What is the net worth of Mira Sorvino?
Mira Sorvino is an American actress who has a net worth of $16 million. Mira Sorvino is best known for her Oscar-winning role as a vivacious prostitute in Woody Allen’s 1995 comedy film Mighty Aphrodite. He has also starred in films such as Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, Mimic, Lulu on the Bridge, and Summer of Sam, among others. On television, Sorvino also won acclaim for her performances in the TV movie “Norma Jean & Marilyn” and the miniseries “Human Trafficking.”
The first start of life and the beginning of the career
Mira Sorvino was born on September 28, 1967 in New York to Paul Sorvino, an actor and director, and Lorraine, a drama therapist for Alzheimer’s patients. She has two siblings, Amanda and Michael, and is of Italian descent on her father’s side. As a young woman, Sorvino grew up in Tenafly, New Jersey, where she wrote and acted in plays with her childhood friend Hope Davis. He also acted in theater productions at Dwight-Englewood School, where he excelled academically. Sorvino enrolled at Harvard University and studied as an exchange student in Beijing, China; as a result, he became fluent in Mandarin Chinese. In 1989, Sorvino graduated magna cum laude from Harvard with a degree in East Asian studies.
Sorvino had her first significant screen role in 1992 when she appeared in six episodes of the teen television series Swans Crossing. The following year, she landed a role in Amongst Friends, leading to many other roles throughout the decade.
Cinematic career breakthroughs
After roles in Robert Redford’s “Quiz Show” and Whit Stillman’s “Barcelona,” Sorvino had a breakthrough year in 1995. In addition to appearing in “Sweet Nothing” and “Blue in the Face,” he had a memorable supporting role . in Woody Allen’s film. comedy “Mighty Aphrodite”. For her performance as the feisty prostitute Linda Ash, Sorvino won both a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Later, he starred in the romantic drama “Pretty Girls” and the drama “Tarantella”. Sorvino had another big one in 1997 when he starred opposite Lisa Kudrow in the comedy Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion and alongside Jeremy Northam and Josh Brolin in the sci-fi horror Mimic.
Cinematic career further
In the early 2000s, Sorvino starred in films such as “The Gray Zone,” “Triumph of Love,” “WiseGirls,” “Between Strangers,” and “The Final Cut.” Later in the decade, he starred in “Reservation Road,” “Like Dandelion Dust,” and “Attack on Leningrad.” In 2010, Sorvino had lead roles in the drama Multiple Sarcasms and the horror film The Presence. He later starred in ‘Angels Crest’, ‘Union Square’, ‘The Trouble with Cali’, ‘Smitty’, ‘Trade of Innocents’, ‘Space Warriors’, ‘Perfect Sisters’, ‘Quitters’, ‘Do You Believe ? “, and “Chloe and Theo”.
Sorvino continued to be prolific on the big screen. Her notable additional credits include the thriller Exposed; crime drama “The Red Maple Leaf”; survival drama “6 Down: Miracle on the Mountain”; the psychological horror film “Look Away”; the Netflix thriller “Beneath the Leaves”; the drama “Butter”; and the drama Most Guys Are Losers. In 2021, Sorvino appeared in six films, including ‘Hero Mode’, ‘Crime Story’, ‘After We Fell’ and ‘Sound of Freedom’.
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After appearing in the television film Parallel Lives and the BBC miniseries The Buccaneers, Sorvino gave one of her most acclaimed performances in the 1996 HBO television film Norma Jean & Marilyn. For her performance as Marilyn Monroe, she received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture. Later in 2000, Sorvino played Daisy Buchanan in a television adaptation of The Great Gatsby. She went on to appear in an episode of “Will & Grace” in 2003, then in the miniseries “Human Trafficking” in 2005. In the latter program, Sorvino played Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Kate Morozov alongside agent Donald Sutherland, Bill Meehan.
In the late 00s, Sorvino was in an episode of “House” and the television movie “The Last Templar.” Later in 2014, she had a recurring role in the detective series “Psych”, at the beginning of another recurring role in seasons four and five of the post-apocalyptic science fiction series “Falling Skies” and had a lead role . in the short film. lived the drama series “Intruders”. Sorvino had many other notable roles in the following years, including recurring roles on “Stalker,” “Lady Dynamite,” “Condor,” “StartUp,” “Modern Family” and “Hollywood.” Her other credits include Impeachment: American Crime Story and Shining Vale.
Personal life and advocacy
From 1996 to 1998, Sorvino dated director Quentin Tarantino. Later, in 2003, she started dating actor Christopher Backus, whom she married in 2004. Together, the couple has four children, including two daughters and two sons. The family lives in Los Angeles, California.
As a political advocate, Sorvino has been involved with Amnesty International since 2004. In 2006, she received the group’s Artist of Conscience Award for her philanthropic efforts. In addition, Sorvino was a UN Goodwill Ambassador for Human Trafficking from 2009 to 2012 and lobbied Congress to abolish human trafficking in Darfur, Sudan.
In 2017, Sorvino was one of many women who spoke out against sexual harassment by producer Harvey Weinstein.