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Wentworth Earl Miller was born on 2 June 1972, in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England. His father, of Afro-American, Jamaican, German, Jewish and Cherokee ancestry was studying at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar; his mother is of Lebanese/Syrian, Swedish, Dutch and French descent. Wentworth therefore has dual nationality, being an English-born American actor, film producer, voice actor, and model, whose career began in the late 1990s, and who is probably best known for his role in the TV series “Prison Break” between 2005-09.

How rich is Wentworth Miller? According to authoritative sources, Wentworth’s net worth is estimated to be $4 million, accumulated mostly through his successful career as an actor, which so far has spanned around 20 years.

Wentworth Miller Net Worth $4 Million

Wentworth Miller went to school in Brokklyn, New York, then Quaker High School in Penssylvania, before graduating with a degree in English Literature from Princeton University in 1994. He began his acting career in 1995 when he moved to Los Angeles, however, the road to stardom was far from smooth, but eventually Miller secured his first role in 1998, in an episode of the TV series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” with Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon and Alyson Hannigan. Still, Miller’s first starring role wasn’t until 2002, when he appeared as an introverted David Scott in the ABC’s series “Dinotopia”. A year later, Miller starred in Robert Benton’s “The Human Stain” alongside Anthony Hopkins and Nicole Kidman, followed by minor roles Miller in  “Underworld” with Kate Beckinsale, “Law and Order: Special Victim Unit”, and Paul W. S. Anderson’s “Resident Evil: Afterlife” alongside Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter and Kim Coates. However, all contributed steadily to Miller’s net worth.

Wentworth even appeared in Mariah Carey’s music videos, namely “It’s Like That” and “We Belong Together”, but it wasn’t until his role as Michael Scofield in the television serial drama “Prison Break” that he found the limelight. The show began airing in 2005 and until its last, fourth season released in 2009, proved to be a remarkable success with the audience, being nominated for several awards including Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series Drama, and in 2006 won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama. The popularity of the series resulted in the creation of a low-budget spin-off entitled “Prison Break: Proof of Innocence”, a television movie “Prison Break: The Final Break”, as well as a video game entitled “Prison Break: The Conspiracy”. Needless to say, Wentworth Miller, who played the main character in the series, received a lot of attention and increased his net worth from the revenues accordingly.

In addition to his acting career, Wentworth Miller is known as a screenwriter as well. Miller wrote the script for a psychological thriller influenced by Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” and Alfred Hitchcock’s “Shadow of a Doubt”, which was entitled “Stoker”. The movie, in which the main characters are portrayed by Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman and Matthew Goode, was released in 2013, and has several pending awards such as Fangoria Chainsaw Awards and London Film Critics’ Circle Awards. Miller also scripted the movies “The Loft” and “The Disappointments Room”, and is currently working on writing a screenplay for David Wroblewski’s novel “The Story of Edgar Sawtelle”.

To date, Wentworth Miller has been involved in more than a dozen films on the big screen, and around 20 TV programs. He has been nominated for a number of awards, mostly for his appearance in “Prison Break”, including Teen Choice Awards, Golden Globes Awards, and Black Reel Awards.

In his personal life, Wentworth Miller is openly gay, a fact which he says left him troubled during his teenage years, and apparently lead to attempted suicide more than once.

Quick Facts

Birth date: June 2, 1972
Birth place: Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
Height:6 ft (1.85 m)
Profession:Actor, Screenwriter, Model, Film Producer, Voice Actor
Education:Princeton University
Nationality:Dual American, British
Parents:Joy Marie Palm-Miller, Wentworth Earl Miller II
Siblings:Gillian Miller, Leigh Miller
Awards:Fangoria Chainsaw Awards (2014), Bravo Otto for Best Male TV Star (2007), Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films- Saturn Award for Best Guest Performance in a Television Series, Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Screenplay (2013)
Nominations:Academy Award for Best Actor, Golden Globes (2006), Black Reel Award for Best Actor (2004), Fright Meter Award (2013), Gold Derby Award for Breakthrough Performer of the Year (2006), Teen Choice Awards for Choice TV Actor,
Movies:“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, “The Loft”, “Prison Break”, “The Disappointments Room”, "The Human Stain", "Time of Your Life", “The Story of Edgar Sawtelle”, "Legends of Tomorrow", "Stoker", "The Flash"
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Interesting 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.


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.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

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

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
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

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

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


Filmography

Actor

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

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Disappointments Room2016screenplay
Stoker2013written by

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

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

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stoker2013co-producer

Self

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

Archive Footage

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

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