Mira Sorvino

Actress Mira Sorvino

Mira Katherine Sorvino is an American actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Mighty Aphrodite (1995) and is also known for her role as Romy White in Romy and Michele's High School Reunion.
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Greta Gerwig, Mira Sorvino say they'll never work with Woody Allen again
CNN - about 1 month
Mira Sorvino and Greta Gerwig have credits in Woody Allen movies, but they never will again, the women say.
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Mira Sorvino praises father after Harvey Weinstein threats
ABC News - about 2 months
"He ought to hope he goes to jail," Paul Sorvino told TMZ.
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Mira Sorvino praises father after he threatens Harvey Weinstein
CNN - about 2 months
Mira Sorvino has nothing but love for her father, actor Paul Sorvino, after he publicly attacked Harvey Weinstein for allegedly blacklisting her in Hollywood.
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Second Director Says Weinsteins Blacklisted Actress Mira Sorvino From Film
Huffington Post - 2 months
Terry Zwigoff's claim comes on the heels of a similar allegation made this week by "Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson.
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Jason Priestley Says He Punched Harvey Weinstein in the Face at a 1995 Golden Globes Party - PEOPLE.com
Google News - 2 months
PEOPLE.com Jason Priestley Says He Punched Harvey Weinstein in the Face at a 1995 Golden Globes Party PEOPLE.com According to Priestley, the alleged fight occurred at the Miramax after party for the 1995 Golden Globes. “Harvey told me I had to leave… I was leaving when he grabbed me by the arm and said 'What are you doing? 'I said 'You told me leave, I'm leaving ... Bad Santa director claims Weinsteins blacklisted Mira Sorvino from movieEW.com Harvey Weinstein Again Denies Blackballing Actresses: Says He Wanted Ashley Judd For 'Good Will Hunting'Deadline Jason Priestley Reveals He Punched Harvey Weinstein in the Face at a 1995 Miramax PartyUs Weekly E! Online -New York Daily News -TheWrap -Vulture all 85 news articles »
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Weinstein denies blacklisting actresses Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino
Reuters.com - 2 months
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Harvey Weinstein on Friday denied barring actresses Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino from working on the movie adaptation of "The Lord of the Rings" or blacklisting them from further projects.
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These Epic GIFs Show 'Romy And Michele' Was About Friendship AND Fashion
Huffington Post - 10 months
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Mira Sorvino fights human trafficking
CNN - about 2 years
UNODC Goodwill Ambassador Mira Sorvino hopes to turn people's attention to what's happening to millions of victims of human trafficking.
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7 Newly Popular Baby Names That Have Been Hiding In Plain Sight
Huffington Post - about 4 years
By Linda Rosenkrantz for Nameberry It always strikes me as somewhat curious when a name that has been hidden in plain sight for decades -- or longer -- attached to a significant literary or real life character will suddenly pop into the zeitgeist and take off. Sometimes the contributing factors are obvious -- sharing with a more recent celebrity (looking at you, Ms Johansson) or its discovery by the parents of a "starbaby." And sometimes, it just remains a mystery. Here are some prominent examples. Atticus The Harper Lee novel To Kill a Mockingbird was published in 1960, and the movie, starring Gregory Peck as principled lawyer and role-model dad Atticus Finch, was released two years later. Between then and now, the book has been a mainstay of English class curricula, working its way into the collective consciousness of future baby namers, while Atticus Finch was voted the greatest hero of American film by the AFI. But why Atticus now? There were five baby boys bearing th...
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Mira Sorvino to Guest-Star on TNT's Falling Skies
Monsters and Critics - over 4 years
Mira Sorvino to Guest-Star on TNT's Falling Skies
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The Next Romy And Michele?
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Move over, Romy and Michele: Kate and Chloe are here. The trailer for "Ass Backwards," starring June Diane Raphael ("Burning Love") as Kate and Casey Wilson ("Happy Endings") as Chloe, has premiered, and with it comes the 2013 version of the Lisa Kudrow-Mira Sorvino comedy. "Backwards" is a buddy comedy centering on two delusional lifelong friends who return home to redeem themselves after securing last place in a child pageant years earlier. Alicia Silverstone portrays Kate and Chloe's pageant rival, with Vincent D'Onofrio, Jon Cryer, Bob Odenkirk and "Orange is the New Black" star Lea DeLaria rounding out the supporting cast. The film, written by Raphael and Wilson, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. It will hit theaters Nov. 8, following an on-demand release on Sept. 30.
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Karen Fragala Smith: The Scent of Blue Jasmine Wafts Over the MoMA
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Serious actors, a few old-school comedians who've reinvented themselves, young beauties and some not-so-young beauties braved the rain and humidity to celebrate the New York premiere of Woody Allen's film, Blue Jasmine. The film stars Cate Blanchett, whose luminous complexion was complemented by an ice pink Balenciaga gown with appliqué flowers. Alec Baldwin proudly showed off his wife, Hilaria's baby bump. Tammy Blanchard was effervescent in a white frock with shimmering sequins contrasted by her new, glossy black coif. Louis C.K. skulked across the red carpet as if he was afraid he would be removed by security, and Andrew Dice Clay, who reached superstardom in the early '90s, followed by a series of failed sitcoms and loads of inconsequential radio spots over the last two decades, needed his own security team to protect him from the throngs of memorabilia-armed fans on the sidewalk. Certain notable names, who were less about being seen, and more a...
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Mira Sorvino joins cast of USA's 'Psych'
Yahoo News - over 4 years
By Tony Maglio LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Mira Sorvino is joining the cast of USA's "Psych" for a multi-episode arc, the network announced Monday. Beginning with the seventh episode of the upcoming eighth season, the Academy Award-winning Sorvino will play the Santa Barbara Police Department's newest head detective, Betsy Brannigan. The character is described by USA as "an incredibly sweet, adorably reserved and yet certified badass." The announcement boasted that Brannigan will be taking down ruthless criminals and making sparkly crafts. ...
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Anne Margaret Daniel: What Did F. Scott Fitzgerald Think of The Great Gatsby, the Movie, in 1926? He Walked Out
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
What did F. Scott Fitzgerald think of the first movie of version of The Great Gatsby? Not much. He didn't stay in the theater to see the end of the only version of the novel made during his lifetime. Hollywood, January 1927: Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald were in Los Angeles for the first time. He was excited to be setting to work on an original screenplay for Lipstick, a collegiate fantasy for the actress Constance Talmadge. As soon as there were movies and stars to admire, Fitzgerald's longtime love of the stage had translated quickly to screen -- and, after his last attempt at a play, The Vegetable, had failed so miserably in 1923, perhaps a screenplay would be just the modern thing to redeem his beloved writing of dialogue. Zelda came with him, but they paused on the way to drop their daughter Scottie, who had turned 6 that past autumn, with Zelda's parents in Montgomery, Ala. Scott figured his screenplay would take only a few weeks to write, but he and Zelda stay...
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Maggie Van Ostrand: Best Pictures That Never Won Best Picture Oscar
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Oscar will be allowed out of his Chicago vault for the annual trip to Hollywood on February 24th. He'll be 85 years old this year and we'd like to know who his plastic surgeon is. You can't tell us he hasn't had a butt lift. Speaking of butts, actors as well as backless, frontless, mindless media-created celebs will wave to fans and stop for fashion interviews, looking over their shoulders and pointing their backs and butts directly at us while secretly trying to figure out why actresses wanted to be called actors and now they're stuck with female actors. Everyone's making book on who'll return their borrowed dresses and tuxes to the designers and the jewels to Harry Winston's. The track record for the return of borrowed clothing is dismal. Every time a star tells the media whose dress she's wearing, it's Hollywoodspeak for, "Try and get it back." We can hope our favorite movie will come away with the big prize, but in the long run, some of the best pictures ever ma...
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Vienna set to party at historic Opera Ball [Photos]
Calgary Sun - about 5 years
Attending this year's Vienna Opera Ball will be a dream come true for Oscar-winning U.S. actress Mira Sorvino, she said as the Austrian capital put the finishing touches on its most glittering social event.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mira Sorvino
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 48
    In 2016, she appeared in the Netflix series Lady Dynamite as an actress working for a sitcom pilot named White Trash.
  • 2014
    Age 46
    In September 2014, Sorvino gave a wide-ranging interview on the The Nerdist Podcast in which she discusses her education and her life in China, and many of her varied interests.
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    In 2014, she reappeared as Head Detective Betsy Brannigan on the final season of Psych, and on the fourth season of Falling Skies as John Pope's love interest, Sara.
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  • 2012
    Age 44
    In 2012, she starred in the feature film Union Square by Nancy Savoca.
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  • 2008
    Age 40
    In February 2008, she guest-starred in the "Frozen" episode of the medical television drama House.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2006
    Age 38
    In recent years, Sorvino has starred in lower-budget and independent films. In 2006, she received a Golden Globe nomination for her role as an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent in the Lifetime film Human Trafficking.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1996
    Age 28
    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, 14 years her junior, 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.
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  • 1995
    Age 27
    In 1995, she portrayed Conchita Closson in the BBC miniseries The Buccaneers based on Edith Wharton's last novel.
    After small roles in Robert Redford's Quiz Show and Whit Stillman's Barcelona, she was cast in the 1995 Woody Allen film Mighty Aphrodite.
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  • 1993
    Age 25
    When the 1993 film Amongst Friends entered pre-production, she was hired as third assistant director, then was promoted to casting director, then to assistant producer, and was finally offered a lead role.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1985
    Age 17
    She also helped found the Harvard-Radcliffe Veritones, one of Harvard's co-ed a cappella groups in 1985.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1967
    Born
    Born on September 28, 1967.
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