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Overview (3)

Born in Coral Gables, Florida, USA
Birth NameMiriam Spickler
Height 5' 8" (1.73 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. Cemented by a marriage to Tom Cruise, an already established young actor, 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 boyfriend Chris Ciaffa, with whom she has a son and a daughter. 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 (20)

Graduated from high school at age 14.
Enjoys reading and playing tennis.
Has a daughter, Lucy Rogers-Ciaffa (b. 20 November 1994) 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, a son named Charlie Rogers-Ciaffa, born on 30 July 2001 in Los Angeles with Chris Ciaffa; 8 lbs 10 oz, 21 inches.
Posed for Playboy magazine in 1993. In an article accompanying the pictorial, she gave a now infamous interview about her ex-husband Tom Cruise in which she claimed he was contemplating becoming a monk. Rogers was quoted as saying that "At least for that period of time, it looked as though marriage wouldn't fit into his overall spiritual need. And he thought he had to be celibate to maintain the purity of his instrument. ... My instrument needed tuning." She later retracted the comments and claimed she had been misinterpreted.
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.
Friend of Maria Shriver and Geena Davis.
A better than average Poker player, she is on the board of directors of the World Poker Tour.
Former flame Emilio Estevez served as best man at her wedding to Tom Cruise.
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).
Even after having kids together, Mimi was hesitant about marrying Chris Ciaffa because she'd already been divorced twice and didn't want to jinx it. 13 years into their relationship, the couple finally tied the knot. During an appearance on Craig Kilborn's show, Mimi joked that the marriage was just so they'd be eligible for a country club membership.
Quietly quit Scientology in the '90s but has remained acquainted with several active members of the church. One she was photographed with at a 2012 event is actress Karen Black.
Has said that The Rapture (1991) is the movie she's most proud of, because she was able to show the fullest extent of her acting capabilities. When a reporter on the red carpet asked Mimi's 17-year-old daughter Lucy to name her favorite of her mom's films, she said The Door in the Floor (2004) (where Mimi only had a supporting role but did full frontal nudity). Mimi, standing next to her, seemed shocked at her answer.
Son and daughter dropped "Rogers" from their surname and just go by Ciaffa now. Mimi's decision to give them a hyphenated surname in the first place was puzzling, since Rogers is not her maiden name.

Personal Quotes (4)

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.'
[on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)] I'm a slut!
[on her decision to pose for Playboy] I'm a great fan of nude art. I'm also proud of my body. I like being naked. I was given complete control of the shoot. That was essential. I knew I wanted to have children so I realized I'd better get my nude pictures out there before I had a baby and my body changed. This is my permanent record of the way things were once with my body. The reaction I got from my Playboy pictures was very positive and it made me feel good, so that translates into a very positive experience.
The great thing about being a woman is we can hide it when we're aroused, or when we're not.

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