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|Birthplace||Zagreb, Croatia, Yugoslavia|
|Date of Birth||September 7, 1955|
|Role on LOST||Danielle Rousseau|
|IMDB||Mira Furlan at IMDB|
Mira Furlan portrayed the role of "Danielle Rousseau" on LOST.
Mira Furlan (born September 7, (the year of her birth is often cited as being 1955, although this is only a guestimation made by a fan from anecdotal information and may well be incorrect) in Zagreb) is a Croatian actress and singer currently residing in the United States. She is probably best known for her role as the Minbari Ambassador Delenn on the science fiction television series Babylon 5.
Furlan was born to family of university professors in Zagreb, then part of the former Yugoslavia, now the capital city of the Republic of Croatia. She was a member of the Croatian National Theatre and frequently appeared in Yugoslav television and films, including Cannes Film Festival winner When Father Was Away on Business (1985). In 1980s Mira Furlan briefly appeared as singer for Le Cinema, spin-off of Film rock band.
In late 1991 she and her husband emigrated from Yugoslavia to escape the political turmoil and ethnic tensions which accompanied the breakup of the country—her maternal grandfather Fritz Weill was a Jew, her maternal grandmother was not (meaning that by Jewish Law, she is not Jewish), her paternal grandfather was Slovenian and her paternal grandmother was Croatian and her husband is a Serb.
In 2002 she returned to Croatia after some 11 years to take the lead role in Rade Šerbedžija's Ulysses Theatre Company's production of Euripides' Medea.
Furlan's husband is director Goran Gajic, who has directed her in an episode of Babylon 5 and several plays, including a production of Sophocles' Antigone.
She has also appeared on the Los Angeles stage, and released an album, Songs From Movies That Have Never Been Made.
She occasionally writes a column for the Croatian magazine Feral Tribune.
Episodes Appeared InEdit
Appears as Danielle Rousseau in: