Mira Furlan

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  • Mira: (on working with her husband) A couple of months ago we finished a play, we did a play together. He directed and I acted and we kind of connected it with the war in the former Yugoslavia. It was a very, very interesting experience, working together. But before that, in Yugoslavia we did a movie together. And we are planning, we are trying to do his movie. But you know how frustrating that whole process is.

  • Mira: (answering if she always wanted to be an actress) Oh, I don't know, I wanted to be many things. I wanted to study languages, actually and that's what I did. I did that parallel to the Academy of Theatre and Film where I went to high school. I had a lot of various interests, but languages are my other interest.

  • Mira: Ambassador Delenn is an extraordinary character. She combines so many different traits. She's tough but vulnerable, She's strong but feminine, She's a pacifist but can be militaristic She has depth and spirituality, but can be funny and light at times, So yes I think she's a great role model not only for women but for everyone.

  • Mira Furlan: In those moments when I entered the stage, trembling with stage fright and excitement, under those spotlights, I felt that I'd found the one thing that I wanted to do in my life. Nothing could match that flow of adrenaline.

  • Mira Furlan: Babylon 5 is definitely not a fantasy. It is a show that constantly refers to sociological, political, and psychological facts of our present life, and it is that which makes it so valuable, I think.

Trivia (20)

  • Mira has been credited in over 25 different films with the lead role.

  • Mira born on the exact same day as fellow "lost" cast member Michael Emerson.

  • Mira was ranked 9th in all time best female Croatian actresses, in a Croatian entertainment magazine.

  • Mira is often referred to as Yugoslavia's answer to Meryl Streep.

  • In November 2005 Mira was ranked #9 in Croatian-based monthly film magazine "Hollywood" in the Best Croatian Female Movie Stars of All Time list.

  • In 1995 Mira received a Dramalogue Theater Award for Best Actress for her work in Antigone.

  • Mira won a Sci-Fi Universe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Genre TV-series 1996 and 1997 for her role as Ambassador Delenn in the show Babylon 5.

  • According to Jewish law Mira isn't Jewish, her maternal grandfather, Fritz Weill was a Jew, her maternal grandmother wasn't.

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