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    A leading actress of theatre, film and TV in the former Yugoslavia, Mira Furlan emigrated to the U.S. six years ago, due to the intolerable political circumstances in her homeland.   Ms. Furlan currently stars in the Warner Bros. TV-series "Babylon 5" as Ambassador Delenn (Sci-Fi Universe award for Best Supporting Actress in a Genre TV-series).   Her other American credits now include the TV-movie "My Antonia" directed by J. Sargent, the title roles in Sophocles' "Antigone" at the Hudson Guild Theatre in L.A. (Dramalogue Theatre Award for outstanding performance in 1995) and Lorca's "Yerma" at The Indiana Repertory Theatre.   She also appeared in Brecht's "Baal" at The Second Stage in L.A. and Shaw's "Don Juan in Hell" in which she co-starred with Ed Asner and Rene Auberjonois.   Ms. Furlan is a member of the Actors' Studio.

    Ms. Furlan's film credits include leading roles in over 25 films.   She co-starred in Emir Kusturica's Cannes award-winning and Oscar-nominated film "When Father Was Away on Business".   Films include: "Three for Happiness" (Grand Prix, Valencia FIlm Festival), "Beauty of Vice", "In the Jaws of Life", "The Loves of Blanka Kolak", "Dear Video", et cetera.   In addition, Ms. Furlan has appeared regularly on Yugoslav Television, playing leading roles in numerous series and TV-films.   She has received all the highest awards in her former country, both for her stage and film work, including two Golden Arenas (Yugoslav Oscars) for Best Actress.

    In the former Yugoslavia Mira was a member of the Croatian National Theatre and a frequent guest star at major theatres in the whole country.   Favourite roles include Natalya in "A Month in the Country", Mrs. Elliot in "Alpha-Beta", Celimene in "The Misanthrope", Judith in "The Devil's Disciple", Annabella in "'Tis Pity She's a Whore", the title role in Euripides' "Helen", Lea in "Dybbuk", Isabelle in Corneille's "L'Illusion Comique", Yvette in "Mother Courage", Natasha in "Three Sisters" and Ophelia in the Check Oscar-winner Jiri Menzel's production of "Hamlet".

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