Who is Ezra Miller?
Ezra Miller is an American actor and singer who is popularly known for playing the role of DC Comics superhero, ‘The Flash,’ in the in the DC Extended Universe. Interested in various forms of performing arts from a young age, he ventured into the show business as a teenager. He made his debut in Antonio Campos’ 2008 drama film ‘Afterschool’ and proceeded to appear in the award-winning black comedy drama film ‘Another Happy Day’. Miller appeared alongside Emma Watson in the movie, ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’, based on Stephen Chbosky’s bestselling coming-of-age novel of the same title. As his popularity grew, Miller was signed for the role of ‘Barry Allen/ The Flash’ in the DC Extended Universe and went on to feature in a series of superhero movies based on DC Comics characters. After playing cameos as The Flash in two films, Miller appeared in a main role in ‘Justice League’. An ardent fan of the Harry Potter series, Miller was signed to play the character of ‘Credence Barebone’ in the movie ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’, a spin-off of the Harry Potter film series.
Ezra Miller started his acting career in 2008, portraying the character of a teenage school student named ‘Robert’, in the drama film ‘Afterschool’. His character was that of a boarding student who accidentally films the deaths of two of his schoolmates in a drug-related incident.
Later, he appeared in the American comedy drama television series ‘Californication’ by Tom Kapinos, where he portrayed the role of ‘Damien Patterson’ in five episodes. In 2009, Miller portrayed ‘Vincent "Vinnie" Rizzo Jr.’ in the comedy-drama film ‘City Island’. He also appeared in the episode ‘Crush’ of the police procedural drama television series, ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ in the same year. He played the role of ‘Tucker Bryant’ between 2009 and 2010 in the drama series ‘Royal Pains’.
In 2011, Miller won the Hamptons International Film Festival for Breakthrough Performer award for his role of ‘Elliot Hellman’ in the American black comedy drama film ‘Another Happy Day’. He appeared in two more films in the same year, ‘Busted Walk’ and ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’. Miller portrayed the character of ‘Patrick’ in the American coming-of-age drama film’ The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ in 2012. The film was based on the best-selling novel of the same title by Stephen Chbosky, who also directed the film. Miller was seen alongside Logan Lerman and Emma Watson in the film. Miller won numerous awards for his amazing acting in the film, including the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor award and the Hollywood Film Festival Spotlight Award. He was further nominated for four more awards for his work in the film.
In 2016, Ezra Miller became the youngest actor to be cast in the role of DC Comics superhero ‘The Flash/ Barry Allen’. He made two cameo appearances in the DC Extended Universe films ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and ‘Suicide Squad’. His first main appearance came in the film ‘Justice League’ where he appeared alongside Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, and Jason Momoa.
Miller has been a diehard Harry Potter fan since his childhood and he was thrilled when offered a role in the spin-off film to the Harry Potter series, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ (2017). Appearing alongside Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, and Colin Farrell, Miller portrayed the character of ‘Credence Barebone’. In late 2018, he appeared in the next film of the spin-off series, ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,’ in the same role.
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Family & Personal Life
Ezra Miller was born on September 30, 1992, in Wyckoff, New Jersey, to Marta, a modern dancer, and Robert S. Miller, a former senior vice president and managing director of Hyperion Books. He has two sisters named Saiya Miller and Caitlin Miller. During his childhood, Miller suffered from a speech impediment and took opera singing lessons to overcome it.
Miller began attending The Hudson School after receiving his early education from the Rockland Country Day School. However, he dropped out at the age of 16 after his first film ‘Afterschool’ was released. During the shooting of the film ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’, Miller was caught with 20 grams of marijuana after the vehicle he was traveling in was pulled over for a broken brake light. He was charged with drug possession which was later dropped. Instead, he faced a fine of $600 for two citations of disorderly conduct.