Wentworth Miller Biography

Wentworth Miller is an American actor and screenwriter who achieved recognition for his role in the TV series ‘Prison Break’.

Wentworth Miller
Quick Facts

Birthday: June 2, 1972

Nationality: British, American

Famous: Gays Actors

Age: 46 Years, 46 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Gemini

Also Known As: Wentworth Earl Miller III

Born Country: England

Born in: Chipping Norton, United Kingdom

Famous as: Actor

Height: 1.85 m

Family:

father: Wentworth Earl Miller II

mother: Joy Marie Palm-Miller

siblings: Gillian Miller, Leigh Miller

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education: Princeton University, 1990 - Quaker Valley High School, Midwood High School

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Wentworth Earl Miller III is an American actor and screenwriter who achieved recognition for his starring role in the TV series ‘Prison Break’. A strikingly handsome and refined actor, he was born to American parents in Great Britain and developed a particular interest in acting from a young age. Soon after his birth, the family moved to Brooklyn where he attended high school and then went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the Princeton University. Following his graduation, he moved to Los Angeles and held an assistant’s job at a film production company. Gradually, he realized his own desire to act and started attending auditions for roles in movies and television. He made his small-screen debut in a one-episode role on the hit TV series ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and then landed minor roles in ‘Time of Your Life’ and ‘ER’. He earned his first starring role in the 2003 movie ‘The Human Stain’ where he portrayed the younger version of Anthony Hopkins and delivered some of the most effective scenes in the film. Two years later, he landed the role of Michael Scofield on the Fox network's TV series ‘Prison Break’ which proved to be the most captivating work of his career. Following his big break, he has appeared in several films and television roles, and also debuted as a screenwriter. He came out as a gay in 2013 although, earlier in 2007, he had denied it

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Wentworth Miller
Childhood & Early Life
  • Wentworth Earl Miller III was born on June 2, 1972, in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, to Wentworth Earl Miller II, a lawyer and teacher, and his wife, Joy Marie, a special education teacher. He has two sisters: Leigh and Gillian.
  • He was inclined towards acting from a young age and appeared in school productions since he was in kindergarten. Yet he was unsure about pursuing an acting career as a youngster.
  • He received his early education from the Midwood High School, Brooklyn, where he was a member of SING!, an annual musical production started by Midwood. In 1990, he finished high school from Quaker Valley High School, Pennsylvania.
  • In 1995, he graduated with a bachelor's degree in English literature from the reputed Princeton University. While at college, he performed with the cappella group, the Princeton Tigertones.
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Career
  • In 1995, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting and entered the entertainment industry as a lowly assistant in a production company.
  • While working at the production company, he started auditioning for various roles in films and television. In 1998, he made his first appearance in an episode of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’.
  • He appeared in a recurring role in the short-lived Fox series ‘Time of Your Life’ (1999-2000). In 2000, he appeared in a minor role in an episode of NBC series ‘ER’, and later played a waiter in the short film, ‘Room 302’ (2001).
  • He landed his first starring role in the ABC miniseries, ‘Dinotopia’ (2002), as the sensitive, introverted David Scott.
  • In 2003, he made a major breakthrough when he was cast as a younger version of Anthony Hopkins in the movie ‘The Human Stain’.
  • He also featured in a minor role in the 2003 movie ‘Underworld’ but then took a break to reevaluate his life and career, leaving him without an appearance in 2004.
  • In 2005, he made a comeback, starting with the music video for Mariah Carey's ‘We Belong Together’. The same year, he appeared in a couple of episodes of the NBC drama ‘Joan of Arcadia’ and also voiced EDI, the onboard computer of a runaway aerial combat plane in the big-budget film ‘Stealth’.
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  • In 2005, Miller landed the role of Michael Scofield on the Fox series ‘Prison Break’ playing a structural engineer who devises a plan for a breakout. He received much appreciation for his performance, and the show was hailed for its suspense and excitement and ran for four seasons till 2009.
  • Since 2009, he has appeared in several films such as ‘Resident Evil: Afterlife’ (2010), ‘Resident Evil: Retribution’ (2012), and ‘The Loft’ (2014). He also wrote the screenplay for the 2013 thriller ‘Stoker’.
  • He has also starred in a few episodes of television dramas such as ‘House’ (2011), ‘Young Justice: Invasion’ (2013) and ‘The Flash’ (2014-present).
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Major Works
  • In the 2005 television drama ‘Prison Break’, Miller landed the role of Michael Scofield, a structural engineer who conceives a daring breakout plan to help his innocent brother escape death penalty. The role earned him rave reviews from critics and audiences for his compelling performance in the series which lasted four seasons.
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Awards & Achievements
  • For his role in the 2003 drama film ‘The Human Stain’, he was nominated for the ‘Black Reel Award’ in the ‘Best Actor’ and ‘Best Breakthrough Performance’ categories.
  • In 2005, he received a Golden Globe nomination in the ‘Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series – Drama’ category for his role in the Fox series ‘Prison Break’. He was also nominated for the Saturn Award and Teen Choice Award.
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Personal Life & Legacy
  • Although he initially denied being gay in 2007 media reports, he later came out openly and admitted being a gay, in 2013. He also shared the unpleasant experiences of his multiple suicide attempts as a teenager before he finally accepted his sexual orientation.
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1. Underworld (2003)

  (Action, Fantasy, Thriller)

2. Stoker (2013)

  (Thriller, Drama)


3. The Human Stain (2003)

  (Thriller, Romance, Drama)

4. The Loft (2014)

  (Mystery, Thriller, Romance)



5. Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)

  (Action, Horror, Adventure, Sci-Fi)

6. Town Creek (2009)

  (Horror)




7. Stealth (2005)

  (Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure)

8. The Disappointments Room (2016)

  (Drama, Thriller, Horror)





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