Michael Scofield or Leonard Snart? Whoever Wentworth Miller is to you, there is no denying you love him. Very few actors and actresses get the chance to play a role that will define a generation and make them stars in the memories of young adults. Wentworth Miller, however, gets the luck of playing two iconic roles in modern television. Here are a few things curious fans would want to know about the handsome actor.
Who Is Wentworth Miller?
Wentworth Miller was born in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire on the 2nd of June, 1972. He, however, was born to American parents, Joy Marie Palm-Miller and Wentworth E. Miller II. He grew up in England for a year until his family moved to Brooklyn. Wentworth later attended Princeton University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature.
Wentworth Miller’s introduction to the creative arts did not start in Hollywood. At Princeton, he performed with the Acappella group, The Princeton Tigertones. However, in 1995, the young actor moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of an acting career. He made his first TV appearance as a student-turned-sea monster Gage Petronzi in Joss Whedon’s cult TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Wentworth Miller’s first starring role came in 2002, in ABC’s mini-series, Dinotopia. He starred in some couple minor television roles before appearing in a couple of movies, notably among them are Underworld and The Human Stain, where he played the younger version of Anthony Hopkins’ character in the movie.
In 2005, Miller’s big break came when he got cast as Michael Scofield in Prison Break, Fox’s hit TV show. His performance in the show got him nominated for a Golden Globe Award as Best Actor in a Dramatic Series in 2005. Although the show ended in 2009 after four seasons, a 9-episode season was released on April 4, 2017, and the actor reprised his role. Unfortunately, the return was not as successful as its first run.
Wentworth Miller continued to appear in movies and TV shows after Prison Break, like the commercially successful Resident Evil: Afterlife. He then ventured into scriptwriting in 2010, writing the screenplay for the film, Stoker. The script was voted among the top 10 unproduced Hollywood screenplays in 2010. The movie, which was eventually released in 2013, starred Nicole Kidman and Matthew Goode and it received favourable reviews from critics.
Having played one iconic role, Wentworth Miller got cast in another one in 2014 when he joined the CW superhero TV show, The Flash as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold. His take on the villain turned anti-hero was well received by fans and it earned him a contract to star in recurring roles in various shows in the Arrowverse – the CW’s connected universe of DC shows.
In 2013, the actor admitted to a crowd in a Human Rights Campaign dinner that he attempted suicide multiple times as a teenager. He’s currently an Active Minds Ambassador.
Who Are His Parents?
As previously mentioned, Wentworth Miller is the son of Wentworth and Joy Marie Palm-Miller.
His father, Wentworth E. Miller II is a lawyer and a teacher. He was studying as a Rhodes scholar at Oxford when Miller was born. The actor who is often believed to be Caucasian revealed in 2003 that his father is actually black. His father is an African-American with Jamaican, German, and English ancestry.
His mother, a special education teacher, is an American with Russian, Swedish, French, Dutch, Syrian, and Lebanese ancestry. He has two sisters – Leigh and Gillian – who both keep a low profile and do not try to profit off their brother’s fame.
Who Is Wentworth Miller’s Wife?
Wentworth Miller is one of few actors who has managed to keep their private life away from the media. However, we can confirm that the actor is currently unmarried and does not have a wife. Every indication currently suggests that he is single and enjoying his single life.
Is He Gay? Boyfriend
Despite an initial reluctance to come out of the closet, Wentworth Miller later came out in August 2013 in a letter declining his invitation to the Saint Petersburg International Film Festival because of the way the Russian government treats its gay citizens.
The actor has been rumored to have dated a few people, including Amie Bice and Luke Macfarlane but none of these rumors have been confirmed by the man himself.
As an actor who has starred in several commercially successful projects and doubles as a screenwriter, Wentworth Miller is considered to be worth $44 million with an annual income of $8 million. The actor lives a relatively modest life and currently resides in Vancouver, Canada.