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Mira Sorvino ACTOR

Mira Sorvino was born on September 28th, 1967 in Tenafly, New Jersey with the middle name Katherine.  Her mother, Lorraine was a former actress and her father, Paul Sorvino was a working actor, who actually discouraged his daughter from pursuing a career in the industry.
As a young girl she loved to entertain and even performed in some local theater productions at her high school.  After Sorvino completed high school at Dwight Englewood in New Jersey, she enrolled at Harvard and majored in Chinese where in 1989 she graduated cum laude.  Instead of pursuing a career using her degree, Sorvino had always had an interest in acting and therefore, after college she relocated to New York City to try and see if she could break into the industry.
She began with finding small roles on a number of television series such as, "Guiding Light" (1991) and "Swans Crossing" (1992).  Sorvino then made her film debut in, "Amongst Friends" (1993) starring Joseph Lindsey, Patrick McGaw and Steve Parlavecchio, followed by a role that same year in, "New York Cop".
Soon more prominent film roles were being offered to her such as, "Barcelona" (1994) with Taylor Nichols and Chris Eigeman, Robert Redford's "Quiz Show" (1994) starring John Turturro, Rob Morrow, Ralph Fiennes, Paul Scofield, David Paymer, Hank Azaria, Martin Scorsese, Paul Guilfoyle and Christopher McDonald and "Mighty Aphrodite" (1995) starring with Helena Bonham Carter, Woody Allen, Michael Rapaport, Olympia Dukakis, Jack Warden, Peter Weler, Claire Bloom, Danielle Ferland, David Ogden Stiers and F. Murray Abraham, a role that earned Sorvino her first Oscar Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
She had now created quite a name for herself in the industry and added to her resume such credits as the television movie, "Norma Jean & Marilyn" (1996) portraying Marilyn Monroe co-starring Ashley Judd and Josh Charles and and the films, "Mimic" (1997) with F. Murray Abraham, Jeremy Northam, Josh Brolin, Charles S. Dutton and Giancarlo Giannini, "The Replacement Killers" (1998) alongside Chow Yun-fat, Michael Rooker, Kenneth Tsang, Jurgen Prochnow, Til Schweiger and Danny Trejo and "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" (1997) co-starring Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo, Camryn Manheim and Alan Cumming.
Some of her more recent roles have been in a number of independent films such as, "Human Trafficking" (2005) opposite Donald Sutherland, Remy Girard and Robert Carlyle, for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination for her role as a Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent.  She also made a guest appearance on, "House MD" (2008) and the films, "Attack on Leningrad" (2009) with Gabriel Byrne and Olga Sutulova, "Multiple Sarcasms" (2010) starring with Timothy Hutton, Stockard Channing, Dana Delany, Chris Sarandon and Mario Van Peebles, "Union Square" (2011) with Patti Lupone and Tammy Blanchard and "Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life" (2012).   
Mira Sorvino has married only once to Christopher Backus whom she wed in 2004 and together they have three children.  


2012   Trooper 

2010   Theo

2012   Trade of Innocents 

2012   Smitty

2012   The Trouble with Cali

2012   Perfect Sisters

2011   Union Square

2011   Angels Crest

2011   Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

2010   The Presence 

2010   Multiple Sarcasms 

2009   Attack on Leningrad 

2009   Like Dandelion Dust 

2009   The Last Templar

2008   House M.D.

2007   Reservation Road

2006   Covert One: The Hades Factor 

2005   Human Trafficking 

2004   The Final Cut 

2003   Will & Grace 

2003   Gods and Generals 

2002   Between Strangers 

2002   Angel of Death 

2002   WiseGirls

2001   Massive Attack: Eleven Promos 

2001   The Grey Zone 

2001   The Triumph of Love

2000   The Great Gatsby

1999   Summer of Sam

1999   At First Sight

1998   Free Money 

1998   Lulu on the Bridge

1998   Too Tired to Die 

1998   The Replacement Killers 

1997   Mimic 

1997   Romy and Michele's High School Reunion 

1996   Norma Jean & Marilyn

1996   Jake's Women

1996   Beautiful Girls 

1996   Tales of Erotica 

1995   Mighty Aphrodite 

1995   Sweet Nothing 

1995   Tarantella

1995   The Buccaneers

1995   Blue in the Face

1994   Quiz Show 

1994   Parallel Lives

1994   Barcelona 

1994   The Second Greatest Story Ever Told

1993   The Obit Writer

1993   The Dutch Master

1993   Amongst Friends

1993   New York Cop

1992   Swans Crossing 

1991   Guiding Light
1985   The Stuff 

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