Who is Mira Sorvino? The Veteran Actress Dancing Her Way to ‘DWTS’ Season 32
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Academy Award winning actress Mira Sorvino will be on the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars. Famously known for her acting, Sorvino is now trying something new, dancing for a chance of winning the coveted Mirrorball trophy. Fans can’t wait to see Mira dance, but before we get into that, let’s learn a bit about who she is.
Mira Sorvino Is a Highly Successful Actress
Mira is more than just a famous name. She’s a talented artist who has made a big impact in the entertainment world. Hailing from New York City, Her family is all about acting, especially her dad, Paul Sorvino, who is also an actor and director.
Mira went to Harvard University and graduated with a degree in East Asian Studies. She even spent some time in China learning Mandarin and Chinese. While at Harvard, she helped start a singing group called the Harvard-Radcliffe Veritones. These early experiences helped her develop her talents and interests.
She started her acting career in various projects, but it was her role in the movie Mighty Aphrodite in 1995 that made her a star. She won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for it. After that, she acted in more movies like Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, Mimic, and played Marilyn Monroe in Norma Jean & Marilyn.
Besides acting, she’s also known for her work as an activist. She’s been working with Amnesty International since 2004 and is a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador against human trafficking. She’s shown a lot of bravery by speaking out against sexual harassment and supporting the #MeToo movement.
Nowadays, Mira lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Christopher Backus, and their four children. She’s continuing her family’s legacy while making her own mark in the world of entertainment and advocacy.
Mira Sorvino is Honoring Her Late Father With Her DWTS Stint
The 32nd season of DWTS means a lot to Mira. It’s not just about dancing and looking glamorous; it’s a way for her to remember her dad, Paul. He was a famous actor and passed away in July 2022 when he was 83. Losing him was really hard for Mira.
Mira talked about her memories with her dad on Good Morning America. She remembered watching old movies with him, like the ones with Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, and Gene Kelly dancing. These moments were special, and they’re what inspires her to dance on DWTS.
However, dancing isn’t only for her dad. Mira has her own dreams of becoming a real dancer, even though she knows she’s not a pro. This is her way of visiting “Dancing Land” and making her childhood dream come true.
Besides her dad and her own dreams, Mira is also dancing for her daughters, Mattea and Lucia, who love to dance too. She’s taking on this challenge to show them that it’s okay to try new things and chase your dreams.