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Also Known As: Mia Sarapociello Died:
Born: June 19, 1967 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: actor, model

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Mia Sara landed a succession of leading roles early in her career. The Brooklynite began acting in commercials and on the ABC daytime soap "All My Children" at age 13. By 16, she had made her screen debut opposite Tom Cruise in Ridley Scott's fantasy "Legend" (1985) as Princess Lili, the personification of innocence. Her beauty brightened "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986), where she co-starred as Matthew Broderick's girlfriend.

Mia Sara landed a succession of leading roles early in her career. The Brooklynite began acting in commercials and on the ABC daytime soap "All My Children" at age 13. By 16, she had made her screen debut opposite Tom Cruise in Ridley Scott's fantasy "Legend" (1985) as Princess Lili, the personification of innocence. Her beauty brightened "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986), where she co-starred as Matthew Broderick's girlfriend.

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Dazzle (1999)
3.
 Hard Time (1998) Myler
4.
 Maddening, The (1996)
5.
 Undertow (1996) Willie Yates
6.
 Black Day Blue Night (1995) Hallie Schrag
7.
 Set Up, The (1995) Gina Sands
8.
 Pompatus of Love, The (1995) Cynthia
9.
 Timecop (1994) Melissa
10.
 Call of the Wild (1993)
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Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York
1997:
First time working with Michael Caine and husband Jason Connery, "Bullet To Beijing" (TMC)
1986:
Played Matthew Broderick's game-for-adventure girlfriend in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
1992:
Portrayed a young Hasidic woman in Sidney Lumet's "A Stranger Among Us"
:
TV acting debut, appeared on the ABC daytime serial "All My Children"
1996:
Acted in Danny Huston's "The Maddening", playing a young mother held hostage by Burt Reynolds and Angie Dickinson
1981:
Began appearing in commercials at age 13 (date approximate)
1994:
Starred opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme in "Timecop"
1990:
TV-movie debut, "Daughter of Darkness" (CBS)
1993:
USA-movie "Blindsided" offered her a change-of-pace character whose tenderness and vulnerability masked duplicity
1998:
Appeared in Reynolds' "Hard Time: Premonition" (TNT)
1987:
TV miniseries debut in the title role of "Queenie" (ABC); character loosely based on screen star Merle Oberon
1985:
Feature film debut, Ridley Scott's "Legend" opposite Tom Cruise
1997:
Played daughter of Captain Nemo (played by Michael Caine) in the ABC miniseries "Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea"
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Education

Barnard College: New York, New York -
St Anne's School: Brooklyn, New York -

Notes

"I enjoy performing . . . but I don't know what drove me to it. The funny thing is that writing is my ultimate ambition. I respect it above all. I didn't strive to be a performer. It's come so easily for me. In some ways, I feel guilty about that. On the other hand, I enjoy it precisely because I'm not consumed by it." --Mia Sara, quoted in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" press notes

Sara is fluent in French and Mandarin Chinese (according to the press notes for "Queenie")

"Let's face it, it's a silly job sometimes. I mean, you're an adult and they dump water on you and tell you to climb up the roof in freezing cold rain wearing a bathrobe. And you do it!" --Mia Sara, DAILY NEWS, October 9, 1994

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companion:
Clayton Rohner. Actor. Engaged as of October 1994; no longer together; acted with Sara in "Caroline at Midnight" (1993).
companion:
Clayton Rohner. Has a brother.
husband:
Jason Connery. Had three others.
husband:
Jason Connery. Actor. Married in 1996.
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father-in-law:
Sean Connery. Actor.
mother-in-law:
Diane Cilento. Contractor.
mother-in-law:
Diane Cilento. Actor.
sister:
Cassie Sarapocciello. Italian; encouraged son to study acting.
sister:
Cassie Sarapocciello. Younger.
son:
Dashiell Quinn Connery. Born in June 1997.
son:
Dashiell Quinn Connery. Survived by three.
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