Wentworth Miller is a British-American actor, screenwriter, and model. He is best known for his role as Michael Scofield in the five seasons of the popular Fox television series Prison Break. For this role, Miller received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
In addition, Wentworth Miller made his debut as a screenwriter in 2013 with the thriller film Stoker. We also know him for his roles as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold on The CW series The Flash. However, soon after he becomes a series regular on the spin-off Legends of Tomorrow. In 2017 Miller reprised his role as Michael Scofield for the fifth season of Prison Break. It aired on April 2, 2017 and ended on May 30 the same year.
Wentworth Miller Parents and Early Life
Miller was born Wentworth Earl Miller III to American parents, Joy Marie (Palm), a special education teacher, and Wentworth Earl Miller II, a lawyer educator. The actor is the oldest of three children in the family and has two younger sisters, whose names are Leigh and Gillian.
When Wentworth turned a year old, his father got a job as an assistant district attorney in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York, so Miller family moved there.
The actor attended Midwood High School in Brooklyn. He early discovered his love for acting and music, so he joined a musical production Sing! At his high school. He later transferred to Quaker Valley Senior High School in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, where he took part in creating the school newspapers.
He graduated from high school in 1990 and enrolled at Princeton University. It was at the university that Miller realized that he was interested in performing in front of big and small audiences. In 1995, he graduated from Princeton with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and moved to Los Angeles, California, to pursue the acting career.
Wentworth Miller Age
Miller was born on June 2, 1972 in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England, the United Kingdom (age 45 at the moment).
Net Worth and Income of Wentworth Miller
The famous actor earned an amazing income for his role as Michael Scofield on Prison Break. Wentworth Miller net worth is estimated at around $58 million and still going up.
Height and Weight
In 2007 Miller was one of People Magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People in the World. He has a stunning body and beautiful blue eyes. Wentworth Miller height is 1.85 m or 6 feet 7 inches. His weight is around 76 kg or 168 Lbs.
After he moved to LA, it took a long time for Miller to start landing guest roles on shows such as ER (1994), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), and Popular (1999). In 2002, he starred in the Hallmark series, Dinotopia. However, these guest roles opened the doors to the bigger ones, so Miller soon got his breakthrough role. It was a role of Coleman Sick in The Human Stain (2003), co-starring Nicole Kidman and Antony Hopkins. Miller portrayed a young version of Antony Hopkins.
In 2005, Wentworth Miller appeared in the pilot of Ghost Whisperer and later the same year landed his most important role so far – the one of Michael Scofield on FOX network’s hit series Prison Break. Wentworth played a character helping his brother, Lincoln Burrows (played by Dominic Purcell) escape death row after being found guilty of a crime he did not commit.
The show became an instant success. In addition, Miller secured his spot among viewers as one of the hottest new actors in Hollywood.
Is Wentworth Miller Gay?
In 2007, he gave an interview to the German edition of InStyle Magazine. In the interview, which the interviewer asked him whether the rumors that he was gay were true. Wentworth Miller responded “I’m not gay, but that rumor can’t be killed. I’d like to have a girlfriend and a family. But I haven’t met the right one yet.”
However, in 3013, Miller refused an invitation to a film festival in Russia because of the country’s laws banning homosexual “propaganda”. Namely, the part of his letter goes in part, “as a gay man, I must decline. I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government. The situation is in no way acceptable, and I cannot in good conscience participate in a celebratory occasion hosted by a country where people like myself are being systematically denied their basic right to live and love openly”.
Miller was never the one to speak about his romantic life and relationships publicly. Although never confirmed, rumor has it that Miller was in a relationship with Canadian actor Luke Macfarlane from 2007 to 2008. It is hard to find out anything about his more recent dating history though. He keeps his private life private, literally.
Ethnicity and Nationality
Wentworth Miller said in one of his interviews that his mother is white and his father is black. Namely, Miller’s father is of African-American, Jamaican, English and German ancestry. At the same time, his mother is a Caucasian. She is of Russian, Dutch, French, Austrian, Lebanese, and Syrian descent. Wentworth holds both British and American nationality and citizenship. Although he holds a dual citizenship, Miller affirms that he has always been an American.
|Born:||June 2 1972|
|Nationality:||British and American|
|Net Worth:||$58 million|
|Height:||1.85 m or 6 feet 7 inches|
|Weight:||76 kg or 168 Lbs|