Mia Kirshner

Mia Kirshner

Highest Rated: 97% Exotica (1994)

Lowest Rated: 5% New Best Friend (2002)

Birthday: Jan 25, 1976

Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario

Canadian actress Mia Kirshner is known in her native country and beyond for her portrayals of moderately to deeply troubled young women who often harbor dark secrets. Born in Toronto in 1975, where she was raised by a journalist father and a teacher mother, Kirshner broke into films in 1993. That year, she starred as a bad seed teenager intent on seducing her mother's boyfriend in Cadillac Girls and played a dominatrix in Denys Arcand's Love and Human Remains.Kirshner had another career breakthrough the following year playing a young stripper with a surprising past identity in Atom Egoyan's widely acclaimed Exotica. The actress' work in the celebrated film attracted the notice of American casting agents, who promptly cast her in supporting roles in Murder in the First (1995) and the Southern gothic coming-of-age tale The Grass Harp (also 1995). Although she subsequently won lead roles in The Crow: City of Angels (1996) -- in which she played up her dark Goth looks as the tattoo artist who befriends Vincent Perez -- and Mad City (1997), which cast her as journalist Dustin Hoffman's intern, Kirshner has had difficulty making a name for herself in Hollywood. She continues to appear in both lead and supporting roles in such independent and/or small features as Saturn (1999), a drama that cast her as the hedonistic girlfriend of a young man (Scott Caan) caring for his Alzheimer's-stricken father. Keeping busy well into the new millennium, Kirshner would later appear in the real-time television series 24, as well as Not Another Teen Movie (both 2001), a parody of the recent wave of high school themed films. A featured role in the popular Showtime series The L Word found Kirshner continuing to court success on the small screen, and in 2006 she would head back to the big screen as the ill-fated actress who sparks a legendary Hollywood investigation in director Brian De Palma's The Black Dahlia. Kirshner woudl spend the next several years earrning acclaim for her roles on The L Word and The Vamprie Diaries, as well as movies like 30 Days of Night.


Highest Rated Movies



71% The College Admissions Scandal Bethany 2019
38% A Swingers Weekend Fiona/Geoffrey's Wife 2018
38% Milton's Secret Jane Adams 2016
No Score Yet I Think I Do Actor 2013
No Score Yet The Surrogacy Trap Actor 2013
No Score Yet The Barrens Cynthia 2012
56% 388 Arletta Avenue Amy Walker 2012
17% 30 Days Of Night: Dark Days Lilith 2010
8% Miss Conception Clem 2008
No Score Yet They Come Back Faith Hardy 2007
32% The Black Dahlia Elizabeth Short $22.6M 2006
No Score Yet The Iris Effect Rebecca 2006
29% Party Monster Natasha Gatien $0.3M 2003
No Score Yet Innocents Dominique 2002
5% New Best Friend Alicia Glazer 2002
29% Not Another Teen Movie Catherine $37.9M 2001
No Score Yet Spencer Melora 2001
No Score Yet Bailando con el Alma Deborah Berkowitz 2001
17% Now & Forever Angela 2001
No Score Yet Century Hotel Actor 2001
No Score Yet Cowboys and Angels Candace 2000
No Score Yet Speed of Life Sara 1999
36% Mad City Laurie 1997
26% Anna Karenina Kitty 1997
50% The Grass Harp Maude Riordan 1996
12% The Crow: City of Angels Sarah 1996
No Score Yet Johnny's Girl Amy Ross 1995
50% Murder in the First Adult Rosetta Young 1994
97% Exotica Christina 1994
69% Love and Human Remains Benita 1993
No Score Yet Cadillac Girls Page 1993


62% Bloodline
77% Defiance
Kenya 2014
86% Graceland
Ashika Pearl 2013
85% The Vampire Diaries
Isobel 2011
No Score Yet CSI: NY
Deborah Carter 2009
54% The L Word
Jenny Schecter 2009
86% 24
Mandy 2005
20% Wolf Lake
Ruby Wilder Ruby Cates 2002
No Score Yet My Secret Identity
Alana Porter 1991
No Score Yet Dracula: The Series
Sophie Metternich 1991


Sarah says: Life is just a dream on the way to death.

Francis says: You're a very responsible young women.

Christina says: Responsible to what?

Francis says: To whatever it is you feel you must do.

Christina says: Like what?