In 2006, she received a Golden Globe nomination for her role as an agent in the film Human Trafficking.
Sorvino excelled in high school, and was accepted into.
Sorvino has said that as a child she was strongly influenced by her mother to pursue social causes; her mother had participated at the.
In the same year, Sorvino played the mother of the lead in the film adaptation of 's popular children's book.
She also helped found the , one of Harvard's co-ed groups in 1985.
Raised in Tenafly, New Jersey, she was the daughter of tough-guy character actor Paul Sorvino, who raised his kids to strive for an education instead of childhood acting careers.
In 2014, she reappeared as Head Detective Betsy Brannigan on the final season of , and on the fourth season of as John Pope's love interest, Sara.
After small roles in 's and 's , she was cast in the 1995 Woody Allen film Mighty Aphrodite.