Mira Furlan

Mira Furlan

MiraFurlan

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Film
Television
Theatre
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Personal information

  • Born in

    1955

  • Hair color

    Dark brown

  • Eye color

    Green

  • Height

    168cm (5'6")

  • Weight

    60kg ( 9st. 6lb. )

  • Active period

    1976-

  • Playing age

    40-65 years

  • Playing nationality

    Slovenian, American, German, French,Italian

  • Appearance

    Eastern European, Mediterranean, Russian

  • Languages

    English, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian,Russian

  • Dialects

    american- english, serbian-croatian

  • Education

    MA in acting from the Academy of Dramatic Arts, Zagreb, Croatia

  • Residence

    Los Angeles

  • Sports

    Athletics, Basketball, Football, Running, Skiing, Swimming

  • Music & dance

    Period Dancing, Tenor, Violin

  • Special skills

    Various Advanced Violin, Fluent English and Serbian, Advanced Basketball

  • Vehicle licences

    Car Driving Licence

  • Played in countries

    USA, Canada, Germany, Croatia, Italy, Spain, Serbia and Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Turkey, Greece, France, Belgium, (Yugoslavia)

News

Known for

Kumun Tadi

2014Denise

Turkey

Lost

2004-2010Danielle Rousseau

USA

Babylon 5

1994-1998 Delenn / Ambassador Delenn

USA

The Beauty of Vice

1986Jaglika / Wife

Yugoslavia

Social Media Profiles

Biography

A leading actress of film, theater and TV in the former Yugoslavia, Mira Furlan emigrated to the US at the outbreak of the war for political reasons. In her native country she starred in over 40 movies, including the Cannes Golden Palm winner “When Father Was Away On Business”, directed by E. Kusturica. She received all the highest honors for her work in film (two Golden Arenas – Yugoslav Oscars – for “Cyclops” and “Beauty of Sin”), as well as for her work in theatre. She was a member of the Croatian National Theater (favorite roles include Natalya in Turgenev’s “A Month in the Country”, Judith in Shaw’s “Devil’s Disciple” and Celimene in Moliere’s “Misantrope”). She also performed in other theaters across the country (Ophelia in “Hamlet” at the International Theater Festival in Dubrovnik, “Isabelle” in Corneille’s “Theatrical Illusions” at the Yugoslav Drama Theater in Belgrade).


In the US Mira is best known for her work as Ambassador Delenn in the cult science fiction TV show “Babylon 5” (Sci-Fi Universe award for best supporting role in science fiction) and as Danielle Rousseau on the hit TV show “Lost”. She also performed on stage (Yerma in Lorca’s “Yerma”, the title role in “Antigone” – Dramalogue award for best performance, Tanya in Lipkin’s “Cranes”, directed by Scott Eliott in New York). Recently she had a recurring role in the Amazon TV series “Just Add Magic” and played opposite Judd Hirsch in the film “Burn at Both Ends”.


After 10 years Mira returned to her native Croatia, playing the title role in “Medea” at the Ulysses theatre. Recently she starred as Cassandra in an adaptation of Christa Wolf’s novel “Cassandra” and as Charlotte in Bergman’s “An Autumn Sonata” at the Croatian National Theatre in Rijeka. She also starred in the Oscar winner Danis Tanovic’s movie “Circus Columbia”, as well as in other European movies, such as “The Tour”, directed by G. Markovic, and the international omnibus film “Don’t Forget Me Istanbul”.


Mira sang on 3 albums (“Mira Furlan & D. Slamnig’s Orchestra”, “Songs From Movies That Haven’t Been Made” and “Be Five”). She published a book of essays (“The Closing Sale”) and her play “Till Death Do Us Part” was produced in Belgrade, directed by the acclaimed European actor Miki Manojlovic.


Mira currently teaches at the liberal arts and science department of the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles.

Mira Furlan Interview

Variables

2020 Mrs. Medic

USA

Hiba

2016 Hiba

USA

Surviving Me: The Nine Circles of Sophie

2015 Jacqueline Slateman

USA

Für immer

2014 Mother of David

Germany, Serbia and Montenegro

Lantern City

2014 Martha Grey

America, Here We Come

2014 Maia

Romania

Kumun Tadi

2014 Denise

Turkey

With Mom

2013 Jasna

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Slovenia

Twice Born

2012 Velida

Italy, Spain

Do Not Forget Me Istanbul

2010 Role

Turkey, Greece

Cirkus Columbia

2010 Lucija

Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, UK, Germany, Slovenia, Belgium, Serbia

The Abandoned

2010 Cica

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Serbia, USA

Turneja

2008 Sonja

Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia

Take a Deep Breath

2004 Lila

Serbia

Black Kites

1996 Narrator / Voiceover

USA

Stela

1990 Lucija

Yugoslavia

Silent Gunpowder

1990 Janja

Yugoslavia

Poltron

1989 Milena Krtalic

Yugoslavia

Bunker Palace Hôte

1989 Role

France

Bolji zivot

1989 Finka Pasalic

Yugoslavia

A Film with No Name

1988 Glumica

Yugoslavia

Spijun na stiklama

1988 Vesna Logan

Yugoslavia

Braca po materi

1988 Vranka

Yugoslavia

Journey to the South

1988 Bessi

Yugoslavia, UK, Argentina

Osudjeni

1987 Mira

Yugoslavia

Blanka Kolak's Love

1987 Blanka

Yugoslavia

Od zlata jabuka

1986 Mirjana

Yugoslavia

Spadijer-jedan zivot

1986 Zdravka

Yugoslavia

The Beauty of Vice

1986 Jaglika / Wife

Yugoslavia

Za srecu je potrebno troje

1985 Zdenka Robic

Yugoslavia

Cao inspektore

1985 Ruza

Yugoslavia

When Father Was Away on Business

1985 Ankica Vidmar

Yugoslavia

Horvatov izbor

1985 Eva Horvatek

Yugoslavia

Zadarski memento

1984 Karmela

Yugoslavia

In the Jaws of Life

1984 Marijana

Yugoslavia

Heads or Tails

1983 Finka

Yugoslavia

Cyclops

1982 Enka

Yugoslavia

Novinar

1979 Vera

Yugoslavia

Space Command

(pre-production) Evelyn 'Vonn' Odara

USA

Just Add Magic

2016-2017 The Traveler

USA

Vere i zavere

2016 Lizaveta Rudic

Serbia

Lantern City

2014 Martha Grey

Turneja

2011 Sonja

Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Najbolje godine

2010 Violeta

Croatia

Law & Order: LA

2010 Maria Olsen

USA

Lost

2004-2010 Danielle Rousseau

USA

NCIS

2009 Dina Risi

USA

Vratice se rode

2008 Jagoda

Serbia

Night Stalker

2006 Marlene Shields

USA

Sheena

2001 Yoka Laneesh

USA

Stahlkammer Zürich

2001 Nina Loncar

West Germany

Babylon 5

1994-1998 Delenn / Ambassador Delenn

USA

Babylon 5: Thirdspace

1998 Delenn

USA

My Antonia

1995 Mrs. Shimerda

USA

Babylon 5: The Gathering

1993 Delenn

USA, Canada

Sarajevske price

1991 Milena Gazivoda

Yugoslavia

Video jela, zelen bor

1991 Jovanka

Yugoslavia

Bolji zivot

1990-1991 Finka Pasalic

Yugoslavia

Tudjinac

1990 Andelija

Yugoslavia

Smogovci

1982-1989 Mira

Yugoslavia

Drugarica ministarka

1989 Zdenka

Yugoslavia

Vuk Karadzic

1987-1988 Petrija

Yugoslavia

Sever i jug

1988 Beti

Yugoslavia

Dom Bergmanovih

1988 Laura

Yugoslavia

Putovanje u Vucjak

1986-1987 Eva Horvatek

Yugoslavia

Cyclops

1983 Enka

Yugoslavia

Prestrojavanje

1983 /

Yugoslavia

Nepokoreni grad

1982 Zdenka

Yugoslavia

Velo misto

1980-1981 Kate

Yugoslavia

Put u Kumrovec

1980 /

Croatia

Ljubica

1979 /

Yugoslavia

Istarska rapsodija

1978 Kate

Yugoslavia

Prijedi rijeku ako mozes

1977 Julija

Yugoslavia

Njih troje

1976 Beti

Yugoslavia

Knez

1976 Seoska djevojka

Yugoslavia

Kasandra

Year Role

Jesenja sonata

Year Role

Medeja

2002 Medeja

the Ulysses Theater at Brioni

Đerma

Indiana Repertory Theatre

Tri sestre

Hrvatsko narodno kazališta

Dundo Maroje

Petrunjela

Hrvatsko narodno kazališta

Šteta što je kurva

Anabela

Hrvatsko narodno kazališta

Mizantrop

Celimena

Hrvatsko narodno kazališta

Mesec dana na selu

Natalija Petrovna

Hrvatsko narodno kazališta

Dubik

Lea

Hrvatsko narodno kazališta

Glorija

Glorija

Hrvatsko narodno kazališta

Hamlet

Ofelija

Hrvatsko narodno kazališta

Alfa Beta

Hrvatsko narodno kazališta

Roman o tri ljubavi

Hrvatsko narodno kazališta

Majka hrabrost

Hrvatsko narodno kazališta

  • Dubravko Dushin Award for the role in the play "A Month in the Country"

  • Dramalogue Award for Best Theater Acting in Los Angeles.

  • Golden Arena for best supporting actress ( Cyclops), Pula, Croatia, Yugoslavia

  • Golden Arena for best actress (Beauty of Sin), Pula, Croatia, Yugoslavia

  • Dramalogue award for best theatre performance, Los Angeles (Antigone)

  • D. Dujsin award for best theatre actress, Croatia (A Month in the Country)

  • Best theatre actress of the season, Croatia (Alpha - Beta)

  • Best supporting acress in science fiction (Babylon 5)

  • Best supporting actress, Kiev (The Tour)

  • Best supporting actress, Nis (When Father Was Away on Business)

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