Mika Boorem started acting at a very early age in local Arizona theater productions in Tucson before her family moved to Los Angeles in the mid-1990s. It was there that the child actor's career began to take off. She got steady work on both film and television from the get-go. She played young girls in several big films, including "Jack Frost," "Mighty Joe Young," the Revolutionary War epic "The Patriot" (she was Mel Gibson's daughter), the James Patterson thriller "Along Came a Spider," and the adaptation of Stephen King's "Hearts in Atlantis" with Anthony Hopkins. On television she played Tom Arnold's daughter on his short-lived comedic vehicle "The Tom Show" and has been seen in recurring roles on "Touched by an Angel" and "Dawson's Creek," for which she received a Teen Choice Award nomination. Her teens have seen her grow into alluring roles in such fare as the surf movie "Blue Crush," "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights," and "Sleepover." Boorem has also appeared in a music video for David Cook's "Light On."