Mira Sorvino

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Sorvino in 2010, photo by PrPhotos

Birth Name: Mira Katherine Sorvino

Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 28, 1967

*Italian (father)
*possibly Welsh (mother)

Mira Sorvino is an American actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Mighty Aphrodite (1995). She is the daughter of Lorraine Ruth (Davis), a drama therapist and actress, and Paul Sorvino, an actor and opera singer. Her father is of Italian descent. Her mother may have Welsh ancestry. Mira is married to actor Christopher Backus, with whom she has four children.

Mira’s paternal grandfather was Fortunato “Ford” Sorvino (the son of Alfonso Sorvino and Maria Cristina Vero). Fortunato was born in Vomero, Naples, Campania, Italy. Alfonso was the son of Luigi Sorvino and Anna Ammendola. Maria Cristina was the daughter of Vincenzo Vero and Concetta Russolillo.

Mira’s paternal grandmother was Angela Maria Mattea “Marietta” Renzi (the daughter of Antonino/Anthony Salvatore Renzi and Giuseppina/Giosepina “Josephine” Polisena). Angela was born in Connecticut, to Italian parents, from Casacalenda, Province of Campobasso, Molise, Italy.

Mira’s maternal grandfather was Dr. Edwin W. Davis.

Mira’s maternal grandmother was Marilyn P. Davis. Marilyn was born in Ohio. Marilyn was a magazine writer, government consultant on report writing, and English teacher at George Washington University.

Sources: https://twitter.com

Genealogies of Mira’s paternal grandparents, Fortunato “Ford” Sorvino and Angela Maria Mattea “Marietta” (Renzi) Sorvino – https://www.findagrave.com

Mira’s paternal grandmother, Angela Maria Mattea Renzi, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Mira’s maternal grandmother – https://www.washingtonpost.com

1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    Fortunato was born in Vomero, Naples, Campania, Italy.


    Angela’s parents were from Casacalenda, Province of Campobasso, Molise, Italy.

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