Mimi Rogers Biography
Nick Name: Miriam Spickler
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Also Known As: Miriam Mimi Rogers
Born in: Coral Gables, Florida, United States
Famous as: Actress
father: Philip C. Spickler
mother: Kathy Talent
children: Charlie Rogers-Ciaffa, Lucy Julia Rogers-Ciaffa
U.S. State: Florida
Mimi Rogers is a veteran American actress and producer who received much prominence in the 1980s and 1990s for her roles in the movies ‘Gung Ho’, ‘Desperate Hours’, The Rapture’, ‘Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery’, and others. As a versatile actress, she has played lead and supporting roles in various television series like the American soap ‘Paper Dolls’, ‘Weapons of Mass Distraction’, and ‘The X-Files ’being some of her major small screen works. Apart from being a celebrity on screen, she is a professional poker player who has participated in major tournaments and also holds the chair as one of the directors of the ‘World Poker Tour’. She had followed scientology for a very long time, and it was she who encouraged her former husband, the American actor Tom Cruise, to follow scientology as well. She has also been featured on the cover of the Playboy magazine and has voiced animated characters in ‘Neighbors of Hell’ and ‘King of the Hill’.
- Mimi Rogers was born Miriam Spickler on 27th January 1956 in Coral Gables, Florida to couple Philip Spickler and Kathy Talent. Her father was a civil engineer, and her mother was into dance and drama.
- Philip was a follower of scientology and Mimi was introduced to it during her childhood. The family relocated to different places around the world before they finally settled in Los Angeles, California.
- As a child she had to move through different schools, but she did graduate at an early age of 14. Instead of taking formal college education, she became involved in writing and theater, and also studied acting with late American director and producer Milton Katselas.
- Prior to becoming an actress, she had worked as a social worker and substance abuse counsellor for a period of six years in a hospital.
- Mimi Rogers started her television and film career in the early 1980s with the small roles of ‘Sandra Pauley’ in an American police drama series ‘Hill Street Blues’ (1981) and Corrina Girard in ‘Quincy M.E.’(1981). During her initial years of struggle, she stayed with American actress and comedian Kirstie Alley.
- In 1982, she played the role of Margo Perina in one of the episodes of the top ranking American crime drama series ‘Magnum, P.I.’ starring Tom Selleck. She then appeared in various television series like ‘Divorce Wars: A Love Story’ (1982), ‘Hear No Evil’ (1982), and ‘Blue Skies Again’ (1983).
- Her rise to fame started when she was cast in the American drama series ‘The Rousters’ (1983-84) and prime time soap ‘Paper Dolls’ (1984), where she played the role of Blair Fenton-Harper in more than a dozen episodes.
- She played the role of Audrey in the American comedy film ‘Gung Ho’ (1986) alongside actor Michael Keaton. With her growing prominence, she started receiving leading roles in award nominated movies like ‘Street Smart’ (1987), where she played the role of Alison Parker.
- Mimi Rogers was again offered a leading role in the romance crime thriller ‘Someone to Watch over Me’ (1987), where she played the role of Claire Gregory alongside actor Tom Berenger.
- In 1990, she was offered the role of Carrie in the movie ‘The Palermo Connection’, a film that was based on a novel ‘Oublier Palerme’. She continued to play leading roles in movies like ‘Desperate Hours’ (1990), ‘The Doors’ (1991), and ‘Wedlock’ (1991).
- She was cast in various hit films and TV series during the 1990s that included ‘Dark Horse’ (1992), ‘White Sands’(1992), ‘Monkey Trouble’ (1994), ‘Reflections on a Crime’(1994), ‘Full Body Massage’(1995), and ‘Weapons of Mass Distraction’(1997).
- She played the role of Mrs. Kensington, Elizabeth Hurley’s mother in the first installment of the American spy action comedy film ‘Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery’ (1997).
- She starred as Agent Diana Fowley in the science fiction drama series ‘The X-Files’ (1998-99), appearing in seven episodes with lead actors David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.
- She played the role of Leonore Stern in the TV movie ‘The Devil’s Arithmetic’ (1999), based on a novel by Jane Yolen. That film was nominated for the Emmy Awards.
- She played various roles in movies and television series in the ensuing years, some of them being ‘Seven Girlfriends’ (1999), ‘Common Ground’ (2000), ‘Cruel Intentions 2’ (2000),‘The Geena Davis Show’ (2000-01), and ‘Dawson’s Creek’(2003).
- In 2004, she played the role of President Annie Hannigan in the critically acclaimed sitcom ‘Hope & Faith’. Some of her other noteworthy works include ‘Dumb and Dumberer : When Harry Met Lloyd’(2003), ‘Stone Cold’(2005), ‘Penny Dreadful’(2006), ‘Big Nothing’(2006), ‘Abandoned’(2010), ‘Two and a Half men’(2011-15), and ‘NCIS’(2015).
- Mimi Rogers played the lead role of the character Sharon in the drama film ‘The Rapture’ (1991) alongside David Duchovny for which she received an Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead.
- Mimi Rogers was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for the movie ‘The Rapture’ (1991).
- She won the ‘Seattle International Film Festival’ as the best actress for the movie ‘Reflections on a Crime’ (1994) where she played the character of a woman on death row.
- She was nominated for the ‘Satellite Award’ for best actress in a supporting role for a mini-series in ‘Weapons of Mass Distraction’ (1997).
- As a versatile actress she received a nomination by ‘Daytime Emmy Award’ for the TV movie ‘The Devil’s Arithmetic’ (1999).
- Mimi Rogers’ first spouse was James Rogers, a scientology counsellor. The couple got married on 21st August 1976 and divorced on 25th September 1980.
- She got married to actor Tom Cruise on 9th May 1987, but the marriage was short-lived and ended in a divorce on 4th February 1990, due to problems that were linked to scientology.
- She is presently married to producer and director Chris Ciaffa; the duo tied the knot on 20th March 2003 and has two children, Lucy Julia Rogers-Ciaffa and Charlie Rogers Ciaffa.
- She is an avid reader, and also a member of the IQ society, Mensa.
- Her contributions as an environmentalist have helped her become the chairman of the ‘One Planet Conference’, and she is also a board member of the ‘Earth Communications Office’.
Mimi Rogers Movies
1. The Player (1992)
(Drama, Thriller, Crime, Comedy)
2. The Doors (1991)
(Biography, Music, Drama, Musical)
3. Trees Lounge (1996)
4. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
5. Unstoppable (2010)
6. Ginger Snaps (2000)
(Horror, Drama, Fantasy)
7. Big Nothing (2006)
(Thriller, Comedy, Crime)
8. The Door in the Floor (2004)
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