Born on June 2, 1972 in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England, Wentworth Earl Miller III is an actor who has a very rich heritage, having been descended from an African-American, Jamaican, English, German Jewish and Cherokee bloodline. His father is a Rhodes scholar and moved his family to Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York when Miller was a year old. It was there that Miller attended Midwood High School, but for his last year, studied at Quaker Valley Senior High School in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. After he graduated, he went on to pursue his tertiary education at the prestigious Princeton University, where he majored in English Literature was a member of the a cappella group, the Tiger Tones and a cartoonist for the school paper.
Before reaching great success in show business, Miller was an employee at several networks in the Los Angeles area. Eventually, he decided to start auditioning, and after numerous table-reads, finally landed guest spots on a variety of shows, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, ER and Popular. Miller also starred in the Hallmark series Dinotopia.
Miller subsequently appeared in the movie Underworld and guest-starred on Joan of Arcadia and Ghost Whisperer before joining the cast of Prison Break as Michael Scofield, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama in 2006. He has also worked with Prison Break director Brett Ratner for two Mariah Carey music videos. Miller then appeared on the videos for the songs “It’s Like That” and “We Belong Together.”
For the big screen, Miller had the opportunity to work with Sir Anthony Hopkins in the critically-acclaimed film, The Human Stain. Although the movie did not do well in the movie theaters, Miller told Ellen DeGeneres on the comedienne's talk show that he is still very grateful for the experience. The film also brought about his reconciliation with Princeton professor, Cornel West, whom he had apparently offended with one of his race-themed cartoons in The Daily Princetonian. The particular cartoon also made a number of people in and out of the school angry, but Miller has expressed his apology only to West, saying that if people cannot understand or accept him, then there really is no need for him to explain himself and his actions.
In 2007, Wentworth Miller became one of People magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People in the World. Another credit he holds to his name is doing voice work for the action film Stealth, starring Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel and Jamie Foxx.
Following the conclusion of Prison Break, Miller focused his attention to the big screen, landing roles in Resident Evil: Afterlife as Chris Redfield and in The Mourning Portrait. In 2014, he was cast on The Flash as Leonard Snart / Captain Cold, a role e would play on Legends of Tomorrow.
-He graduated from Princeton with a degree in English.
-He is allergic to cats and dogs .
-Miller's father is African-American, Somalian, Jamaican, British, German and part Cherokee, while his mother is Russian, French, Syrian, and Lebanese.
2016 Legends of Tomorrow (TV Series)
2014-2015 The Flash (TV Series)
2015 2 Hours 2 Vegas (Short)
2015 Superhero Fight Club (TV Movie)
2014 The Loft
2013 Young Justice (TV Series)
2011 House M.D. (TV Series)
2010 Resident Evil: Afterlife
2010 Prison Break: The Conspiracy (Video Game)
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
2009 Blood Creek
2005-2009 Prison Break (TV Series)
2009 Prison Break: The Final Break (Video)
2009 Family Guy (TV Series)
2005 The Confession (Short)
2005 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series)
2005 Joan of Arcadia (TV Series)
2003 The Human Stain
2002 Dinotopia (TV Mini-Series)
2001 Room 302 (Short)
2000 Romeo and Juliet (Video)
2000 ER (TV Series)
1999-2000 Time of Your Life (TV Series)
2000 Popular (TV Series)
1998 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series)
"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."
"You 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."
"The show [Prison Break] is completely preposterous. But that aside, it's a great ride."