The Irish Americans
Mia Farrow, the daughter of Australian film director John Farrow and Irish-born actress Maureen O’Sullivan, has achieved great success in films, including seven Golden Globe nominations (and one win) and three BAFTA Award nominations.
Films such as Woody Allen’s The Purple Rose of Cairo and Crimes and Misdemeanors have become classics thanks in part to Farrow’s acting talent. However, as memorable as her performance in disturbing but brilliant films like Rosemary’s Baby may be, it is her charity work that she is receiving attention for today.
Farrow is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and has worked for years on various projects focused on children’s rights. Her work has often concentrated on eradicating polio, a disease that she survived at age nine. With three trips to Darfur behind her, Farrow has written several articles, accompanied by photographs she has taken of the suffering of Darfur refugees.
She worked with activist group Dream for Darfur, which criticized China’s support of the Sudanese government in light of the Beijing Olympics this past summer. Her website and blog detail her trips to Darfur as well as other African regions. She consistently updates her blog, chronicling the military activities and charity advances made in the regions.
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