Mia Sara (nee Sarapochiello) plays Sloane Peterson, Ferris Bueller's beautiful and smart cheerleader girlfriend, who is a junior at high school and like Ferris can pull her fair share of scams and turn on the charm when required. She is rescued from a boring day of school including an English class that was putting her to sleep, by Ferris who's "dead grandmother" plan enables her to join him for his ultimate day off from school. In the film we know little of her character but in the original script we learn that her birth father left her family for a younger woman and hence her parents are divorced. Ferris is also more womanising in the original script and because of these 2 facts there are moments of conflict between the two.
Born on the 19 June 1968, in Brooklyn Heights, New York, Mia Sara was 17 at the time of shooting. Sorry to all you hopeful guys out there but she has been married to Jason Connery (yes Sean Connery's son) since March 1996 and in June 1997 they had a baby boy, Dashiell Quinn. Mia won her first feature starring role, debuting as 'Princess Lili' in Ridley Scott's fairy tale adventure, Legend with Tom Cruise. That same year she gained the role of the character we best know and love her as, Sloane Peterson in Ferris Bueller's Day Off which she claims was "one of the best scripts" she had ever read.
Her other big film that you have probably heard of was the 1994 film, Timecop, with Jean Claude Van-Damme. Mia won the "Best Supporting Actress" Saturn award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films for her performance in this film. She was also in a couple episodes of the TV series Time Trax, and two episodes of Chicago Hope as Annie, a post-operative transsexual.
Mia has two Wheaton terriers. Her hobbies include reading and flying. Sometime around the filming of Timecop, Mia took flight training and received her private pilot's license.
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