June 19, 1967
Brooklyn Heights, New York, U.S.
|Education||Saint Ann's School|
(m. 1996; div. 2002)
Mia Sarapochiello (born June 19, 1967) better known as Mia Sara, is a retired American actress. She is best known for her role as Sloane Peterson in the 1986 comedy film Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and other films such as Legend (1985) and Timecop (1994).
Sara was born Mia Sarapochiello in Brooklyn Heights, New York, of Italian-American descent. She is the daughter of Diana, a stylist and photographer, and Jerome Sarapochiello, a photographer and artist. She attended St. Ann's School, in Brooklyn, New York.
Sara's breakthrough role was Princess Lili in Ridley Scott's 1985 fairy-tale film Legend. Playing the role of Ferris Bueller's girlfriend, Sloane Peterson, in the 1986 blockbuster film Ferris Bueller's Day Off made her even more popular. She also appeared in the 1987 miniseries Queenie, a roman à clef on actress Merle Oberon, as well as 1992's A Stranger Among Us, directed by Sidney Lumet. In 1994 she starred opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme in the blockbuster Timecop, for which she won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. She also played the part of Molly Connor in The Impossible Elephant (2001). Her television roles have included playing Annie Knox in the science fiction series Time Trax (1993–94) and Dr. Harleen Quinzel in the short-lived WB Network superhero show Birds of Prey (2002).
She is now married to Brian Henson, oldest son of Muppets creator Jim Henson. Sara had previously acted in Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story, directed by Henson. They have one daughter, Amelia Jane Henson, born in 2005.
|1986||Ferris Bueller's Day Off||Sloane Peterson|
|1988||Apprentice to Murder||Alice Spangler|
|1988||Shadows in the Storm||Melanie|
|1990||Any Man's Death||Gerlind|
|1991||A Climate for Killing||Elise Shipp|
|1991||By the Sword||Erin Clavelli|
|1992||A Stranger Among Us||Leah|
|1994||Caroline at Midnight||Victoria Dillon|
|1995||The Set Up||Gina Sands|
|1995||The Pompatus of Love||Cynthia|
|1995||Black Day Blue Night||Hallie Schrag|
|1996||The Maddening||Cassie Osborne|
|2000||Little Insects||Princess Dayzie (voice)|
|2001||The Impossible Elephant||Molly Connor|
|2002||Turn of Faith||Annmarie De Carlo|
|2003||Hoodlum & Son||Ellen Heaven|
|2012||Dorothy and the Witches of Oz||Princess Langwidere|
|1987||Queenie||Queenie Kelly / Dawn Avalon||TV miniseries|
|1988||Alfred Hitchcock Presents||Sara Fletcher||"Twisted Sisters"|
|1989||Big Time||Fran||TV film|
|1989||Till We Meet Again||Delphine de Lancel||TV miniseries|
|1990||Daughter of Darkness||Katherine Thatcher||TV film|
|1992||Call of the Wild||Jessie Gosselin||TV film|
|1993||Blindsided||Chandler Strange||TV film|
|1993||Time Trax||Elyssa Channing-Knox / Annie Knox||"A Stranger in Time", "To Kill a Billionaire"|
|1995||Bullet to Beijing||Natasha||TV film|
|1995–96||Chicago Hope||Annie Rueman||"Informed Consent", "Women on the Verge"|
|1996||Midnight at Saint Petersburg||Natasha||TV film|
|1996||Undertow||Willie Yates||TV film|
|1997||20,000 Leagues Under the Sea||Mara||TV miniseries|
|1998||Hard Time||Myler||TV film|
|2001||Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story||Ondine||"1.1", "1.2"|
|2002||Lost in Oz||Loriellidere||Unsold TV pilot|
|2002–03||Birds of Prey||Dr. Harleen Quinzel/Harley Quinn||Main role|
|2005||CSI: NY||Cala Winger||"Jamalot"|
|2006||Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King||Beautiful Passenger||"Battleground"|
|2011||The Witches of Oz||Princess Langwidere||TV miniseries|
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