UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Alumna
Internationally acclaimed actress and humanitarian activist Mia Farrow was appointed UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2000. As a powerful advocate for children, she campaigns tirelessly for their rights around the world, with a special focus on children impacted by armed conflict.
Mia has worked extensively to raise funds and awareness for children whose lives have been affected by violence in countries such as Angola, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti and Nigeria. She has also visited Darfur, Sudan, several times to highlight the devastating impact of continued violence on women and children.
Mia also travels and campaigns extensively in her own capacity to help raise awareness about humanitarian issues. In 2008, Time Magazine named her one of the most influential people in the world.
Born in Los Angeles, Mia was the first American actress to be accepted as a member of London's Royal Shakespeare Company. She made her stage debut in an off-Broadway production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. A starring role in the television series Peyton Place followed.
Her performance in Roman Polanski’s 1968 film Rosemary’s Baby was widely acclaimed, and since then she has made more than 40 films, including The Great Gatsby, Purple Rose of Cairo, Hannah and her Sisters, Alice, The Omen and Be Kind Rewind. She has also starred in several Broadway and off-Broadway productions. In 1997, she published a memoir, What Falls Away.
Mia has been honoured for her humanitarian work with the Presidential Medal of Honor and the McCall-Pierpaoli Humanitarian Award from Refugees International, bestowed for extraordinary service to refugees and displaced people.