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Mira Sorvino

Highest Rated:   96% Quiz Show (1994)
Lowest Rated:   0% Chloe & Theo (2015)
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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

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
44% Quitters
  • May Rayman
2016
19% Mothers and Daughters
  • Georgina
2016
5% Exposed
  • Janine Cullen
2016
No Score Yet A Christmas to Remember
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Indiscretion
  • Veronica Simon
2016
0% Chloe & Theo
  • Actor
2015
17% Do You Believe?
  • Samantha
$9.2M 2015
27% 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
63% 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
95% Woody Allen: A Documentary
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
  • Elaine
2011
81% 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
36% 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
37% The Final Cut
  • Delila
$0.6M 2004
8% Gods and Generals
  • Fanny Chamberlain
$12.9M 2003
68% 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
17% 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
59% Mimic
  • Susan Tyler
1997
70% 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
43% 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
27% Amongst Friends
  • Laura
1993

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet Project Runway All Stars
2012-2016
  • Judge
  • 2015
21% Stalker
2014-2015
  • Vicky Gregg
  • 2015
85% Falling Skies
2011-2015
  • Sara
  • 2014
39% Intruders
2014
  • Amy Whelan
  • 2014
No Score Yet Psych
2006-2014
  • Actor
  • 2014
No Score Yet America's Most Wanted
2010-2012
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet
2012
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet House
2004-2012
  • Dr. Cate Milton
  • 2008
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Diane
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2002
  • 2001

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