Mimi Rogers: What Tom Cruise's First Ex-Wife Is Doing Now

After less than three years of marriage, Tom Cruise and Mimi Rogers' split was announced in January 1990. According to Entertainment Weekly, the pair tied the knot in an incredibly small ceremony in May 1987, where even the Mission Impossible star's publicist was "kept in the dark." While Rogers is the first of three women who married and later later divorced Cruise, she's obviously so much more than someone's famous ex. (Same goes for Katie Holmes and Nicole Kidman, of course.) So let's dive in and take a look at what Rogers has been up to from the '90s until now, ranging from a role in Austin Powers to her latest gig on Amazon Studios' Bosch.

Mimi Rogers has definitely moved on romantically

Tom Cruise was not Mimi Rogers' first husband (she previously married Scientology counselor Jim Rogers), nor was he her last. In a 2001 interview with the U.K.'s The Telegraph, Rogers, who was pregnant at the time with her second child with now-husband Chris Ciaffa, said, "It's funny, I've been married twice and don't have any children from either of those relationships. Now, when I don't have a husband, I'm the mother of one child and have another on the way, so I guess not getting married was the way to go." Rogers and Ciaffa got married in 2003 after 13 years together, according to People.

In that same chat with the Telegraph, the interviewer implied that Rogers' "career [was] overshadowed by [Cruise's]," and Rogers disagreed. "I was doing the work that I wanted to do, and if I didn't have the commercial success that Tom had well, that's just the luck of the draw. When I met him, his career was just beginning to take off, and neither of us could imagine that he would become such a big star in such a short time," she explained. 

While his mega-fame didn't bother her, the emphasis on their age gap did. "Some of the tabloids brought it up all the time, and exaggerated the gap between Tom and me. Every six months they seemed to add a year to my age. If Tom and I were still married, the tabloids would probably have me in my sixties by now," she joked at the time. (Rogers is now 63, but that interview was nearly 20 years ago.)

Mimi Rogers kept busy on screen

Since 2014, Mimi Rogers has played attorney Honey Chandler on Amazon's original series Bosch. The most recent season dropped in April 2019, and it was renewed for a sixth season last November, per Newsday.

Bosch is just one of many shows listed on her resume, including a recurring role on NCIS as a CIA officer in 2015, and appearances on How To Get Away With MurderBlue Bloods, and King of the Hill. Rogers played the mother of Ashton Kutcher's character Walden, Robin Schmidt, on Two and a Half Men from 2011-2014. She also appeared on The X-Files from 1988-89 as special agent Diana Fowley, who AV Club described as "the one who got away" from David Duchovny's Fox Mulder. 

Rogers also turned up in Mike Myers' 1997 spy spoof Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery as Mrs. Kensington, Powers' former sidekick. But she almost had a different role. "Initially, they were talking to me about playing Alotta Fagina, but I was doing something where the dates couldn't work," Rogers explained for The Hollywood Reporter's oral history of the movie. 

While that fantastic credit sadly didn't make it onto her CV, many more have — a scroll through Rogers' lengthy IMDb page shows she's been working for nearly 40 years in Hollywood and doesn't show any signs of stopping anytime soon.

Mimi Rogers also knows a thing or two about poker

In addition to acting, Mimi Rogers is a former professional poker player, who reportedly learned to play from her dad as a kid. In November 2018, she attended a celebrity poker tournament supporting LAPD families alongside actor A.J. Buckley and martial artist Tito Ortiz, and that's just one of several charity poker tournaments she's participated in over the years. She also appeared in episodes of Celebrity Poker Showdown and World Poker Tour in 2004.

Between poker and acting, Rogers has certainly kept busy. And as far as her relationship with Tom Cruise goes, while she doesn't bring up her action star ex too often, when she has, it's made headlines. For example, in 1993 interview with Playboy (via E! News), she tossed some less than subtle shade at the Top Gun star, saying, "Well, here's the real story. Tom was seriously thinking of becoming a monk. 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."

Then there was Rogers' chat with People in 1995, when she seemingly lamented her marriage to Cruise. "You cease to be an individual. No matter what the article is, it's 'Tom Cruise's wife,'" she told the mag, adding that she was "waiting for the moment when I don't have to talk about that [blankety-blank] name anymore." While it's a little unclear what exactly "blankety-blank" meant in that instance, one thing is for sure: Rogers has more than accomplished the goal of moving beyond that label.