Mira Furlan

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'''Mira Furlan''' played the role of Danielle Rousseau during the first four seasons of the show, until her character was killed in {{ep}}. Melissa Farman later played a younger version of her character in Season 5. Furlan returned towards the end of Season 6 in "What They Died For" once again playing Rousseau in the Flash sideways world.

==Background==
*A leading actress of theatre, film and TV in Croatia, one of six independent countries that formerly made up Yugoslavia.
*Was heavily criticized in Croatia following a 1991 theater performance in Belgrade, Serbia, a time when Croatia was under attack by the Serb-controlled Yugoslav Army.http//muse.jhu.edu/login?uri=/journals/performing_arts_journal/v018/18.2furlan.html
*Fallout from the resulting scandal caused her to emigrate to the US with her husband Goran Gajic in November 1991.
{{I=delenn.jpg=200=right=Mira Furlan as Ambassador Delenn of ''Babylon 5''.}}
*Starred in the Warner Brothers TV-series ''Babylon 5'' as Ambassador Delenn (a Minbari who took on human characteristics and possessed remarkable strength of character).  She also portrayed Delenn in three Babylon 5 TV movies.
*Is a member of The Actors Studio.
*Her film credits include leading roles in over 25 films.
*Has appeared regularly on Yugoslav Television, playing leading roles in numerous series and TV-films.
*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.
*A former member of the Croatian National Theatre and a frequent guest star at major theatres in the whole country.
* Also has made a one time appearance in the TV show NCIS as Dina Ricci in the episode "South By Southwest".

==Departure from ''Lost''==
In {{ep}}, Danielle Rousseau was shot and Body_count. According to an http//www.gloria.hr/vratila-se-roda/ interview with her husband, http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goran_Gajić Goran Gajić, Furlan had requested that the producers write her character out of the show, as she was tired of living in Hawaii—a type of ennui known among ''Lost'' cast members as "island fever".

However, in a more recent http//geekadelphia.com/2010/05/21/farpoint-2010-an-interview-with-mira-furlan-of-lost interview, Furlan claims that she did not choose to leave the show, that she loved "being on the show and loved playing that role" and is "really disappointed and angry with those rumors, because I don’t know where they are coming from."

On March 28, 2008, Furlan was awarded back her grandmother's apartment in Zagreb in court. She and her husband are still living in Los Angeles, where they intend to remain.

From http//www.croatiapress.com/20080328-390.php Croatia Press

{{quote=Furlan has been awarded back her flat in Zagreb, which she had left at the beginning of the 1990s, as she was hounded for culturally cooperating with Belgrade colleagues, something that brought about a smear campaign against her.
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Mira Furlan left Zagreb at the height of the war in Croatia and found a new home in the United States where after struggling for a while she managed to get roles in acclaimed series like ''Babylon 5'' and ''Lost''. She has recently returned to Croatia with theatre roles played at the Ulysses Theatre owned by colleague and actor who had seen a similar destiny Rade Serbedzija.}} (The "recently" in the above quotation refers to the summers of 2002 through 2005.) ==External links== *http//www.mirafurlan.net/ mirafurlan.net Official Site, includes information about current and past roles and photgraphs *http//www.mirafurlan.com/ mirafurlan.com Official Autograph Site, includes biography, photos, and autographed collectibles *http//www.zlatna.com/gold.html Unofficial fansite for Furlan and her husband, Goran Gajic *http//www.zlatna.com/celebration/mpismo.html A Letter to my Co-Citizens essay by Furlan explaning why she traveled to Belgrade in 1991 to perform in a theater festival *http//www.gloria.hr/vratila-se-roda/ Gloria Interview with Goran Gajić Interview with Furlan's husband explaining her departure from Lost **http//forum.lostpedia.com/showpost.php?p=679348&postcount=6 Lostpedia Forums An English translation by a Lostpedia forums member *http//www.croatiapress.com/20080328-390.php Croatia Press News article describing Furlan's return to Zagreb, Croatia {{Wikipedia-ref}} deMira Furlan esMira Furlan frMira Furlan itMira Furlan plMira Furlan ptMira Furlan nlMira Furlan CategoryCast, Mira CategorySeason 1 Cast CategorySeason 2 Cast CategorySeason 3 Cast CategorySeason 4 Cast CategorySeason 6 Cast