Mira Sorvino cast in Jim Gaffigan comedy pilot for CBS
Oscar-winner Mira Sorvino has been cast in a CBS comedy pilot with comedian Jim Gaffigan, OTRC.com has confirmed.
Sorvino will play Jeannie, Gaffigan character's wife on the show, according to Deadline.com. The fictional couple live in a 2-bedroom New York apartment with five kids. The outlet describes Sorvino's character as "a super-wife and a super-mom."
A CBS spokesperson declined to comment on Sorvino's casting. Gaffigan reportedly co-wrote the script with Peter Tolan.
Sorvino, 45, won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for the 1995 film "Mighty Aphrodite." She is also known for her role as Romy White in "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion."
The actress has appeared in films like "Summer of Sam," "Norma Jean & Marilyn" and "Mimic." She has also had guest roles on shows like "Will & Grace" and "House." Sorvino, daughter of actor Paul Sorvino, was named a U.N. Goodwill Ambassador to Combat Human Trafficking in 2009.
Sorvino and her husband Christopher Backus welcomed their fourth child, a daughter named Lucia, in May 2012. Sorvino and Backus are also parents to two sons, Holden and Johnny, and a daughter named Mattea.
Sorvino and Backus met at a mutual friend's charades party in August 2003 and married in a civil ceremony in Santa Barbara, California on June 11, 2004.