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Net Worth$4 million
Date Of BirthJune 2, 1972
FactIs a very big comic book fan and finally got a chance to play a character when cast as The Flash's enemy Captain Cold in ''The Flash (2014)''.


Who is Wentworth Miller?

Born on 2 June 1972, in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, under the air sign of Gemini, Wentworth Earl Miller III is an American actor and screenwriter. He is best known for portraying Michael Scofield, the mischievous protagonist in the hit TV crime drama “Prison Break”. After the conclusion of the series, he debuted as a screenwriter with “Stoker”, a 2013 thriller. Fans also know him as Captain Cold in “The Flash” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”, both shows centered around heroes from the DC Comics universe. From 2007, he consistently denied rumors around his homosexuality, before eventually coming out in 2013. In addition to his acting prowess, Miller is an activist for mental health awareness and LGBTQ rights.

Early Life and Education: From Britain to Brooklyn

Wentworth was born into an American family in Oxfordshire. His mother, Roxann Miller, is a special education teacher, while his father, Wentworth E. Miller II, is a lawyer, teacher and former district attorney. At the time of his son’s birth, having graduated from Yale University he was attending the University of Oxford under a Rhodes Scholarship, which is the first international scholarship program ever established. Even though Wentworth’s parents intended to reside in Britain permanently for work-related purposes, the family moved to Park Slope, an upscale neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. He has two younger sisters, Leigh and Gillian. Leigh ended up following her father’s footsteps, and enrolled at an unspecified college in Virginia to study law. Gillian obtained a PhD from an unspecified institution in the state of Massachusetts.

Wentworth first attended Quaker Valley High School, but moved to Sewickley Heights in 1990 with his father, where he matriculated from an unspecified high school in 1991. Later, he graduated from Princeton University, majoring in English Literature. While attending Princeton, he was a member of an a cappella group and several clubs dabbling in various activities.

What is Wentworth’s Ethnicity?

Unbeknownst to most, Wentworth’s father is of African-American and Jamaican descent. He also has German and English ancestry. His mother, on the other hand, has French, Swedish, Syrian, Lebanese, Rusyn (apparently Ukrainian), Dutch and Austrian roots. Miller’s paternal grandfather was a first-generation American, a child of Jamaican immigrants who arrived in Brooklyn at the beginning of the 20th century. Several of Wentworth’s ancestors come from Curaçao, Poland and Spain.

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Career Beginnings: Moving to Los Angeles, Struggles and Finally – Buffy

In 1995, Wentworth realized that there weren’t that many acting opportunities on the East Coast, so to have a better chance of pursuing his dreams of becoming an actor, he moved to Los Angeles. Unlike most famous actors, he only realized that the profession was right for him when he was a freshman in college. ‘When I got to college, acting suddenly seemed like a very risky proposition and all my friends were going to law school or med school or Wall Street.’, recalled Miller. His background in English literature prepared him for what was about to come.

After persevering through numerous setbacks, problems and roadblocks, he finally landed a role, when in 1998 he was cast as Gage Petronzi, a student who turns into a sea monster, in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”. His next role was in “Popular” as Adam Rothschild-Ryan, and immediately afterwards he made appearances in “Time of Your Life”, “ER” and two highly rated short movies. However, Wentworth’s first starring role was in “Dinotopia”, a fantasy mini-series about two brothers who end up on an island filled with dinosaurs after their plane crashes. This was his big breakthrough, as Miller then started getting lucrative offers for various shows.

Establishing Himself: The Human Stain, Underworld, Ghost Whisperer and More

We then saw Miller in “The Human Stain”, a hit thriller from 2003 featuring Nicole Kidman and Anthony Hopkins – the experience of acting alongside one of the industry’s legends in Hopkins showed him what he had to do to achieve greatness. Just months after, he assumed the role of Dr. Adam in “Underworld”, followed by appearances in music videos for “We Belong Together” and “It’s Like That”, both by Mariah Carey, which turned him into somewhat of a celebrity, as he gained many female fans. Miller followed this up with appearances in “Ghost Whisperer” and “Stealth”, but his biggest achievement was right around the corner.

His Greatest Accomplishment: Prison Break

In 2005, Wentworth was approached by Fox with an offer to play a hardened criminal in their new show “Prison Break”. Initially hesitant to accept the offer for such an ambitious project, this ended up being the crown jewel of his career, as he appeared in every episode. In 2006, this young star was even nominated for a Golden Globe Award. He originally assumed the role from 2005 to 2009 and became a superstar. Fans of the show were ecstatic when Fox announced that the show would return in for a fifth season in 2016. One year later, Miller’s co-star, Dominic Purcell, announced via social media that a sixth season was in early development. Since then, we haven’t heard anything about a possible date or any other details. The only insight is from Wentworth’s Instagram.

Life After (and During) Prison Break

While “Prison Break” became one of the most watched shows in the entire US, Miller also had other projects. His most notable roles during this time were in “House”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “Young Justice”. Fans of “Resident Evil”, Sony’s iconic horror franchise has taken a liking to him after he took on the role of Chris Redfield in “Resident Evil: Afterlife”. In recent years, Wentworth succeeded in remaining relevant, as he was cast as Captain Cold, one of DC’s most famous villains in both “The Flash” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”. His character was recurring, and we could see the same sinister charm he became known for in “Prison Break”.

Personal Life: Is Wentworth Miller Really Gay? Does He Have a Boyfriend?

Rumors about his homosexuality first surfaced in 2007, which he immediately shot down during an interview in InStyle magazine. ‘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. Until then I’m focusing on my job.’, he stated. However, in 2013 he shocked the world. Apparently, he was invited to appear at the Saint Petersburg International Film Festival (SPIFF) in Russia. Shortly before he received his invitation, Russian authorities enacted a controversial law that legally prohibits ‘any propaganda of nontraditional (non-heterosexual) sexual relations’.Miller used this a chance to stand up for the rights of the LGBTQ people in this country. His statement read, in part ‘…I would love to come. However, as a gay man, I must decline.

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I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government.’ Since then, there have been rumors connecting him to Luke Macfarlane and many other famous men. He’s been pictured with several potential partners since his coming out, but has always refused to comment on his relationship status. According to several reports from early 2019, he is currently single.

Mental Health Struggles

In 2013, at the Human Rights Campaign Dinner in Seattle, Washington, Miller openly admitted that he attempted to take his own life several times as a teenager. He said that the reason for this was the confusion he felt due to his sexuality. ‘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.’, he said during a touching speech. Additionally, he credited the ManKind Project and Active Minds as organizations that helped him regain confidence in himself, and finally summon the courage to come out in public. In 2016, he responded to a meme of one his photos in 2010, when he gained a lot of weight, with another confession. During that time, he also had suicidal tendencies, and tried to find comfort in food. In the same Facebook post, Wentworth also admitted that he’d suffered from depression ever since he was a child, describing the condition as ‘a battle that’s cost [him] time, opportunities, relationships, and a thousand sleepless nights.’

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Body Measurements: How Tall is Wentworth Miller?

Wentworth Miller is 6ft 1in (185cm) tall, weighs around 170lbs (77kgs) and has a slim figure, as evident by his many topless scenes in “Prison Break”. His hair is black with grayish strands here and there, while his eyes are light blue.

Net Worth: How Rich is Wentworth Miller?

Have you ever wondered how affluent Wentworth Miller really is? According to several reputable sources, he has a net worth of approximately $5 million, as of August 2019, accumulated by appearing in several highly popular shows over the course of his career, with the most significant being “Prison Break”. Given the fact that he’s still as active as ever, there is a real chance that we might see his net worth rise in the near future.

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Social Media Presence

Thanks to the ever expanding grasp that social media has on worldwide audiences, it is in the best interests of most celebrities to keep their fans informed about their activities and thus maintain and potentially increase their ratings and profit. Wentworth himself is no stranger to this popular trend, as his dedication to posting updates on his public profiles and engaging with his fans is at an all-time high. His Instagram profile is followed by 195,000 fans, while his Twitter and Facebook profiles have 11,000 and 34,000 followers respectively. Fans love interacting with him on social media, as he often posts sneak peeks from filming, and previews of new movies and shows he’s in.

General Info

Full NameWentworth Miller
Net Worth$4 million
Date Of BirthJune 2, 1972
Height1.85 m, 2.06 m
Weight105 kg
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film producer, Voice Actor, Model
EducationQuaker Valley High School, Midwood High School, Princeton University, Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School
NationalityAmerican

Family

ParentsJoy Marie Palm-Miller, Wentworth Earl Miller II, Ernest Watford, Belinda Watford
SiblingsGillian Miller, Leigh Miller, Trendon Watford, Elise Watford

Accomplishments

AwardsBest Play ESPY Award
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama, Teen Choice Award for TV - Choice Actor, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor - Drama/Action Adventure, Black Reel Award for Best Breakthrough Performance, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Action, Teen Choic...
MoviesThe Loft, Resident Evil: Afterlife, Underworld, The Human Stain, Stoker, Prison Break: The Final Break, Stealth, The Disappointments Room, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, Room 302, The Confession, High School Reunion Terror
TV ShowsPrison Break, Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Dinotopia

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Quotes

#Quote
1I'm hoping that what I am or what I'm not ethnically doesn't limit me in anyone else's eyes. I guarantee you it doesn't in mine.
2Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) was a terrific show and Sarah Michelle Gellar was terrific in it. It's really difficult straddling that line between drama and comedy, action and romance, sci-fi and reality and Sarah did it beautifully -- on who he feels are underrated actors.
3I don't get a chance to watch much. On DVD Oz (1997), Reno 911! (2003) and Family Guy (1999) are definitely in the top 10. I did manage to squeeze in an entire The Surreal Life (2003) marathon on VH-1 one weekend. I just couldn't turn it off. I felt dirty, but in a good way -- on what are his favorite TV shows.
4I have a little fantasy where in the last episode of the season, we slip into the prison's sewer system, up through the grate, and pop out a hatch - and we're face to face with Matthew Fox and spend season 2 on a tropical beach - jokingly linking his show, Prison Break (2005) to Lost (2004).
5When asked what character from literature he would like to play: "Well, if we can expand the definition of literature to include comic books, I'd definitely love a crack at "General Zod" from "Superman". So I'm hoping that Bryan Singer makes a sequel to the "Superman" that's coming out and casts me" (TV Guide, April 10-16,2006).
6"I made a decision not to work out because I'm lazy and also, the character is not a superhero. I didn't want him to be a buff guy with Jackie Chan moves because the point is he's smarter than your average Joe"
  • on playing "Michael Scofield" with his regular physique.
7"I'm kind of a dork. I don't have much game. I'm not particularly comfortable in bars or clubs. I much prefer being home playing Scrabble, having dinner with a couple friends, going to see a movie, or losing a whole weekend to Season 14 of Law & Order (1990) or The Simpsons (1989).
8My father is black and my mother is white. Therefore, I could answer to either, which kind of makes me a racial Lone Ranger, caught between two communities.
9"My experience is that I find myself having to constantly define myself to others, day-in, day-out. The quote that's helped me the most through that is from Toni Morrison's "Beloved" where she says, "Definitions belong to the definers, not the defined" - so I find myself defining myself for other people lest I be defined by others and stuck into some box where I don't particularly belong".
10The show is completely preposterous. But that aside, it's a great ride.
11You might look at my CV and see I've had 12 jobs, but I've been to over 450 auditions so I've heard 'no' a lot more than I've heard 'yes'. So if I go in looking only to meet my own standards, then that will make taking that rejection a little bit easier. And when I do get that job it will seem like icing on the cake.
12When I got to college, acting suddenly seemed like a very risky proposition and all my friends were going to law school or med school or Wall Street.

Facts

#Fact
1While at Princeton, he performed with the an Acappella group the Princeton Tigertones.
2He released his screenplay for Stoker (2013) under the pseudonym of "Ted Foulke". The reason behind that was because Miller wanted that his first screenplay worked in the industry by itself and not for being written by a famous actor. Only when the film began his shooting he allowed to be credited with is real name.
3Grew up in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
4Is a very big comic book fan and finally got a chance to play a character when cast as The Flash's enemy Captain Cold in ''The Flash (2014)''.
5Taking a long awaited rest after working 14 hours a day for 10 months in 4 straight years on Prison Break (2005). [September 2009]
6In 2007, Miller gave an interview to the German edition of InStyle Magazine in which the interviewer asked him if the rumors that he is gay were true. 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. Until then I'm focusing on my job. I had to wait so long for this chance [the lead role in the TV show "Prison Break"] I savor every second on set even if it means 14 hours of shooting a day." However, in 2013, Miller released an open letter to the organizers of a Russian film festival to which he had been invited, declining because of an anti-gay law that had recently been passed in Russia and a rise in homophobic violence there. His letter read, in part, "...it would make me happy to say yes. However, 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.".
7He refused an invitation to a film festival in Russia because of the country's new laws banning homosexual "propaganda," and then outed himself. The 41-year-old star sent a letter to the organizers of the festival stating "as a gay man, I must decline." Miller said that he is troubled by the current attitude, and went on to state: "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.".
8He named his five favorite films as The Shining (1980), Carrie (1976), Time Bandits (1981), Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) and Bullets Over Broadway (1994).
9He is named after his grandfather and father. All three Wentworths were named after Captain Wentworth (a character in Jane Austen's book "Persuasion"). It was his paternal great-grandmother's idea.
10Was born in the United Kingdom but he insists that he is a complete American.
11Around the time of Dinotopia (2002), Wentworth's parents were in the process of divorce.
12Was one of People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People in the World (2007).
13According to the special features on the Prison Break (2005) DVD, he auditioned for Superman/Clark Kent when the project was still in Brett Ratner's hands.
14His tattoos for the series Prison Break (2005) are a 4 hour make-up process.
15He is allergic to cats and dogs as well as certain foods.
16A snippet of Wentworth's guest star role on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), "Go Fish" Season 2, (Episode 20: 5 May 1998), is used in the montage of images in the opening credits for the third season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997).
17He has two younger sisters, Gillian and Leigh. Gillian is studying to get her Ph.D in Massachusetts and Leigh is in law school in Virginia.
18His father, Wentworth Earl Miller II, is a lawyer and a graduate of Yale University.
19His mother, Joy Marie (Palm), is a special education teacher. His father is a former Brooklyn assistant district attorney.
20He graduated from Quaker Valley High School in 1990, and moved to Sewickley Heights for his senior year of high school with his father.
21Wentworth's father is of Afro-Jamaican and African-American (with English and German) ancestry, while Wentworth's mother has Dutch, French, Swedish, Lebanese/Syrian, Austrian, and Polish ancestry. Wentworth's paternal grandfather, Wentworth Earl Miller, was born in New York, to Afro-Jamaican immigrants, Claude Cephas Miller and Rhena Jane Newman. Wentworth's paternal grandmother, Pauline Pinkston, was born in Tennessee, to African-American parents, Greene Fort Pinkston and Bertha Horne. Wentworth's father also has English and German ancestry. Wentworth's maternal grandfather, Frederick William Palm, was the son of Hendrik Frederik Palm (who was born in Willemstad, the capital city of the Caribbean island of Curaçao, and had Dutch, French, and Swedish ancestry) and of Melekia Sabah (who was the daughter of Lebanese/Syrian immigrants). Wentworth's maternal grandmother, Mildred Emiliya Hawaka, was the daughter of Nicholas Hawaka (an Austrian immigrant) and Florence Busczniewicz (who had Polish ancestry).
22Graduated from Princeton University with a degree in English.

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Prison Break: Sequel2017TV Series post-productionMichael Scofield
Legends of Tomorrow2016-2017TV SeriesLeonard Snart Captain Cold
The Flash2014-2016TV SeriesLeonard Snart Captain Cold
2 Hours 2 Vegas2015ShortGuy in Rally Car
Superhero Fight Club2015TV ShortCaptain Cold
The Loft2014Luke Seacord
Young Justice2013TV SeriesSlade Wilson Deathstroke
House M.D.2011TV SeriesBenjamin Byrd
Resident Evil: Afterlife2010Chris Redfield
Prison Break: The Conspiracy2010Video GameMichael Scofield (voice)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2009TV SeriesDetective Nate Kendall
Blood Creek2009German Soldier (uncredited)
Prison Break2005-2009TV SeriesMichael Scofield
Prison Break: The Final Break2009VideoMichael Scofield
Family Guy2009TV SeriesJock #4 / Popular Kid #2
The Confession2005ShortThe Prisoner / Tom
Ghost Whisperer2005TV SeriesSgt. Paul Adams
Stealth2005EDI (voice)
Joan of Arcadia2005TV SeriesRyan Hunter
Underworld2003Dr. Adam
The Human Stain2003Young Coleman Silk
Dinotopia2002-2003TV SeriesDavid Scott
Dinotopia2002TV Mini-SeriesDavid Scott
Room 3022001ShortServer #1
Romeo and Juliet2000VideoParis
ER2000TV SeriesMike Palmieri
Popular2000TV SeriesAdam Rothschild-Ryan
Time of Your Life1999-2000TV SeriesNelson
Buffy the Vampire Slayer1998TV SeriesGage Petronzi

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Disappointments Room2016screenplay
Stoker2013written by

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vows of Deception1996TV Movie production associate
Shaughnessy1996TV Movie production associate
Gone in the Night1996TV Movie production associate

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stoker2013co-producer

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Anthony Anderson: Lost at Comic-Con2016TV MovieHimself
Today2016TV SeriesHimself
Undead Evolution: Making 'Resident Evil: Afterlife'2011Video documentaryHimself
Program Alice: Activated2010Video documentary shortHimself
Reinventando Hollywood2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2004-2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jensen!2007TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Prison Break: The Road to Freedom2007TV Movie documentaryMichael Scofield
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Teen Choice Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself
Making of 'Prison Break'2006Video documentary shortMichael Scofield
Richard & Judy2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama
The 32nd Annual People's Choice Awards2006TV Special documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Making a Scene2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Evolution: The Making of 'Dinotopia'2002TV Movie documentaryDavid Scott
Discovering Dinotopia2002TV Movie documentaryDavid Scott / Host

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Resident Evil: Retribution2012Chris Redfield
De 'Los Serrano' a 'Cuenta atrás'2007TV MovieMichael Scofield
Video on Trial2005TV SeriesHimself

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2015Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Guest Performance in a Television SeriesThe Flash (2014)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2013Fright Meter AwardFright Meter AwardsBest ScreenplayStoker (2013)
2013Halfway AwardInternational Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)Best Original ScreenplayStoker (2013)
2008Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actor: Action AdventurePrison Break (2005)
2007Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actor: DramaPrison Break (2005)
2006Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - DramaPrison Break (2005)
2006Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Actor on TelevisionPrison Break (2005)
2006Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsBreakthrough Performer of the Year
2006Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsTV - Choice ActorPrison Break (2005)
2006Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsTV - Choice Breakout StarPrison Break (2005)
2004Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsFilm: Best ActorThe Human Stain (2003)
2004Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsFilm: Best Breakthrough PerformanceThe Human Stain (2003)

2nd Place Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2014Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest ScreenplayStoker (2013)
2007Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Male TV Star (TV-Star m)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia
Author

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