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Mimi Rogers is a veteran American actress and producer

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BirthdayJanuary 27, 1956
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actresses
City/StateFlorida
Nick namesMiriam Spickler
SpousesJim Rogers, Tom Cruise
Known asMiriam Mimi Rogers
Childrens Charlie Rogers-Ciaffa, Lucy Julia Rogers-Ciaffa
Birth PlaceCoral Gables, Florida, United States
Height174cm
GenderFemale
FatherPhilip C. Spickler
MotherKathy Talent
Sun SignAquarius
Born inCoral Gables, Florida, United States
Famous asActress

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Who is Mimi Rogers?

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’.

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Childhood & Early Life

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.

Career

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).

Major Works

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.

Awards & Achievement

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).

Personal Life

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.

Trivia

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’.

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Mimi Rogers biography timelines

  • // 27th Jan 1956
    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.
  • // 21st Aug 1976 To 25th Sep 1980
    Mimi Rogers’ first spouse was James Rogers, a scientology counsellor. The couple got married on 21st August 1976 and divorced on 25th September 1980.
  • // 1981
    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.
  • // 1983 To 1984
    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.
  • // 1986 To 1987
    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.
  • // 1987
    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.
  • // 9th May 1987 To 4th Feb 1990
    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.
  • // 1991
    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.
  • // 1991
    Mimi Rogers was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for the movie ‘The Rapture’ (1991).
  • // 1994
    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.
  • // 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).
  • // 1997
    She was nominated for the ‘Satellite Award’ for best actress in a supporting role for a mini-series in ‘Weapons of Mass Distraction’ (1997).
  • // 1998 To 1999
    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.
  • // 1999
    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.
  • // 1999
    As a versatile actress she received a nomination by ‘Daytime Emmy Award’ for the TV movie ‘The Devil’s Arithmetic’ (1999).
  • // 20th Mar 2003
    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.

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Mimi Rogers's FAQ

  • What is Mimi Rogers birthday?

    Mimi Rogers was born at 1956-01-27

  • Where is Mimi Rogers's birth place?

    Mimi Rogers was born in Coral Gables, Florida, United States

  • What is Mimi Rogers nationalities?

    Mimi Rogers's nationalities is American

  • What is Mimi Rogers nick names?

    Mimi Rogers's nickNames is Miriam Spickler

  • Who is Mimi Rogers spouses?

    Mimi Rogers's spouses is Jim Rogers, Tom Cruise

  • Who is Mimi Rogers childrens?

    Mimi Rogers's childrens is Charlie Rogers-Ciaffa, Lucy Julia Rogers-Ciaffa

  • How tall is Mimi Rogers?

    Mimi Rogers's height is 174

  • Who is Mimi Rogers's father?

    Mimi Rogers's father is Philip C. Spickler

  • Who is Mimi Rogers's mother?

    Mimi Rogers's mother is Kathy Talent

  • What is Mimi Rogers's sun sign?

    Mimi Rogers is Aquarius

  • How famous is Mimi Rogers?

    Mimi Rogers is famouse as Actress