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The following year she played Sandra Goodwin in Robert Redford’s film “Quiz Show”, and took the role of Marta Ferrer in the comedy film “Barcelona”. The year 1995 was Sorvino’s breakthrough year; she was cast as a prostitute with a heart of gold, Linda Ash, in Woody Allen’s “Mighty Aphrodite”, and her skillful performance as the female lead earned her the status of a star, as well as an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Also that year, she was cast with a recurring role as Conchita Closson in the television series “The Buccaneers”.
The following year she played Marilyn Monroe in the TV film “Norma Jean & Marilyn”, and soon after, she had leading roles in the films “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion”, “Mimic”, “The Replacement Killers” and “Summer of Sam”, with her brilliant performances bringing her yet more attention.
In 2004 she married actor, director and screenwriter Christopher Backus; the couple has four children together.
Sorvino is a devoted philanthropist; she has been working with Amnesty International as their Stop Violence Against Women spokesperson, and has served as a UN Goodwill Ambassador to Combat Human Trafficking.
It's just sometimes they're not really allowed, at the earlier stages of their career, to bring the fullness of their imagination to the project, because studios are very, very nervous about what they're doing. But I loved working with Antoine, and it was fun to do an action movie. I blew my voice out when I was doing a reshoot of Mimic-because it was one of those screaming scenes where I'm in the subway and I'm yelling because the monster is coming-and when I came back to the set of The Replacement Killers (1998), Antoine was like, "I like your voice that way. So every day I had to yell to burn out my vocal cords.While at college, she spent a year in China as part of a study abroad program, which enabled her to become fluent in Mandarin.After graduating from Harvard magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies in 1989, she moved to New York City to pursue an acting career.But I wish hadn't done the one about giant cockroaches. My father was like [Imitates Paul Sorvino], "Mira, people are not going to come see a movie about cockroaches. ".(2011, on The Final Cut (2004)) I don't think that many people have seen, and I think it's a rather interesting film. But he's just a brilliant man.(2011, on The Replacement Killers (1998)) I wanted to work for John Woo, and he was one of the executive producers, and Antoine Fuqua.I wish I had been in one of his later ones, which were more esoteric and beautiful. There's a kind of evolutionary revulsion we have toward those sorts of insects, and no one will come to see it. It was funny: That and Mimic (1997), the directors both made greater- or at least, more broad-reaching, more artistic movies-after their genre forays, and I kind of wish I'd worked with Antoine on his second or third movie.