(born June 19
in Brooklyn Heights
, New York
) is an American actress
who uses the stage name Mia Sara
. She is best known for her roles as Ferris Bueller's girlfriend, Sloane Peterson, in Ferris Bueller's Day Off
and as Melissa Walker, Jean-Claude Van Damme
's wife in Timecop.
Sara is a graduate of St. Ann's School. She has two Wheaten Terriers, enjoys flying and holds a Private Pilot license. In March 1996, Sara was married to Jason Connery (son of Sean Connery) with whom she performed in Bullet to Beijing. In June 1997 they had a son, Dashiell Quinn Connery. The couple divorced in 2002.
Sara got her first major role playing opposite Tom Cruise
, but is best known for her role as Ferris Bueller's girlfriend Sloane Peterson in the 1986 film Ferris Bueller's Day Off
. She has also appeared in the miniseries Queenie
, Princess Lily in the aforementioned Legend
, as well as playing key roles for the Jean-Claude Van Damme
(winning the "Best Supporting Actress" Saturn Award
) and the 1995 Canada
co-production Bullet to Beijing
starring Michael Caine
She appeared in the short-lived WB Network television show Birds of Prey as Dr. Harleen Quinzel.