Feb. 9th, 1945
Los Angeles, California, USA
Mia Farrow's Main TV Roles
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Mia Farrow is the daughter of the director John Farrow (I) and the actress and Tarzan-girl 'Maureen OSullivan (I). She debuted at the movies in 1959 in very small roles. She was noticed for the first time in the film Rosemary's Baby (1968) by Roman Polanski. She showed her talent also on TV and at the theatre, but her final breakthrough was when she met Woody Allen and became his Muse after the film A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982). After that, Woody Allen wrote many other roles for her.
- Sister of 'John Charles Farrow' (qv), 'Prudence Farrow' (qv), 'Stephanie Farrow' (qv), 'Tisa Farrow' (qv), 'Patrick Farrow' (qv) and 'Michael Farrow (I)' (qv).
- Mia has 15 children. She has three biological children with 'André Previn' (qv): twins Matthew Phineas and Sascha Villiers, and 'Fletcher Farrow Previn' (qv). She adopted three children while married to Previn: 'Soon-Yi Previn' (qv), Lark Song and Summer Song (aka 'Daisy Previn' (qv)). She has one biological child with 'Woody Allen' (qv): Satchel O'Sullivan Farrow (now known as Ronan Seamus Farrow). She adopted two children while with Allen: 'Moses Farrow' (qv) (aka Misha), 'Dylan O'Sullivan Farrow' (qv)(aka Mallone). She has adopted six children as a single mother: Tam Farrow, Isaiah Justus Farrow, Quincy Farrow (aka Kaeli-Shea Farrow), Frankie-Minh Farrow, Thaddeus W. Farrow and Gabriel Wilk Farrow. Tam Farrow died in March of 2000 at age 19 of a heart ailment. Lark Farrow died in December of 2008 at age 35.
- Contracted Polio at the age of nine.
- Was on the first cover of People Magazine.
- Elder brother Michael (born 1939) perished in a 1958 plane crash while taking flying lessons.
- Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2007 Razzie Award nominating ballot. She was suggested in the Worst Supporting Actress category for her roles in the films _Arthur et les Minimoys (2006)_ (qv) and _The Omen (2006)_ (qv), however, she failed to receive a nomination. Had she gotten the nomination, it would have been her first in 24 years. She was previously nominated for Worst Actress for her performance in _A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)_ (qv), at the 1983 Razzie Awards.
- At one time, was scheduled to star in _Thelma & Louise (1991)_ (qv) as Thelma, with 'Jane Fonda' (qv) as Louise. But two writers' strikes, one in 1981 and another in 1988 left the project into development hell. The film was eventually made with 'Geena Davis' (qv) as Thelma and 'Susan Sarandon' (qv) as Louise, and became a box office success.
- Turned down the role of Mattie Ross in the 1969 now classic _True Grit (1969)_ (qv) opposite 'John Wayne (I)' (qv), a decision she now cites as the worst mistake she has made in her career.