Boorem in 2010
Mika Sue Boorem|
August 18, 1987
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, producer, director|
Mika Sue Boorem (born August 18, 1987) is an American actress, director and producer. She is known for her roles in such films as Hearts in Atlantis (2001), Blue Crush (2002), Sleepover (2004) and Augusta, Gone (2006).
Boorem was born in Tucson, Arizona, the daughter of Holly Sue (née Thomas) and Benjamin Melvin Boorem. Boorem was raised on a ranch surrounded by Saguaro National Park East just outside of Tucson, Arizona. The 40 acre X-9 ranch can only be accessed by a ten mile dirt road. The X9 Ranch in the foothills of the Rincon Mountains surrounds the Rincon Creek and its Sonoran Desert hardwood riparian habitat. In addition to living in Tucson, Boorem's family had a home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Boorem has said that living in these South Western artist driven communities has influenced her work.
Mika Boorem is an actress, director, writer, and producer based in Los Angeles. Boorem began directing and producing plays in 2010. Boorem is best known for her acting career that began in 1994. Boorem began acting in local theater in Arizona, and subsequently moved to Los Angeles with her family, where she attended Lycée Français de Los Angeles. She has built up a respectable filmography. Boorem has worked under many of the industry’s most highly regarded players; Lawrence Bender, Brian Grazer, Penny Marshall, Scott Hicks, Drew Barrymore, Shirley Maclaine, Roland Emmerich, John Carpenter, Rodrigo Garcia, Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Lee Tamahori and Morgan Freeman to name a few. Her work has received critical acclaim and she has been nominated for several awards. Her feature film credits include Smile (Beau Bridges, Linda Hamilton, Sean Astin, Cheri Oteri), Sleepover (Steve Carell, Jane Lynch), Blue Crush (Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez), The Patriot (Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Jason Issacs), Along Came a Spider (Morgan Freeman), Hearts in Atlantis (Anthony Hopkins), The Ward (Jon Carpenter, Amber Heard, Jarrod Harris), Virgin Alexander (Paige Howard), Good Day For It (Hal Holbrook, Kathy Baker, Robert Patrick), Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (John Slatterly, Sela Ward, Diego Luna), Jack Frost (Michael Keaton, Kelly Preston), A Dark Desire (Kelly Lynch, Michael Nouri), Carolina (Shirley Maclaine, Julia Stiles), Riding in Cars with Boys (Drew Barrymore, Brittany Murphy), Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (Cameron Diaz, Glenn Close), Mighty Joe Young (Charlize Theron, Bill Paxton), Trucker (Michelle Monaghan, Benjamin Bratt) and others. She has appeared on Dawson's Creek, House, Touched by an Angel, Ghost Whisperer. She starred in ABC Family's The Initiation of Sarah and the Lifetime Movie drama, Augusta, Gone, for which she won a Prism Award. Her work in Smile was honored at the Stony Brook Film Festival where she received the Rising Star Award. Mika was also nominated for a Teen Choice Award and four Young Artist Awards.
She has starred in the films Sleepover (2004) and Smile (2005). She had supporting roles in the films Jack Frost (1998), The Patriot (2000), Along Came a Spider (2001), Hearts in Atlantis (2001), Blue Crush (2002) and Carolina (2003); and recurring roles in the television series Dawson's Creek and Touched by an Angel. She also appeared in the Lifetime Movie drama, Augusta, Gone, The Initiation of Sarah and a guest starring role in the House episode "Insensitive". She also guest starred in an episode of Ghost Whisperer in 2008.
2018 Hollywood.Con is Mika Boorem's first feature length film as a director. The film's ensemble cast includes Tom Arnold, Herbert Russell (Parks and Rec.), Devin Ratray (Mosaic, The Tick, Blue Ruin, Home Alone), Robert Amico, Cody Kasch (Desperate Housewives), Brian Krause (Blue Lagoon, Charmed), Saxon Trainor, Paige Howard (Adventure Land), Preston Acuff, Brittany Underwood, Jackie Pucci, Christopher T. Wood, Ian Ray and Saeed Rahmani.
The project is helmed by father daughter team Benjamin and Mika Boorem. "Hollywood.Con" is a mockumentary on the film industry with a Guatemalan twist. Similar to films "Get Shorty" and "Romancing the Stone"
The story centers around major Hollywood "players" trying to make the next big Mayan feature film. The film introduces the characters in a talking head mockumentary style and eventually progresses into a full blown adventure comedy that includes attack camels and kidnappings.
|1995||Whisper of the Heart||Kinuyo (voice)||2006 Disney dub|
|1997||The Education of Little Tree||Little Girl|
|Mighty Joe Young||Young Jill Young|
|1999||Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her||June|
|2000||The Patriot||Margaret Martin|
|2001||Along Came a Spider||Megan Rose|
|Hearts in Atlantis||Carol Gerber||Second and final film with costar Anton Yelchin (d. 2016)|
|Riding in Cars with Boys||Beverly Donofrio - Age 11||Second film with costars Skye McCole Bartusiak and Logan Lerman|
|2002||Blue Crush||Penny Chadwick|
|2004||Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights||Susie Miller|
|2009||The 2 Bobs||Skull Muncher|
|2011||1 Out of 7||Krisi|
|Good Day for It||Emily||Final film with co-star Skye McCole Bartusiak (d. 2014)|
|2013||Out To Lunch||Madison||Short film|
|1996||The Burning Zone||Little Girl||Episode: "Pilot"|
|Touched by an Angel||Melissa Houghton||Episode: "A Joyful Noise"|
|1997||The Drew Carey Show||Sarah||Episode: "Drew Gets Married"|
|A Walton Easter||Carla (uncredited)||Movie|
|Sabrina, the Teenage Witch||Young Zelda||Episode: "The Great Mistake"|
|Ally McBeal||Ally, age 7||Episode: "Pilot"|
|1997–1998||The Tom Show||Alissa Amross||19 episodes|
|1998||Walker, Texas Ranger||Jennifer McGuire||Episode: "Second Chance"|
|Touched by an Angel||Cornelia 'Celine'||Episode: "Psalm 151"|
|1999||Providence||Zoe||Episode: "Home Again"|
|A Memory in My Heart||Lily Stewart||Movie|
|2000||Touched by an Angel||Celine||Episode: "Mother's Day"|
|2002–2003||Dawson's Creek||Harley Hetson||6 episodes|
|2003||Touched by an Angel||Cornelia||Episode: "At the End of the Aisle"|
|The Initiation of Sarah||Sarah Goodwin||Movie|
|2007||House||Hannah Morganthal||Episode: "Insensitive"|
|Jesse Stone: Sea Change||Cathleen Holton||Movie|
|2008||Ghost Whisperer||Olivia Keller||Episode: "Bloodline"|