These Hollywood veterans proudly stand with Voices in Action in our fight for education of rights and equality in the entertainment industry.
Mira Sorvino is a humanitarian, philanthropist, and actress. Her notable roles include Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion, Lulu on the Bridge, and Summer of Sam. In she won an Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role in Mighty Aphrodite.
In 2017, Sorvino came out publicly about the sexual harassment she endured from producer Harvey Weinstein and has been a vocal supporter of the Me Too movement.
She has been affiliated with Amnesty International since 2004. In 2006, was honored with Amnesty International’s Artist of Conscience Award given to those who have displayed longstanding philanthropic and humanist efforts. Sorvino has been a U.N. Goodwill Ambassador to Combat Human Trafficking, since 2009 through 2012, and has lobbied Congress to abolish human trafficking in Darfur.
Harrold Perrineau is an actor, known for many notable roles in television series' including Lost, Oz, and Sons of Anarchy, The Unusuals, and in films such as The Matrix, Romeo + Juliet, The Best Man, 28 Weeks Later, 30 Days of Night: Dark Days, and more. He currently stars as Dead Simms in the TNT series Claws.
“I take seriously my role as an ally to the many brave women and men who came forward with their stories of sexual assault. I truly believe that Voices in Action will be a great and necessary resource in helping survivors get one step closer to the justice and healing they deserve.“
"Sexual assault is a serious and often life changing event. Women and men often take years to report or don't report at all for fear of not being believed. Online reporting and matching victims with others that have the same perpetrators is crucial as many times there is safety in numbers. Please join us as we seek accountability from our peers, law enforcement, and our judicial system to end these abuses in the workplace."
"My message to all men is that you have to kill pride. You’ve been taught that pride is a manly thing, that pride is a good thing. But the problem with pride is that it stops you from growth. When you’re so proud that you won’t change, you’ve got problems. Male pride causes wars; millions of people have died because of male pride, because one man would not back down. Male pride will say, 'I’d rather blow up my whole family than have everyone look at me as though I’ve lost.' That is so dangerous."
Johnathon Schaech is an actor, known for many notable films and television roles including playing the lead singer of The Wonders in Tom Hanks’ That Thing You Do! Over the last twenty years, he's starred in over one-hundred and sixty Hollywood productions. Schaech currently portrays comic-book legend Jonah Hex on DC's Legends of Tomorrow.
In 2017, Johnathon publicly came out and shared the abuse he endured from famed director Franco Zeffirelli and has been an advocate of the Me Too movement.
"As a sexual abuse survivor, I'll forever be grateful to all the brave nameless souls — male and female — who dared to lead, who dared to speak so that I was able to break my silence and reclaim my voice. When it comes to Voices in Action, it's not the critic who counts in this forum; the credit belongs to the human beings actually in the arena who’s speaking their truth and leading the way."
Johnathon uses his voice for dyslexia, working with Harvard University accredited NoticeAbility.org
; a nonprofit dedicated to helping students with the brain-based difference identify their unique strengths and build their self-esteem.