Childhood & Early Life
Levi Zane Miller was born on 30 September, 2002, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. His mother, Meg, divorced his father shortly after Levi’s birth.
Not much is known about his father. His mother raised Levi and his two sisters, Brittany and Tiarnee, as a single parent.
She worked as a nurse to support her children, but after Levi’s acting career started, she quit her job to support her son and his sisters. Living in an inner suburb in Australia, Levi always had a penchant for acting.
He had never dreamed of becoming famous but was charmed by his sisters’ dreams of becoming models. Soon, Levi began following in his sisters’ footsteps and started attending auditions, mostly because he did not want to feel left out.
Levi is still in school. He attends a local school that is close to his house.
Although he does not attend his classes regularly, he sends his homework and projects to his teachers through mail.
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Miller was only 5 years old when he started modeling. The blue-eyed boy soon caught the attention of producers and started appearing in various Australian commercials.
His talent was noticed when he won a drama competition with a ‘Peter Pan’ monologue at the age of 6. Following this, a number of opportunities came his way.
With time, he started receiving plenty of invitations to appear in commercials.
In 2010, he bagged the role of ‘Lavi’ in the short film ‘Akiva.’ The drama film, directed by Katrina Irawati and produced by Eliot Rifkin, starred Bevan Burnes, David Clendenning, and Emma Dindas.
In 2011, he appeared in the Australian musical comedy ‘A Heartbeat Away.’ The film was a commercial and critical failure, but it proved to be a turning point of his career.
The same year, he made his TV debut as a guest star in the short-lived series ‘Terra Nova.’ He played the role of ‘General Philbrick’ in the film.
In 2012, he appeared in another short film, ‘Great Adventures,’ in which he played young ‘Billy.’ He received his breakthrough with the role of ‘Peter Pan’ in the 2015 film ‘Pan,’ which also starred Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, and Amanda Seyfried.
He was chosen from thousands of boys who had auditioned for the role. He later revealed that he was having dinner with his family when he received the call confirming his selection.
The fantasy film, directed by Joe Wright, served as a prequel to ‘Peter and Wendy,’ written by Scottish author J M Barrie, which narrated the original story of ‘Peter Pan’ and ‘Captain Hook.’
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The movie showed ‘Pan’ being taken to a magical realm beyond space and time called Neverland. The film was about ‘Pan’s adventures in Neverland and his quest for his mother.
The movie was a box-office failure, but it was important for Levi because it was his first lead role. The same year, he appeared in the TV series ‘Supergirl.’
He played ‘Carter Grant’ in the fifth episode of the first season of the series. In 2016, he starred in the psychological thriller ‘Better Watch Out.’ The series featured him as ‘Luke,’ a 12-year-old boy in love with his babysitter ‘Ashley,’ played by Olivia DeJonge.
Levi’s performance in the film was highly appreciated by film critics. The same year, he appeared as ‘Mick’ in the Australian comedy ‘Red Dog: True Blue.’
The film also starred Jason Isaacs and Bryan Brown and was a prequel to the 2011 film ‘Red Dog.’ Levi also learned to ride a bike for the film.
In 2017, he starred in ‘Jasper Jones,’ a film based on the novel of the same name by Craig Silvey. The film featured ‘Levi’ as ‘Charlie Bucktin,’ a 14-year-old boy,
The mystery drama received positive reviews from both critics and audiences. In 2018, he played ‘Calvin O’Keefe,’ classmate of ‘Meg Murry,’ played by Storm Reid, in the American fantasy film ‘A Wrinkle in Time.’
The film starred Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, and Deric McCabe in main roles. The film received mixed reviews and was a box-office failure.