Scarlett Noel Pomers (born November 28, 1988) is an American actress and singer/songwriter 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 (2001–2007). Her debut EP, entitled Insane, was released January 7, 2010.
Scarlett Pomers was born in Riverside, California. When she was three years old an agent at a local shopping 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 television shows, as well as appeared in several feature films.
Scarlett made her acting debut at the age of three in Michael Jackson's music video, "Heal the World" (1992). She 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.
Scarlett 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, Erin Brockovich, and TV-movies Geppetto. She also appeared on the Disney Channel film, A Ring of Endless Light.
Scarlett's 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 then joined the cast of the WB series Reba, playing Kyra Hart, the younger daughter of Reba and Brock Hart (Reba McEntire and Christopher Rich). Scarlett stayed with the show until it was ended in 2007.
Scarlett has also appeared as a judge for ION Television's series America's Most Talented Kids.
As a singer, Scarlett founded the band SCARLETT, sometimes known as the "Scarlett Pomers Band," which has played at venues including the Knitting Factory, House of Blues, Club One-Seven, The Roxy, and the Whisky a Go Go. She is currently endorsed by Minarik Guitars and can be seen in their advertisements with the Inferno model.
The 2009 Amy Smart movie, Love N' Dancing, features Scarlett's song "Valentine," which she wrote as a poem at age 12 and then turned it into a song years later. She had also performed the song during an episode of America's Most Talented Kids.
Scarlett announced on her Facebook page and official website that she will be releasing Insane, her debut EP consisting of 5 tracks. The album was released on January 7 through her official website and CDbaby.com, and iTunes.
Scarlett has covered an AC/DC classic, It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll) in a tribute album to the band titled, Rock N Roll Train: A Millenium Tribute To AC/DC released December 10, 2010 on iTunes.
Some of her hobbies include writing, Ninjitsu, horseback riding, surfing, yoga, skiing and spending time with her big brother, Shane. Scarlett also studies Egyptian belly dance, East Indian tribal dance and Kendo. Also, mentioned on her Myspace page, Scarlett has a motorcycle license.
In late 2005, various entertainment sources[who?] reported that Scarlett had checked into an anorexia nervosa treatment facility. Her weight had dropped to 73 pounds and she was exercising as much as six hours per day. Scarlett's character, Kyra, was absent from most of the fifth season of Reba, having only appeared in two episodes out of twenty-two. She was out of the facility by January 2006. Following her release from treatment, Scarlett became an ambassador for the National Eating Disorders Association and is in the process of starting an organization called Arch Angels, which will raise money for people who suffer from eating disorders but cannot afford treatment. Her efforts led Teen People magazine to name her one of the 20 teens who will change the world. Scarlett returned to the set of Reba and appeared in episodes for season six until the show ended in 2007.
Her eating disorder was referenced in the first episode of season six. Upon entering the set to a thunderous round of applause in Season 6, episode 1, (after being absent for most of season 5) Reba asked her character Kyra "Where have you been?", to which Kyra replied "I went to get something to eat." Later in the same episode, she was in the living room heading towards the kitchen when Van (Steve Howey) asked, "Where are you going?" She responded, "I'm going to grab something to eat" and Van sarcastically replied, "Okay, see you next year."