Photo of Mira Sorvino Mira Sorvino

The daughter of veteran character actor Paul Sorvino, Mira was born Jan. 28, 1967, in Tenafly, N.J. She earned a degree in East Asian studies from Harvard University and entered the film industry as an assistant director -- not as an actress.

But the family bug eventually bit, and after a stint on the television soap "Guiding Light," Sorvino began making film appearances in the early 1990s, starting with Amongst Friends, Barcelona and Quiz Show.

Playing Linda Ash -- a hooker, porn star and aspiring actress -- in Woody Allen's Mighty Aphrodite (1995), Sorvino won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar. She has since followed that early triumph with notable work in Beautiful Girls, Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion, The Replacement Killers, Lulu on the Bridge, At First Sight, Summer of Sam, and Gods and Generals.

Mira Sorvino in Exposed

Exposed

2016 R

As Det. Scott Galban investigates the strange circumstances behind his partner's death, a succession of unusual events unfolds -- prompting a revelation from a young teacher who asserts that she witnessed a miracle.

  • Mira Sorvino in Gods and Generals Gods and Generals
  • Mira Sorvino in Do You Believe? Do You Believe?
  • Mira Sorvino in The Last Templar The Last Templar
  • Mira Sorvino in Barcelona Barcelona
  • Mira Sorvino in Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
  • Mira Sorvino in The Final Cut The Final Cut
  • Mira Sorvino in Beautiful Girls Beautiful Girls
  • Mira Sorvino in Quiz Show Quiz Show
  • Mira Sorvino in Mothers and Daughters Mothers and Daughters
  • Mira Sorvino in Wisegirls Wisegirls
  • Mira Sorvino in Reservation Road Reservation Road
  • Mira Sorvino in Space Warriors Space Warriors
  • Mira Sorvino in Lulu on the Bridge Lulu on the Bridge
  • Mira Sorvino in Human Trafficking Human Trafficking
  • Mira Sorvino in Attack on Leningrad Attack on Leningrad
  • Mira Sorvino in Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
  • Mira Sorvino in Angels Crest Angels Crest
  • Mira Sorvino in Perfect Sisters Perfect Sisters
  • Mira Sorvino in New York Cop New York Cop
  • Mira Sorvino in Summer of Sam Summer of Sam
  • Mira Sorvino in Lisa Picard Is Famous Lisa Picard Is Famous
  • Mira Sorvino in The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby
  • Mira Sorvino in Covert One: The Hades Factor Covert One: The Hades Factor
  • Mira Sorvino in The Presence The Presence
  • Mira Sorvino in Smitty Smitty
  • Mira Sorvino in Chloe & Theo Chloe & Theo
  • Mira Sorvino in Amongst Friends Amongst Friends
  • Mira Sorvino in Blue in the Face Blue in the Face
  • Mira Sorvino in The Buccaneers The Buccaneers
  • Mira Sorvino in Too Tired to Die Too Tired to Die
  • Mira Sorvino in The Grey Zone The Grey Zone
  • Mira Sorvino in Between Strangers Between Strangers
  • Mira Sorvino in Angel of Death Angel of Death
  • Mira Sorvino in Like Dandelion Dust Like Dandelion Dust
  • Mira Sorvino in Multiple Sarcasms Multiple Sarcasms
  • Mira Sorvino in Union Square Union Square
  • Mira Sorvino in Trade of Innocents Trade of Innocents
  • Mira Sorvino in Intruders Intruders