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Actress Blacklisted By Weinstein Jumpstarts Her Career

Fifty-year-old actress Mira Sorvino's acting credits go all the way back to 1985 in an uncredited role as a factory worker. Since then, she has starred in dozens of movies, TV movies, and TV shows. The movie that made her a household name, however, was for her work in 1997's Romy and Michele's High School Reunion as Romy White. Sorvino is an Oscar winner with enough big projects under her belt to make her a contender in some of Hollywood's hottest projects. But the actress claims that she was being blacklisted by Hollywood pariah Harvey Weinstein who allegedly sexually harassed her over two decades ago.

Since Sorvino's claim, many people in the industry have stepped forward to say that they agree with her and back up her story of alleged assault, one of those people being none other than Peter Jackson, director of Lord of the Rings. Sorvino expressed her gratitude at a press conference recently.

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"It's very noble of them and I appreciate that. I have to say, the general atmosphere since those allegations came out, those revelations, there seems to be a lot of goodwill toward me in the entertainment business," a grateful Sorvino gushed. The actress seemed to be in high spirits as she announced that she is now receiving offers for some big name projects.

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"I've been getting offers and have already done this really great, fun recurring role on Modern Family which is just a delight and am going into some projects that will be announced in the next few days," Sorvino told People. She's not kidding! Her IMDb page lists a total of eight projects already set for this year that haven't been released yet, six in post-production and two that have been completed. Most recently, Sorvino's latest work that is available now consists of a thriller, Beneath the Leaves in which she got to work alongside her famous father, Paul Sorvino of Goodfellas fame and the TV series, Spy Kids: Mission Critical with the recurring role of Ingrid Cortez.

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Sorvino is a proud supporter of the "Me Too" and "Time's Up" movements taking place now. "It's a really wonderful awakening time for all of us as moral human beings to say that no one should ever have to be abused in their workplace, in their home, harassed and obviously sexual politics have no place in power dynamics. Our lives have to become more equitable in every way...," said Sorvino of Hollywood's recent no tolerance for sexual harassment. "We have to rise together."

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