Biography: A child model and did extra work for television and theater. She tried her hand at acting in California but stopped after the realization that the casting couch was not a myth. She gave up mainstream acting completely when her agent sent her on a go-see, with instructions to be a `good sport`. Mika tried stripping and art class figure modelling to make extra money when she was working as a research assistant after graduating college. The nude modeling lead to an interview, then to an agent, and finally to her debut in adult cinema. Mika has been quoted to say, `For the record, no adult entertainment director, producer, or crewman has ever sexually harassed me EVER. If I have to fuck for work, then I`ll just fuck for work. Sure, the sex acts are documented, but at least the payoff is guaranteed in porn.`
Initially she tried to work with her husband Ray in her movies, but when offers to work with other actors came in they both decided it would be good for her career if she did so. Unfortunately, it put a strain on their relationship and they eventually split up. Mika also suffered a miscarriage in this period, which she describes as the worst time of her life. She left the porn industry for a long while before returning and returned with new breasts in 2000 or 2001 and facial reconstructive surgery due to a near-death accident in 2002. Ms. Tan came back almost a new person.