MARCH 14, 2014
“Having a Meaningful Life: One Woman’s Journey to Fulfillment”
• Critically Acclaimed Actress
• TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People
• UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
As the daughter of John Farrow and Maureen O’Sullivan, Mia Farrow was born into Hollywood royalty. Despite her privileged upbringing and starring in over 40 movies, including Rosmary’s Baby and The Great Gatsby, her personal life was marked with many struggles. The onset of polio at age nine and the deaths of two family members profoundly affected her as a child and shattered any sense of family security. But, she was determined to use those struggles as stepping-stones to a more significant life.
As the mother of fourteen children (ten of whom are adopted), Farrow has devoted her life to the care of a truly remarkable family and to humanitarian efforts. She is a high profile advocate for children’s rights, working to raise funds and awareness for children in conflict-affected regions such as Darfur, Chad, and the Central African Republic.
Farrow reflects on her ever-evolving life journey in her sincere and candid best seller, What Falls Away. In what Newsweek calls “a simply elegant memoir,” she presents a revealing account of her personal struggles and successes, and the quest to find deeper meaning in her life. She will take the lecture stage to expand on this memoir with her eloquence and honesty.