Mira Sorvino is an American actress who has appeared in numerous films and television shows. She was born on September 28, 1967, in New York City, to a family of Italian descent. Sorvino attended Harvard University, where she graduated with a degree in East Asian Studies.

Sorvino began her acting career in the early 1990s and gained critical acclaim for her performance in Woody Allen's film "Mighty Aphrodite" (1995), for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She went on to appear in several other films, including "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" (1997), "The Replacement Killers" (1998), and "At First Sight" (1999).

In addition to her film work, Sorvino has also appeared in several television shows, including "Will & Grace," "Falling Skies," and "Condor." She has also been an advocate for various causes, including human rights and environmentalism.

Sorvino has received numerous accolades throughout her career, including an Emmy nomination for her role in the miniseries "Human Trafficking" (2005) and a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in the TV movie "Norma Jean & Marilyn" (1996). She is also a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.