Mia Sara: American actress (born: 1967) | Biography
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Mia Sara
American actress

Mia Sara

Mia Sara
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Intro American actress
Is Actor Model Television actor Film actor
From United States of America
Field Fashion Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 19 June 1967, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Age 56 years
Star sign Gemini
Spouse: Jason Connery (1996-2002)Brian Henson (2010-)
Saint Ann's School
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Mia Sarapochiello (born June 19, 1967), better known as Mia Sara, is an American former 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

Sara was born Mia Sarapochiello in Brooklyn Heights, New York, a Roman Catholic 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 series Birds of Prey.

Personal life

In March 1996, she married 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 married to Brian Henson, oldest son of Muppets creator Jim Henson. Sara had acted in Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story, directed by Henson. They have one daughter, Amelia Jane Henson, born in 2005.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 01 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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