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Mira Sorvino

1967-09-28 Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

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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 series Swans Crossing, where she appeared in six episodes. When the 1993 film Amongst Friends entered 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 received led to more acting opportunities. After small roles in Robert Redford's Quiz Show and Whit Stillman's Barcelona, she was cast in Woody Allen's Mighty Aphrodite (1995). Her portrayal of a happy-go-lucky prostitute made her a star, winning her an Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. Her next notable credits include Romy and Michele's High School Reunion with Lisa Kudrow, At First Sight with Val Kilmer, and Spike Lee's Summer of Sam. She portrayed Marilyn Monroe for the 1996 HBO film Norma Jean & Marilyn, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe; and had the lead role in Guillermo del Toro's horror film Mimic. In 1995, she portrayed Conchita Closson in the BBC miniseries The Buccaneers, based on Edith Wharton's last novel. She starred as Daisy Buchanan in the 2000 television film The Great Gatsby. In 2002, Sorvino appeared as the lead in The Triumph of Love, an adaptation of the 1732 Marivaux play. That same year, she also starred in Wise Girls. In 2006, she received a Golden Globe nomination for her role as an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent in the Lifetime film Human Trafficking. She then had a supporting role in the drama Reservation Road (2007), starred in Attack on Leningrad (2009), Multiple Sarcasms (2010), and Nancy Savoca's Union Square (2012). In the same year, she played the mother of the lead in the film adaptation of Wendy Mass's popular children's book Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life. In 2014, she reappeared as Head Detective Betsy Brannigan on the final season of Psych, and on the fourth season of Falling Skies as John Pope's love interest, Sara. She also joined the cast of the television series Intruders, playing the role of Amy Whelan. In 2019, Sorvino was cast in the Netflix miniseries Hollywood as an actor whose career stalled out after a relationship with a studio head.


Sound of Freedom Katherine Ballard 2023-07-03
After Ever Happy Carol Young 2022-08-24
Lamborghini: The Man Behind the Legend Anita Borgatti 2022-11-18
East of the Mountains Renee Givens 2021-09-24
Val Self (archive footage) 2021-07-23
Crime Story Nick 2021-08-13
Hero Mode Kate Mayfield 2021-06-04
La parfaite victime Self (archive footage) 2021-06-30
The Girl Who Believes in Miracles Bonnie Hopkins 2021-04-02
After We Fell Carol Young 2021-09-01
Butter Marian 2020-02-25
Most Guys Are Losers Amy Berzins 2020-10-24
QT8: The First Eight Self (archive footage) 2019-10-21
Stuber Angie McHenry 2019-07-11
Badland Sarah Cooke 2019-11-01
The Islands Mary Thornton 2019-12-06
Drowning Mary 2019-10-29
Beneath The Leaves Detective Erica Shotwell 2019-02-08
Waterlily Jaguar Helen 2018-09-22
A Dog and Pony Show Sarah Jean 2018-01-23
Look Away Amy Brennan 2018-10-12
Doe The Executive 2018-09-27
No One Would Tell Elizabeth Hanover 2018-09-16
6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain Susan Lemarqe 2017-10-12
The Red Maple Leaf Marianna Palermo 2017-02-24
Mothers and Daughters Georgina Scott 2016-05-06
Exposed Janine Cullen 2016-01-22
A Christmas to Remember Jennifer Wade 2016-12-18
Indiscretion Dr. Veronica Simon 2016-06-08
Do You Believe? Samantha 2015-03-20
Quitters May Rayman 2015-03-16
Chloe and Theo Monica 2015-04-15
Frozen in Time Carol (voice) 2014-11-12
Ava & Lala 2014-10-01
Perfect Sisters Linda / Perfect Mom 2014-04-08
Space Warriors Sally Hawkins 2013-04-26
Finding Mrs. Claus Jessica Claus 2012-12-02
Smitty Amanda 2012-04-10
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life Elaine 2012-03-06
Trade of Innocents Claire Becker 2012-09-27
Union Square Lucy 2011-07-07
Woody Allen: A Documentary Self 2011-11-20
Angels Crest Angie 2011-12-30
Multiple Sarcasms Cari 2010-05-07
The Presence The Woman 2010-08-04
Leningrad Kate Davis 2009-01-01
Like Dandelion Dust Wendy Porter 2009-02-05
Reservation Road Ruth Wheldon 2007-09-13
Covert One: The Hades Factor Rachel Russel 2006-01-01
The Final Cut Delila 2004-10-15
WiseGirls Meg Kennedy 2002-12-06
Between Strangers Natalia Bauer 2002-08-30
Semana Santa Maria Delgado 2002-06-09
The Triumph of Love The Princess 2001-12-12
The Grey Zone Dina 2001-09-13
Massive Attack: Eleven Promos 2001-11-12
The Great Gatsby Daisy Buchanan 2000-03-29
Lisa Picard Is Famous Mira Sorvino 2000-05-14
Bamboozled Herself 2000-10-06
At First Sight Amy Benic 1999-01-15
Summer of Sam Dionna 1999-07-02
The Replacement Killers Meg Coburn 1998-02-06
Lulu on the Bridge Celia Burns 1998-09-06
Free Money Agent Karen Polarski 1998-12-03
Welcome to Hollywood Mira Sorvino 1998-10-01
Too Tired to Die Death / Jean 1998-01-20
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Romy White 1997-04-25
Mimic Dr. Susan Tyler 1997-08-22
Norma Jean & Marilyn Marilyn Monroe 1996-05-18
Tales of Erotica 1996-01-01
Jake's Women Julie 1996-01-02
Beautiful Girls Sharon Cassidy 1996-02-09
Blue in the Face Young lady 1995-09-15
Sweet Nothing Monika 1995-06-08
Tarantella Diane 1995-06-07
Mighty Aphrodite Linda Ash 1995-09-13
Quiz Show Sandra Goodwin 1994-08-25
Barcelona Marta Ferrer 1994-07-29
Parallel Lives Matty Derosa 1994-08-04
Everybody Just Stay Calm Self 1994-11-26
Amongst Friends Laura 1993-11-03
New York Cop Maria 1993-08-14
The Dutch Master Teresa 1993-09-01
The Stuff Factory Worker (uncredited) 1985-06-14
Fog of War
Dodie & Cheryl Get Hitched Dodie Pickerling
The Image of You Alexia