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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 18 August 1987Tucson, Arizona, USA
Birth NameMika Sue Boorem
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Mika Boorem is a 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. Her feature film credits include Smile, Sleepover, Blue Crush, The Patriot, Along Came a Spider, Hearts in Atlantis, The Ward, Virgin Alexander, Good Day For It, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Jack Frost, A Dark Desire, Carolina, Riding in Cars with Boys, Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her, Mighty Joe Young, Trucker 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.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: LR

Trivia (17)

Played a blind person in Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000).
Is good friends with Alexa PenaVega.
Spent Halloween 2003 filming Sleepover (2004).
Her parents' names are Holly and Benjamin.
Can speak French
Has played a character named "Augusta" in one movie, Augusta, Gone (2006), and a character named "Maine" in another, Carolina (2003).
She and Anton Yelchin were onscreen sweethearts in two completely unrelated movies within a year: Megan and Dimitri in Along Came a Spider (2001) and Carol and Bobby in Hearts in Atlantis (2001).
Co-founded the charity MadaKilonga - an independent organization that works for the betterment of the children of Madagascar.
Is an experienced gymnast.
She has a black belt in tae kwon do.
Her ancestry stems from England, the British Isles, and Germany.
She and two of her co-stars from The Patriot (2000), Logan Lerman and Skye McCole Bartusiak, also co-starred in Riding in Cars with Boys (2001).
The name Mika is of Japanese origin meaning beautiful flower.
She had an Irish accent in Dark Desire (2012) and in Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire (2005).
Spent three months in China filming Smile (2005) with Sean Astin, Beau Bridges, and Linda Hamilton.
Is the youth ambassador for charity Operation Smile.
Skye McCole Bartusiak and Mika were in three films together Good Day for It (2011) , Riding in Cars with Boys (2001) , and The Patriot (2000). They also both have the mutual connection of Charlize Theron ; Skye in The Cider House Rules (1999), Mika in _Mighty Joe Young_ .

Personal Quotes (5)

My job is very creative and I tend to wear a lot of hats ... that being said, I love to allow myself to be inspired by everything and anything. Which then propels me to have smaller side projects always going. Additionally I love collaborations there is nothing more rewarding to me then everyone coming together, contributing and unifying to a singular vision.
The only people who aren't afraid of sharks are Hawaiians. They'd be talking to them and having conversations and tea parties. No, I see a shark - I'd walk on water.
Are there any types of films you especially like?

I love all films. I think each one contains something special. Films are a collaboration of a collective of artists. And just that in itself is really phenomenal. That being said I really enjoy narratives where it feels like the actor is revealing something personal about themselves. Something secret, or private that maybe the audience connects with. I love the idea that a film can make people feel more connected to, related and a part of a community because of the themes and ideas that are represented in the film.
Are there any actors or actresses you hope to work with?

There are so many. The talent pool is large with a lot of variety. There is one thing that has really struck my interest recently. My friend John Vogel sent me a script that centers around a young man with special needs. I love the idea of actors with special needs receiving a platform to perform on and this is a movement I'd like to support.
You are a co-founder of the charity MadaKilonga, which helps children in Madagascar. What inspired you to help create it?

Education empowers the people. Through education the people can help each other and empower themselves.

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