Mira Sorvino Biography

Birthday: 1967-09-28
Place of Birth: Tenafly, New Jersey USA
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Wiki Biography: Mira Katherine Sorvino was born on September 28, 1967 in Tenafly, an affluent northern New Jersey suburb. She is the daughter of veteran character actor Paul Sorvino, who discouraged her from becoming an actor, as he knew how the industry often chews up young stars. The young Sorvino was intelligent, an avid reader and an exceptional scholar. She attended Harvard, majoring in Chinese, graduating magna cum laude in 1989, largely on the strength of her thesis, a Hoopes Prize-winning thesis on racial conflict in China, written and researched during the year spent in Beijing, which helped her fluency in Mandarin Chinese. However, she showed interest in a career in acting from an early age, and moved to New York City to try her hand in the City's film industry, waitressing, auditioning and working at the Tribeca production company of Robert De Niro. She succeeded in getting a little television work in the early 1990s, but got her first film job in the independent gangster movie Amongst Friends (1993), on which she worked her way up the ladder behind the camera to eventually associate-produce the film, and, more importantly, was eventually cast as the female lead. The movie was forgettable, but Sorvino's performance was not, and attracted enough buzz to get her cast in two more movies, one a more prominent indie, Barcelona (1994), the other her first Hollywood feature, Quiz Show (1994), and her skillful performances brought her yet more attention. An exceptionally poised and articulate young woman, she may have seemed inappropriate to play a crazy hooker, but Woody Allen took the chance, and her magnificent performance as the female lead in his Mighty Aphrodite (1995) proved her range as a performer and earned her an Oscar (at the tender age of 29) for Best Supporting Actress. Since winning the Oscar, Sorvino has continued to take a wide range of roles, including another stretch as Marilyn Monroe in Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996) (TV), co-starring with another very intelligent and skilled young actress, Ashley Judd. Forays into action and horror, such as Mimic (1997) and The Replacement Killers (1998) show that Sorvino is not above being playful in the film roles she chooses. However, what forever cemented her role in popular culture was her performance as charmingly silly California beach girl Romy White in Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997), in which she and co-star Lisa Kudrow utter one hilarious absurdity after another. Mira Sorvino married Christopher Backus on June 11, 2004. The couple have three children.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Buccaneers Adventure
The Last Templar 2009 Adventure
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
New York Cop Maria 1993 Comedy, 0, 0
Tales of Erotica 1994
Quiz Show Sandra Goodwin 1994 Drama, History
Mighty Aphrodite Linda Ash 1996 Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Beautiful Girls Sharon Cassidy 1996 Drama, Comedy, Romance
Tarantella Diane 1996 Drama
Sweet Nothing Monika 1996 Drama
Mimic Dr. Susan Tyler 1997 Sport, 0, Reality Tv
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Romy 1997
Final Cut Delila 1998
Lulu on the Bridge 1998 Biography
The Replacement Killers Meg Coburn 1998 Action, Crime, Drama
Too Tired to Die Death / Jean 1998 Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Free Money Agent Karen Polarski 1998 Comedy, Crime
At First Sight Amy Benic 1999 0
Summer of Sam Dionna 1999 Crime, Drama, Romance
The Triumph of Love 2001 0, 0
The Grey Zone 2001 0, Romance
Famous Mira Sorvino 2001 Comedy, Drama
Angel of Death Maria Delgado 2002 Thriller, Drama
Between Strangers Natalia Bauer 2002 Drama
WiseGirls 2002 Crime, Drama, Thriller
The Final Cut Delila 2004 Game Show, Sport, 0, 0
Reservation Road Ruth Wheldon 2007 0
Leningrad Kate Davis 2009 0
Like Dandelion Dust Wendy Porter 2009 0
Multiple Sarcasms 2010
The Presence The Woman 2010 Drama, Horror, Thriller
Angels Crest Angie 2011
Union Square Lucy 2011 0
Smitty Amanda 2012 0
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life Elaine 2012 0, Sport
Trade of Innocents Claire Becker 2012 Drama, Thriller
Theo Monica 2013 Comedy, Drama
Space Warriors Sally Hawkins 2013 Family
Wake Dana 2014 Drama
Perfect Sisters Linda 2014 Game Show, 0
Daughter of God Janine Cullen 2015 Drama
Do You Believe? Samantha 2015 0
Quitters May Rayman 2015 0, 0