Mimi Sagadin Poster

Biography

Chicago native Mimi Sagadin began her acting career in the early 1990's when she trained in improv at the Players Workshop of the Second City (Second City's original training ground). She performed in children's shows on the infamous main stage of The Second City, and went on to co-found the "clean comedy" improv and sketch troupe Mission IMPROVable performing throughout the Midwest for eight years. In 2007 Sagadin had the privilege to work with Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Ken Davenport (Once On This Island, Godspell, Speed the Plow) in Chicago's Off-Broadway production of "The Awesome 80's Prom" where she played the quirky high school drama teacher, MRS. L for fifteen consecutive months. In 2010 Mimi was cast in Provision Theaters' Jeff-nominated play "The Hiding Place" as concentration camp prisoner, Eva Schuman. And that same year Mimi was hand-picked by Oscar-winning director Ron Howard to portray Vince Vaughn's secretary in "The Dilemma" with Jennifer Connelly, Kevin James, and Winona Ryder. Although her character was in numerous scenes, all were cut.... but the momentum continued and later that same year her breakout role occurred. That role was that, of the well-known Dutch hero of the Holocaust, Corrie ten Boom. She worked alongside renowned Emmy-nominated John Rhys-Davies (Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Indiana Jones) in the true-story, World War II drama "Return to the Hiding Place" (2013). Winner of over nineteen awards including Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Cinematographer, and Audience Choice from numerous film festivals around the country. Aware of the strong influence media has on the culture, Sagadin is passionate about performing in films that positively impact audiences. She's also known for her work in "Princess Cut (2015) with Jenn Gotzon Chandler (Frost/Nixon, Doonby) and Ashley Bratcher (90 Minutes in Heaven, Extraordinary), "Halfway" (2017) with Quinton Aaron (The Blind Side) and Jeffrey DeMunn (Green Mile, Shawshank Redemption), and the Vietnam War drama "Summer of '67" (2018).