“If I could be anyone in the world right now, I'd want to be Reba. She is so incredible. I think it would be amazing just to experience what it is like to have the kind of lifestyle where one day you're on the set of your TV show and the next day you're getting an award at The Country Music Awards. I don't think there's anything she can not do.” Scarlett Pomers
Five time Young Artist Award winner Scarlett Pomers is perhaps best known to television audiences as Kyra Hart on the popular comedy series “Reba” (2001-2007) and Naomi Wildman on Star Trek: Voyager” (1998-2001). She netted four Young Artist nominations for her performance on the first show and a 1999 Young Artist Award for the latter. Acting by age 3, the Californian native began her career on the small screen in 1995 with guest spots on “Step by Step” and “The Secret World of Alex Mack,” but it was her appearance on “Touched by an Angel” (1996) that brought her a Young Artist Award. Pomers collected additional Young Artist Awards for the films “The Baby-Sitters Club” (1995), “Slappy and the Stinkers” (1998) and “Happy, Texas” (1999). A professional level vocalist, Pomers, who once ranked No. 25 in the AIM list of “50 Hottest Redheads,” sings for the band SACRLETT (the Scarlett Pomers Band). Her debut EP, “Insane,” was released on the Internet on January 7, 2010.
In late 2005, it was reported that Pomers had entered an eating disorder clinic. She was released from the clinic in January 2006. After her successful battle with anorexia, in February 2006 she was appointed an ambassador for the National Eating Disorder Association. She also established her own charity named Arch Angels, which raises money for people with eating disorders who cannot afford treatment. The organization also raises awareness about the dangers of eating disorders.
Heal the World
Childhood and Family:
Scarlett Noel Pomers was born on November 28, 1988, in Riverside, California. Three years later an agent saw her in local shopping mall and recommended to her mother, Michelle, that she put her young daughter in the entertainment industry. Before long, Scarlett made her acting debut in Michael Jackson's music video “Heal the World” (1992).
Scarlett was a big fan of Sailor Moon when she was young. She enjoys horseback riding, skiing, yoga, surfing, drawing, writing and spending time with her half brother Shane (older). She studies Egyptian belly dance, East Indian tribal dance and Kendo. She has a motorcycle license. An animal lover, she owns dogs named Elvis and Arwen and a horse named Loki.
Star Trek: Voyager
After making her debut in the video “Heal the World” (1992), Scarlett Pomers began landing commercial jobs and has since appeared in over forty TV ads, including ads for Pizza Hut, Halls, Polaroid and Campbell's. In 1995, she made her TV series debut as Claire Weber in the episode “Adventure in Babysitting” of the popular ABC sitcom “Step by Step.” Later, she played Jackie Phillips in an episode of the Larisa Oleynik vehicle “The Secret World of Alex Mack” and had an unaccredited part in the Golden Globe winning TV film “Indictment: The McMartin Trial,” which starred James Woods (both 1995). Also that year, she received her first film role as Suzi Barrett in the Melanie Mayron directed family movie “The Baby-Sitters Club,” adapted from a series of children's books of the same name by Ann M. Martin. The performance won Pomers a Young Artist for Best Performance by an Actress Under Ten - Feature Film. The film starred Schuyler Fisk, Bre Blair, Rachael Leigh Cook, Larisa Oleynik, Stacy Linn Ramsower and Zelda Harris.
In 1996, Pomers was cast as Penny in the “Touched by an Angel” episode “The Sky is Falling” and received her next Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Drama Series - Guest Starring Young Actress. She then appeared in episodes of “The Jeff Foxworthy Show” (1997) and “Martial Law” (1998) and had the significant role of Lucy in the comedy “Slappy and the Stinkers” (1998), which was directed by Barnet Kellman and written by Robert Wolterstorff and Mike Scott. She picked up a 1999 Young Artist Award in the category of Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble that she shared with costars Joseph Ashton, Gary LeRoi Gray, Travis Tedford and Carl Michael Lindner. 1998 also saw a part in Ron Underwood's adventure film “Mighty Joe Young,” which starred Bill Paxton, Charlize Theron and Rade Serbedzija.
In November 1998, Pomers began her notable role of Naomi Wildman on the UPN science fiction series “Star Trek: Voyager.” She appeared in 17 episodes over three years and won a Young Artist Award in 1999 for Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Supporting Young Actress. Pomers then portrayed Jency in “Happy, Texas,” a comedy film co-written and directed by Mark Illsley that starred Steve Zahn, Jeremy Northam and William H. Macy. She earned a 2000 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actress Age Ten or Under for her work. She also played Scarlett Biggs in the independent film “Children of a Laughing God” (1999), voiced Carrie in director Bob Clark's comedy film “Baby Geniuses” (1999), starring Kathleen Turner and Christopher Lloyd, and appeared in episodes of “Seven Days,” “Chicken Soup for the Soul” and “Diagnosis Murder” (all 1999).
In the new millennium, Pomers played the role of Shanna Jensen in the blockbuster drama “Erin Brockovich” (2000), starring Julia Roberts. The film grossed over $256 million worldwide with a budget of $51 million. She then appeared in the Emmy nominated TV film “Geppetto” (2000), a remake of the popular children's book “The Adventures of Pinocchio,” and guest starred in “Providence” and “Hang Time” (both also 2000). In early 2001, she portrayed Ashley Marilla in an episode of “Judging Amy” called “The Claw Is Our Master” and had the recurring role of Abigail Leski in the CBS series “That's Life” (3 episodes).
Pomers gained a major boost to her career when she won the regular role of Kyra Eleanor Hart on the hit sitcom “Reba” (The WB, 2001-2006; The CW, 2006-2007), which starred Reba McEntire. For her performance on the show, she received Young Artist nominations for Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Supporting Young Actress (2002 to 2005). While working on the show, in 2002 Pomers also played Suzy Austin in the TV film “A Ring of Endless Light,” opposite Mischa Barton, Ryan Merriman and Jared Padalecki.
In addition to acting, Pomers is also a singer and songwriter. She formed the band SCARLETT, also known as the Scarlett Pomers Band. She and her band have performed at various venues, including the House of Blues and The Roxy. Pomers’ song “Valentine” was featured in the 2009 film “Love N' Dancing.” Previously, she performed the song on an episode of “America's Most Talented Kids.” Pomers wrote the song as a poem when she was 12 and later transformed it into a song.
Pomers released her debut EP titled “Insane” on January 7, 2010, through her website and iTunes. It is comprised of 5 tracks.
Young Artist: Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actress Age Ten or Under, “Happy, Texas,” 2000
Young Artist: Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble, “Slappy and the Stinkers,” 1999
Young Artist: Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Supporting Young Actress, “Star Trek: Voyager,” 1999
Young Artist: Best Performance in a Drama Series - Guest Starring Young Actress, “Touched by an Angel,” 1997
Young Artist: Best Performance by an Actress Under Ten - Feature Film, “The Baby-Sitters Club,” 1996