05:12 PM EDT 11/19/2014
Originally posted 10/10/2011 05:55AM
Mira Sorvino kept it all in the family for her birthday celebration – a brunch at Ocean Grill on New York's Upper West Side with her husband Christopher Backus, their children, and her mother and father Paul Sorvino. Paul arrived and was soaked by the rain, but he was given a softball jersey emblazoned with the restaurant's logo to change into. Mira, meanwhile, opened gifts with her meal and enjoyed a molten chocolate cake for dessert. – Lesley Messer
Originally posted 07/13/2009 05:15PM
Mira Sorvino and husband Christopher Backus are parents to their third child, Holden Paul Terry Backus, following a difficult pregnancy and a long labor and delivery – complications the actress forgot almost immediately.
"As soon as they placed him in my arms I knew it had all been worth it," Sorvino, 41, says. "He is my miracle baby. With everything that threatened this pregnancy and both of our lives, he came out of it completely unscathed: perfectly healthy, beautiful and wonderful!"
Holden was born on June 22 in L.A. Weighing in at 8 lbs., 12 oz., he joins 4-year-old sister Mattea, and 3-year-old brother Johnny at home. "We are overjoyed to bring our beautiful healthy son home to his brother and sister," the couple said in a statement. "We are blessed to have a home filled with so much love."
Originally posted 02/12/2009 09:30PM
Oscar-winning actress Mira Sorvino and her husband Christopher Backus are expecting their third child, they confirm to PEOPLE.
"We are overjoyed at the thought of welcoming a new addition to the family," they say in a statement. "With each child the love in our hearts has expanded beyond what we ever imagined was possible."
Sorvino, 41, and Backus are also parents to Mattea, 4, and Johnny, 2.
Sorvino, who won an Academy Award for Mighty Aphrodite, recently appeared in the NBC miniseries The Last Templar, and Backus will next be seen in ABC's Life On Mars.
Reporting by JULIE JORDAN
Originally posted 01/16/2009 01:35PM
Mira Sorvino is learning the life of a female Indiana Jones can be little dangerous. During the filming of her new NBC miniseries The Last Templar in Morocco, she studied karate, did her own stunts – and broke five teeth.
"When we were doing the boat scene, we were supposed to be on the Turkish sea in a storm to end all storms," Sorvino, 41, told reporters at a Television Critics Association panel on Thursday. "A big wave came and washed my contacts out of my eyes, and a hook got caught, and it slams into my face and breaks five of my teeth. "
Originally posted 05/21/2007 06:30PM
Mira Sorvino says she's grappling with her toughest role ever – trying to juggle motherhood with acting.
Originally posted 09/21/2006 10:25AM
Mira Sorvino urged Congress on Wednesday to back sending United Nations peacekeepers into Darfur and establish a no-fly zone banning Sudanese military flights over the war-torn province.
Originally posted 09/18/2006 04:15PM
Actress Mira Sorvino helped lead an estimated 20,000 people in New York City's Central Park on Sunday to protest violence in the war-torn Darfur region of Africa's Sudan.
Originally posted 05/30/2006 02:05PM
Oscar-winning actress Mira Sorvino and her husband Chris Backus have welcomed their second child, a boy named Johnny, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.
Originally posted 01/03/2006 06:55PM
Oscar-winning actress Mira Sorvino is expecting her second child with husband Chris Backus, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.
Originally posted 10/19/2005 02:00PM
Mira Sorvino, whose upcoming Lifetime miniseries focuses on women forced into sex slavery, has taken the issue to heart.
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