Mika Simmons has worked on a diverse range of creative projects on stage and screen, including Frenchman's Creek, Unforgotten, the BAFTA award winning Falling Apart and Film London’s Balcony which won the Crystal Bear at the Berlin Film Festival in 2017. In 2019 she will be seen in BFI London Film Festival nominee, Dictynna Hood’s, Us Among The Stones.
Mika’s directorial debut Rain Stops Play starring Imogen Waterhouse and Tara Fitzgerald recently won the Silver Remi for Best comedy at the Houston Film Festival.
In 2013 her friend and neighbour, Doctor Susannah Banerjee became the head of oncology for gynaecological cancers at The Royal Marsden, and asked Mika to support a research project into better treatment of these cancers. Having lost her Mum to Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer aged just 54, Mika agreed immediately but on the proviso she could also create an awareness drive for all women to know more about their health and the symptoms of these cancers. Mika then sought about bringing together a group of phenomenal women, all of whom had a very personal relationship with gynaecological health - together they founded the Lady Garden Foundation.
In 2017 Mika was chosen as one of 40 inspirational British women to front L’Oréal Lancôme’s powerful women campaign.
Mika is also a co-founder of Mental Health Mates, a community support project started by Bryony Gordon.