Mia Sara

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Mia Sara
Born Mia Sarapochiello
(1967-06-19) June 19, 1967 (age 49)
Brooklyn Heights, New York, United States
Nationality American
Education Saint Ann's School
Occupation Actress
Years active 1985–2013
Spouse(s) Jason Connery (m. 1996–2002)
(1 child)
Brian Henson (m. 2010) (1 child)

Mia Sara (born June 19, 1967)[1] is an 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).

Early life[edit]

She was born Mia Sarapochiello /ˌsɑːrəpəˈkjɛl/ 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.[2][3] She attended St. Ann's School, in Brooklyn, New York.[4]

Career[edit]

Sara's breakthrough role was princess Lilly in Ridley Scott's 1985 fairy tale-film Legend. A year later, the role of Ferris Bueller's girlfriend, Sloane Peterson, made her even more popular in the 1986 film Ferris Bueller's Day Off.[4] She also appeared in the miniseries Queenie, a roman à clef on actress Merle Oberon,[5] 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.[6] 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).

Personal life[edit]

Sara enjoys flying and holds a private pilot license. In March 1996, Sara was married to Jason Connery, son of Sean Connery, with whom she performed in Bullet to Beijing. In June 1997, they had a son, Dashiell Quinn Connery. The couple divorced in 2002. She is now married to Brian Henson, oldest son of Muppets creator Jim Henson.[7] They have one daughter, Amelia Jane Henson, born in 2005.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1985 Legend Princess Lily
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 Climate for Killing, AA Climate for Killing Elise Shipp
1991 By the Sword Erin Clavelli
1992 Stranger Among Us, AA Stranger Among Us Leah
1994 Caroline at Midnight Victoria Dillon
1994 Timecop Melissa Walker
1995 Set Up, TheThe Set Up Gina Sands
1995 Pompatus of Love, TheThe Pompatus of Love Cynthia
1995 Black Day Blue Night Hallie Schrag
1996 Maddening, TheThe Maddening Cassie Osborne
1999 Dazzle Miss Martinet
2000 Little Insects Princess Dayzie (voice)
2001 Incredible Elephant, TheThe Incredible Elephant Molly Connor
2002 Turn of Faith Annmarie De Carlo
2003 Hoodlum & Son Ellen Heaven
2012 Dorothy and the Witches of Oz Princess Langwidere
2013 Pretty Pretty Narciss Short

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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 Strangers Ginny "Stone Heart"
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 Harley Quinn Main role
2005 CSI: NY Cala Winger "Jamalot"
2006 Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King Beautiful Passenger "Battleground"
2007 Tinseltown Lena TV series
2011 Witches of Oz, TheThe Witches of Oz Princess Langwidere TV miniseries

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mia Sara Biography". The New York Times. Retrieved January 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Rose Fantozzi". Nazafuneralhome.com. 
  3. ^ "Mia Sara Biography (1967–)". Filmreference. Retrieved July 27, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b Scott, Vernon (July 25, 1986). "Mia Sara Lands Plum Roles Despite Lack of Training". Schenectady Gazette. Retrieved February 12, 2011. 
  5. ^ Hill, Michael E. (May 10, 1987). "Mia Sara drops teen act for 'Queenie'". Anchorage Daily News. Retrieved February 12, 2011. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Past Saturn Awards : Film Awards : Best Supporting Actress". The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. Archived from the original on May 12, 2011. Retrieved February 12, 2011. 
  7. ^ Henson.com April 11, 2012. Retrieved April 12, 2012.

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