|EMMY AWARD NOMINEE |
(Actress - Austin Powers; The X-Files; Someone to Watch Over Me; The Geena Davis Show; The Loop)
|Mimi Rogers is an American movie actress and competitive poker player.|
Rogers was born Miriam Spickler in Coral Gables, Florida, the daughter of Philip J. Spickler, a civil engineer. Her father was Jewish and mother Episcopalian. She became a member of the Church of Scientology, but later left. She married her first husband, Jim Rogers, in 1977 and divorced in 1980. Her second husband was Tom Cruise; they were married from 1987 until 1990. Rogers introduced Cruise to Scientology. In 2003, she married producer Chris Ciaffa; they have two children, Lucy (born 1994), and Charles (born 2001).
Her early roles included appearing in Blue Skies Again with Harry Hamlin in 1983, and playing the daughter of Hoyt Axton in the TV series The Rousters (1983-1984) starring Chad Everett and Jim Varney. Rogers' breakthrough role was opposite Tom Berenger in Someone to Watch Over Me (1987). Since then, her career has largely been focused on independent films, including The Rapture (1991), Wedlock (1991), Dark Horse (1992), and Full Body Massage (1995). Although she continues to do independent films, Rogers is certainly not averse to Hollywood. She appeared in sci-fi films such as Lost in Space (1998) as well as the television series The X-Files (1998-1999) as Diana Fowley. She appeared as the mother of Vanessa Kensington (Elizabeth Hurley) in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), and in the final season of Dawson's Creek (1998) she played the mother of Jen Lindley (Michelle Williams). In 2006 she starred in a Fox sitcom, The Loop, and in 2010 guest starred in long-running animated sitcom King of the Hill.
Having played poker as a teenager, Rogers took up competitive poker in 2003 and finished in the money in her first major tournament at the World Poker Tour's 240 player Shooting Stars' main event No-Limit Texas hold 'em tournament in San Jose, California, on March 4, 2004. She is also on the board of directors of the World Poker Tour.