Wentworth Miller Biography
Wentworth Miller (Wentworth Earl Miller III) is an American-British actor and screenwriter famed for his role of as Michael Scofield in the Fox series, Prison Break. He began his career in 1998. Moreover, he is of African-American, German, Jamaican, English, Rusyn, Swedish, French, Dutch, Syrian, and Lebanese ancestry.
Wentworth Miller Age
Miller was born on June 2nd, 1972 in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England. He is 50 years old as of 2022.
Wentworth Miller Height
Miller stands at an approximate height of 6 feet and 1 inch.
Wentworth Miller Family
Miller was born to his American parents, Roxann (née Palm) and Wentworth E. Miller II. His mom served as a special education teacher while his father served as a lawyer and teacher, who studied at the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship at the time of Miller’s birth. Further, his father is of African-American, German, Jamaican, and English ancestry while his mother is of Rusyn, Swedish, French, Dutch, Syrian, and Lebanese ancestry. Additionally, he has two sisters, Leigh and Gillian. When he was a year old, his family migrated to Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Wentworth Miller Husband(Gay)
Miller is very private about his personal life therefore it is not known if he is in any relationship. Prior to this, there were rumors that he was in a relationship with Canadian actor, Luke Macfarlane as per Distractify. Also, he reportedly was in a relationship with actor Kristoffer Cusick and Hollywood photographer, Mark Liddell as per BuzzNigeria. Miller resides in Vancouver, British Columbia. Additionally, he has dual British and US citizenship by virtue of his birth in the United Kingdom.
Wentworth Miller Net Worth
Miller has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an actor.
Wentworth Miller Education
When Miller completed his high school education at Midwood High School in Brooklyn, he went on to join Princeton University. Later, in 1995 he became a graduate and attained his Bachelor Of Arts degree in English. He attained his degree after finishing a 116-page long senior thesis, dubbed”Doubling and the Identity Construct in Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s ‘The Yellow Wallpaper,’ Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea, and Charlotte Bronte’s “Jane Eyre”, under the supervision of Gina Dent. While at Princeton, he performed with the Cappella group, the Princeton Tigertones, and served as a member of the Quadrangle Club and the Colonial Club.
Wentworth Miller Career
Miller gained fame for his role as Michael Scofield in the Fox series, Prison Break. After relocating to Los Angeles in 1995 in pursuit of his acting career, he made his initial TV appearance on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (“Go Fish”, 1998). In the film, he served in the role of Gage Petronzi, a student-turned-sea monster. Regardless, it was in 2002 that he attained his initial starring role. Further, he played in ABC’s mini-series, Dinotopia as David Scott. In 2003, he co-starred as the younger version of the Anthony Hopkins character, Coleman Silk in the 2003 film The Human Stain.
Strongly, he related with the character as it regarded a black man who chose to “pass” as white. Extensively, he served in the role to the extent of researching Anthony Hopkins and going on a four-month process to accurately depict Silk as a boxer. Additionally, he served in a minor role in the film, Underworld as a doctor and friend of the character, Michael Corvin. In 2005, he served as Michael Scofield in Fox Network’s television drama, Prison Break. Scofield is a gifted structural engineer who generates an elaborate plan to aid his brother, Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell), to escape death row after being wrongly convicted.
For his performance, he attained a 2005 Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series. The show ended in 2009 after four seasons. However, a new nine-episode fifth season was released on April 4th, 2017, where he recurred his role. Further, he made an appearance in two Mariah Carey music videos, “We Belong Together” as her love interest and “It’s Like That” as a party guest. Director Brett Ratner, director of Prison Break’s pilot episode, served as the director of the two Carey videos. He decided to use Miller in the video as well.
In addition, he guest-starred in the Season 11 premiere of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Detective Nate Kendall. Detective Kendall serves as a detective from Precinct 24 of the New York City Police Department. Also, he appeared in Resident Evil: Afterlife, the fourth film in the Resident Evil film series based on the video game series Resident Evil. In the film, he stars as Chris Redfield, one of the protagonists of the video game series. Apart from writing, he served as the screenplay writer of the film, Stoker and its prequel, Uncle Charlie.
His script was elected on the 2010 “Black List” of the 10 best-unproduced screenplays. Also, it made the rounds in Hollywood. The film shadows a teenage girl who deals with a mysterious uncle after the death of her father. Even though the film’s influenced by Bram Stoker’s Dracula, he clarified that Stoker is not a vampire story but a “horror film, a family drama, and a psychological thriller.”
In July 2014, Miller joined the cast of The CW superhero series, The Flash in a recurring role as Leonard Snart / Captain Cold. In the series’ 4th episode of the first season, he made his initial appearance. Additionally, he reprised his role on Legends of Tomorrow. Through these shows, he rejoined with his Prison Break, co-star Dominic Purcell, who depicted Mick Rory / Heat Wave. Even though he left the series at the end of season one, he signed a contract with Warner Bros. TV to continue depicting Snart concurrently on a number of shows in the Arrowverse.
For the 2016 horror film, The Disappointments Room he served as its screenplay writer. Reportedly, he’s in negotiations to write the screenplay adaptation of the novel, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski. In 2020, he declared that he won’t play straight roles in film or television. Moreover, he voiced that he would not partake in a sixth season of Prison Break if it were produced.
Wentworth Miller-Prison Break
Prison Break serves as an American serial drama TV series generated by Paul Scheuring for Fox. With 5 seasons and 90 episodes, Fox declared that it had no current plans to restore Prison Break in August 2019. Further, the film has a video game, the spin-off series Prison Break: Proof of Innocence(2010) for mobile phones, online webisodes, an official magazine, and a novel. For the game, Miller voiced his character, Michael Scofield. The series surrounds two brothers, Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) and Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller).
Scofield is a gifted structural engineer who generates an elaborate plan to aid his brother escape death row after being wrongly convicted. For his performance, he attained a 2005 Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series. The show ended in 2009 after four seasons. However, a new nine-episode fifth season was released on April 4th, 2017, where he recurred his role. In 2020, he declared that he won’t play straight roles in film or television. Moreover, he voiced that he would not partake in a sixth season of Prison Break if it were produced.
Wentworth Miller-The Flash
The Flash serves as an American superhero television series created by Andrew Kreisberg, Greg Berlanti, and Geoff Johns. The series follows Barry Allen(Grant Gustin) a crime scene investigator who attains super-human speed, which he utilizes to fight criminals, counting others who also gained superhuman abilities. In July 2014, Miller joined the cast of The CW superhero series, The Flash in a recurring role as Leonard Snart / Captain Cold. In the series’ 4th episode of the first season, he made his initial appearance. Additionally, he reprised his role on Legends of Tomorrow. With 8 seasons and 171 episodes, the 9th and final season premiere on February 8, 2023.
Wentworth Miller Other TV Shows and Films
During his career, Miller has starred in a number of films and TV shows such as;
- Time of Your Life(1999-2000)
- Room 302(2001)
- Joan of Arcadia(2005)
- Ghost Whisperer(2005)
- Blood Creek(2009)
- Young Justice(2013)
- The Loft(2014)
- Superhero Fight Club(2015)
- Madam Secretary(2019)
Is Wentworth Miller Black?
Yes, Miller is black. His father is a black man with African-American, German, Jamaican, and English ancestry.
Wentworth Miller Tattoo
Miller doesn’t have any tattoos. The tattoos he has in the film, Prison break are a result of a tattoo bodysuit that had to be applied on his body every time they shot shirtless scenes of him or in short sleeves. The process took 4.5 hours each time.
Wentworth Miller Autism
On July 27th, 2021, Miller revealed that he had been diagnosed with autism in 2016. “This isn’t something I’d change … immediately being autistic is central to who I am. To everything I’ve achieved/articulated.”He posted on his Instagram account.
Wentworth Miller Depression
Miller revealed that he suffered from depression since childhood and had tried committing suicide multiple times as a teenager before coming out as gay. “When someone asked me if that was a cry for help, I said no, because I told no one. You only cry for help if you believe there’s help to cry for.”Moreover, he explained the struggles of being a closeted actor in Hollywood. Active Minds, a mental health charity, declared that he would serve as sits an ambassador on October 17th, 2016. Moreover, he revealed that his weight gain in 2010 was due to finding comfort in food as he was suicidal,
Wentworth Miller Social Media Platforms
He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 222K followers on Instagram.