Date of Birth: September 28th 1967
Mira Katherine Sorvino is an Oscar and Golden Globe Award-winning American actress. She is the daughter of Italian American character actor Paul Sorvino and Lorraine Davis, a drama therapist for Alzheimer's patients; she has two siblings, Michael, and Amanda, a playwright.
Her father did not want his children to become actors; at a young age, however, Sorvino wrote and acted in backyard plays with childhood friend Hope Davis, in theater productions at Dwight-Englewood High School, and later at Harvard University, where she graduated magna cum laude in East Asian Studies.
Sorvino spent the next three years in New York City, trying to make a name for herself as an actress. 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. Positive reviews opened doors for her.
Sorvino is 5'10" tall. She dated director Quentin Tarantino for several years and was in a relationship with French actor Olivier Martinez. She met actor Christopher Backus - fourteen years her junior - at a friend's charades party in August 2003: "He walked into the kitchen looking for silverware. We saw each other and something made us want to talk to each other more". She told People. They were engaged within a month. On June 11, 2004, they married in a private civil ceremony at a Santa Barbara, California courthouse, then later had a hilltop ceremony in Capri, Italy. Their daughter, Mattea Angel, was born on November 3, 2004 and their son, Johnny Christopher King, was born on May 29, 2006