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Mira Sorvino stars in "Intruders" on BBC America as Amy Whelan.

Acclaimed actress Mira Sorvino won the Academy Award, the Golden Globe Award, the Critics' Choice Award, the National Board of Review and the New York Film Critics Circle citations, among other honors, for her performance in Woody Allen's "Mighty Aphrodite."
She was a Golden Globe Award nominee for her performance in Christian Duguay's miniseries "Human Trafficking"; and had previously been nominated for "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion" and for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in the HBO film "Norma Jean and Marilyn," which also earned her an Emmy Award nomination.
Sorvino more recently starred in Gaby Dellal's "Angels Crest," opposite Jeremy Piven, Lynn Collins and Kate Walsh. Premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, the film follows 3-year-old Nate Denton who wanders away from his father's truck and disappears during the first snow of the season. The search for him ends with the devastating discovery of his frozen body. Nate's death throws the small foothills community of Angels Crest into disarray.
Sorvino also recently starred in Nancy Savoca's "Union Square," opposite Tammy Blanchard, Michael Rispoli, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Patti LuPone. The independent film focuses on the highs and lows of life, love, and family — and a unique, fresh perspective on the surprisingly deep bond between two sisters.
Sorvino also starred in Christopher Bessette's "Trade of Innocents," opposite Dermot Mulroney. The film is about a couple who, while grieving their daughter's death, set out to rescue girls who are sold into the sex slave trade.
In 2010, Sorvino was seen in Jon Gunn's drama, "Like Dandelion Dust," playing the role of Wendy Porter, the birth mother of an adopted child struggling to find her strength in an abusive marriage. Based on the best-selling novel by Karen Kingsbury, the film explores the different meanings of being a parent through the portrayal of the grittily realistic lives of a struggling blue-collar family (Sorvino and Barry Pepper) and a privileged one (Cole Hauser and Kate Levering). For her performance, Sorvino won the Best Actress Award at the 2009 New York VisionFest, the San Diego Film Festival, the Sonoma Valley Film Festival, the 2010 San Francisco Film Festival and the 2010 California Independent Film Festival, among others.
Other film credits include Brooks Branch's "Multiple Sarcasms," opposite Timothy Hutton and Stockard Channing; Terry George's "Reservation Road," opposite Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Connelly; Robert Redford's "Quiz Show"; Spike Lee's "Summer of Sam"; David Mirkin's "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion"; Clare Peploe's "The Triumph of Love"; Whit Stillman's "Barcelona"; Antoine Fuqua's "Replacement Killers"; Guillermo Del Toro's "Mimic"; Gary Winick's "Sweet Nothing"; Ted Demme's "Beautiful Girls"; and Rob Weiss' "Amongst Friends," which she also associate-produced.
Additionally, Sorvino produced Griffin Dunne's acclaimed independent feature comedy "Lisa Picard Is Famous," which was an official world premiere selection of the 2000 Cannes International Film Festival; and associate-produced the documentary "Freedom to Hate," on anti-Semitism in the former Soviet Union.
Sorvino's television credits include the NBC miniseries "The Last Templar" as well as a guest-starring role on FOX's "House," and a memorable appearance on "Will and Grace."
Onstage, Sorvino has appeared in Joyce Carol Oates' "Greensleeves," "Best of Schools" at UBU Rep, and off-Broadway in the Classic Stage Company's adaptation of Pirandello's "Naked." More recently she appeared in "Stella in the Bois De Boulogne," about legendary acting guru Stella Adler's formative meetings with the great Konstantin Stanislavsky in Paris.
Sorvino was the official ambassador for the worldwide human rights organization Amnesty International's "Stop Violence Against Women" campaign from 2004 to 2008. Her work with Amnesty was recognized at the Artivist Film Festival, which acknowledges socially conscious filmmakers, activist celebrities, and charitable organizations. In March of 2006, she was honored with Amnesty International's Artist of Conscience Award, which is given to those who have displayed strong philanthropic and humanist efforts. Through her work with Amnesty, she lobbied Capitol Hill on such topics as human trafficking and officially testified before Congress on the genocide in Darfur, Sudan. 
Additionally, Sorvino has been a supporter of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime anti-trafficking initiatives since 2007, and in 2009 was appointed to her current position as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime on the subject of Human Trafficking. In 2010, she was honored by Save the Children for her work against Human Trafficking and the United Nations presented her with the Humanitarian Advocate of the Year Award.
Born in Manhattan, Sorvino is the daughter of veteran actor Paul Sorvino and married to actor/writer Chris Backus and they have three children. She attended Harvard University, where she graduated magna cum laude in East Asian studies and received the Hoopes Prize for her thesis. She has also won the National Italian American Foundation's Achievement Award.

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Age: 49 years old
Birthday: September 28, 1967
Birthplace: New York, NY
Husband: Christopher Backus (3 children)

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