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.
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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. << Less Bio
Mia Sara Awards
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
Best Supporting Actress
Mia Sara Trivia
Younger sister, Cassie.
Attended St. Ann's School in Brooklyn for elementary and high school. She graduated from high school there in 1985.
Father is a photographer and her mother is a stylist.
Father-in-law was Sean Connery.
In 1994, she received her own private pilot's license
Has a motion-picture production company with Danielle von Zerneck.
Mother, with Jason Connery, of Dashiell Quinn (b. 1997).
Mother-in-law was Diane Cilento.
Replaced Sherilyn Fenn as Dr. Harleen Quinzel in the WB show, "Birds of Prey" (2002).