Mira Furlan

Mira Furlan


Mira Furlan was born on Sep 07, 1955 in Yugoslavia. Mira Furlan's big-screen debut came with Novinar directed by Fadil Hadzic in 1979. Mira Furlan is known for Mafia: Definitive Edition directed by Alex Cox, Andrew Bongiorno stars as Tommy Angelo and Glenn Taranto as Don Salieri. Mira Furlan has got 4 awards and 1 nominations so far. The most recent award Mira Furlan achieved is Balkan New Film Festival. The upcoming new movie Mira Furlan plays is Burning at Both Ends which will be released on Oct 14, 2021.

A leading actress of theatre, film and TV in the former Yugoslavia, Mira Furlan emigrated to the U.S. with her husband, Goran Gajic, in November 1991, due to the intolerable political circumstances in her homeland. Ms. Furlan starred in the Warner Brothers TV series Babylon 5 (1993) as "Ambassador Delenn" (Sci-Fi Universe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Genre TV-series 1996 and 1997).Her other American credits included the TV movie My Antonia (1995) directed by Joseph Sargent, the title roles in "Sophocles Antigone" at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Los Angeles (Dramalogue Theatre Award for Outstanding Performance in 1995) and Lorca's "Yerma" at The Indiana Repertory Theatre. She also appeared in Brecht's "Baal" at The Second Stage in Los Angeles and Shaw's "Don Juan In Hell" in which she co-starred with Edward Asner and Rene Auberjonois. Ms. Furlan was a member of The Actor's Studio.Ms. Furlan's film credits include leading roles in over 25 films. She co-starred in Emir Kusturica's Cannes award-winning and Oscar-nominated film When Father Was Away On Business (2000). Films include: Three For Happiness, (Grand Prix, Valencia Film Festival), Beauty Of Vice, In The Jaws Of Life, The Loves Of Blanka Kolak, and Dear Video. In addition, Ms Furlan has appeared regularly on Yugoslav television, playing leading roles in numerous series and TV films. She received all the highest awards in her former country, both for her stage and film work, including two Golden Arenas (Yugoslav Oscars) for Best Actress.In the former Yugoslavia, Furlan was a member of the Croatian National Theatre and a frequent guest star at major theatres in the whole country. Her favorite roles include: 'Natalya' in "A Month In The Country", 'Mrs. Elliot' in "Alpha-Beta", 'Celimene' in "The Misanthrope", 'Judith' in "The Devil's Disciple", 'Annabella' in "Tis Pity She's A Whore", the title role in Euripides' "Helen", 'Lea' in "Dybbuk", 'Isabelle' in Corneille's "L'Illusion Comique", 'Yvette' in "Mother Courage", 'Natasha' in "Three Sisters" and 'Ophelia' in Jiri Menzel's production of "Hamlet".

  • Birthday

    Sep 07, 1955
  • Place of Birth

    Zagreb, Croatia, Yugoslavia

Known For


4 wins & 1 nominations

Balkan New Film Festival
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Winner - Jury Award
Sci-Fi Universe Magazine, USA
Best Supporting Actress in a Genre TV Series
Winner - Universe Reader's Choice Award
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