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Mira Sorvino

Activist & Actor

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Mira Sorvino discusses her life, career as an actor, and how she is helping to end human trafficking, domestically and abroad.

Mira's Biography

Favorite Book as a Child: Escape to Witch Mountain
Dream Interview Subject: Hillary Clinton
Role Model: Minister Susan Klein
To Her 15-Year-Old Self: "Don't be so hard on yourself, and try not to feel guilty and stressed about everything."

Mira Sorvino is an award winning actor, mother and an advocate against human trafficking. She was the official ambassador for Amnesty International’s Stop Violence Against Women campaign from 2004 to 2008. In 2009, she was appointed to her current position as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, specializing on the subject of human trafficking. She is an honorary board member of Polaris Project, the leading organization combatting human trafficking in order to save millions who are at risk of abuse and exploitation.  

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