Mira Furlan Wiki – Mira Furlan Biography
Mira Furlan was a Croatian actress and singer. She was internationally recognized for her roles as the Minbari Ambassador Delenn on the science fiction television series Babylon 5, and as Danielle Rousseau on Lost. She also appeared in multiple award-winning films such as When Father Was Away on Business and The Abandoned. She was a member of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb and frequently appeared in Yugoslav television and films. She played Ankica Vidmar in the film When Father Was Away on Business, which won the Palme d’Or at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In the late 1980s, she performed in theater productions in both Zagreb and Belgrade.
She went ahead to be a member of the Actors Studio in 1992 after moving to New York City to flee turmoil in Yugoslavia. Later that year, her theater contacts in the U.S. helped her get the necessary work permits to perform with the Indiana Repertory Theatre as the lead role in Yerma. She appeared on the stage in New York City and Los Angeles. She played the central ensemble role of Minbari Ambassador Delenn for all five seasons of Babylon 5, and some of the associated television movies. Between 2004 and 2010 she played the recurring role of Danielle Rousseau on Lost. In 2009, she appeared on an episode of NCIS, titled “South By Southwest”. In 2002, she returned to Croatia after eleven years to take the lead role in Rade Šerbedžija’s Ulysses Theatre Company’s production of Euripides’ Medea.
She also had a background in singing. In the 1980s, she briefly appeared as the singer for Le Cinema, a spin-off from the rock band Film. In 1998, she released an album, Songs From Movies That Have Never Been Made.
She was also a writer. She wrote the play Until Death Do Us Part (Croatian: Dok nas smrt ne razdvoji), which is set in 1970s Zagreb. A collection of her columns in the now-defunct Croatian magazine Feral Tribune was published as the book Totalna rasprodaja in 2010.
She has also scooped some awards such as; 1982 Pula Film Festival Golden Arena award for Best Supporting Actress in the film Cyclops, 1986 Pula Film Festival Golden Arena award for Best Actress in The Beauty of Vice, 1990 Dubravko Dujšin Award, and 2013 Balkan New Film Festival Jury Award for Best Actress in The Abandoned.
Mira Furlan Age
She was born on September 7, 1955, in Zagreb, Croatia. She died on January 20, 2021, in Los Angeles, California. She was 65 years old.
Mira Furlan Husband
Mira Furlan was married to her husband, Goran Gajić, from 1998 until the time of her demise on January 20, 2021. Mira Furlan’s husband is an ethnic Serb. He is a director and directed Furlan in an episode of Babylon 5 and several plays, including the production of Sophocles’ Antigone.
Mira Furlan Children
She had one child, a son, Marko Lav Gajić, born in 1998.
Mira Furlan Death
She died on January 20, 2021, at the age of 65. Her death was announced by Furlan’s Twitter account and confirmed by Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski, who paid tribute to the accomplished actress.
“It is a night of great sadness, for our friend and comrade had gone down the road where we cannot reach her,” he wrote. “Mira was a good and kind woman, a stunningly talented performer, and a friend to everyone in the cast and crew of Babylon 5, and we are all devastated by the news.
Mira Furlan Cause of Death
The cause of her death has not been revealed. Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski said, “We’ve known for some time now that Mira’s health was failing… and have been all dreading this day.”
Mira Furlan Net Worth
Mira Furlan’s net worth is estimated to be $3 Million.
Mira Furlan Instagram
Mira Furlan’s Instagram account, @mirafurlan_, has over 1,800k followers. Her last Instagram post is a statement that reads, “I look at the stars. It’s a clear night and the Milky Way seems so near. That’s where I’ll be going soon. “We’re all star stuff’, I suddenly remember Delenn’s line from Joe’s script. Not a bad prospect. I am not afraid. In the meantime, let me close my eyes and sense the beauty around me. And take that breath under the dark sky full of stars. Breathe in. Breathe out. That’s all.” – Mira Furlan