Mika Boorem, born as Mika Sue Boorem, is one of America’s most talented and beautiful young actresses in the entertainment industry. Although she is also a director and producer, Mika is best known for her acting career, especially for her role in the American-Australian crime thriller “Hearts in Atlantis” (2001) and the American teen movie “Sleepover” (2004).
Mika Boorem’s Biography
Mika was born on August 18, 1987, in Tucson, Arizona. The young actress was raised by her parents, Benjamin Melvin Boorem and Holly Sue (née Thomas), on a ranch near Sahuaro National Park East, just outside Tucson, Arizona. Born with the birthmark of Leo, Mika began acting at the local theater in Arizona at the age of seven. She then followed her parents to Los Angeles, where she attended a private bilingual international school called the Lycée Français de Los Angeles. There she received an award from the president for her academic excellence.
During her stay in her new place of residence, Mika created several respectable filmographies, as she had great opportunities to work with highly respected actors and actresses such as Brian Grazer, Drew Barrymore, Morgan Freeman, Penny Marshall, Lawrence Bender, Lee Tamahori, and Roland Emmerich, to name but a few.
In 1995 she played the voice part of Kinuyo in the Japanese animated film Whisper of the Heart and two years later she made her first feature film in The Education of Little Tree, where she played a little white girl who is passionately in love with an American Indian boy, much to the chagrin of her loving but petty-minded parents. Mika has a younger sibling named Benjamin Boorem.
5 Facts You Need To Know About The American Actress
1. Mika’s Name is Gotten from Finnish and Russian Languages
Although her name may sound boyish, Mika is also used for a girl child, and it is mostly used in the Russian language. The name is also of Hebrew origin as a variant of Micah or Michael, as used in Czech, English, French, German, and Yiddish. In the Japanese language, the name means beautiful flower. Micah’s mother is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, while her father is of Swedish descent.
2. She Earned Two Nominations as a Child Actor
Between 1997 and 1998 Mika Boorem was nominated for two important awards – a nomination for the Young Artist Award and a YoungStar Award. These two were the result of her creative roles in the two films The Education of Little Tree and Jack Frost, which were released in 1997 and 1998 respectively. These two films continued to make her famous as a young actress and made her open to further acting roles in the films. The action/adventure family drama Mighty Joe Young and the drama film Things You Can Tell Just By Looking By Looking Her are good examples of films that followed her rise to fame following the prestigious nominations.
3. Other Feature Film Credits and TV Appearances
Some of Mika’s feature films are Good Day For It, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Carolina, A Dark Longing, Along Came a Spider, The Patriot, Driving with Boys, Trucker, The District, Virgin Alexander, Blue Crush, and Out to Lunch.
As for her appearances on television shows, Mika has also been known to take active roles in television series that were broadcast between 1996 and 2008. These series include the American science fiction drama series The Burning Zone, in which she appeared as a little girl in the first episode entitled “Pilot”. Others are Touched by an Angel (as Melissa Houghton), Dawson’s Creek (as Harley Hetson), The Initiation of Sarah (as Sarah Goodwin) Ghost Whisperer (as Olivia Keller), and many others.
4. Mika Boorem’s Salary and Net Worth
After her creative roles as an actress and producer, Mika Boorem is believed to have an estimated net worth of $1 million. Her annual salary has not been published. In 2013 Mika made her debut as a film director in the short film Love Thy Neighbor, which she also wrote and produced.
5. Charity work
Always anxious to give something back to her society, the 1.67 m tall actress is co-founder of an independent organization called MadaKilonga, which is committed to improving the lives of children in Madagascar. She is also a youth ambassador for the charity Operation Smile. She is single and has a heterosexual sexual orientation, but she has kept matters of her private life away from the public.