Wentworth Miller

Wentworth Miller biography
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Interesting Biography Facts

Real name

Wentworth Earl Miller III

Occupation

actor, screenwriter

Birth Date

June 2, 1972

Age

47 years

Zodiac Sign

Gemini

Birthplace

Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England

Education

Midwood High School, Quaker Valley High School, Princeton University

Nationality

American-British

Wentworth Miller family members

Father's Name

Earl Miller

Mother's Name

Joy Miller

Siblings names

Gillian Freeman (younger sister), Leigh Kobrinski (younger sister)

Is Wentworth Miller a gay/bisexual?

Yes

What is Wentworth Miller marital status?

Single

Who are Wentworth Miller parents?

Earl Miller (father)

Date of birth: October 23, 1947

Wentworth Earl Miller II is the actor’s father and namesake. He is not a public person, but it’s not a secret, that he has cordial relationships with his son and played an important part in his life.

Earl was born in USA. He moved to England to study at Oxford University. There his son was born. Wentworth III was just 1 year old when his parents returned to USA and settled in Brooklyn.

Currently, he resides in Lancaster, PA. Rumor has it, he separated from his wife of many years Joy Miller, but this information is not confirmed. He is retired as of now, but previously he earned his living as a lawyer and teacher. 

Joy Miller (mother)

Date of birth: December 22, 1945

Joy Miller, who was born as Joy Marie Palm, is Wentworth’s mother. She noticed her son’s interest in acting when he was still a little boy. She took him to the stage productions and then advised him to join the school theater. Thus, the future movie star got his first acting experience.

In spite of Wentworth’s deep interest in art, she convinced her boy to enter Princeton University. “My mum liked the Princeton kind of men”, Miller jokingly explained in his interview. She earned her living as a teacher. Joy is retired as of now. 

Wentworth Miller siblings

Gillian Freeman (younger sister)

Date of birth: July 14, 1980

Gillian is Wentworth’s younger sister. It’s hard to tell, whether she is close to her brother or not because she doesn’t share any information about her famous relative and any interaction between them. 

She is the second child in Earl and Joy’s family. Her maiden name is Gillian Palm Miller. She changed her surname after the marriage to Patrick Freeman. The couple parented two daughters. The Freeman family resides in Amherst Center, Massachusetts as of now. There Gillian founded a shop of eco-friendly products “Pen and Thimble”.

Leigh Kobrinski (younger sister)

Date of birth: November 20, 1982

Wentworth was blessed with another sister, too. Leigh Carolyn Miller is the third daughter in their friendly family. After school, she joined Yale University, where studied law. Later she attended the University of Virginia. Since 2016 she serves as an assistant at the County Attorney’s Office, based in Miami, FL.

In 2011 Leigh married Jonathan Kobrinski. They have a kid together.

Bio

He is a person of the horrendous fate although he is a famous Hollywood actor. Long years of career struggles, suicide attempts, and complicated personal life – everything was on his way to Hollywood Olympus, and he has coped with it.

Wentworth Miller entered this world in Chipping Norton, England. Both of his parents were US citizens, but his father moved to England for some period to get an education there. The actor’s ethnicity is hard to define – he has Afro-American roots from his father’s side and French-Russian roots from his mother’s one. 

Miller studied at Quaker Valley High School and then entered Princeton University. The legend says, that he was bullied at school for his mixed roots, and continued to struggle for his self-identification in the University. He was not the best student and had a bad reputation among his teachers. Wentworth missed lots of classes because of his activity as a musician – he was a member of the a cappella band “The Princeton Tigertones”. But his problematic relationships with teachers didn’t prevent him from getting a bachelor’s degree in English literature.

After graduation, he decided to become an actor. After that, he started to visit auditions, but during four years no producer or film director noticed his talent, so he stayed jobless. Finally, fate smiled at him – he won the small role in the series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”.

Miller got first recognition after participation in the movie “The Human Stain”, where he portrayed the young version of Anthony Hopkins. The story of love, of indiscretions, which change the life and of racial persecution, skillfully depicted on the screen by the beautiful and talented actors, including Nicole Kidman and Ed Harris, became a massive hit, and Wentworth finally got the well-deserved appraisal.

After that he played in many interesting movies and TV series, the most successful of which are “Underworld”, “Prison Break”, “The Flash” etc. His talent was proved by the Saturn Award and Golden Globe nomination. 

Interesting and fun facts

  1. Wentworth Miller is officially single as of now. During many years he was hiding the fact that he was gay. The actor pretended to be straight and even promised in one of his interviews to get married and give birth to a baby. In 2013 he came out as gay. Previously, he dated the actor Kristoffer Cusick, the photographer Mark Liddell and some others.
  2. In one of his interviews, Wentworth confessed, that at first, he planned to work behind the camera. And during his first years in the movie industry, he kept to that plan. Now he considers it a great experience. 
  3. After the end of the series “Prison Break”, which made him a star, Wentworth left acting for a while to try his hand in another activity – screenwriting. He wrote a script to the drama “Stoker”, which told the story of a teen girl and her mysterious uncle. 
  4. At the age of 15, he tried to commit suicide. Then he took a jar of pills, but he was saved. The actor confessed that he had been struggling with depression and anxiety since his childhood years. In 2010 he had food disorder. 
  5. He has an allergy to dogs and cats. 
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