIME)". thefutoncritic.com. Retrieved May 3, 2011.
- "CW's 'Shelter' Books First Cast Member As Quintet Of Actors Join Broadcast Pilots". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
- "Portia De Rossi To Play Lily Munster In NBC's 'Munsters' Reboot 'Mockingbird Lane'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
- "Lifetime Picks Up Drama "Devious Maids" from Marc Cherry and ABC Studios". The Futon Critic. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
- "'Devious Maids' Mariana Klaveno Boards CBS' Kevin Williamson Drama". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2014-06-18.
- Cynthia Littleton Editor-in-chief: TV @Variety_Cynthia (2014-05-09). "CBS Orders Comedies 'Odd Couple,' 'McCarthys' and 5 Dramas". Variety. Retrieved 2014-06-18.
- Finn, Natalie (October 28, 2010). "Another True Blood Engagement!". E! Online.
- Hammel, Sara (October 27, 2010). "True Blood's Mariana Klaveno Is Engaged". people.com.
- Petski, Denise (November 4, 2016). "'Designated Survivor' Casts Mariana Klaveno; '24: Legacy' Adds Moran Atias". Deadline. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
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