Mia Sarapochiello (born June 19, 1967), better known as Mia Sara, is an American actress. She made her debut starring as Princess Lili in the fantasy film Legend (1985), and had her breakthrough starring as Sloane Peterson in the comedy film Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986). She also portrayed Melissa Walker in the science fiction film Timecop (1994), which won her the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress.
June 19, 1967
|Education||Saint Ann's School|
Sara was born Mia Sarapochiello in Brooklyn Heights, New York. She is the daughter of Diana, a stylist and photographer, and Jerome Sarapochiello, a photographer and artist. She was born into the Roman Catholic tradition and is of Italian descent. 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.
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.
|1986||Ferris Bueller's Day Off||Sloane Peterson|
|1988||Apprentice to Murder||Alice Spangler|
|1988||Shadows in the Storm||Melanie|
|1989||Daughter Of Darkness||Katharine Thatcher|
|1990||Any Man's Death||Gerlind|
|1991||A Climate for Killing||Elise Shipp|
|1991||By the Sword||Erin Clavelli|
|1992||A Stranger Among Us||Leah|
|1994||Caroline at Midnight||Victoria Dillon|
|1995||The Set Up||Gina Sands|
|1995||The Pompatus of Love||Cynthia|
|1995||Black Day Blue Night||Hallie Schrag|
|1996||The Maddening||Cassie Osborne|
|2000||Little Insects||Princess Dayzie (voice)|
|2001||The Impossible Elephant||Molly Connor|
|2002||Turn of Faith||Annmarie De Carlo|
|2003||Hoodlum & Son||Ellen Heaven|
|2012||Dorothy and the Witches of Oz||Princess Langwidere|
|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||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||Dr. Harleen Quinzel / Harley Quinn|
|2005||CSI: NY||Cala Winger||"Jamalot"|
|2006||Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King||Beautiful Passenger||"Battleground"|
|2011||The Witches of Oz||Princess Langwidere||TV miniseries|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|1995||Saturn Award||Best Supporting Actress||Timecop||Won|||
- "Mia Sara Biography". The New York Times. Retrieved January 3, 2012.
- Borama, Jennifer. "Whatever Happened To Mia Sara?". www.tvovermind.cop. Retrieved January 1, 2021.
- "Rose Fantozzi". Nazafuneralhome.com. Archived from the original on May 6, 2014. Retrieved September 8, 2012.
- "Mia Sara Biography (1967–)". Filmreference. Retrieved July 27, 2009.
- Scott, Vernon (July 25, 1986). "Mia Sara Lands Plum Roles Despite Lack of Training". Schenectady Gazette. Retrieved February 12, 2011.
- Hill, Michael E. (May 10, 1987). "Mia Sara drops teen act for 'Queenie'". Anchorage Daily News. Archived from the original on July 12, 2012. Retrieved February 12, 2011.
- "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.
- "Life in his shadow". ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved April 6, 2020.
- Henson.com Archived 2012-08-21 at the Wayback Machine April 11, 2012. Retrieved April 12, 2012.