Mira Sorvino

Mira Sorvino

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1967-09-28 (53 years old) · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Tenafly, New Jersey, USA

82 Movies · 26 TV shows

Also Known As: Mira Katherine Sorvino

Biography

Mira Katherine Sorvino (; born September 28, 1967) is an American actress. She won the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Woody Allen's Mighty Aphrodite (1995).She also starred in the films Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997), Mimic (1997), Lulu on the Bridge (1998), The Replacement Killers (1998), Summer of Sam (1999), and Like Dandelion Dust (2009). For her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996), she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie and for a Golden Globe for her role in Human Trafficking (2005).

Personal Life

Between 1996 and 1998, Mira Sorvino was romantically involved with director Quentin Tarantino, who was her escort to the Academy Awards ceremony where she won Best Supporting Actress for Mighty Aphrodite.Sorvino met actor Christopher Backus at a friend's charades party in August 2003. On June 11, 2004, they married in a private civil ceremony at the Santa Barbara, California, courthouse, then later had a hilltop ceremony in Capri, Italy. The couple has four children: daughters Mattea Angel (born 2004) and Lucia (born 2012) and sons Johnny Christopher King (born 2006) and Holden Paul Terry Backus (born 2009).In honor of Sorvino's role as Susan Tyler, an entomologist who was investigating deadly insect mutations in the feature film Mimic, the discovery of a compound excreted by the sunburst diving beetle as a defense mechanism was named "mirasorvone" by entomologist Thomas Eisner.In September 2014, Sorvino gave a wide-ranging interview on The Nerdist Podcast in which she discusses her education and her life in China, and many of her varied interests. Sorvino is a Christian. She resides with her family in Los Angeles, California.In 2017, Mira Sorvino came out publicly about the sexual harassment she endured from producer Harvey Weinstein. As one of his many victims, Sorvino believes that her career may have been damaged after rebuffing Weinstein's advances. According to Peter Jackson, Weinstein blacklisted Sorvino and Ashley Judd, another alleged victim of Weinstein, from being considered for casting in The Lord of the Rings films. In 2019 she also made public that she is a date rape survivor.

Early Life

Sorvino was born in Manhattan to Lorraine Ruth Davis, a drama therapist for Alzheimer's disease patients and a former actress, and Paul Sorvino, a character actor and film director. She has two siblings, Michael and Amanda. Sorvino is of Italian descent on her father's side.Sorvino was raised in Tenafly, New Jersey, where she wrote and acted in backyard plays with her childhood friend Hope Davis and in theater productions at Dwight-Englewood School. Sorvino has said that as a child she was strongly influenced by her mother to pursue social causes; her mother had participated at the March on Washington. Sorvino excelled in high school, and was accepted into Harvard University. She studied for one year as an exchange student with CIEE in Beijing, China, where she became fluent in Mandarin Chinese. In 1989, she graduated from Harvard magna cum laude with a degree in East Asian studies. She also helped found the Harvard-Radcliffe Veritones, one of Harvard's co-ed a cappella groups in 1985.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

7 Movies
Crime Story

Crime Story

2021
Ben Myers went on a deadly rampage of vengeance when he was targeted in a home robbery. With his family in the crosshairs, he must face the consequences of his past.
The Girl Who Believes in Miracles

The Girl Who Believes in Miracles

3
2021
Sara believes faith can move mountains. Can Sara's family save her?
Hero Mode

Hero Mode

6.75
2021
A teenage coding genius has 30 days to create the world's greatest video game or his family will lose everything. No pressure.
After We Fell

After We Fell

6.96
2021
As her life becomes unglued, nothing is what she thought it would be. Not her family or her friends. The only person that she should be able to rely on is Hardin, who is furious when he discovers the ...
East of the Mountains

East of the Mountains

2021
When retired heart surgeon Ben Givens learns that he has terminal cancer, he takes his beloved dog back to his childhood home in Eastern Washington to end his life on his own terms. Ben's journey take...
Val

Val

2021
For over 40 years, one of Hollywood's most enigmatic and/or misunderstood actors has been documenting his own life and craft through film and video. He has amassed thousands of hours of footage, from ...
The Perfect Victim

The Perfect Victim

2021
After investigating the Gilbert Rozon affair together in October 2017 in the wake of the #MeToo movement, journalists Émilie Perreault and Monic Néron are teaming up to sign this hotly current documen...

2020.

4 Movies · 2 TV shows
Butter

Butter

2020
A lonely obese boy everyone calls "Butter" is about to make history. He is going to eat himself to death-live on the Internet-and everyone is invited to watch.
Most Guys Are Losers

Most Guys Are Losers

5
2020
A college kid from California tries to get approval from his girlfriend's dad, a bar owner and author of a dating book, over Thanksgiving weekend in Chicago.
Badland

Badland

2020
The detective was hired to track down the worst of the Confederate war criminals. When he meets a determined pioneer woman, his resolve is tested.
TV
The Expecting

The Expecting

2020
The journey of a young woman down on her luck and pregnant is a dark one. She has to deal with the effects of her pregnancy and the possibility of a conspiracy.
TV
Hollywood

Hollywood

7.67
2020
A group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood are trying to make it big.
Sound of Freedom

Sound of Freedom

2020
The story of Tim Ballard, a former US government agent, who quit his job in order to save children from sex traffickers.

2019.

5 Movies
Drowning

Drowning

2019
A mother is grieving over her son going off to war.
Stuber

Stuber

5.77
2019
After crashing his car, a cop who's recovering from eye surgery recruits a driver to help him catch a heroin dealer. The pair soon find themselves in for a wild day of gunfights and stakeouts as they ...
The Islands

The Islands

2019
Based on the incredible true-life story of Chiefess Kapiolani who descended into an active volcano to demonstrate her new-found faith and ushered in a new beginning in Hawaii.
QT8: The First Eight

QT8: The First Eight

2019
A detailed account of the life and artistic career of legendary filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, from his early days as a video club manager to the scandalous fall in disgrace of producer Harvey Weinstein...
Beneath The Leaves

Beneath The Leaves

2019
Four small-town boys are kidnapped by James Whitley, a warm-eyed psychopath. His grotesque pursuit to reunite orphaned children with their deceased birth parents is halted when the boys escape and he ...

2018.

5 Movies · 3 TV shows
No One Would Tell

No One Would Tell

2018
Laura Collins, single mom to daughter Sarah, has had a history of rocky relationships, so when Sarah begins dating the popular and charismatic Rob Tennison, Laura is thrilled with what she sees. Laura...
Waterlily Jaguar

Waterlily Jaguar

2018
A famous writer's obsession leaves his relationships and marriage in tatters.
TV
Unapologetic with Aisha Tyler

Unapologetic with Aisha Tyler

2018
Unlike a conventional after show confined to the companion series itself, Unapologetic will feature Aisha Tyler leading a topical discussion around the broader, female-centric issues and themes that D...
TV
Spy Kids: Mission Critical

Spy Kids: Mission Critical

2018
An animated series is about the S.W.A.M.P. They weren't helped by their parents.
Look Away

Look Away

6
2018
A timid and socially alienated 17-year-old high school student's life is turned upside down when she switches places with her sinister mirror image.
Doe

Doe

6
2018
A man wakes up with no memory of his past but the ability to speak dozens of languages fluently. After finding a clue about his former self, he will race against time to discover his true identity.
A Dog and Pony Show

A Dog and Pony Show

2018
A renowned circus dog is the only one left. Billy, a kid from the city who has just moved to town, found her and took her to live at a farm with a quirky cast of farm animals.
TV
Condor

Condor

6.45
2018
When Joe Turner learns that the CIA has been using a program he developed to spy on American citizens, he is tested to see if he is still a good analyst. Three days of condor were political thrillers....

2017.

2 Movies
6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain

6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain

2017
A snowboarder gets lost in a massive winter storm in the back country of the High Sierras and is forced to battle his own demons as he tries to survive.
The Red Maple Leaf

The Red Maple Leaf

2017
A detective grieves the loss of his wife and daughter and is determined to find them. No matter what the cost is, Ambassador is still Ambassador.

2016.

4 Movies · 2 TV shows
Indiscretion

Indiscretion

2016
A married woman's affair comes back to haunt her when her lover is in every part of her life.
TV
American Crime Story

American Crime Story

5.92
2016
The anthology series focused on some of the history's most famous criminals.
Exposed

Exposed

4
2016
A police detective is searching for the truth behind his partner's death as a young Latina woman experiences strange things after witnessing a miracle.
TV
Lady Dynamite

Lady Dynamite

6
2016
A single-camera half-hour comedy based on what Maria Bamford has accepted to be her life.
Mothers and Daughters

Mothers and Daughters

2016
There are interwoven stories of what it is to be a mom through the lens of photographer Rigby Gray.
A Christmas to Remember

A Christmas to Remember

2016
A harsh TV personality needs a break from her life and so she hops into a car and drives to a small town mountain retreat. She crashes on her way to the scene. She arrives with no recollection, but a ...

2015.

3 Movies
Do You Believe?

Do You Believe?

2015
When a pastor is shaken by a street-corner preacher, true belief requires action. In a way that only God can, his response ignites a journey that affects everyone.
Quitters

Quitters

2015
The Raymans are a wealthy family. Clark is a high school student. As his mother entered treatment for a pill addiction, Clark thought about running away from home. He has to make a decision.
Chloe and Theo

Chloe and Theo

2015
A young woman, Chloe, living by her wits on the streets of New York City, has a chance meeting with a wise Inuit Eskimo, Theo, who was sent to New York by his elders to provide a message to the people...

2014.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Perfect Sisters

Perfect Sisters

2014
Tired of their mother's alcoholism and a string of her abusive boyfriends, two sisters plot to kill her.
Ava & Lala

Ava & Lala

2014
A girl and an animal. They go on a wild and magical adventure, where they encounter new animal friends and battle the General Tiger for control of Cloud Land.
TV
Intruders

Intruders

6
2014
Members of a secret society seek refuge in other people's bodies.
Frozen in Time

Frozen in Time

2014
The Purtle's visit their Grandfather. They broke a clock in his workshop on Christmas Eve. They need to make Christmas enjoyable for their family.

2013.

1 Movie
Space Warriors

Space Warriors

2013
The son is trying to win a seat on the next space shuttle.

2012.

4 Movies
Trade of Innocents

Trade of Innocents

2012
In the back streets of a tourist town in Southeast Asia, we find a filthy cinder block room, a bed with dirty sheets, and a little girl waiting for the next man. Alex plays the role of her next custom...
Smitty

Smitty

2012
SMITTY is a film about a dog. When life gets tough for Ben, a friendly paw is all it takes to pull him through. Ben is sent to his grandfather's farm for the summer where he crosses paths with a dog. ...
Finding Mrs. Claus

Finding Mrs. Claus

2012
When Mrs. Claus goes to Las Vegas to help a little girl with her Christmas wish because she feels neglected by her husband. Santa puts Christmas at risk when he finds out and follows her to Sin City t...
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

2012
A month before his birthday, Jeremy received a box that he had to open.

2011.

3 Movies
Union Square

Union Square

2011
There was a reluctant reunion of sisters. One is on the verge of marriage and the other is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Both struggle with truths they're hiding from each other. Jenny cut off ...
Angels Crest

Angels Crest

2011
The small working-class town of Angels Crest is a tight-knit community that rests quietly in one of the vast and stunningly beautiful valleys of the Rockies. One of the town's residents is a young fat...
Woody Allen: A Documentary

Woody Allen: A Documentary

2011
Woody Allen allowed his life and creative process to be documented on camera for the first time. Robert B is an Oscar-nominated filmmaker. Weide followed the film legend for over a year and a half to ...

2010.

2 Movies
The Presence

The Presence

2010
A woman travels to an isolated cabin and is followed by a phantom who lives in her space. When the woman's boyfriend arrives, the dark spirit's haunting grows obsessive. As the woman begins to exhibit...
Multiple Sarcasms

Multiple Sarcasms

2010
Gabriel is a man who on the surface has a successful career as an architect, a beautiful wife, and a devoted young daughter. It starts to dawn on him that he is not really happy. Gabriel wants to writ...

2009.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
Leningrad

Leningrad

2009
Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union in 1941. Kate Davies, a foreign journalist who was evacuated, is presumed dead and misses the plane. Alone in the city she is helped by a young and idealist polic...
TV
The Last Templar

The Last Templar

6
2009
The Last Templar is based on a novel that aired in the U.S. On January 25 and 26, 2009, starring Mira Sorvino. Muse Entertainment is the producer of the miniseries. The executive producers are Robert ...
TV
Modern Family

Modern Family

6.46
2009
A large and blended family is what the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan is. They show us a sometimes warm, sometimes twisted embrace of the modern family.
Like Dandelion Dust

Like Dandelion Dust

2009
The drama explores the different meanings of being a parent through the lives of a struggling family and a privileged family. For the love of a little boy, their lives intersect and collide. The film ...

2007.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Attack on Leningrad

Attack on Leningrad

2007
Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union in 1941. Kate Davies, a foreign journalist who was evacuated, is presumed dead and misses the plane. Alone in the city she is helped by a young and idealist polic...
Reservation Road

Reservation Road

2007
Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men react in unexpected ways.

2006.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Covert One: The Hades Factor

Covert One: The Hades Factor

2006
The first episode of "Covert One: The Hades Factor" was broadcast in Toronto. The series is based on a novel written in 2000 that was part of the Covert-One series.
TV
Psych

Psych

6.27
2006
Shawn Spencer spent his childhood developing a keen eye for detail thanks to his police officer father's efforts. Shawn was wrongly accused of a crime he solved because of his frequent tips to the pol...
Covert One: The Hades Factor

Covert One: The Hades Factor

2006
Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino, Academy and Golden Globe Award winner Anjelica Huston and Stephen Dorff star in this nail-biting tale of action and intrigue about members of an elite undercover tea...

2005.

1 TV show
TV
Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking

8
2005
The story of an American Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent going undercover to stop an organization fromtrafficking people.

2004.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
House

House

6.98
2004
Dr. Gregory House, a drug-addicted, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, leads a team of diagnosticians at a fictional hospital in New Jersey.
The Final Cut

The Final Cut

6.67
2004
Alan Hakman is a 'cutter', someone with the power of final edit over people's recorded histories, but his latest assignment puts him in great danger.

2003.

2 TV shows
TV
Celebrities Uncensored

Celebrities Uncensored

2003
Celebrities Uncensored is a TV show on the E! network that edited together amusing paparazzi footage of celebrities, usually in public places such as public sidewalks, restaurants, nightclubs, etc. Th...
TV
Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

6.3
2003
Jimmy Kimmel Live! is a late-night talk show on ABC.

2002.

3 Movies
Between Strangers

Between Strangers

2002
Three women are talking.
Angel of Death

Angel of Death

2002
There is an Easter celebration in the world. Hosts of hooded Penitents parade through the narrow streets of the Old Town. This Holy Week is different for one celebrant. Semana Santa is a time for him ...
WiseGirls

WiseGirls

2002
A new waitress working at an Italian restaurant in New York City is caught in the middle of a mob-run underworld of drug dealing and murder.

2001.

3 Movies
The Grey Zone

The Grey Zone

2001
Jews who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow Jews find themselves in a moral grey zone.
Massive Attack: Eleven Promos

Massive Attack: Eleven Promos

2001
Massive Attack is one of the most innovative companies in the world. Massive Attack has been credited with creating the sound of trip-hop, and continues to develop new sound worlds with each successiv...
The Triumph of Love

The Triumph of Love

2001
A princess is determined to restore her homeland's throne to its rightful heir, a young prince with whom she falls in love.

2000.

3 Movies
Lisa Picard Is Famous

Lisa Picard Is Famous

2000
A documentarian thinks that New York actress Lisa Picard is going to be famous. He is witness to Lisa's continued, humorous, struggles as an actress, as well as the conflict that arises when Lisa's be...
Bamboozled

Bamboozled

2000
Pierre Delacroix was frustrated when his sitcom idea was rejected. Delacroix can't think of a 21st century show. The network airs it.
The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

2000
Daisy Buchanan is married to a stock broker.

1999.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Summer of Sam

Summer of Sam

3.75
1999
Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centered on the residents of an Italian-American South Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one a...
At First Sight

At First Sight

1999
A blind man has an operation to regain his sight at the urging of his girlfriend and must deal with the changes to his life.
TV
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn

1999
Craig Kilborn hosted this zany talk show, which followed David Letterman's show, from 1999 until 2004. Kilborn left The Daily Show in 1999 to be this show's host after Tom Synder retired. The segment ...

1998.

5 Movies · 1 TV show
Too Tired to Die

Too Tired to Die

1998
A Japanese man is followed by Death in various disguises. Death tells him that he has only 12 hours to live and he needs to make the most of it.
Lulu on the Bridge

Lulu on the Bridge

1998
A famous jazz saxophonist's life is forever changed after he is accidentally shot.
Welcome to Hollywood

Welcome to Hollywood

1998
A film director decides to chart the course of a young actor as he tries to make it in Hollywood.
TV
Will & Grace

Will & Grace

6.33
1998
Will Truman and Grace Adler are best friends, and when Grace's engagement falls apart, she moves in with Will. Along with their friends, they go through the trials of dating, sex, relationships and th...
Free Money

Free Money

1998
One of the coldest parts of North Dakota has a prison with an iron hand. An FBI agent is sent to investigate when an inmate dies. On the home front, the sons-in-law of the Swede, Larry (Thomas Haden C...
The Replacement Killers

The Replacement Killers

5.5
1998
John Lee was hired by the Chinatown crime boss to kill the policeman's son. Lee had the boy in his sights, but his conscience got the better of him, and he spared the child's life. A band of replaceme...

1997.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Mimic

Mimic

5.35
1997
Manhattan children are dying from a disease carried by common roaches. Susan Tyler, an entomologist, created a new breed of insect that excretes a fluid to kill roaches. Three years later, Susan disco...
TV
The View

The View

6
1997
The most exciting events of the day are being discussed on ABC daytime's morning chat fest. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are ...
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

4.5
1997
Two party girls are going to their high school reunion. With a borrowed Jaguar, new clothes and the story of their success as the inventors of Post-It notes, Romy and Michele descend on their alma mat...

1996.

4 Movies
Tales of Erotica

Tales of Erotica

1996
There are a series of erotic short films.
Jake's Women

Jake's Women

1996
Jake is a writer. His marriage is in trouble. He keeps thinking about women in his life. His late wife Julie, his daughter Molly, his sister Karen, and his psychiatrist Edith are all talking to him. H...
Norma Jean & Marilyn

Norma Jean & Marilyn

1996
The film follows the transformation of a simple, ambitious youth to a sex star. She moved from a lover to a lover in order to improve her career. She is never happy because she only knows seduction an...
Beautiful Girls

Beautiful Girls

1996
In a small fictional town of Knight's Ridge, Massachusetts, a group of lifelong buddies hang out, drink and struggle to connect with the women who affect their decisions, dreams and desires during a s...

1995.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
Sweet Nothing

Sweet Nothing

1995
Angel took his first hit of crack cocaine to celebrate the birth of his daughter. He joined a friend of his to deal drugs for a short time so he could get out of debt and buy some nice things for the ...
TV
The Buccaneers

The Buccaneers

5.33
1995
Four American girls have a hard time breaking into the upper-crust society of New York because of their new money background. The young women set sail for England and the English aristocracy after Lau...
Blue in the Face

Blue in the Face

1995
Auggie runs a tobacco shop in New York. The neighborhood comes to him to buy cigarettes. If Lou Reed continues to smoke in the movie, he will have a cut on his health insurance.
Tarantella

Tarantella

1995
Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino plays photographer Diane Di Sorella in this poignant homecoming story. When her mother dies suddenly, Diane must return to her New Jersey home after years of being es...
Mighty Aphrodite

Mighty Aphrodite

4
1995
When he and his wife adopted a baby, Lenny realized that his son is a genius and became obsessed with finding the boy's biological mother in hopes that she will be brilliant as well. When he learns th...

1994.

3 Movies
Quiz Show

Quiz Show

6
1994
A lawyer discovers that a successful TV quiz show is rigged and decides to expose the team behind the show.
Parallel Lives

Parallel Lives

1994
A college reunion turns into a tangled web of passion, romance and intrigue as old friends and enemies catch up with each other's lives. There are many stars.
Barcelona

Barcelona

1994
Ted was a salesman in the Barcelona office of the company. He gets a surprise visit from his cousin Fred, a naval officer who is in Spain on a public relations mission for the U.S. There are vehicles ...

1993.

3 Movies
New York Cop

New York Cop

1993
Allegedly based on a true story, this film follows the life of a Japanese man living in America and working with the New York City police. Toshi decided to go after a gang leader after being recommend...
The Dutch Master

The Dutch Master

1993
Teresa is not like her female colleagues. She can't enjoy that kind of pleasure. There is a painting in the museum that she is interested in. She looks at the young Dutch guy on it while sitting in fr...
Amongst Friends

Amongst Friends

1993
Robert K is a director. Weiss gives a good account of himself in Amongst Friends. The home of childhood friends Patrick McGaw, Steve Parlavecchio, and Joseph Lindsey is the setting of the film. The ki...

1992.

1 TV show
TV
Swans Crossing

Swans Crossing

1992
The thirteen week run of the American teen drama series was from June 29 to September 25, 1992.

1987.

2 TV shows
TV
The Oldest Rookie

The Oldest Rookie

1987
The Oldest Freshman aired on CBS from September 16, 1987 to January 13, 1988. The series stars Paul Sorvino as Officer Ike Porter, a middle-aged deputy chief in charge of public relations that decides...

1985.

1 Movie
The Stuff

The Stuff

6
1985
Amalgamated Dairies hires David Rutherford, an FBI man turned industrial saboteur, to investigate a popular new product called "the Stuff," a new dessert product that is blowing ice cream sales out of...

1953.

1 TV show
TV
The Oscars

The Oscars

1953
The film industry is honored at an annual American awards ceremony. The Academy Award of Merit is better known as the Oscar and is given to the various category winners.

Unknown Year.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Norma Jean & Marilyn

Norma Jean & Marilyn

The biographical film "Novo Jean & Marilyn" was aired on TV in 1996. Mira Sorvino played Marilyn Monroe in the film. Eddie Jordan claimed to have had a years-long relationship with Marilyn Monroe in t...
After Ever Happy

After Ever Happy

The fourth part of The After Universe. As a shocking truth about a couple's families emerges, the two lovers discover they are not so different from each other. The sweet, simple, good girl that she w...
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