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  Mira Sorvino

 Occupation:

 Actress

 

 Date of Birth:

 September 28, 1967

 Place of Birth:

 Tenafly, N.J., USA

 Height:

 5'9"

 Sign:

 Sun in Libra, Moon in Cancer

 Education:

 Harvard University, earned a B.A. in East  Asian  Studies (1990)

 Factoid:

 Speaks fluent Mandarin

 Awards:

 1995: Oscar: Best Supporting Actress,  Mighty  Aphrodite
 
1995: National Board of Review Award:  Best  Supporting Actress, Mighty  Aphrodite
 1995: New York Film Critics Circle  Award: Best  Supporting Actress, Mighty  Aphrodite
 1995: Broadcast Film Critics Association  Award:  Best Supporting Actress, Mighty  Aphrodite
 1995: Golden Globe Award: Best  Supporting  Actress, Mighty Aphrodite

 

 

 Relations:

Father:

Paul Sorvino (actor)

mother:

Lorraine Sorvino

Sister:

Amanda, drama student; born 1971

Brother:

Michael

ex-boyfriend:

Quentin Tarantino
together from January 1996 to February 1998.

 Fan Mail:

 C/O William Morris Agency
 151 El Camino Drive
 Beverly Hills, CA 90212
 USA

 


Mira Sorvino was born in Tenafly, New Jersey September 28, 1970. Her father is actor
Paul Sorvino (Law and Order ). She says that he taught her a lot about acting. She majored in East Asian Studies at Harvard University in 1990 and speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese.Before getting parts in movies, she supported herself tending bar, teaching Chinese, and working as a coat-check girl and waitress.She also worked for Robert De Niro's Tribeca Productions as a reader. She read scripts for a year and then was associate producer of a documentary about neo-Nazis in Russia. In college she sang in the Veritones, an a cappella group. She is an award winning actress and can be seen in movies like Mighty Aphrodite, Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, Barcelona, Quiz Show, and The Replacement Killers.

Sorvino received her first substantial exposure on film as an enigmatic Spanish translator in Barcelona (1994), Whit Stillman's thoughtful comic talkfest. She entered the mainstream later that same year playing the Jewish intellectual wife of Rob Morrow in Robert Redford's Quiz Show.

Redford first became aware of the young performer in
Amongst Friends (1993), a highly regarded independent feature at the Sundance Film Festival. The enterprising Harvard grad (a major in East Asian Studies) also served as associate producer, third assistant director, and casting director in that modest drama about well-to-do suburban Jews who fall into lives of crime. Sorvino has also worked in theater and TV and has starred in a Susan Seidelman-directed short ("The Dutch Master") and portrayed a modern-day Mary in another irreverent short, "The Second Greatest Story Ever Told" (both 1993).

Sorvino had a breakthrough year in 1995 and demonstrated her chameleon-like capabilities and versatility in three very different roles. She won acclaim for her role as a 19th Century Brazilian-born beauty who marries an impoverished Englishman in the TV adaptation of Edith Wharton's "The Buccaneers" (shown on PBS' "Masterpiece Theatre"). She appeared briefly as a blonde in the improvisational film
Blue in the Face. And she delivered a star-making portrayal as a bleached-blonde, foul-mouthed stripper who has given up a child for adoption in Woody Allen's romantic comedy Mighty Aphrodite. Sorvino followed with the ensemble comedy Beautiful Girls (1996) and the HBO biopic "Norma Jean and Marilyn" (1996) in which she co-starred as Marilyn Monroe.
 


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