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Mia Sara

Mia Sara stars in The WB's new action-drama series, Birds of Prey, as Dr. Harleen Quinzel, a brilliant madwoman who uses her day job as a therapist to achieve her savage purpose - to take control of the city of New Gotham.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Sara realized her dream to become an actress when she was still a teenager. She fell in love with old Hollywood stars such as Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, and Marlene Dietrich. Intrigued by the double bills at the Regency Theatre in Uptown Manhattan, she knew acting was her calling when she went to a movie theater with her mother to see The French Lieutenant's Woman and walked out of the theater in full character.

In 1985, Sara made her film debut in Ridley Scott's dark fantasy feature film Legend as Princess Lily opposite Tom Cruise and Tim Curry. Sara is most recognized from her role as Sloane Peterson, the girlfriend of Matthew Broderick's character in the high school comedy, Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Sara's past film credits include A Stranger Among Us with Melanie Griffith and Time Cop with Jean Claude Van Damme.

Sara's television credits include the life story of Queenie Kelly, from India to England, in the television mini-series Queenie with Kirk Douglas, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea co-starring Michael Caine and Patrick Dempsey, and Brian Henson's (son of Jim Henson) Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story with Matthew Modine and Vanessa Redgrave.

Sara currently resides in Los Angeles with her 5-year-old son. When not working, she enjoys reading, practicing yoga, and spending time with her son.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Mia Sara Facts

Birth NameMia Sarapocciello
BirthdayJune 19, 1967 (55)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
Height5' 4" (1m63)  How tall is Mia Sara compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Ferris Bueller's Day Off
The Witches of Oz
The Omen
Daughter of Darkness
Hard Time
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
A Stranger Among Us
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