Mia Farrow

Actor
Known for her intense performances onscreen, no script could ever match the real life drama that followed actress Mia Farrow throughout her tumultuous life and career. Born to Hollywood royalty, she first burst into ... Read more »
Born: 02/08/1945 in Hollywood, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (68)

Dark Horse 2012 (Movie)

Phyllis (Actor)

Arthur and the Two Worlds War 2010 (Movie)

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Arthur and the Vengeance of Maltazard 2009 (Movie)

Arthur's Grandmother (Actor)

Be Kind Rewind 2008 (Movie)

Miss Falewicz (Actor)

Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired 2008 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The Ex 2007 (Movie)

Amelia Kowalski (Actor)

Arthur and the Invisibles 2006 (Movie)

Arthur's Grandmother (Actor)

The Omen 2006 (Movie)

Mrs Baylock (Actor)

Hollywood Home Movies 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Third Watch 2000, 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Robert Redford 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Purpose 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Coming Soon 2000 (Movie)

Judy Hodsell (Actor)

Roman Polanski: Reflections of Darkness 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Mia Farrow 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Kennedy Center Honors 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Fashion Kingdom: Naomi Campbell 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Total Security 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

Angela Mooney Dies Again 1997 (Movie)

Angela Mooney (Actor)

Miami Rhapsody 1995 (Movie)

Nina (Actor)

Reckless 1995 (Movie)

Rachel (Actor)

Widow's Peak 1994 (Movie)

Miss Catherine O'Hare (Actor)

Long Ago and Far Away 1988 - 1993 (TV Show)

Narrator

Husbands and Wives 1992 (Movie)

Judy Roth (Actor)

Shadows and Fog 1992 (Movie)

Irmy (Actor)

Alice 1990 (Movie)

Alice (Actor)

Crimes and Misdemeanors 1989 (Movie)

Halley Reed (Actor)

New York Stories 1989 (Movie)

Lisa (Actor)

Another Woman 1988 (Movie)

Hope (Actor)

Radio Days 1987 (Movie)

Sally White--The Cigarette Girl (Actor)

September 1987 (Movie)

Lane (Actor)

Hannah and Her Sisters 1986 (Movie)

Hannah (Actor)

The Purple Rose of Cairo 1985 (Movie)

Cecilia (Actor)

Broadway Danny Rose 1984 (Movie)

Tina Vitale (Actor)

Supergirl 1984 (Movie)

Alura Zor-El (Actor)

Zelig 1983 (Movie)

Dr Eudora Fletcher (Actor)

A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy 1982 (Movie)

Ariel (Actor)

The Last Unicorn 1982 (Movie)

of Lady Amalthea (Voice)

Sarah 1981 (Movie)

of Sarah (Voice)

Hurricane 1979 (Movie)

Charlotte Bruckner (Actor)

Avalanche 1978 (Movie)

Caroline Brace (Actor)

Death on the Nile 1978 (Movie)

Jacqueline De Bellefort (Actor)

A Wedding 1977 (Movie)

Buzzy Brenner (Actor)

Peter Pan 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Full Circle 1976 (Movie)

Julia Lofting (Actor)

The Great Gatsby 1973 (Movie)

Daisy Buchanan (Actor)

Docteur Popaul 1971 (Movie)

Christine Dupont (Actor)

Follow Me! 1971 (Movie)

Belinda (Actor)

See No Evil 1970 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

John and Mary 1969 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

Peyton Place 1964 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

A Dandy in Aspic 1968 (Movie)

Caroline (Actor)

Johnny Belinda 1967 - 1968 (TV Show)

Actor

Rosemary's Baby 1968 (Movie)

Rosemary Woodhouse (Actor)

Secret Ceremony 1968 (Movie)

Cenci (Actor)

Guns at Batasi 1964 (Movie)

Karen Ericksson (Actor)

John Paul Jones 1958 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Girl Thing (TV Show)

Actor

Forget Me Never (TV Show)

Actor

Goodbye, Raggedy Ann (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Belinda (Movie)

(Actor)

Miracle at Midnight (TV Show)

Actor

On Cukor (TV Show)

Actor

The Secret Life of Zoey (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Known for her intense performances onscreen, no script could ever match the real life drama that followed actress Mia Farrow throughout her tumultuous life and career. Born to Hollywood royalty, she first burst into public view as the star of the hugely popular primetime soap "Peyton Place" (ABC, 1964-69) and as the teen bride of superstar Frank Sinatra, followed by a career-making turn in Roman Polanski's horror classic "Rosemary's Baby" (1968). More notable roles followed in high-profile films such as "The Great Gatsby" (1974), in addition to another celebrity marriage to renowned composer-conductor, André Previn. It was, however, Farrow's extended relationship with revered filmmaker Woody Allen that would produce not only some of the actress' finest work - "Broadway Danny Rose" (1984), "Hannah and Her Sisters" (1986) and "Alice" (1990), among others - but her greatest heartache, as well. The shocking revelation that Allen had been in a sexual relationship with their 21-year-old adoptive daughter, Soon-Yi Previn, in 1992 shook Farrow's world to its foundation, simultaneously ending both her longest-running romantic relationship and most fruitful artistic collaboration. In the years that followed the scandal, Farrow continued to act, although her humanitarian work in the East African region of Darfur and her own growing family clearly took precedence. Seemingly meek and emotionally fragile - traits skillfully exploited in her acting - Farrow ultimately emerged as a survivor, as well as a voice for children around the world.

Relationships

Joseph Patrick Villiers Farrow

Brother
born in November 1943 died in June 2009 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head

Michael Damien Villiers Farrow

Brother
born in 1939 died in a plane crash in 1958

Woody Allen Actor

Companion
Introduced in 1979 by Michael Caine Began relationship in 1980 Separated in 1992 after Farrow discovered nude photographs of her adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn taken by Allen; he admitted to a romantic involvement with Previn that reportedly began in 1990 Farrow accused Allen of molesting Dylan/Eliza; Farrow cut off his contact with child in 1992; after protracted court battles, Allen was denied custody of his natural son and his "adopted" children Dylan and Moses; he married Previn in 1997

Dylan O'Sullivan Farrow Actor

Daughter
(also known as Eliza Farrow, current name is Malone) born in 1985 in Texas adopted with Allen in 1985

Frankie-Minh Farrow

Daughter
Vietnamese born in 1991 adopted by Farrow in 1995 named after Frank Sinatra blind

John Farrow Actor

Parent
Born on February 10, 1904 died in January 27, 1963 of a heart attack

Quincy Farrow

Daughter
(now known as Kaeli-Shea) adopted by Farrow in 1994

Tam Farrow

Daughter
born in 1979 adopted by Farrow blind died of a heart ailment in March 2000

Gabriel Farrow

Son

Isaiah Farrow

Son
African-American born crack-addicted in c. 1991 adopted by Farrow

Moses Farrow

Son
(also known as Misha Farrow) Korean born in January 1978 adopted with Allen in 1980 has cerebral palsy

Ronan Farrow

Son
(birth name was Satchel O'Sullivan Farrow) born December 19, 1987 biological son of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow his writings have appeared in Newsday, Boston Herald, International Herald Tribune, and the Wall Street Journal, focused primarily on the Darfur conflict

Thaddeus Farrow

Son
Indian, born c. 1988 adopted by Farrow in 1994

John Farrow

Brother
born in 1946 appeared in "John Paul Jones"

Prudence Farrow

Sister
born in 1948 co-produced "Widow's Peak"

Stephanie Farrow

Sister
born in 1949

Tisa Farrow

Sister
born in 1951

Sven Nykvist Actor

Companion
had relationship in the late 1970s

Maureen O'Sullivan Actor

Parent
Born on May 17, 1911 died on June 22, 1998

Fletcher Previn Actor

Son
born in 1974 biological son of Mia Farrow and Andre Previn

Andre Previn Actor

Husband
married in 1970 divorced in 1979

Lark Previn

Daughter
born in Vietnam c. 1973 adopted with Andre Previn in 1973 died December 25, 2008 at age 35

Soon-Yi Previn

Daughter
born in South Korea c. 1970 adopted with Andre Previn in 1976 became romantically involved with Woody Allen while Allen was ostensibly still with Farrow in 1990 became estranged from her adoptive family married Allen in 1997

Summer Previn

Daughter
(also known as Daisy) born in Vietnam c. 1975 adopted with Andre Previn in 1976

Matthew Previn

Son
born February 26, 1970 twin of Sascha biological son of Mia Farrow and Andre Previn

Sascha Previn

Son
born February 26, 1970 twin of Matthew biological son of Mia Farrow and Andre Previn

Frank Sinatra Actor

Husband
married on July 19, 1966 divorced in August 1968 in Mexico separated in November 1967

EDUCATION

attended a convent school in Chelsea, England in 1959

attended a convent school in Madrid in 1958

Cygnet House

1962
finishing school

Marymount School

Los Angeles , California
graduated

Milestones

2007

Costarred in Justin Theroux's directing debut, "Dedication," a romantic comedy premiered at Sundance

2006

Played the role of 'Mrs. Baylock', the Satanic nanny, in the remake of "The Omen"

2005

Starred off-Broadway, as a woman confronting her own mortality in "Fran's Bed," a family drama by James Lapine

1999

Starred in the CBS movie "Forget Me Never"

1998

Returned to TV as co-star with Sam Waterston in "Miracle at Midnight" (ABC)

1995

Starred in the film version of Craig Lucas' play "Reckless"

1994

Co-starred in the comedy "Widow's Peak"

1992

Last film with Allen, "Husbands and Wives"

1992

Became embroiled in a prolonged and public custody battle with Allen over their three children Moses, Dylan, Satchel; eventually won custody

1990

Received critical kudos for "Alice", Allen's film loosely adapted from "Alice in Wonderland"

1986

Provided the luminous center for Allen's acclaimed "Hannah and Her Sisters"

1985

Starred as a Depression-era wife who seeks solace in the movies in "The Purple Rose of Cairo", written and directed by Allen

1984

Delivered an outstanding turn as a mobster's girlfriend, replete with New Jersey accent, in "Broadway Danny Rose", written and directed by Allen

1982

First film collaboration with Woody Allen, "A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy"

1979

Appeared on Broadway opposite Anthony Perkins in "Romantic Comedy"

1978

Had supporting turn as a murder suspect in the Agatha Christie adaptation "Death on the Nile"

1976

Played title role in the NBC musical adaptation of "Peter Pan"

1974

Portrayed Daisy Buchanan in the feature remake of "The Great Gatsby", starring Robert Redford

1968

Acted opposite Dustin Hoffman in "John and Mary"

1968

Delivered a stellar turn as an unsuspecting wife and mother whose husband and neighbors are Satanists in Roman Polanski's now-classic chiller "Rosemary's Baby"

1967

Became involved with the transcendental meditation movement

1967

Played title role in the ABC TV remake of "Johnny Belinda"

1964

First major film role, "Guns at Batasi"

1964

TV acting debut as Alison MacKenzie in the ABC primetime serial drama, "Peyton Place"; became an "overnight" star

1963

Appeared in short, "The Age of Curiosity", for SEVENTEEN Magazine

1963

Stage acting debut as Cecily in an Off-Broadway production of "The Importance of Being Earnest"

1959

Film acting debut in a bit role in "John Paul Jones", directed by father John Farrow

1957

Sent to convent school in London after expressing interest in becoming an actress

1954

Contracted polio at age nine

Bonus Trivia

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"I'm a kaleidoscope, a thousand different colors, a thousand different moods." --Mia Farrow to Life, October 2, 1964.

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"Trying to describe Mia is like trying to describe dust in a shaft of sunlight, There are all those particles." --Roddy McDowall

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Although Farrow has appeared in more Woody Allen films than anyone other than the director himself. Her sister Tisa Farrow was in an Allen film over two years earlier ("Manhattan" 1979).

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"Farrow stays busy making films as she wants to be, she says, 'But there couldn't be anything bigger than raising my children, or better than that." --From "Farrow Likes Family Entertainment" by Frazier Moore in the Chicago Sun-Times, October 2, 1999.

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