Mariana Klaveno

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Mariana Klaveno
Mariana Klaveno 2013.jpg
Klaveno in 2013.
Born (1979-10-25) October 25, 1979 (age 39)
Years active2004–present
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[edit]

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.[1]


Klaveno in 2010

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.[2][3][4] 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.[5] 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.[6]

Klaveno starred in the Lifetime movie While the Children Sleep in the role of Abby Reed, opposite Gail O'Grady.[7][8] 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.[9] 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.[10] Devious Maids was later ordered to series by Lifetime and premiered on June 23, 2013.[11] 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.[12][13]

Personal life[edit]

In 2012, Klaveno married longtime boyfriend, Luis A. Patiño, a graduate of UCLA School of Law.[14][15]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
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
2017 Aftermath Eve Sanders
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
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 Masters 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[16]


  1. ^ "HBO: True Blood: Mariana Klaveno: Bio". Retrieved May 3, 2011.
  2. ^ Perry, Byron (November 19, 2008). "Mariana Klaveno". Variety.
  3. ^ Thomas, Jennifer (July 20, 2009). "'True Blood' review: Meet your maker in 'Never Let Me Go'". Archived from the original on July 9, 2012.
  4. ^ "Interview with Mariana Klaveno: "I have a feeling that Lorena is pissed off!"". November 6, 2009. Archived from the original on January 17, 2010.
  5. ^ "The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". Retrieved May 3, 2011.
  6. ^ spike 2010 holy shit scene award Archived 2010-10-10 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Miskowski, S. P. (August 15, 2008). "The Sitter, a.k.a. While the Children Sleep (2007)".
  8. ^ "WHILE THE CHILDREN SLEEP (LIFETIME)". Retrieved May 3, 2011.
  9. ^ "CW's 'Shelter' Books First Cast Member As Quintet Of Actors Join Broadcast Pilots". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
  10. ^ "Portia De Rossi To Play Lily Munster In NBC's 'Munsters' Reboot 'Mockingbird Lane'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
  11. ^ "Lifetime Picks Up Drama "Devious Maids" from Marc Cherry and ABC Studios". The Futon Critic. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
  12. ^ "'Devious Maids' Mariana Klaveno Boards CBS' Kevin Williamson Drama". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2014-06-18.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ Finn, Natalie (October 28, 2010). "Another True Blood Engagement!". E! Online.
  15. ^ Hammel, Sara (October 27, 2010). "True Blood's Mariana Klaveno Is Engaged".
  16. ^ Petski, Denise (November 4, 2016). "'Designated Survivor' Casts Mariana Klaveno; '24: Legacy' Adds Moran Atias". Deadline. Retrieved November 4, 2016.

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