Sienna Rose Diana Miller, popularly known a Sienna Miller, is a British-American actress, as well as a model and a fashion designer. Born in New York to an English mother and an American father, she spent a few years of her childhood in London before returning to the USA to pursue a career in acting. She made her film debut at the age of 20 in the romantic comedy 'South Kensington'. Over the years, she rose to popularity with appearances in films such as 'Layer Cake', 'Factory Girl', and 'Foxcatcher'. Her most recent appearance was in the 2016 crime drama 'Live by Night'. She has received many awards and accolades for her acting skills including a ShoWest Award and a nomination for the BAFTA Rising Star Award. As a model, Miller has worked with companies such as Coca-Cola and Italian Vogue. She also posed topless for the 2003 Pirelli Calendar. As a fashion designer, she is known for the Fashion Label called 'Twenty8Twelve', which is financially backed by Pepe Jeans. Also known for her charitable activities, Miller is the Global Ambassador for International Medical Corps, as well as an ambassador for the Starlight Children's Foundation's branch in the UK. She had visited Haiti after the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and has worked with the Global Cool Environmental Campaign.
Childhood & Early Life
Sienna Miller was born on 28 December 1981 in New York, United States. Her father, Edwin Miller, was an American banker who later became a dealer of Chinese art. Her mother Josephine used to work as a model. Miller also has a sister Savannah, as well as two half-brothers and a step-brother.
She attended Heathfield High School in Berkshire, in England. Later, she also studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York, for a year.
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Sienna Miller made her film debut in the 2001 romantic comedy 'South Kensington'. Directed by Carlo Vanzina, the film starred actors such as Rupert Everett, Elle Macpherson, and Judith Godreche. Miller appeared in a supporting role, playing a character named Sharon.
In 2003, she appeared in a main role in the American action comedy TV series 'Keen Eddie'. Created by J.H. Wyman, the show is about an NYPD detective, who is forced to work with the Scotland Yard in London for one of his cases.
In following years, she was seen in movies like 'Alfie', a 2004 British comedy which was a remake of a 1966 film of the same name, 'Casanova', a 2005 romantic film, based on the life of Italian adventurer and author, Giacomo Casanova, 'Factory Girl', a 2006 biographical film based on the life of Edie Sedgwick, where Miller played the lead role of Sedgwick.
She appeared in 'Camille', a 2008 American romantic comedy, directed by Gregory Mackenzie. Starring James Franco and Sienna Miller, who play a recently married couple on their honeymoon, the film follows their adventures and misadventures.
In 2008, she appeared in the drama film 'The Edge of Love'. Directed by John Maybury, the story was inspired by 'Dylan Thomas: A Farm, Two Mansions and a Bungalow', a book by David N. Thomas. Miller, for her role as Caitlin Mcnamara, won the 'ShoWest Award' for Best Supporting Actress.
The same year, she appeared in a main role in the movie 'The Mysteries of Pittsburgh', a movie adapted from a novel of the same name by the American author Michael Chabon. The next year, she played a supporting role in the popular sci-fi action film 'G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra'. She appeared as The Baroness, who is a spy as well as the sister of Cobra Commander.
She appeared in a main role in the British TV film 'The Girl', which aired on HBO. Directed by Julian Jarrold, the movie mainly focused on the relationship between a director and his actress. It released on 20 October 2012. Miller's role as Tippi Hedren was quite appreciated, and won her three award nominations.
In 2014, she appeared in the biographical sports drama film 'Foxcatcher'. Inspired by true events, the film was a huge hit, and was nominated for five Oscars. Miller played a supporting role, appearing as Nancy Schultz, wife of an Olympic gold-medal winning wrestler. Though the film wasn't a commercial success, it received positive reviews from critics.
Sienna Miller's latest films are 'Burnt', (2015), 'The Lost City of Z' (2016), and 'Live by Night' (2016).
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'The Edge of Love' a 2008 drama film, is among Sienna Miller's well known works. Directed by John Maybury, the story focused on a Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, his wife Caitlin, and their friends. Including Miller, the film had actors such as Keira Knightley, Cillian Murphy, Matthew Rhys, and Lisa Stansfield. The film received mostly mixed reviews. Miller's performance won her the 'ShoWest Award' for Best Supporting Actress, as well as earned her a nomination at the 'British Independent Film' awards.
Miller appeared in a supporting role in the popular 2009 sci-fi action movie 'G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra'. Directed by Stephen Sommers, the film starred actors such as Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Byung-Hun Lee. The film received mixed reviews. However, it was a huge commercial success, grossing more than $300 million worldwide. It went on to become the 15th highest grossing films of the year.
The 2015 American drama film 'Burnt' is another one of Miller's significant works. Directed by John Wells, the movie stars her in a main role as the wife of the character played by Bradley Cooper. Other actors in the film include Daniel Brühl, Matthew Rhys, and Uma Thurman. The film was a commercial success, grossing more than $36 million worldwide. The film received mostly mixed reviews from critics.
Awards & Achievements
In 2007, Sienna Miller received the Environmental Media Award in the category EMA Futures Award.
In 2008, she was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award. She also received a nomination for British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actress, for her role in the film 'The Edge of Love'.
In 2009, she won the ShoWest Award for Best Supporting Actress, for her performance in the 2008 movie 'Edge of Love'.
Her performance in the 2012 TV movie 'The Girl' earned her three award nominations, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.
Personal Life & Legacy
Sienna Miller once dated Jude Law with whom she co-starred in the movie 'Alfie'. Though the couple got engaged in December 2004, they separated due to personal issues in 2006.
Later, she had an affair with the married actor Balthazar Getty. They split up in 2011.
She then dated actor Tom Sturridge, with whom she had a daughter, born in 2012.
Sienna Miller, known for her charitable activities, is the Global Ambassador for International Medical Corps. She is also the ambassador for the UK branch of Starlight Children's Foundation, an organization that works with ill children and their parents.