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Mia Sara landed a succession of leading roles early in her career. The Brooklynite began acting in commercials and on the ABC daytime soap "All My Children" at age 13. By 16, she had made her screen debut opposite Tom Cruise in Ridley Scott's fantasy "Legend" (1985) as Princess Lili, the personification of innocence. Her beauty brightened "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986), where she co-starred as Matthew Broderick's girlfriend.
Cast (Feature Film)
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
Began appearing in commercials at age 13 (date approximate)
Feature film debut, Ridley Scott's "Legend" opposite Tom Cruise
Played Matthew Broderick's game-for-adventure girlfriend in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
TV miniseries debut in the title role of "Queenie" (ABC), character loosely based on screen star Merle Oberon
TV-movie debut, "Daughter of Darkness" (CBS)
Portrayed a young Hasidic woman in Sidney Lumet's "A Stranger Among Us"
USA-movie "Blindsided" offered her a change-of-pace character whose tenderness and vulnerability masked duplicity
Starred opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme in "Timecop"
Acted in Danny Huston's "The Maddening", playing a young mother held hostage by Burt Reynolds and Angie Dickinson
First time working with Michael Caine and husband Jason Connery, "Bullet To Beijing" (TMC)
Played daughter of Captain Nemo (played by Michael Caine) in the ABC miniseries "Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea"
Appeared in Reynolds' "Hard Time: Premonition" (TNT)