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Mia Sara

Mia Sara
Born Mia Sarapochiello
(1967-06-19) June 19, 1967
Brooklyn Heights, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Education St. Ann's School
Occupation Actress
Years active 1985–present
Spouse(s) Jason Connery (m. 1996–2002)
(1 child)
Brian Henson (m. 2010) (1 child)

Mia Sara (born Mia Sarapochiello; June 19, 1967)[1] is an American actress. She is best known for her roles 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 1
  • Career 2
  • Personal life 3
  • Filmography 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early life

Sara was born Mia Sarapochiello in Brooklyn Heights, New York. She is the daughter of Diana, a stylist and also a photographer, and Jerome Sarapochiello, a photographer and artist.[2][3] She attended St. Ann's School, in Brooklyn, New York.[4]


Sara's breakthrough role came in 1985 as Princess Lili in Legend, playing opposite Tom Cruise,[4] followed shortly by Ferris Bueller's girlfriend, Sloane Peterson, in the 1986 film Ferris Bueller's Day Off.[4] She also appeared in the miniseries Queenie, a roman à clef on actress Merle Oberon,[5] 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.[6] 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 superhero show Birds of Prey (2002).

Personal life

Sara enjoys flying and holds a private pilot license. In March 1996, Sara was married to 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 now married to Brian Henson, oldest son of Muppets creator Jim Henson;[7] they have one daughter, Amelia Jane Henson.


Film and television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1985 Legend Princess Lili
1986 Ferris Bueller's Day Off Sloane Peterson
1987 Queenie Queenie Kelly TV miniseries
1988 Shadows in the Storm Melanie
1988 Apprentice to Murder Alice Spangler
1988 The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents Sara Fletcher Episode: "Twisted Sisters"
1989 Big Time Fran TV movie
1989 Till We Meet Again Delphine de Lancel TV miniseries
1990 Any Man's Death Gerlind
1990 Daughter of Darkness Katherine Thatcher TV movie
1991 A Climate for Killing Elise Shipp A.k.a. "A Row of Crows"
1991 By the Sword Erin Clavelli
1992 A Stranger Among Us Leah
1993 Time Trax Annie Knox 2 episodes
1993 Blindsided Chandler Strange TV movie
1993 Call of the Wild Jessie Gosselin
1994 Caroline at Midnight Victoria Dillon a.k.a. Someone's Watching
1994 Timecop Melissa Walker Won—The "Best Supporting Actress" Saturn Award
1995 The Set-Up Gina Sands
1995 The Maddening Cassie Osborne
1995 Bullet to Beijing Natasha Gradetsky TV movie
1995 Black Day Blue Night Hallie Schrag
1995/96 Chicago Hope Annie Rueman 2 episodes
1996 Strangers Ginny Episode: "Stone Heart"
1996 The Pompatus of Love Cynthia
1996 Undertow Willie Yates TV movie
1997 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Mara TV movie
1998 Hard Time Myler TV movie
1999 Dazzle Miss Martinet
2000 Little Insects Princess Dayzie Voice only
2001 Turn of Faith Annmarie De Carlo
2001 The Impossible Elephant Molly Connor A.k.a. "The Incredible Elephant"
2001 Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story Ondine TV miniseries
2002 Lost in Oz Loriellidere TV movie
2002–03 Birds of Prey Dr. Harleen Quinzel / Harley Quinn
2003 Hoodlum & Son Ellen Heaven
2005 CSI: NY Cala Winger Episode: "Jamalot"
2006 Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King Beautiful Passenger Episode: "Battleground"
2007 Tinseltown Lena TV pilot
2011 The Witches of Oz Princess Langwidere Miniseries
2012 Dorothy and the Witches of Oz Princess Langwidere
2013 Pretty Pretty Narciss Short film


  1. ^ "Mia Sara Biography". The New York Times. Retrieved January 3, 2012. 
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  3. ^ "Mia Sara Biography (1967–)". Filmreference. Retrieved July 27, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c Scott, Vernon (July 25, 1986). "Mia Sara Lands Plum Roles Despite Lack of Training". Schenectady Gazette. Retrieved February 12, 2011. 
  5. ^ Hill, Michael E. (May 10, 1987). "'"Mia Sara drops teen act for 'Queenie. Anchorage Daily News. Retrieved February 12, 2011. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ April 11, 2012. Retrieved April 12, 2012.

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