Mika Boorem Biography


Birthday: August 18, 1987 (Leo)

Born In: Tucson, Arizona, United States

Mika Boorem is an American actor, director, and philanthropist. She enjoyed a successful career as a child artist and earned nominations for awards such as the ‘Young Artist Award’ and the ‘YoungStar Award.’ Some of her noteworthy performances were in the movies ‘The Education of Little Tree,’ ‘Jack Frost,’ ‘Mighty Joe Young,’ ‘Hearts in Atlantis,’ ‘The Patriot,’ ‘Along Came a Spider,’ ‘Blue Crush,’ and ‘Sleepover.’ She was also seen in the TV series ‘The Drew Carey Show’ and ‘Dawson’s Creek.’ She first ventured into direction with the short movie ‘L.A.Player’ (2017).
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Also Known As: Mika Sue Boorem

Age: 36 Years, 36 Year Old Females


father: Benjamin Melvin Boorem

mother: Holly Sue Thomas

siblings: Benjamin Jr

Born Country: United States

Actresses Directors

Height: 1.67 m

U.S. State: Arizona

City: Tucson, Arizona

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education: Lycée Français de Los Angeles

Childhood & Early Life
Mika Sue Boorem was born on August 18, 1987, in Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A., to Holly Sue Thomas and Benjamin Melvin Boorem. She has an elder brother named Benjamin Jr.
In Arizona, she started acting in a local theater. Later, she moved to Los Angeles along with her family and studied at the ‘Le Lycee Francais de Los Angeles,’ a private French–English school.
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Boorem made her on-screen debut in 1995, in a direct-to-home video named ‘Beach Party at Walt Disney World.’
The next year, she played the role of a little girl in the pilot episode of the American drama series ‘The Burning Zone.’
The year 1997 saw her in a string of productions. She played the supporting role of a little girl in the drama film ‘The Education of Little Tree’, the ‘young Ally McBeal’ in the pilot episode of the legal comedy–drama ‘Ally McBeal,’ ‘Carla’ in the TV movie ‘A Walton Easter,’ and ‘Young Zelda’ in an episode of the sitcom ‘Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.’
She was part of the main cast of the sitcom ‘The Tom Show’ (as ‘Alissa Amross’). The series was aired for one season in 1997–1998.
Her performance in the 1998 Christmas movie ‘Jack Frost’ was appreciated by both critics and audiences. The same year, she played young ‘Jill Young’ in the ‘Disney’ adventure film ‘Mighty Joe Young.’ On TV, she portrayed ‘Jennifer McGuire’ in an episode of the action crime series ‘Walker, Texas Ranger,’ titled ‘Second Chance,’ and ‘Cornelia’ (‘Celine’) and ‘Melissa Houghton’ in different episodes of the fantasy drama series ‘Touched by an Angel.’
She portrayed ‘Zoe’ in an episode of the medical drama series ‘Providence,’ titled ‘Home Again.’ She was also seen as ‘Lily Stewart’ in the direct-to-TV movie ‘A Memory in My Heart’ in 1999. In the beginning of new millennium, she was seen as ‘June’ in the romantic drama ‘Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her.’
With the dawn of the new millennium, she acted in the epic historical fiction war film ‘The Patriot.’ She reappeared in ‘Touched by an Angel’ in 2000, playing a role in the episode ‘Mother’s Day.’
The following year, she performed in the neo-noir crime thriller ‘Along Came a Spider,’ the mystery crime drama ‘Hearts in Atlantis,’ and the biographical drama ‘Riding in Cars with Boys.’
In the 2002 sports film ‘Blue Crush,’ she was seen as ‘Penny Chadwick.’ The same year, she earned the role of ‘Harley Hetson’ in the teen drama ‘Dawson’s Creek.’
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In 2003, she appeared as ‘Maine Mirabeau’ in the American–German romantic comedy ‘Carolina.’ That year, she was also seen in another episode of ‘Touched by an Angel,’ titled ‘At the End of the Aisle.’
The following year, she appeared as ‘Susie Miller’ in the romantic dance musical ‘Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights’ and as ‘Hannah’ in the teen comedy ‘Sleepover.’ In 2005, she was cast as ‘Katie’ in the drama film ‘Smile.
In 2006, ‘Disney’ released ‘Whisper of the Heart,’ the English version of a Japanese animated romantic drama. Boorem lent her voice to the character of ‘Kinuyo’ In the film. She also played the titular characters ‘Augusta Dudman’ in ‘Augusta, Gone’ and ‘Sarah’ in ‘The Initiation of Sarah.’ Both were direct-to-video movies.
In 2007, she appeared as ‘Hannah Morganthal’ in an episode of the medical drama ‘House,’ titled ‘Insensitive.’ The same year, she was also seen as ‘Cathleen Holton’ in the direct-to-TV crime drama ‘Jesse Stone: Sea Change.’
She portrayed the character of ‘Olivia Keller’ in an episode of the supernatural TV series ‘Ghost Whisperer,’ titled ‘Bloodline.’ She was also seen playing a young woman in an independent drama film named ‘Trucker’ in 2008. The same year, she appeared in David Cook’s music video ‘Light On.’
She played ‘Skull Muncher’ in ‘The 2 Bobs’ in 2009. The following year, she was seen as ‘Alice’ in the supernatural psychological horror film ‘The Ward.’
In ‘1 Out of 7,’ she appeared as ‘Krisi.’ The independent drama film ‘Good Day for it’ featured her as ‘Emily.’ Both these movies were released in 2011.
In 2012, she played ‘Erin’ in the thriller ‘Dark Desire.’
She was part of two short films in 2013, namely, ‘Awake’ and ‘Out to Lunch,’ and played ‘Caylie’ and ‘Madison’ in them, respectively.
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The year 2015 (2018, according to ‘IMDb’) saw her make her directorial debut with ‘Love Thy Neighbor.’
The short film ‘Awake,’ in which she portrayed the role of ‘Caylie,’ was made part of an anthology of short films called ‘Minutes Past Midnight,’ released in 2016.
After 2 quiet years, 2017 and 2018, in 2019, ‘Hollywood.Con’ was released. The movie, which was her first feature film as a director, premiered in May 2019 and awaits a worldwide release.
Awards & Nominations
Boorem earned her first award nomination for acting in 1998, when she was nominated for the ‘Young Artist Award’ for the “Best Performance in a Feature Film (Actress Ten or Under)” for her performance in ‘The Education of Little Tree.’ That year, she received her second nomination, too, for ‘The Drew Carey Show,’ having been nominated in the category of ‘”Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series: Guest Starring Young Actress” at the same award show.
In 1999, she was nominated for the ‘YoungStar Award’ for the “Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama Film” for her portrayal in ‘Jack Frost.’
She was nominated for the ‘Young Artist Award’ in 2002, 2004, and 2005, in two separate categories, for three feature films. The nominations were for the “Best Performance in a Feature Film: Supporting Young Actress” for ‘Hearts in Atlantis’ and for the “Best Performance in a Feature Film -Young Ensemble Cast” for ‘Sleepover.’
Meanwhile, in 2003, she was nominated for the ‘Teen Choice Award’ for the “Choice TV Sidekick” for her role in ‘Dawson’s Creek’
Her performance in the short film ‘Out to Lunch’ got her nominated for the “Best Actress in a Comedy Short Film” award at the 2014 ‘Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival.’
In 2015, she won the “Best Director of a Short Film” award for ‘Love Thy Neighbor’ at the ‘Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival.’
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She is one of the founders of the not-for-profit organization ‘MadaKilonga’ that works toward improving the conditions of children and youngsters in the African country of Madagascar.
She is the youth ambassador of the charitable organization ‘Operation Smile.’

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