Mira Sorvino’s husband is Christopher Backus, an American actor. The couple has four children – Mattea Angel Backus, Johnny Christopher King Backus, Holden Backus, and Lucia Backus. 56 year-old Mira got married to Chris in 2004 and years later, they are still together.
While Sorvino is the more famous of the two, Backus has also established himself in Hollywood where he is not just an actor, but a director and screenwriter. The pair have one of the most unusual stories in Hollywood as they met when Mira was famous and her husband was only setting out and she is many years older than him.
Who is Mira Sorvino’s Husband?
Mira Sorvino’s husband was born Christopher Paul Backus on 30 October 1981 in Mission Viejo, California, United States. 42 years old, he is of American nationality and white ethnicity. He was brought up together with a sister by his parents, Terry Backus who was a lawyer, and Teryl Backus who was a colonel in the US Marine Corps before her retirement.
Following his educational pursuits, he moved from New York City to Los Angeles where he began his acting career in 2004. Before becoming an actor, Backus had wanted to become a baseball player but he was forced to call it quits on his baseball career as a minor-league pitcher when he had a shoulder injury.
The first role he landed as an actor was in Benjamin Splits and then he got a role in an episode of Will & Grace in the same year. He appeared in many more TV productions in the years that followed including Deliverance Creek (2014), Roadies (2016), Jett (2019), and Blackout (2021). His film credits include All In (2006), Hard Breakers (2010), Chloe and Theo (2015), Waterlily Jaguar (2018), and Rogue Hostage (2021).
Mira Sorvino Became Christopher Backus’s Wife in 2004
Mira and her husband got married in 2004, the same year that Christopher started his acting career. The more significant thing is that by that time, Mira who began her career in the mid-1980s was already famous with an Academy Awards and a Golden Globes. More so, by then, she had dated other famous actors – Quentin Tarantino and Olivier Martinez.
Their love story began in 2003 when they met for the first time at the birthday party of a friend when it was reported that Christopher waited on the ”Mighty Aphrodite” Oscar winner. Even though she was already a superstar and he was an unknown name, the pair still fell in love and began dating soon after they met.
Mira and Christopher dated for less than a year before they decided they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together. The couple got married on June 11, 2004, in a very simple event at the Santa Barbara courthouse. They had another ceremony on July 2 on the Isle of Capri.
After the wedding which was witnessed by a small number of friends and family members, the couple had a romantic getaway on a private yacht thanks to Giorgio Armani who designed Mira’s wedding gown.
Mira Sorvino’s Husband is 14 Years Younger Than Her
At the time of the marriage between Mira and Christopher, the actress was 36 years old while her husband was only 22 years old and still trying to find his way around in Hollywood. Today, the actress is 56 years old while her husband is 42, which means that she is 14 years older.
Mira Sorvino’s husband was born on October 30, 1981, while the actress was born on 28 September 1967. The 14 years age difference between them is one of the things they seemed not to be bothered about since getting married less than a year after they met. Despite the age difference, they are still a very happy and fulfilled couple.19 years after their marriage, the actress revealed that the secret to their longevity in marriage is that they always have date nights.
Mira Sorvino and Christopher Backus Are Blessed With 4 Children
Mira and Chris have been blessed with four amazing kids thus far; Mattea, Johnny, Holden, and Lucia. The couple welcomed their first child – daughter Mattea Angel Backus on November 3, 2008. Now 15 years old, she was born less than a year after her parents got married and has since followed in their footsteps as she is an actress known for the 2011 film, Union Square.
The second child of the family, Johnny Christopher King Backus, is 17 years old. He was born on May 29, 2006, in Los Angeles, California, like his older sister. Johnny continues from where his father left off as a baseball player who plays for The San Jose Giants in the minor league.
Holden Backus is the next child of the couple. He was born on June 22, 2009, in Los Angeles. The 14 years old is an actor who has appeared in Union Square (2011) and Hollywood Houselift with Jeff Lewis (2022).
Mira Sorvino had the couple’s last child, a daughter, Lucia Backus on May 3, 2012, in Los Angeles. Lucia is now 11 years old and it remains to see if she will also become an actress.