Mira Sorvino
Mira Sorvino (Image Source: Mira’s Instagram)

Accolades and awards are all about praising someone’s work and motivating them to do much better in their fields. It is a form of acknowledging others’ hard work and their dedication in the entertainment industry; Academy Award and Golden Globe are the of the highest awards that not only honor the artist but create a brand and value in the entertainment industry. Today, we are going to learn about Mira Sorvino, who has won both an academy award and the golden globe as an actor.

Mira Katherine Sorvino, also known as Miro Sorvino, is an American actress who has won the accolades; Academy Award and Golden Globe for her marvelous performance in the comedy movie Mighty Aphrodite for best supporting actress.

Who Are Mira Sorvino Parents?

On September 28, 1967, Mira Sorvino was born to Paul Anthony Sorvino and Lorraine Ruth Davis in Manhattan, New York. Her father was a well-known character Actor, Movie director, Sculptor, and entrepreneur. He was the owner of Paul Sorvino Foods & part owner of Janson-Beckett Cosmeceuticals. Mira lost her father in July 2022 and was very hurt when she realized that the Oscars did not give tribute to her father in the Memoriam. Her mother, Lorraine, is a well-known drama therapist for Alzheimer’s disease patients and a former actress.

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Mira grew up in a family of five with two siblings, a younger sister named Amanda Sorvino, who is a successful writer and actor and runs an animal rescue mission. Her younger brother named, Michael, aka Mike Sorvino, is an actor, producer, and director.

Where Did Miro Sorvino Get Her Education From?

Mira Sorvino went to Dwight Englewood School in New Jersey, where she learned drama and acting by participating in many theatre productions. Later she got accepted into Harvard University for a bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1989. Mira also got a chance to study in Beijing after being placed by Council on International Educational Exchange, where she learned mandarin and became fluent in speaking Mandarin.

What Are Mira Sorvino’s Career Peaks?

Mira Sorvino is a well-recognized name in the entertainment industry; she rose to fame after appearing in Woody Allen’s movie Mighty Aphrodite and won Oscar for her performance in the movie. Since then, she has never looked back, but just like every success story, there is pain that comes along; in 2017, Mira spoke publicly about the sexual harassment she faced from producer Harvey Weinstein.

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Mira Sorvino as Marilyn Monroe

Her career chart has been very interesting; she has played Marilyn Monroe in the HBO movie Norma Jean & Marilyn, for which she got nominated for a Golden Globe. In 2000, she appeared in the movie The Great Gatsby as Daisy Buchanan.

Who Is Mira Sorvino Married To?

Mira Sorvino is currently married to Christopher Paul Backus, an American actor. Mira met her husband when he was a struggling actor and entering the movie industry. They got first introduced to each other by their mutual friend Samantha McMillen and at her party at Hollywood Stylist. In 2004, The duo got married in a private wedding ceremony in Santa Barbara while she was also pregnant with her first child.

Mira Sorvino with her family

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Mira and Christopher are parents to four children; their first kid, a daughter, was born on 3 November 2004, named Mattea Angel Backus. A son named Johnny Christopher King Backus was born on Mar 29, 2006. On June 22, 2009, a son named Holden Paul Terry Backus was born, and their youngest daughter, Lucia Backus, was born on May 3, 2012.

How Much Is Mira Sorvino’s Net Worth?

Mira Sorvino’s wiki suggests that she now has an estimated net worth of $16 million, with her major source earnings being acting in movies and TV shows. She is managed and represented by Agency for the Performing Arts, Management 360, The Artists Partnership, London, and Lichter Grossman, Nichols Adler, and Feldman. She has also endorsed many brands and has been affiliated with Amnesty International since 2004.

How Tall Is Mira Sorvino?

Mira Sorvino has an average height of 5 feet 10 inches and weighs 59 kg at the age of 55. She is a beautiful actress with dark brown natural hair, which she often dyes to blonde and dark brown colored eyes.

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