Mimi Rogers

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Date of Birth: January 7, 1956

Mimi Rogers is perhaps best known for what she isn't -- the wife of Tom Cruise. From 1987 to 1990, she and Cruise were married. Then along came the Days of Thunder, the stockcar racing movie starring Tom Cruise and a very tall, very attractive Australian whom Tom happened to fall head over heels in love with at first sight -- Nicole Kidman.

In her BC (Before Cruise) days, the actress from Coral Gables, Florida, said she played at acting for years "as a hobby." Rogers' first experiences in the limelight were on TV where she had a regular starring role on The Rousters (1983 to 84) and Paper Dolls (1984). A trait Rogers shares in common with many actors is a peripatetic, almost nomadic background. Her father was a civil engineer and "we moved at least once a year," she says. "I don't remember how many schools I went to. We moved around so much, I spent a lot of my time reading. Reading was my playmate." Which may go a long way toward explaining how she graduated high school at an age many are just entering it -- 14.

Rogers has moved effortlessly between television and the big screen throughout her career, starting with a recurring role on the hit TV drama Hill Street Blues in 1981. Guest appearances on other shows such as Magnum P.I., Hart to Hart, The X Files, and Dawson's Creek followed. On the big screen she has appeared in over 30 films, including The Doors (1991), The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996), Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), Lost in Space (1998) and The Door in the Floor (2004), with Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger.


The Door in the Floor (2004)
A Promise Kept (2003)
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)
The Upgrade (2000)
Ginger Snaps (2000)
Seven Girlfriends (1999)
Lost in Space (1998)
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Trees Lounge (1997)
The Mirror has Two Faces (1996)
Bulletproof Heart (1995)
The Player (1992)
White Sands (1992)
The Doors (1991)
The Rapture (1991)
The Palmero Connection (1990)
Desperate Hours (1990)
The Mighty Quinn (1989)
Hider in the House (1989)
Street Smart (1987)
Someone to Watch Over Me (1987)
Gung Ho (1986)
Blue Skies Again (1983)