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Mira Sorvino

Birth Name:
Mira Katherine Sorvino
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Profession
Actor, producer

Fast Facts

  • Is fluent in French and Mandarin Chinese; spent eight months during college living in Beijing
  • At Harvard in 1985, was one of the founding members of a coed a cappella group called the Harvard-Radcliffe Veritones
  • Made her acting debut on a 1990 episode of Law & Order, which starred her father, Paul Sorvino
  • Despite having her scenes cut, she was still able to secure her Screen Actors Guild card
  • Turned down a three-year contract in 1993 to star in the daytime soap Guiding Light
  • Her portrayal of an entomologist in the 1997 film Mimic led to her name being used for a chemical defense of the sunburst diving beetle: Mirasorvone
  • Her charitable efforts include work on the behalf of AIDS research, UNICEF and a coalition to abolish human trafficking

Awards

  • 2006Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1997Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1996BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1996Critics' Choice Awards-Best Supporting Actress: winner
  • 1996Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 1995New York Film Critics Circle-Best Supporting Actress: winner
  • 1995Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1995Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: winner
  • 1995National Board of Review-Best Supporting Actress: winner
  • 1995National Society of Film Critics-Best Supporting Actress (Runner-up): winner

Relationships