Mariana Klaveno

Mariana Klaveno Biography

Mariana Klaveno is an American actress best known for her roles as Lorena Ball (Krasiki) in True Blood, as the psychopath Abby in the TV horror movie While the Children Sleep, and as movie actress Peri Westmore in Devious Maids.

Early life

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 feature film While the Children Sleep (released as The Sitter on DVD) in the role of Abby Reed. 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 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.

Personal life

In February 2012, Klaveno married longtime boyfriend, Luis A. Patiño, a graduate of UCLA School of Law.


Year Film Role Notes
2004 Game box 1.0 Michelle Direct-to-DVD movie
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
2006 The Lifestyle Trixie Short film
2006 Standoff Kari Nichols Episode: "Partners in Crime"
2007 First Period Ms. Hendricks Short film
2007 While the Children Sleep Abigail Reed TV movie
2007 Final Approach FBI Agent Harris TV movie
2007 K-Ville Kelly Vert Episode: "Cobb's Webb"
2008 Sidewalk Situations Rose Short film
2008 ER Rebecca Episode: "Under Pressure"
2008-2010, 2012 True Blood Lorena Krasiki 13 episodes
2011 The Carrier Amanda Short film
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 2 episodes
2011 Innocent Anna Vostick TV movie
2012 No God, No Master Loise Berger
2013-present Devious Maids Peri Westmore Main Role

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