Mika Boorem

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Mika Boorem
Mika Boorem 02.jpg
Boorem in 2010
Born Mika Sue Boorem
(1987-08-18) August 18, 1987 (age 30)
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
Occupation Actress, producer, director
Years active 1995–present

Mika Sue Boorem (born August 18, 1987)[1] 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).

Early life[edit]

Boorem was born in Tucson, Arizona, the daughter of Holly Sue (née Thomas) and Benjamin Melvin Boorem.[1] 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.

Career[edit]

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.

Boorem has been nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Sidekick (for her role on Dawson's Creek), and received four Young Artist Award nominations.[2]

In 2008, Boorem was featured in David Cook's music video "Light On".

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.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Whisper of the Heart Kinuyo (voice) 2006 Disney dub
1997 The Education of Little Tree Little Girl
1998 Jack Frost Natalie
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
2003 Carolina Maine Mirabeau
2004 Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights Susie Miller
Sleepover Hannah
2005 Smile Katie
2008 Trucker Young Woman
2009 The 2 Bobs Skull Muncher
2010 The Ward Alice
2011 1 Out of 7 Krisi
Good Day for It Emily Final film with co-star Skye McCole Bartusiak (d. 2014)
2012 Dark Desire Erin
Awake Caylie Short film
2013 Out To Lunch Madison Short film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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)[citation needed] 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"
2006 Augusta, Gone Augusta Movie
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"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Register Report for John BOOREM. thomasgenweb.com
  2. ^ "Mika Boorem – Awards". IMDB.com. Internet Movie Database. 
  3. ^ https://www.pr.com/press-release/751186

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