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Mia Farrow

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Maria de Lourdes Villiers-Farrow, known as Mia Farrow (born February 9, 1945) is an American actress. Farrow has appeared in more than forty films and won numerous awards, including a Golden Globe award (and seven additional Golden Globe nominations), three BAFTA Film Award nominations, and a win for best actress at the San Sebastian International Film Festival.[1] Farrow is also notable for her extensive humanitarian work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Her latest effort is www.miafarrow. org containing a guide on how to get involved with Darfur activism, along with her photos and blog entries from Darfur, Chad, and the Central African Republic. In 2008, she was selected by Time magazine as one of the most influential people in the world.[2]

Farrow has absolute pitch.[3]

Early life
Farrow was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Australian film director John Farrow and Irish actress Maureen O’Sullivan, and sister of actresses Tisa Farrow and Prudence Farrow. For the most part she grew up in Beverly Hills in Southern California, and often traveled with her parents for films that were produced on location. She made her film debut in a 1947 short subject with her mother; the short was about famous mothers and their children modeling the latest fashions for families.

Career
Farrow screen-tested for the role of Liesl von Trapp in The Sound of Music. That footage has been preserved, and appears on the fortieth Anniversary Edition DVD of The Sound of Music. Farrow began her acting career by appearing in supporting roles in several 1960s films.

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