Who Is Mia Kirshner? Here Are 5 Interesting Facts You Need To Know

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Mia Kirshner is one of the prominent faces in Hollywood. She has featured in a lot of television drama series and movies alike. She is best known for her role as Jenny Schecter in the TV series L Word. This series was shot in four cities in America and received several accolades in form of award nominations from a couple of organizations.

Her character, Jenny Schecter is one that could be a vicious assassin in one moment and in another be a good and loving housewife – talk about dexterity at this awesome best. Mia has not been able to bag a lot of awards for her works but has been nominated three times for various award categories. The actress has never been married but has been in a couple of relationships – learn more.

Who Is Mia Kirshner?

Mia Kirshner is a Canadian born actress of Jewish descent. She was born on January 25, 1975, to the family of Etti and Sheldon Kirshner. Her mother was an instructor while her father was a journalist who wrote for The Canadian Jewish News. Her birthplace is Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Amazingly, her parents were survivors of the terrible Holocaust purge who escaped to Israel from Germany and later settled in Canada.

She attended both the Forest Hill Collegiate Institute and Jarvis Collegiate Institute for her high school education before proceeding to the prestigious McGill University where she studied Russian Literature and 20th-century movie industry. She is the first child of her parents and has a younger sister, Lauren Kirshner, who is a writer.

By 1993, she was already starring in her first movie Love and Human Remains.  She delivered the role of Benita who was a dominatrix and psychic. The movie was shot in Montreal, Quebec and directed by Denys Arcand.

Her big break in the movie industry came 2004 with her author-role in Canadian series L Word. Prior to that, she had starred in a couple of popular films including the critically acclaimed American television series 24 in 2001. In 2006, she starred in The Black Dahlia and in the 2009 horror movie 30 Days of Night: Dark Days. Mia has seen many acting years and is still in the business of recreating reality. Here are a few things you should know about the actress.

5 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Mia Kirshner

Early Bloomer

What were your major concerns at the age of 13? I’m pretty sure it was getting back home from school and heading straight to the playfield. Well, at that age, Canadian born actress was shooting her first television series titled Loving the Alien. She took up interesting and challenging characters in the show – she played two characters; as Jo and as a doppelganger in the 7th episode of the show’s second season. Jo was a fighter for the resistance while her doppelganger originated as a result of her capture and cloning by enemy forces.

Sexual Orientation

Considering her early roles in films and series that are themed on LGBTQ+ and homosexual orientations, one may “wrongly” conclude that the actress in a lesbian. Mia is heterosexual and has a long list of high profile celebrities who she has dated including Stephen Hopkins. Also, she has severally been in the social media spotlight due to her relationships. Her affair with Hopkins began in 2001, however, it didn’t last long. Hopkins is an Australian British-Jamaican director of film and television.

In 2006, she was also said to be involved with the popular American musician, Evan Dando. The relationship with the punk rock singer ended in 2008. The following year, 2009, she was involved with a way older celebrity lover, Sam Shepard, a Hollywood actor, director, and screenwriter. Despite all these relationships (including others not highlighted), Mia Kirshner is presently single.

Other Endeavors

Mia Kirshner is not only an amazing actress but also a writer. She co-wrote the documentary based book I Live Here alongside two other authors. The book focused on humanitarian crises that were occurring in the four corners of the world. It took readers through the journey of the war in Chechnya, ethnic cleansing in Burma, globalization in Mexico and AIDS in Malawi.


The book was logically supported by a London based non-governmental organization called Amnesty International. The proceeds from the sales of the book went to the NGO.

What Is Her Net Worth?

With her long lists of roles, it is expected that the actress will have a mint as her net worth. She makes a whole lot of millions from her career in acting as well as her various investments, endorsements, and advertisement deals. From January 2018 to January 2019, she was paid a whopping sum of $75 million and is surely one of the richest actresses in Hollywood with a total net worth of $215 million.

Social Media Presence

Mia Kirshner has been very active on social media platforms. Part of her activities asides the regular pictures and posts are her social advocacies such as the #MeToo movement aimed at stopping sexual violence in Canada. The movement was formed alongside Aisling Chin Yee and Freya Ravensbergen in November 2017. Mia has active accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with thousands of followers on each platform.

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