Mia Farrow

Birthday: Feb 9, 1945
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
American actress and long-time Woody Allen muse, Mia Farrow was the third of seven children born to film star Maureen O'Sullivan and director John Farrow. Born February 9, 1945, she enjoyed the usual pampered Hollywood kid lifestyle until she fell victim to polio at the age of nine; her struggle to recover from this illness was the first of many instances in which the seemingly frail Farrow exhibited a will of iron. Educated in an English convent school, Farrow returned to California with plans to take up acting. With precious little prior experience that included a bit part in her father's 1959 film John Paul Jones, she debuted on Broadway in a 1963 revival of The Importance of Being Earnest. The following year, she was cast as Alison McKenzie in the nighttime TV soap opera Peyton Place, which made her an idol of the American teen set. That people over the age of 18 were also interested in Farrow was proven in the summer of 1965, when she became the third wife of singer Frank Sinatra, 30 years her senior. The marriage provided fodder for both the tabloids and leering nightclub comics for a time, and while the union didn't last long, it put Farrow into the international filmgoing consciousness. (She and Sinatra remained close, long-time friends after their divorce). Farrow's first important movie appearance was in Rosemary's Baby (1968) as the unwitting mother of Satan's offspring. She was often cast in damsel-in-distress parts -- capitalizing on Rosemary's Baby -- and in "trendy" pop-culture roles for several years thereafter. During this period, she married pianist André Previn and starting a family. Her skills as an actress increased, even if her films didn't bring in large crowds; Farrow's performance as Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby (1974) remains one of the few high points of the largely disappointing film. By the early '80s, a newly divorced Farrow had taken up with comedian/director Woody Allen, for whom she did some of her best work in such films as Zelig (1983); Broadway Danny Rose (1984), in which she was barely recognizable in a brilliant turn as a bosomy blonde bimbo; The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985); Hannah and Her Sisters (1986); Radio Days (1987); Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989); and Husbands and Wives (1992). Farrow and Allen were soul mates in private as well as cinematic life; she had a child by him named Satchel, who was Allen's first son. In 1992, ironically the same year that she starred as Allen's discontented spouse in Husbands and Wives, Farrow once more commanded newspaper headlines when she discovered that Allen had been having more than a parental relationship with her adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn (whom he later married). Farrow and Allen then engaged in a long, well-publicized court battle for custody of their adopted and biological children; in the aftermath, Farrow wrote a tell-all memoir entitled What Falls Away. She also continued to appear on the screen in such films as Widows' Peak (1994), Miami Rhapsody (1995), and Coming Soon (1999).Farrow stayed out of the limelight at the beginning of the next decade, but brought back memories of one of her best films, Rosemary's Baby, when she appeared as the nanny guiding the evil Satan child Damien in John Moore's adaptation of The Omen. The actress appeared in The Ex (2006), a romantic comedy, and in the first installment of filmmaker Luc Besson's fantasy adventured trilogy Arthur and the Invisibles. Farrow starred alongside Jack Black, Mos Def, and Danny Glover in the lighthearted comedy Be Kind Rewind (2008), which followed a bumbling movie lover who accidentally erased a vast collection of VHS films. In 2011, Farrow joined the cast of filmmaker Todd Solondz' Dark Horse, in which she co-starred with Selma Blair and Jordan Gelber.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
63% Philip Roth: Unmasked Actor 2013
69% Dark Horse Phyllis $0.2M 2012
20% Arthur and the Invisibles 3: Arthur and the War of Two Worlds Granny 2011
0% Arthur and the Great Adventure Actor $0.2M 2010
No Score Yet Arthur, L'aventure 4d Actor 2010
14% Arthur and the Invisibles 2: Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard Granny 2009
85% Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired Actor 2008
65% Be Kind Rewind Miss Falewicz $11.3M 2008
No Score Yet As We Forgive Narrator 2008
No Score Yet Corduroy...And More Stories About Caring Actor 2008
100% Spine Tingler: The William Castle Story Actor 2007
18% The Ex Amelia Kowalski $3.1M 2007
22% Arthur and the Invisibles (Arthur and the Minimoys) Granny $15.1M 2007
No Score Yet Frontline Actor 2007
27% The Omen Mrs. Baylock $54.7M 2006
No Score Yet Samantha - An American Girl Holiday Grandmary Edwards 2004
No Score Yet Biography Actor 2004
No Score Yet The Secret Life of Zoey Marcia Carter 2002
91% The Kid Stays in the Picture Actor $1.4M 2002
No Score Yet Purpose Anna 2002
No Score Yet A Girl Thing Betty McCarthy 2001
No Score Yet On Cukor Actor 2000
No Score Yet Hollywood Screen Tests Actor 2000
No Score Yet Avalanche Caroline Brace 1999
29% Coming Soon Judy Hodsell 1999
No Score Yet Miracle at Midnight Doris Koster 1998
77% Private Parts Herself 1997
14% Reckless Rachel 1995
45% Miami Rhapsody Nina Marcus 1995
94% Widows' Peak Madeline O'Hare 1994
93% Husbands and Wives Judy Roth 1992
50% Shadows and Fog Irmy 1992
75% Alice Alice Tate 1990
No Score Yet Pegasus Actor 1990
93% Crimes and Misdemeanors Halley Reed 1989
73% New York Stories Lisa $10.8M 1989
65% Another Woman Hope 1988
67% September Lane 1987
88% Radio Days Sally 1987
91% Hannah and Her Sisters Hannah 1986
91% The Purple Rose of Cairo Cecilia 1985
10% Supergirl Alura 1984
100% Broadway Danny Rose Tina Vitale 1984
100% Zelig Dr. Eudora Fletcher 1983
No Score Yet Sarah and the Squirrel (The Seventh Match) Actor 1982
75% A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy Ariel 1982
71% The Last Unicorn Unicorn/Amalthea 1982
No Score Yet High Heels Actor 1981
38% Hurricane Charlotte Bruckner 1979
82% Death on the Nile Jacqueline De Bellefort 1978
70% A Wedding Buffy Brenner 1978
No Score Yet The Haunting of Julia (Full Circle) Julia 1977
41% The Great Gatsby Daisy Buchanan 1974
No Score Yet The Public Eye Belinda 1972
56% Blind Terror (See No Evil) Sarah 1971
44% John and Mary Mary 1969
50% Secret Ceremony Cenci 1968
99% Rosemary's Baby Rosemary Woodhouse 1968
No Score Yet A Dandy in Aspic Caroline 1968
No Score Yet Guns at Batasi Karen Eriksson 1964
No Score Yet The Ceremony Actor 1963
No Score Yet John Paul Jones Actor 1959

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
2012
Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet A Path Appears
2015
Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet Frontline
1982
Appearing
  • 2007
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
Guest
  • 2007
No Score Yet Third Watch
1999-2005
Mona
  • 2003
  • 2000
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • 2000

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