Mira Sorvino

Film Actress / Actress / Screenwriter / Television Actress | * 09/28/1967 (56) | Tenafly, New Jersey (United States of America (USA))
Mira Katherine Sorvino (born (1967-09-28)September 28, 1967) is an American actress. She won the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Woody Allen's Mighty Aphrodite (1995). She also starred in the films Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997), Mimic (1997), Lulu on the Bridge (1998), The Replacement Killers (1998), Summer of Sam (1999), Gods and Generals (2003), Like Dandelion Dust (2009), and Sound of Freedom (2023). For her work in television, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her po... ()
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Mira Katherine Sorvino (born on September 28, 1967) is an American actress. Her father is veteran actor Paul Sorvino and her mother is former actress Lorraine Davis. Her role in popular culture is forever cemented by her role as charmingly silly California girl Romy White in Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997).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.Her first major screen appearance was in the teen seriesSwans Crossing, where she appeared in six episodes. When the 1993 filmAmongst Friendsentered preproduction, she was hired as third assistant director, then promoted to casting director, then to assistant producer, and finally offered a lead role. The positive reviews she receivedled to more acting opportunities.After small roles inRobert Redford'sQuiz ShowandWhit Stillman'sBarcelona,she was cast in Woody Allen'sMighty Aphrodite(1995). Her portrayal of a happy-go-lucky prostitute made her a star, winning her an Academy Awardand Golden Globefor Best Supporting Actress.Her next notable credits includeRomy and Michele's High School ReunionwithLisa Kudrow,At First SightwithVal Kilmer, and Spike Lee'sSummer of Sam.She portrayedMarilyn Monroefor the 1996 HBO filmNorma Jean & Marilyn, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe; and had the lead role inGuillermo del Toro's horror filmMimic.In 1995, she portrayed Conchita Closson in the BBC miniseriesThe Buccaneers, based onEdith Wharton's last novel. She starred asDaisy Buchananin the 2000 television filmThe Great Gatsby. In 2002, Sorvino appeared as the lead inThe Triumph of Love, an adaptation of the 1732Marivauxplay. That same year, she also starred inWise Girls.In 2006, she received a Golden Globe nomination for her role as anImmigration and Customs Enforcementagent in theLifetimefilmHuman Trafficking. She then had a supporting role in the dramaReservation Road(2007), starred inAttack on Leningrad(2009),Multiple Sarcasms(2010), andNancy Savoca'sUnion Square (2012). In the same year, she played the mother of the lead in the film adaptation ofWendy Mass's popular children's bookJeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life.In 2014, she reappeared as Head Detective Betsy Brannigan on the final season ofPsych, and on the fourth season ofFalling Skiesas John Pope's love interest, Sara. She also joined the cast of the television seriesIntruders, playing the role of Amy Whelan.In 2019, Sorvino wascast in the Netflix miniseriesHollywoodas an actor whose career stalled out after a relationship with a studio head.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Thriller

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Awards & Nominations for Mira Sorvino

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
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Movies with Mira Sorvino as Actress(86)

as Alexia2024 The Image of You
as Dodie Pickerling2023 Dodie & Cheryl Get Hitched
as Katherine Ballard2023 Sound of Freedom
as Tess Chaykin2023 The Last Templar
as Carol Young2022 After Ever Happy
as Kate Mayfield2021 Hero Mode
as Nick2021 Crime Story
as Renee Givens2021 East of the Mountains
as Bonnie Hopkins2021 The Girl Who Believes in Miracles
as Self (archive footage)2021 The Perfect Victim
as Self (archive footage)2021 Val
as Carol Young2021 After We Fell
as Marian2020 Butter
as Angie McHenry2019 Stuber
as Self (archive footage)2019 QT8: The First Eight
as Mary2019 Drowning
as Mary Thornton2019 The Islands
as Detective Erica Shotwell2019 Beneath The Leaves
as Sarah Cooke2019 Badland
as The Executive2018 Doe
as Sarah Jean2018 A Dog and Pony Show
as Helen2018 Waterlily Jaguar
as Elizabeth Hanover2018 No One Would Tell
as Amy Brennan2018 Look Away
as Marianna Palermo2017 The Red Maple Leaf
as Janine Cullen2016 Exposed
as Georgina Scott2016 Mothers and Daughters
as Jennifer Wade2016 A Christmas to Remember
as Dr. Veronica Simon2016 Indiscretion
as Monica2015 Chloe and Theo
as Samantha2015 Do You Believe?
as May Rayman2015 Quitters
as Carol (voice)2014 Frozen in Time
as Linda / Perfect Mom2014 Perfect Sisters
as Sally Hawkins2013 Space Warriors
as Jessica Claus2012 Finding Mrs. Claus
as Amanda2012 Smitty
as Claire Becker2012 Trade of Innocents
as herself2011 Woody Allen: A Documentary
as Angie2011 Angels Crest
as Lucy2011 Union Square
as Cari2010 Multiple Sarcasms
as The Woman2010 The Presence
as Wendy Porter2009 Like Dandelion Dust
as Kate Davis2009 Leningrad
as Ruth Wheldon2007 Reservation Road
as Delila2004 The Final Cut
as Maria Delgado2002 Angel of Death
as Meg Kennedy2002 WiseGirls
as Natalia Bauer2002 Between Strangers
as Dina2001 The Grey Zone
as The Princess2001 The Triumph of Love
as herself2000 Bamboozled
as Daisy Buchanan2000 The Great Gatsby
as herself2000 Lisa Picard Is Famous
as Dionna1999 Summer of Sam
as Amy Benic1999 At First Sight
as Death / Jean1998 Too Tired to Die
as Celia Burns1998 Lulu on the Bridge
as herself1998 Welcome to Hollywood
as Meg Coburn1998 The Replacement Killers
as Agent Karen Polarski1998 Free Money
as Dr. Susan Tyler1997 Mimic
as Julie1996 Jake's Women
as Marilyn Monroe1996 Norma Jean & Marilyn
as Sharon Cassidy1996 Beautiful Girls
as Linda Ash1995 Mighty Aphrodite
as Young lady1995 Blue in the Face
as Monika1995 Sweet Nothing
as Diane1995 Tarantella
as Marta Ferrer1994 Barcelona
as Sandra Goodwin1994 Quiz Show
as Matty Derosa1994 Parallel Lives
as Maria1993 New York Cop
as Laura1993 Amongst Friends
as Teresa1993 The Dutch Master
as Factory Worker (uncredited)1985 The Stuff

TV Shows/Series with Mira Sorvino as Actress(24)

as Rosemary2022 Shining Vale
as Jeanne Crandall2020 Hollywood
as Marty Frost2018 Condor
as Marcia Lewis2016 American Crime Story
as Rebecca Stroud2016 StartUp
as Amy Whelan2014 Intruders
as Nicole Rosemary Page2009 Modern Family
as Kate Davis2007 Attack on Leningrad
as Rachel Russel2006 Covert One: The Hades Factor
as Betsy Brannigan2006 Psych
as Dr. Cate Milton2004 House
as herself2003 Celebrities Uncensored
as Diane1998 Will & Grace
as herself1997 The View
as Conchita Closson1995 The Buccaneers
as herself1987 Seitenblicke

Movies with Mira Sorvino as Crew(3)

Production/Producer2023 Dodie & Cheryl Get Hitched
Production/Executive Producer2010 The Presence
Production/Producer2000 Lisa Picard Is Famous

Additional Information

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Born: Thursday, 09/28 1967 (September) in Tenafly, New Jersey (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 56 years + 258 days)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Languages: English (EN, native language), French (FR), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Educated at: Harvard University, Dwight-Englewood School, Elisabeth Morrow School
Spouses (current/former): Christopher Backus
Siblings: Michael Sorvino
Father: Paul Sorvino
Other names for Mira Sorvino (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Mira Katherine Sorvino"
Mira Sorvino frequently works together with these people:
Melora Walters (9x, Actress)
Spike Lee (8x, Crew)
Christopher Backus (7x, Actor)
Harvey Keitel (6x, Actor)
Ryan Murphy (6x, Crew)
Jim Vickers (6x, Crew)
Harvey Weinstein (5x, Crew)
Paul Sorvino (5x, Actor)
Michael Imperioli (5x, Actor)
Sean McNamara (5x, Crew)
Justin Foia (5x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1524, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/18/2024