Scarlett Pomers Biography
Scarlett Noelle Pomers (born November 28, 1988) is an American actress who works in television, film, theatre and music. Her most recognizable roles have been as Naomi Wildman on Star Trek: Voyager (1998-2001), and "Kyra Hart" on the television series Reba.
Scarlett Noelle Pomers was born in Riverside, California. When she was three years old, an agent at a local mall suggested to her mother, Michelle, that Scarlett should get in to the acting business. Scarlett began doing small jobs until they found an agent they both liked. Since then, she has been a guest star on several popular television shows, appeared in several feature films, and is now starring in the critically acclaimed WB comedy Reba, starring Reba McEntire.
Pomers made her acting debut at the age of three in Michael Jackson's music video, Heal the World (1992). Scarlett then began doing commercials and has filmed over three dozen to date. She has also starred in a number of television shows, including Judging Amy, That's Life, and Touched by an Angel. Pomers was five years old when she made her debut on the silver screen in The Baby-Sitters Club. She also appeared in Slappy and the Stinkers, Happy, Texas, and Erin Brockovich, and TV-movies Geppetto and, on the Disney Channel, A Ring of Endless Light.
Pomers' first major role was as Naomi Wildman on the UPN sci-fi program Star Trek: Voyager. She appeared in 17 episodes over three years and won a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Drama Series: Supporting Young Actress. She went to the cast of the WB series s Reba, playing Kyra Hart, the youngest daughter of Reba and Brock Hart (Reba McEntire and Christopher Rich). She has also appeared as a judge for Independent Television's (formerly the PAX Network) series America's Most Talented Kid.
As a singer, Pomers founded the band Scarlett, which has played at venues including the Knitting Factory, House of Blues, Club One-Seven, The Roxy , and the Whisky a Go Go.
Some of her hobbies include writing, drawing, horseback riding, surfing, yoga, skiing and spending time with her big brother, Shane. Pomers also studies Egyptian belly dance, East Indian tribal dance and Kendo.
Pomers currently lives in Los Angeles, California with her family and two dogs, Elvis and Arwen and horse, Loki.
In late 2005, various entertainment sources reported that Pomers had checked-in to an eating disorder treatment facility. Her weight had dropped to 73 pounds and she was exercising as much as six hours per day. Pomers' character, Kyra, was absent from the fifth season of Reba, having only appeared in the first episode. She was out of the facility by January 2006. Following her release from the facility, Pomers became an ambassador for the National Eating Disorders Association and is in the process of starting an organization called Arch Angels, an organization that will raise money for people who suffer from eating disorders but canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t afford treatment. Her efforts led Teen People Magazine to name her one of the twenty teens who will change the world.