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Mira Sorvino is a Actor, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 28 september 1967 at Manhattan (USA)

Mira Sorvino

Mira Sorvino
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Birth name Mira Katherine Sorvino
Nationality USA
Birth 28 september 1967 (52 years) at Manhattan (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

Mira Katherine Sorvino (born September 28, 1967) is an American actress. She came to prominence after winning the Academy Award and Golden Globe for best supporting actress for her performance in Woody Allen's Mighty Aphrodite (1995). She is also known for starring in the films Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997), Mimic (1997), The Replacement Killers (1998), Summer of Sam (1999), and Like Dandelion Dust (2009). She received Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for her role in Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996), and a Golden Globe nomination for her role in Human Trafficking (2005).

Biography

Between 1996 and 1998, Mira Sorvino was romantically involved with director Quentin Tarantino, who was her escort to the Academy Awards ceremony where she won Best Supporting Actress for Mighty Aphrodite.

Sorvino met actor Christopher Backus at a friend's charades party in August 2003. On June 11, 2004, they married in a private civil ceremony at the Santa Barbara, California, courthouse, then later had a hilltop ceremony in Capri, Italy. The couple have four children: daughters Mattea Angel (born 2004) and Lucia (born 2012) and sons Johnny Christopher King (born 2006) and Holden Paul Terry Backus (born 2009).

She has been affiliated with Amnesty International since 2004, and, in 2006, was honored with Amnesty International’s Artist of Conscience Award given to those who have displayed longstanding philanthropic and humanist efforts. Sorvino has been a U.N. Goodwill Ambassador to Combat Human Trafficking, since 2009 through 2012, and has lobbied Congress to abolish human trafficking in Darfur.

In honor of Sorvino's role as Dr. Susan Tyler, an entomologist who was investigating deadly insect mutations in the feature film Mimic, a compound excreted by the sunburst diving beetle as a defensive mechanism was named "mirasorvone" by Thomas Eisner.

In September 2014, Sorvino gave a wide-ranging interview on the The Nerdist Podcast in which she discusses her education and her life in China, and many of her varied interests.

Sorvino is a devout Christian.

Best films

Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
(Actress)

Usually with

Spike Lee
Spike Lee
(3 films)
Harvey Keitel
Harvey Keitel
(3 films)
Paul Auster
Paul Auster
(2 films)
Griffin Dunne
Griffin Dunne
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Mira Sorvino (51 films)

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Actress

6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain, 1h38
Directed by Scott Waugh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Adventure
Actors Josh Hartnett, Mira Sorvino, Jason Cottle, Joey Miyashima
Roles Susan Lemarqe
Rating57% 2.850922.850922.850922.850922.85092
La misère dans la vie d'Éric s'accumule et en plein sevrage d'une addiction à la drogue, il décide de s'évader du réel et de s'enfoncer aux montagnes avec son snowboard.
Exposed
Exposed (2016)

Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Ana de Armas, Keanu Reeves, Mira Sorvino, Christopher McDonald, Danny Hoch, Big Daddy Kane
Roles Janine Cullen
Rating43% 2.1555652.1555652.1555652.1555652.155565
A police detective investigates the reality of his partner's death while a young Latina woman experiences strange things after witnessing a miracle.
Mothers and Daughters
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families
Actors Susan Sarandon, Christina Ricci, Sharon Stone, Eva Amurri, Courteney Cox, Roselyn Sánchez
Roles Georgina Scott
Rating50% 2.507932.507932.507932.507932.50793
The film revolves around the relationships between several mothers and their children.
Exposed
Exposed (2016)
, 1h42
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Keanu Reeves, Ana de Armas, Mira Sorvino, Christopher McDonald, Danny Hoch, Big Daddy Kane
Roles Janine Cullen
Rating43% 2.1555652.1555652.1555652.1555652.155565
Le détective Galban enquête sur le meurtre de son meilleur ami, ce dernier a laissé sur son appareil des photos prises d'une jeune fille sortant d'un club de nuit accompagnée par un ex-dealer.
Chloe and Theo, 1h52
Origin USA
Actors Dakota Johnson, Mira Sorvino
Roles Monica

A young homeless woman from New York named Chloe strikes up a friendship with an Arctic Inuit man named Theo who is looking for the Elders of the Southern world to save his people. Chloe joins him in his quest which takes viewers on a journey of heart and humor.
Do You Believe?, 1h55
Directed by Jon Gunn
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy
Themes Films about religion
Actors Mira Sorvino, Sean Astin, Alexa Vega, Ted McGinley, Cybill Shepherd, Lee Majors
Roles Samantha
Rating60% 3.0055453.0055453.0055453.0055453.005545
The film begins with an opening quote from James 2:17. A pastor (McGinley) is shaken by a street preacher regarding his faith, which causes a chain of events for twelve different people, moving towards one cataclysmic event. Some will survive while others will not, but many lives will be changed. An older couple (Shepherd and Majors) have lost their only child. The aforementioned pastor and his wife (Tracy Melchior) were unable to conceive a child. A mother (Sorvino) and young daughter (Makenzie Moss) find themselves homeless, a young nurse (Dominguez) and her husband (Matthews) are caught in a court case that may ruin their lives. A young mother (Pettis) is about to give birth. A war veteran (Soria) returns home with PTSD. A suicidal young woman (PenaVega) seeks to see her father and feel loved again. A street gang is caught up in the mix when one of the members (Shwayze) unexpectedly ends up in church while running and hiding from the police.
Perfect Sisters, 1h38
Directed by Stanley Brooks
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Abigail Breslin, Georgie Henley, Mira Sorvino, Spencer Breslin, Zoë Belkin, James Russo
Roles Linda / Perfect Mom
Rating56% 2.8024552.8024552.8024552.8024552.802455
On January 18, 2003, police, alerted by a frantic 911 call from a distraught pair of teenage girls, arrived at the girls' Toronto area town house to find their mother dead. It appeared the 44-year-old alcoholic, having slipped into a booze-and-pill stupor, drowned in her own bathwater. The death was ruled accidental by the authorities. In the months that followed, however, police were alerted to rumors and reports that the teenagers had been gossiping to friends about the accident. Police began piecing together rumors that suggested the teens might have had a hand in their mother's death. In fact, rather than an accident, the story that emerged portrayed the two teens as cold-blooded, premeditated killers.
Space Warriors, 1h33
Directed by Sean McNamara
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Adventure
Actors Josh Lucas, Mira Sorvino, Dermot Mulroney, Booboo Stewart, Danny Glover, Thomas Horn
Roles Sally Hawkins
Rating44% 2.215032.215032.215032.215032.21503
Jimmy Hawkins a toujours rêvé de voyager dans l'espace. Fils d'un astronaute de la NASA à la retraite qui a vécu sur la Station spatiale internationale, Jimmy a vécu et respiré l'astrophysique toute sa vie.
Finding Mrs. Claus, 1h29
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Christmas films
Actors Mira Sorvino, Will Sasso, Laura Vandervoort, Lindsay Maxwell, Veena Sood, Andy Thompson
Roles Jessica Claus
Rating61% 3.096973.096973.096973.096973.09697
Hope, une petite fille gentille, adorable et pleine d'énergie, vit à Las Vegas seule avec sa mère célibataire. Elle est triste de voir sa mère ne plus croire en l'amour, ni à la magie de Noël. Elle décide alors d'écrire à la femme du père Noël. Touchée, cette dernière décide de se rendre à Las Vegas pour aider Hope et se lie avec la maman afin de jouer les marieuses.
Trade Of Innocents, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Dermot Mulroney, Mira Sorvino, John Billingsley, Kieu Chinh
Roles Claire Becker
Rating54% 2.709222.709222.709222.709222.70922
In the back streets of a tourist town in present-day Southeast Asia, we find a filthy cinder block room; a bed with soiled sheets; a little girl waits for the next man to use her. Alex, a human trafficking investigator plays the role of her next customer as he negotiates with the pimp for the use of the child. Claire, Alex's wife, is caught up in the flow of her new life in Southeast Asia and her role as a volunteer in an aftercare shelter for rescued girls. She, and Alex both still are dealing with their grief of losing a child years earlier. As both of them struggle in their own way to overcome the pain of their past and realities of child exploitation where they now live and work, they find themselves being pulled together into the lives of local neighborhood girls, whose freedom and dignity are threatened.
Union Square, 1h20
Directed by Nancy Savoca
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Actors Mira Sorvino, Tammy Blanchard, Patti LuPone, Mike Doyle, Michael Rispoli, Daphne Rubin-Vega
Roles Lucy
Rating51% 2.5663252.5663252.5663252.5663252.566325
Two sisters have a reunion together. One is about to become married while the other has a stressful life. They visit unforeseen places and construct their worlds together while having a reunion.*
Multiple Sarcasms, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Timothy Hutton, Mira Sorvino, Stockard Channing, Dana Delany, Chris Sarandon, Mario Van Peebles
Roles Cari
Rating49% 2.4653452.4653452.4653452.4653452.465345
Gabriel (Timothy Hutton) is a man who, on the surface, has a perfect life: successful career as an architect, a beautiful wife, and a devoted young daughter. However, he realizes that he is not really happy. He decides to write a play about the sorry state of his life. After being fired from his job, he gets a pushy literary agent friend to represent him and starts writing. Eventually, his life does change.
The Presence, 1h27
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Mira Sorvino, Justin Kirk, Tony Curran, Shane West, DeObia Oparei, Muse Watson
Roles The Woman
Rating44% 2.2054552.2054552.2054552.2054552.205455
In this darkly romantic ghost story, a woman (Mira Sorvino) travels to an isolated cabin where she finds herself stalked by an apparition (Shane West) who has come to inhabit her space as his own. With the unexpected arrival of the woman's boyfriend (Justin Kirk), the dark spirit's haunting grows more obsessive. Soon the woman begins to exhibit weirdly irrational behavior as the thin line between sanity and possession begins to unravel.