Mia Kirshner is an actress from Canada who is well known for playing versatile characters along with some troubled, manipulative and sociopathic ones.
Having a strong passion for acting, this actor started an acting career at a very young age. She was in hands of talent agent at age of 12 and by the age of 15, she was acting professionally. Her debut film, Love and Human remains was released in 1993 which earned her a Genie nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role and a lead in her next film, Exotica. Exotica further won her a critical acclaim. Her inspiring performance in The Crow: City of Angels secured her an established position in the industry. Author Jenny Schecter from L Word is a character which made her even more famous among people.
Her versatility has been well portrayed in over 25 movies and 20 TV shows. She has earned quite a name as an actress. When it comes to her personal life, is it not less dramatic than a movie. Being a woman who never married a husband, she has quiet versatile love-life. Each of her rumored affairs is different than the other and each one stand out in the crowd. In 2004, news about the actress being in a relationship with actress Jenifer Beals was the talk of the town. It was during the time of filming of season 2 of the L Word. Mia and Jennifer would apparently slip off together to New York City on weekends during filming and were highly speculated to be ‘the lesbian couple in town’. None of the actresses validated the rumor as a fact; rumors about their ‘lesbian saga’ subsided later.
Later in 2006 actress Mia Kirshner was allegedly dating musician Evan Dando. Rumor about Dando being her boyfriend, like the previous rumor has not been verified by the actor. She was even linked with Sam Shepard who happens to be an American playwright, actor, author and screenwriter and director. Shepard is almost 30 years older than Mia Kirshner. She sure is versatile!
Talking about her versatility, she has not limited herself to her successful acting career. She is a writer too. Yes, you heard me! In October 2008, after seven years in production, Kirshner published the book I LIVE HERE, which she co-produced with ex-Adbusters staffers Paul Shoebridge and Michael Simons as well as writer MacKinnon. In the book, four different groups of women and children refugees from places such as Chechnya, Juarez, Burma and Malawi tell their life stories. The book features original material from well-known comic and graphic artists including Joe Sacco and Phoebe Gloeckner. The book is supported by Human Rights organization Amnesty International logistically. It is a commendable philanthropic work done by Kirshner.
Ranking #43 on Maxim hot women of 2002, she was also nominated for Best Kiss at the 2002 MTV Movie Awards for Not Another Teen Movie along with Beverly Polcyn. Her net worth is estimated to be around $2 million, however official source has not released exact figures.