Mia Sara (born Mia Sarapochiello; June 19, 1967) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Sloane Peterson in the 1986 comedy film Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and other films such as Legend (1985) and Timecop (1994).
Sara was born Mia Sarapochiello in Brooklyn Heights, New York. She is the daughter of Diana, a stylist and also a photographer, and Jerome Sarapochiello, a photographer and artist. She attended St. Ann's School, in Brooklyn, New York.
Sara's breakthrough role came in 1985 as Princess Lili in Legend, playing opposite Tom Cruise, followed shortly by Ferris Bueller's girlfriend, Sloane Peterson, in the 1986 film Ferris Bueller's Day Off. She also appeared in the miniseries Queenie, a roman à clef on actress Merle Oberon, as well as 1992's A Stranger Among Us, directed by Sidney Lumet. In 1994 she starred opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme in the blockbuster Timecop, for which she won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her television roles have included playing Annie Knox in the science fiction series Time Trax (1993–94) and Dr. Harleen Quinzel in the short-lived WB Network superhero show Birds of Prey (2002)...
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