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Mira Furlan

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Residence  Los Angeles
Role  Actress ·
Occupation  Actress, singer
Spouse  Goran Gajic
Children  Marko Lav Gajic
Name  Mira Furlan

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Born  7 September 1955 (age 60) (1955-09-07) Zagreb, PR Croatia, FPR Yugoslavia
Education  Academy of Dramatic Art, University of Zagreb
Albums  Songs From Movies That Have Never Been Made
Movies and TV shows  Babylon 5, Lost, When Father Was Away on, The Beauty of Vice, Cirkus Columbia
Similar People  Claudia Christian, Peter Jurasik, Andreas Katsulas, Goran Gajic, Jerry Doyle

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Mira Furlan (born 7 September 1955) is a Croatian actress and singer. Internationally, she is best known for her roles as the Minbari Ambassador Delenn on all five seasons of the science fiction television series Babylon 5 (1993–98), and as Danielle Rousseau on Lost.


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Mira Furlan (Delenn from Babylon 5) in the Limelight

Early life

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Furlan was born to an intellectual and academic family that included a large number of university professors in Zagreb, which was at that time part of Yugoslavia. She was born to a Croatian Jewish mother, and a father of Slovene-Croat heritage.


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Furlan graduated from the Academy for Dramatic Arts in Zagreb and holds a university degree, equivalent to a B.F.A., in theatre. She was a member of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb and frequently appeared in Yugoslav television and films, including Cannes Film Festival winner When Father Was Away on Business (1985).

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In the 1980s, she briefly appeared as singer for Le Cinema, a spin-off from the rock band Film. She appeared on the stage in New York City and Los Angeles. She released an album, Songs From Movies That Have Never Been Made. She played Minbari Ambassador Delenn for all five seasons of Babylon 5, and some of the associated TV movies. From 2004–10 she played Danielle Rousseau on Lost. In 2009, she appeared on an episode of NCIS, titled "South By Southwest".

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In 2002, she returned to Croatia after some eleven years to take the lead role in Rade Šerbedžija's Ulysses Theatre Company's production of Euripides' Medea. A collection of her columns in the now-defunct Croatian magazine, Feral Tribune, was published as a book in 2010.

Personal life

Furlan's husband is director Goran Gajić, who directed her in an episode of Babylon 5 and several plays, including a production of Sophocles' Antigone.

In late 1991, she and her husband, who is an ethnic Serb, emigrated from the former Yugoslavia to escape the warfare which resulted in the breakup of the country, with the attendant political turmoil and ethnic tensions. Furlan gave birth to the couple's first child in 1998.


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