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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 27 January 1956Coral Gables, Florida, USA
Birth NameMiriam Spickler
Height 5' 8½" (1.74 m)

Mini Bio (1)

It's fair to say that after 20 years and over 50 film appearances, Mimi Rogers should be praised for her variety of roles and acting capabilities, not for a brief marriage to a Hollywood star. In the early 1980s she began to carve a niche for herself in Hollywood, appearing on television and in films. It was her role in Someone to Watch Over Me (1987) that got her noticed and was her springboard to stardom. Mimi went on to appear in Hider in the House (1989), Desperate Hours (1990), and The Doors (1991). She appeared in a controversial movie analyzing religion in America, The Rapture (1991), which proved a hit and delighted audiences, creating many a debate over the film's subject material. She played a bored telephone exchange operator who swaps a sinful life of sex and swinging with other couples for a devout religious one, ending unexpectedly in disaster. Despite her successes, few meaty, interesting roles came her way in the '90s. Shooting Elizabeth (1992), opposite Jeff Goldblum, the family movie Monkey Trouble (1994), Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995), and Full Body Massage (1995) were just a few of the films that she appeared in. Working consistently, she rejuvenated her career in the unexpected hit Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), playing Miss Kensington, an attractive female agent of 1960s London and the mother of Elizabeth Hurley's character. Next, Mimi was seen in the big-screen remake of the '60s sci-fi TV series Lost in Space (1998) and several guest appearances on the hugely popular television series The X-Files (1993), playing a scheming FBI agent. A role in the Canadian indie-horror Ginger Snaps (2000) did her career no harm. Soon, she was opposite Geena Davis in The Geena Davis Show (2000) from 2000-01 and playing an extremely rich Manhattan socialite in the direct-to-video Cruel Intentions 2 (2000).

More recently Mimi has appeared on cable television, including leading roles in Charms for the Easy Life (2002) (which she also executive produced) and Cave In (2003) (a true-life disaster drama in which she played the Chief Superintendent of a mine). In 2004, she gave a revealing performance in The Door in the Floor (2004), a critical success. The Loop (2006), a Chicago-based sitcom, will soon be airing in America, featuring Mimi as a flirtatious office worker. Also in 2006, Mimi will be appearing in an original horror film, Penny Dreadful (2006), playing a psychiatrist in peril. In 2003, she married her longtime partner Chris Ciaffa, with whom she had a daughter in 1995 and a son in 2001. A poker novice, Mimi also travels around competing in tournaments, some televised.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: A. Nonymous

Spouse (3)

Chris Ciaffa (20 March 2003 - present) (2 children)
Tom Cruise (9 May 1987 - 4 February 1990) (divorced)
James Rogers (21 August 1976 - 25 September 1980) (divorced)

Trivia (14)

Graduated from high school at age 14.
Enjoys reading and playing tennis.
Has a daughter, Lucy Rogers-Ciaffa (b. 20 November 1995) with Chris Ciaffa.
Living with Chris Ciaffa since 1990.
Her $10 million suit against QVC network and the National Enquirer was thrown out of court in Nov. 1999 when she, in fact, could not prove that the story reporting her hysterical trashing of a QVC 'green room' was false.
Second child, Charlie Rogers-Ciaffa, born; 8 lbs 10 oz, 21 inches. [July 2001]
Posed for Playboy magazine in 1993.
An avid environmentalist, she has chaired the One Planet conference in the past, and is a board member of the Earth Communications Office.
Screen-tested for the lead role of the femme fatale in Body Heat (1981) but lost out to Kathleen Turner.
First husband, Jim Rogers, was a Church of Scientology counsellor.
A better than average Poker player, she is on the board of directors of the World Poker Tour.
Is a member of Mensa.
Shared an apartment with Kirstie Alley while they were first starting out.
Her father's family is Ashkenazi Jewish (from Poland).

Personal Quotes (1)

This is a career which is rife with disappointments and rejections, and you sort of have to come to terms with that early on if you're going to survive emotionally. I've always worked, so there was never a reason to say, 'I'm going to walk away from all this.'

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