Mia Kirshner

Mia Kirshner

Highest Rated: 94% Exotica (1994)

Lowest Rated: 5% New Best Friend (2002)

Birthday: Jan 25, 1975

Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Playing women who led twisted lives and harbored dark secrets to perfection, Mia Kirshner displayed great emotional range in roles that often called on her to perform sexually charged scenes in films like "Love and Human Remains" (1993) as a young dominatrix and in "Exotica" (1994) as a teen stripper with a past. Kirshner took a bite out of television with appearances on the high-octane drama "24" (Fox, 2001-2010) as a hired killer and also played a once-vampire mother on the teen series "The Vampire Diaries" (The CW, 2009-17). But it was her role as Jenny Schecter, a sexually ambiguous and self-indulgent woman, on the groundbreaking series "The L Word" (Showtime, 2004-09) that made Kirshner a star. Drawing upon her many experiences portraying dysfunctional, oversexed characters, she effectively essayed a woman torn between two sexes who indiscriminately manipulates to get what she wants. In spite of her character's risqué scenes, Kirshner managed to convey a real sadness and fragility, proving she was undoubtedly one of the best and most intense actresses of her time.

Highest rated movies

Exotica
The College Admissions Scandal
388 Arletta Avenue
Murder in the First
The Grass Harp
A Swingers Weekend Milton's Secret
Mad City

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love, Lights, Hanukkah! Christina Rossi (Character) - 2020
71% 93% The College Admissions Scandal Bethany (Character) - 2019
44% 65% A Swingers Weekend Fiona (Character) - 2017
38% 69% Milton's Secret Jane Adams (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reluctant Witness Erin Villenueve (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 36% The Surrogacy Trap Christy Bennett (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Think I Do Julia (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 21% The Barrens Cynthia Vineyard (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kiss at Pine Lake Zoe McDowell (Character) - 2012
56% 24% 388 Arletta Avenue Amy (Character) - 2011
17% 14% 30 Days of Night: Dark Days Lilith (Character) - 2010
8% 19% Miss Conception Clem (Character) $1.3K 2008
No Score Yet 12% They Come Back Faith Hardy (Character) - 2007
32% 27% The Black Dahlia Elizabeth Short (Character) $22.5M 2006
No Score Yet 30% The Iris Effect Unknown (Character) - 2004
5% 39% New Best Friend Alicia (Character) $28.7K 2002
18% 81% Now & Forever Angela Wilson (Character) - 2001
30% 55% Not Another Teen Movie Catherine (Character) $37.9M 2001
No Score Yet 36% Century Hotel Dominique (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 61% Cowboys and Angels Candice (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturn Sarah (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Summer Dominique Denright (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Out of the Cold Deborah Berkowitz (Character) - 1999
26% 66% Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina Kitty (Character) $791.8K 1997
36% 42% Mad City Laurie (Character) $10.6M 1997
11% 40% The Crow: City of Angels Sarah (Character) $17.9M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny's Girl Amy Ross (Character) - 1995
50% 93% The Grass Harp Maude Riordan (Character) $511.6K 1995
53% 80% Murder in the First Adult Rosetta Young (Character) $16.1M 1995
94% 83% Exotica Christina (Character) $5.0M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cadillac Girls Page (Character) - 1993

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2020
66% 80% Lost Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
77% 84% Defiance Kenya (Character) 2013
86% 83% Graceland Ashika Pearl (Guest Star) 2013
86% 70% The Vampire Diaries Isobel Flemming (Guest Star) 2010-2011
No Score Yet 75% CSI: New York Deborah Carter (Guest Star) 2009
57% 78% The L Word Jenny Schecter (Character) 2004-2009
87% 86% 24 Mandy (Guest Star) 2001 2005-2006
20% No Score Yet Wolf Lake Unknown (Character) 2001-2002
67% No Score Yet D.C. Sarah Logan (Character) 2000
No Score Yet 100% My Secret Identity Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Danger Bay Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Free SHOWTIME: L Word, The Jenny Schecter (Character)