Mira Sorvino

Mira Sorvino

Highest Rated: 96% Quiz Show (1994)

Lowest Rated: 0% Trade of Innocents (2012)

Birthday: Sep 28, 1967

Birthplace: Tenafly, New Jersey, USA

Despite her leading lady attractiveness, Mira Sorvino had the unpretentious heart of a character actor inherited from her father Paul, whose own resume included critically-acclaimed turns in Martin Scorsese's "GoodFellas" (1990) and Oliver Stone's "Nixon" (1995) among his many roles. Adept at assuming accents, hair colors and varied identities, Sorvino received her first substantial exposure on film as an enigmatic, aristocratic Spanish translator in "Barcelona" (1994), Whit Stillman's thoughtfully 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 had first became aware of the young performer in Rob Weiss' "Amongst Friends" (1993), a highly regarded independent feature shown in competition at the Sundance Film Festival. Starting out as third assistant director on that project, she graduated to casting director and finally the lead role of the modest drama about well-to-do suburban Jews who fall into lives of crime, ultimately receiving credit as associate producer. Sorvino had appeared on TV in the short-lived syndicated teen serial "Swan Crossing" (1992) and on the daytime drama "Guiding Light" (CBS) but rejected a three-year contract on the latter in hopes that better opportunities lay just ahead. She had also 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), prior to her breakout year 1995, which saw her demonstrate her chameleon-like capabilities and versatility in a variety of roles. She won acclaim as a 19th Century Brazilian-born plutocrat who marries an impoverished Englishman in the TV adaptation of Edith Wharton's "The Buccaneers" (shown on PBS' "Masterpiece Theatre") and also appeared briefly in the improvisational film "Blue in the Face," jointly helmed by Wayne Wang and Paul Auster. Her real coup that year, though, was her star-making, Oscar-winning portrayal as a bleached-blonde, foul-mouthed, squeaky-voiced prostitute who had given up a child for adoption in Woody Allen's romantic comedy "Mighty Aphrodite." Sorvino also acted in "New York Cop" and starred in independent features "Tarantella" (as an Italian-American photographer confronting her ethnic identity following her mother's death) and "Sweet Nothing," playing the loyal but co-dependent wife of Michael Imperioli's crack-addicted Wall Street broker.Sorvino subsequently portrayed Matt Dillon's long-suffering bulimic girlfriend in Ted Demme's ensemble comedy "Beautiful Girls" (1996) and earned an Emmy nomination that year for her turn as Marilyn Monroe in the HBO biopic "Norma Jean and Marilyn" (Ashley Judd shared the title role essaying Norma Jean) before "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" (1997) recalled her Oscar-winning part. Sorvino next turned her attention to genre fare, first starring as the brilliant entomologist whose mutant creations threaten NYC in Guillermo Del Toro's sci-fi horror thriller "Mimic" (1997), then teaming with Hong Kong action icon Chow Yun-Fat in "The Replacement Killers" (1998). She found time to give a strong performance opposite Harvey Keitel in the art film "Lulu on the Bridge," Auster's solo directing debut, and to play Death for Korean director Wonsuk Chin's quirky, cross-cultural "Too Tired to Die" (both 1998). Mainstream audiences got to see her as Val Kilmer's love interest in Irwin Winkler's "At First Sight" (1999), another movie based on the writings of Dr. Oliver Sachs. She also acted in that year's "Summer of Sam," Spike Lee's disco-era drama.In 2002, Sorvino portrayed Dina in the Tim Blake Nelson Holocaust drama "Grey Zone," followed by a costarring role alongside Mariah Carey in the female mafia crime feature "Wisegirls." She then donned period garb as Fanny, the feisty wife of Jeff Daniels' Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, in Ron Maxwell's "Gettysburg" prequel, "Gods and Generals." Sorvino rounded out the year starring in two features, "Semana Santa," a crime thriller in which she played an American detective sent to Spain to investigate a double murder during Easter week, and "Between Strangers," a heartfelt drama about three women (Sorvino, Sophia Loren and Deborah Kara Unger) fighting personal demons and confronting crises with the respective men in their lives. After playing Leo's ex and the only woman who ever slept with Will on an episode of "Will & Grace" (NBC, 1998-2006), she starred opposite Robin Williams in "Final Cut" (2004). Sorvino next starred in the Lifetime miniseries "Human Trafficking" (2005), a sobering look at the international sex-trade and its impact on the United States. She wrapped out 2005 filming "Robert Ludlum's Covert One: The Hades Factor" (CBS, 2006), a made-for-TV spy thriller about an elite operative unit sent to investigate the source of a deadly virus threatening to kill millions. Sorvino next appeared in indie dramas "Reservation Road" (2007) and "Multiple Sarcasms" (2009) before starring in the drama "Like Dandelion Dust" (2009) and appearing in "The Trouble with Cali" (2009), directed by her father. War drama "Attack on Leningrad" (2009) and horror film "The Presence" (2010) followed, along with indie drama "Angels Crest" (2011) and ensemble comedy-drama "Union Square" (2012). Sorvino continued working steadily through this period of her career, starring in small films that often went directly to DVD and streaming. She also appeared more frequently on TV, starring in the drama "Intruders" (BBC America 2014) and appearing in recurring roles in action series "Falling Skies" (TNT 2011-15) and crime drama "Stalker" (CBS 2014-15), as well as starring in the holiday film "A Christmas to Remember" (Hallmark 2016) and psychological thriller "Indiscretion" (Lifetime 2016). Sorvino began working more steadily in TV, appearing in espionage series "Condor" (Audience 2018- ) and joining the cast of long-running comedy "Modern Family" (ABC 2009-2019) in a recurring role.

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Highest rated movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hero Mode Kate Mayfield (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet 93% The Girl Who Believes in Miracles Bonnie Hopkins (Character) $1.3M 2021
No Score Yet 59% The Islands Mary Thornton (Character) - 2019
20% 9% Beneath the Leaves Detective Erica Shotwell (Character) - 2019
50% 45% Badland Sarah Cooke (Character) - 2019
42% 79% Stuber Angie McHenry (Character) $22.4M 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Drowning Mary (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Intensive Care Julia (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 46% No One Would Tell Judge Elizabeth Hanover (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Waterlily Jaguar Helen (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 50% Doe The Executive (Character) - 2018
17% 52% Look Away Amy (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Dog and Pony Show Sarah Jean (Character) - 2018
22% 54% 6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain Susan LeMarque (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 33% The Red Maple Leaf Marianna Palermo (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 33% A Christmas to Remember Jennifer Wade / Maggie (Character) - 2016
8% 16% Exposed Janine Cullen (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 32% Indiscretion Veronica (Character) - 2016
18% 28% Mothers and Daughters Georgina Scott (Character) - 2016
25% 83% Do You Believe? Samantha (Character) $13M 2015
44% 55% Quitters May Rayman (Character) - 2015
0% 57% Chloe & Theo Monica (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ava & Lala Unknown (Voice) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frozen in Time Unknown (Voice) - 2014
25% 39% Perfect Sisters Linda (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 32% Space Warriors Sally Hawkins (Character) - 2013
0% 54% Trade of Innocents Claire Becker (Character) $8.8K 2012
No Score Yet 77% Smitty Amanda (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 17% Finding Mrs. Claus Mrs. Claus (Character) - 2012
22% 38% Angels Crest Angie (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 49% Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life Elaine (Character) - 2011
66% 35% Union Square Lucy (Character) $44.8K 2011
No Score Yet 19% The Presence The Woman (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2010
9% 24% Multiple Sarcasms Cari (Character) $28.9K 2010
82% 76% Like Dandelion Dust Wendy Porter (Character) $352.8K 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweetwater Jeanne (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 43% Leningrad Kate Davis (Character) - 2007
38% 52% Reservation Road Ruth Wheldon (Character) $101.4K 2007
No Score Yet 32% Robert Ludlum's Covert One: The Hades Factor Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 87% Human Trafficking Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 14% The Final Cut Delila (Character) $548K 2004
8% 64% Gods and Generals Fanny Chamberlain (Character) $12.9M 2003
25% 46% Between Strangers Natalia (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 17% Angel of Death Maria Delgado (Character) - 2002
38% 63% Wisegirls Meg (Character) - 2002
48% 51% Triumph of Love The Princess/Phocion/Aspasie (Character) $448.5K 2001
69% 74% The Grey Zone Dina (Character) $507.4K 2001
No Score Yet 27% The Great Gatsby Daisy Buchanan (Character) - 2000
43% 40% Famous Self $112.5K 2000
51% 60% Summer of Sam Dionna (Character) $19.3M 1999
32% 46% At First Sight Amy Benic (Character) $22.4M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarantella Unknown (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 56% Too Tired to Die Death/Jean (Character) - 1998
29% 26% Free Money Agent Karen Polarski (Character) - 1998
36% 47% The Replacement Killers Meg Coburn (Character) $19M 1998
0% 54% Lulu on the Bridge Celia Burns (Character) - 1998
73% 65% Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Romy White (Character) $29.2M 1997
64% 37% Mimic Susan Tyler (Character) $25.5M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jake's Women Julie (Character) - 1996
60% 42% Norma Jean & Marilyn Marilyn Monore (Character) - 1996
79% 81% Beautiful Girls Sharon Cassidy (Character) $10.6M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Cop Maria (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarantella Diane (Character) - 1995
78% 73% Mighty Aphrodite Linda Ash (Character) $4.8M 1995
36% 44% Sweet Nothing Monika (Character) $98.3K 1995
41% 76% Blue in the Face Young Lady (Character) $586.3K 1995
96% 87% Quiz Show Sandra Goodwin (Character) $24.8M 1994
60% No Score Yet Tales of Erotica Teresa (Character) - 1994
83% 80% Barcelona Marta Ferrer (Character) $7.3M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Parallel Lives Matty Derosa (Character) - 1994
33% 72% Amongst Friends Laura (Character) $242.2K 1993

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Expecting Dr. Green (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 48% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Condor Marty Frost (Character) 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2020 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strahan & Sara Guest 2019
85% 87% Modern Family Nicole Rosemary Page (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Couch Surfing Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2018
No Score Yet 90% StartUp Rebecca Stroud (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Talk Stoop Guest 2018
87% 87% Condor Marty Frost (Character) 2018
No Score Yet 29% Unapologetic With Aisha Tyler Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Politicking With Larry King Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Today Live Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night Guest 2016
79% 69% Falling Skies Sara (Guest Star) 2014-2015
20% 81% Stalker Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Project Runway All Stars Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
39% 66% Intruders Amy Whelan (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2014 2012 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2014
89% 92% Psych Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Better Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Nate Berkus Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Templar Unknown (Character) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2009
90% 96% House Dr. Cate Milton (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hades Factor Unknown (Character) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Human Trafficking Agent Kate Morozov / Katya Morozova (Character) 2005
No Score Yet 87% Will & Grace Diane (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet EPIX FREE: Condor Marty Frost (Character)

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