Mira Sorvino

Mira Sorvino

Highest Rated: 96% Quiz Show (1994)

Lowest Rated: 0% Chloe & Theo (2015)

Birthday: Sep 28, 1967

Birthplace: Tenafly, New Jersey, USA

Since her first leading role, as a convict's loyal girlfriend, in her friend Rob Weiss' debut film Amongst Friends (1993), Mira Sorvino has been on the fast track to stardom, playing a wide variety of multifaceted characters. Her breakthrough role displayed her willingness and ability to take on unusual parts; Sorvino shocked and delighted audiences as a crass New York streetwalker in Woody Allen's Mighty Aphrodite (1995). The stretch paid off, not only did her performance steal the show, it also earned Sorvino an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.Born in Tenafly, NJ, on September 28, 1967, Sorvino is the daughter of character actor Paul Sorvino, best known for roles in films like Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas (1990). Initially, her father attempted to steer Sorvino and her two siblings away from the acting profession. He was particularly adamant that his offspring not do any professional acting during childhood, so Sorvino contented herself with appearing in various school productions. Following her high school graduation, she earned a degree in East Asian Studies from Harvard University; she spent one year of her education as an exchange student in Beijing, China, where she became fluent in Mandarin. Upon graduation, Sorvino still wanted to act and she moved to New York to pursue her career. Between small acting gigs, she waited tables and worked as a production assistant until 1992, when Weiss hired her as a third assistant director on the low-budget, independent Amongst Friends. She proved so adept at her job that he promoted her to associate producer and eventually cast her as his leading lady. She appeared in two short films, Susan Seidelman's The Dutch and the satirical The Second Greatest Story Ever Told (both 1993), in which she played a contemporary Virgin Mary. In 1994, Whit Stillman hired her to play a two-faced party girl in Barcelona, while Robert Redford cast her as Rob Morrow's wife in Quiz Show. After winning her Oscar for her performance in the following year's Mighty Aphrodite, Sorvino started finding steady work in Hollywood. After a turn as Matt Dillon's anorexic girlfriend in Beautiful Girls (1996) and an Emmy nomination for her performance in the made-for-TV Norma Jean and Marilyn (1996), Sorvino went on her first big-budget outing as a scientist trying to save New York from giant cockroaches in Mimic. Unfortunately, the film was rejected by critics and audiences alike. Her other major project that year, the comedy Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, attained a level of cult status thanks to its 1980s soundtrack and over-the-top costumes. The following year, Sorvino made two small, offbeat features -- Paul Auster's Lulu on the Bridge and Wonsuk Chin's Too Tired to Die, which cast her as Death -- and another big-budgeted action thriller, The Replacement Killers. Starring opposite Hong Kong action star Chow Yun-Fat, Sorvino was able to put her past experiences in China and her fluency in Mandarin to use; unfortunately, critics and audiences alike had little use for the film. In 1999, Sorvino decided to try her hand at romantic drama, starring opposite Val Kilmer in At First Sight. The multi-handkerchief weepie was something of a critical and commercial disappointment, although Sorvino did win some positive attention for her performance as the architect who helps restore her blind lover's sight. Later that year, she won more acclaim for her starring role as John Leguizamo's estranged wife in Spike Lee's Summer of Sam, a story revolving around the long, hot summer of 1977, when New York was terrorized by serial killer David "Son of Sam" Berkowitz.Little seen performances in a made for television adaptation of The Great Gatsby and the period comedy The Triumph of Love found Sorvino's star dimming in stateside theaters in 2001, though her supporting performance in Tim Blake Nelson's acclaimed holocaust drama The Grey Zone served as a notable reminder of what the young starlet was truly capable of wh


Highest Rated Movies



43% Badland Actor 2019
42% Stuber Captain McHenry 2019
20% Beneath the Leaves Det. Eric Shotwell 2019
No Score Yet Sound of Freedom Actor 2019
17% Look Away Amy 2018
No Score Yet A Dog and Pony Show Sarah 2018
No Score Yet No One Would Tell Actor 2018
22% 6 Below: Miracle On The Mountain Susan LeMarque 2017
No Score Yet A Christmas to Remember Actor 2017
44% Quitters May Rayman 2016
18% Mothers and Daughters Georgina 2016
8% Exposed Janine Cullen 2016
No Score Yet The Red Maple Leaf Actor 2016
No Score Yet A Christmas to Remember Jennifer Wade 2016
No Score Yet Indiscretion Veronica Simon 2016
0% Chloe & Theo Actor 2015
25% Do You Believe? Samantha $9.2M 2015
25% Perfect Sisters Linda 2014
No Score Yet Frozen in Time Actor 2014
No Score Yet Space Warriors Sally Hawkins 2013
0% Trade of Innocents Claire Becker $15.6K 2012
66% Union Square Lucy $45.3K 2012
No Score Yet Finding Mrs. Claus Actor 2012
No Score Yet Smitty Amanda 2012
22% Angels Crest Angie $407 2011
No Score Yet Leningrad (Attack on Leningrad) Kate Davies 2011
90% Woody Allen: A Documentary Actor 2011
No Score Yet Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life Elaine 2011
82% Like Dandelion Dust Wendy Porter $0.4M 2010
5% Multiple Sarcasms Cari 2010
No Score Yet The Presence The Woman Executive Producer 2010
No Score Yet Last Templar Tess Chaykin 2009
38% Reservation Road Ruth Wheldon 2007
No Score Yet Hell's Kitchen: A New York Neighborhood Actor 2007
No Score Yet Robert Ludlum's Covert One: The Hades Factor Rachel Russell 2006
No Score Yet Human Trafficking Kate Morozov 2005
36% The Final Cut Delila $0.6M 2004
8% Gods and Generals Fanny Chamberlain $13M 2003
69% The Grey Zone Dina 2002
25% Between Strangers Natalia 2002
No Score Yet Semana Santa (Angel of Death) Maria Delgado 2002
48% The Triumph of Love The Princess $0.4M 2002
No Score Yet Wisegirls Actor 2002
38% Wisegirls Meghan 2002
No Score Yet Massive Attack: Eleven Promos Actor 2001
43% Lisa Picard Is Famous Herself Producer 2001
No Score Yet The Great Gatsby Daisy Buchanan 2001
48% Bamboozled Herself $1.9M 2000
29% Free Money Agent Polarski 1999
51% Summer of Sam Dionna 1999
32% At First Sight Amy Benic 1999
No Score Yet Too Tired to Die Death / Jean 1998
35% The Replacement Killers Meg Coburn 1998
0% Lulu on the Bridge Celia Burns 1998
No Score Yet Tarantella Actor 1998
61% Mimic Susan Tyler 1997
72% Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Romy 1997
60% Norma Jean and Marilyn Marilyn Monroe 1996
36% Sweet Nothing Monika 1996
79% Beautiful Girls Sharon 1996
No Score Yet Neil Simon's 'Jake's Women' Julie 1996
No Score Yet Tarantella Diane 1995
77% Mighty Aphrodite Linda Ash 1995
41% Blue in the Face Blonde Woman 1995
No Score Yet New York Cop Maria 1995
96% Quiz Show Sandra Goodwin 1994
82% Barcelona Marta 1994
60% Tales of Erotica Teresa 1994
No Score Yet Parallel Lives Mattie DeRosa 1994
No Score Yet New York Cop Actor 1993
33% Amongst Friends Laura 1993


36% The Code
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
Guest 2018
86% Condor
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
Guest 2018
86% Modern Family
Nicole Rosemary Page 2018
No Score Yet Spy Kids: Mission Critical
Voice 2018
No Score Yet StartUp
Rebecca Stroud 2018
No Score Yet The View
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Unapologetic With Aisha Tyler
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
Appearing 2016
No Score Yet Project Runway All Stars
Judge 2015
20% Stalker
Vicky Gregg 2015
79% Falling Skies
Sara 2014
39% Intruders
Amy Whelan 2014
89% Psych
No Score Yet America's Most Wanted
Guest 2012
No Score Yet Dr. Phil
Guest 2012
No Score Yet The Chew
Guest 2012
No Score Yet The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet
Guest 2012
91% House
Dr. Cate Milton 2008
No Score Yet Will & Grace
Diane 2003
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
Guest 2002


Susan Tyler says: Sometimes an insect will even mimic its predator.

Susan Tyler says: They mimic us. We mimic them.

Amy Benic says: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see?

Virgil Adamson says: Sure. Like,uh, if there's life on Mars, or whether or not the aliens built the Pyramids.

Wendy Porter says: He has two mothers, one that loved him so much that she couldn't let him go, and one that loved him so much that she had to.

Romy says: I invented post-its.

Wendy Porter says: After you went away I found out I was pregnant.