Mira Furlan

A leading actress of theatre, film and TV in the former Yugoslavia, Mira Furlan emigrated to the U.S. with her husband, Goran Gajic, in November 1991, due to the intolerable political circumstances in her homeland. Ms. Furlan starred in the Warner Brothers TV-series Babylon 5 (1994) as "Ambassado...

Born on September 07, 1955

Zagreb, Croatia, Yugoslavia

Height 1.68m / 5' 6"

Biography

A leading actress of theatre, film and TV in the former Yugoslavia, Mira Furlan emigrated to the U.S. with her husband, Goran Gajic, in November 1991, due to the intolerable political circumstances in her homeland. Ms. Furlan starred in the Warner Brothers TV-series Babylon 5 (1994) as "Ambassador Delenn" (Sci-Fi Universe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Genre TV-series 1996 and 1997).Her other American credits include the TV-movie My Antonia (1995) directed by Joseph Sargent, the title roles in "Sophocles Antigone" at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Los Angeles (Dramalogue Theatre Award for Outstanding Performance in 1995) and Lorca's "Yerma" at The Indiana Repertory Theatre. She also appeared in Brecht's "Baal" at The Second Stage in Los Angeles and Shaw's "Don Juan In Hell" in which she co-starred with Edward Asner and Rene Auberjonois. Ms. Furlan is a member of The Actor's Studio.Ms. Furlan's film credits include leading roles in over 25 films. She co-starred in Emir Kusturica's Cannes award-winning and Oscar-nominated film When Father Was Away On Business (2000). Films include: Three For Happiness, (Grand Prix, Valencia Film Festival), Beauty Of Vice, In The Jaws Of Life, The Loves Of Blanka Kolak, Dear Video etc. In addition, Ms Furlan has appeared regularly on Yugoslav Television, playing leading roles in numerous series and TV-films. She has received all the highest awards in her former country, both for her stage and film work, including two Golden Arenas (Yugoslav Oscars) for Best Actress.In the former Yugoslavia, Mira was a member of the Croatian National Theatre and a frequent guest star at major theatres in the whole country. Favorite roles include: "Natalya" in "A Month In The Country", "Mrs. Elliot" in "Alpha-Beta", "Celimene" in "The Misanthrope", "Judith" in "The Devil's Disciple", "Annabella" in "Tis Pity She's A Whore", the title role in Euripides' "Helen", "Lea" in "Dybbuk", "Isabelle" in Corneille's "L'Illusion Comique", "Yvette" in "Mother Courage", "Natasha" in "Three Sisters" and "Ophelia" in 'Jiri Menzel''s production of "Hamlet".Read More

Known For

Trivia

Described as Yugoslavia's answer to Meryl Streep.

1982 - Zlatna Arena (Golden Arena), Pula - Best Supporting Actress for the role of "Enka" in "Kiklop" ("Cyclops")

1979 - Theatre Critics Award - Best Actress for the role of "Petruniella" in the Croatian National Theatre's production of Drzic's "Dundo Maroje

1978 - Theatre Critics Award - Best Actress for the role of "Mrs Elliot" in the ITD Theatre's (Zagreb) production of Whitehead's "Alpha-Beta".

After an exile of some eleven years, she returned to the stage in Croatia to perform the title role in Euripides "Medea" during the summers of 2002 and 2003 with Rade Sebedzija's Ulysses Theatre Company on the island of Mali Brijuni

1997 - Sci-Fi Universe Readers Choice Awards, for best supporting actress in a genre television series, telefilm or miniseries - for the role of "Delenn" on Babylon 5.

1996 - Sci-Fi Universe Readers Choice Awards, for best supporting actress in a genre television series, telefilm or miniseries - for the role of "Delenn" on Babylon 5.

1995 Dramalogue Theater Award, Los Angeles - Best Actress - "Antigone"

1990 - "Dubravko Dujsin" Theater Award - for the role of "Natalya Petrovna" in the Croatian National Theatre production of Turgenev's "A Month in the Country".

Son born 15 December 1998, in Los Angeles, named Marko Lav Gajic

Quotes

Babylon 5 is definitely not a fantasy. It is a show that constantly refers to sociological, political, and psychological facts of our present life, and it is that which makes it so valuable, I think.

In those moments when I entered the stage, trembling with stage fright and excitement, under those spotlights, I felt that I'd found the one thing that I wanted to do in my life. Nothing could match that flow of adrenaline.

Ambassador Delenn is an extraordinary character. She combines so many different traits. She's tough, but vulnerable... She's strong, but feminine... She's a pacifist, but can be militaristic... She has depth and spirituality, but can be funny and light at times... So yes, I think she's a great role model - not only for women - but for everyone.

Spouses

Goran Gajic Goran Gajic - present (1 child)

Filmography

Nepokoreni grad Nepokoreni grad Zdenka(3episodes,1982)
Velo misto Velo misto Kate(13episodes,1980-1981)
In the Jaws of Life  In the Jaws of Life  Marijana
Zadarski memento  Zadarski memento  Karmela
Cao inspektore  Cao inspektore  Ruza
When Father Was Away on Business  When Father Was Away on Business  AnkicaVidmar
Bolji zivot Bolji zivot FinkaPasalic(8episodes,1990-1991)
Putovanje u Vucjak Putovanje u Vucjak EvaHorvatek(8episodes,1986-1987)
The Beauty of Vice  The Beauty of Vice  Jaglika
Vuk Karadzic Vuk Karadzic Petrija(2episodes,1987-1988)
Osudjeni  Osudjeni  Mira
Stela  Stela  Lucija
Tudjinac Tudjinac Andelija(1990)
Video jela, zelen bor  Video jela, zelen bor  Jovanka
Babylon 5 Babylon 5 Delenn/...(110episodes,1994-1998)
Babylon 5: The Gathering  Babylon 5: The Gathering  Delenn
Spider-Man Spider-Man SilverSable(4episodes,1997)
My Antonia  My Antonia  Mrs.Shimerda
Babylon 5: In the Beginning  Babylon 5: In the Beginning  Delenn
Babylon 5: Thirdspace  Babylon 5: Thirdspace  Delenn
A Film with No Name  A Film with No Name  Glumica
Poltron  Poltron  MilenaKrtalic
Drugarica ministarka Drugarica ministarka Zdenka(6episodes,1989)
Stefica Cvek u raljama zivota Stefica Cvek u raljama zivota
Stahlkammer Zürich Stahlkammer Zürich NinaLoncar(2episodes,2001)
To nije moj zivot, to je samo privremeno  To nije moj zivot, to je samo privremeno 
Sheena Sheena YokaLaneesh(1episode,2001)
Smogovci Smogovci Mira(15episodes,1982-1989)
Sarajevske price Sarajevske price MilenaGazivoda(4episodes,1991)
NCIS NCIS DinaRisi(1episode,2009)
Take a Deep Breath  Take a Deep Breath  Lila
Lost Lost DanielleRousseau(20episodes,2004-2010)
Night Stalker Night Stalker MarleneShields(1episode,2006)
Lost: The Journey  Lost: The Journey  DanielleRousseau(archivefootage)
Spider in the Web Spider in the Web Delenn(creditonly)
A Tragedy of Telepaths A Tragedy of Telepaths Delenn
A View from the Gallery A View from the Gallery Delenn
A Voice in the Wilderness: Part 1 A Voice in the Wilderness: Part 1 Delenn
A Voice in the Wilderness: Part 2 A Voice in the Wilderness: Part 2 Delenn
Acts of Sacrifice Acts of Sacrifice Delenn
All Alone in the Night All Alone in the Night Delenn
And All My Dreams, Torn Asunder And All My Dreams, Torn Asunder Delenn
And the Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place And the Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place Delenn
And the Sky Full of Stars And the Sky Full of Stars Delenn
Atonement Atonement Delenn
Babylon Squared Babylon Squared Delenn
Between the Darkness and the Light Between the Darkness and the Light Delenn
Epiphanies Epiphanies Delenn
GROPOS GROPOS Delenn
Grail Grail Delenn
Grey 17 Is Missing Grey 17 Is Missing Delenn
Hunter, Prey Hunter, Prey Delenn(creditonly)
In the Kingdom of the Blind In the Kingdom of the Blind Delenn
In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum Delenn
Infection Infection Delenn(creditonly)
Interludes and Examinations Interludes and Examinations Delenn
Into the Fire Into the Fire Delenn
Learning Curve Learning Curve Delenn
Mind War Mind War Delenn(creditonly)
Moments of Transition Moments of Transition Delenn
Movements of Fire and Shadow Movements of Fire and Shadow Delenn
Passing Through Gethsemane Passing Through Gethsemane Delenn
Phoenix Rising Phoenix Rising Delenn(creditonly)
Point of No Return Point of No Return Delenn(creditonly)
Points of Departure Points of Departure Delenn
Racing Mars Racing Mars Delenn
Revelations Revelations Delenn
Rumors, Bargains and Lies Rumors, Bargains and Lies Delenn
Severed Dreams Severed Dreams Delenn
Sleeping in Light Sleeping in Light Delenn
Soul Hunter Soul Hunter Delenn
Soul Mates Soul Mates Delenn
Survivors Survivors Delenn(creditonly)
The Coming of Shadows The Coming of Shadows Delenn
The Corps Is Mother, the Corps Is Father The Corps Is Mother, the Corps Is Father Delenn(creditonly)
The Deconstruction of Falling Stars The Deconstruction of Falling Stars Delenn
Exercise of Vital Powers Exercise of Vital Powers Delenn(creditonly)
The Fall of Night The Fall of Night AmbassadorDelenn
The Geometry of Shadows The Geometry of Shadows Delenn(creditonly)
The Hour of the Wolf The Hour of the Wolf Delenn
The Wheel of Fire The Wheel of Fire Delenn
Voices of Authority Voices of Authority Delenn
War Without End: Part One War Without End: Part One Delenn
Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi? Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi? Delenn
Z'ha'dum Z'ha'dum Delenn
Numbers Numbers DanielleRousseau
Timeless Timeless MarleneShields
Maternity Leave Maternity Leave DanielleRousseau
Kapitulacija Kapitulacija Kate
Konfuzjun Konfuzjun Kate
Kriza Kriza Kate
Leva Leva Kate
No pasaran No pasaran Kate
Simpatizer Simpatizer Kate
Fantom Fantom Mira
Kuca za rusenje Kuca za rusenje Mira
Strasno je dobiti brata Strasno je dobiti brata Mira
Patnje i stradanja Dunje i Mazala Patnje i stradanja Dunje i Mazala Mira
Tricia Tanaka Is Dead Tricia Tanaka Is Dead DanielleRousseau
Kvisko na Nosonju Kvisko na Nosonju Mira
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