Wentworth Miller (born 02.06.1972)
Wentworth Miller is an American actor and screenwriter.
Wentworth Miller: Childhood
Wentworth Miller was born in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England but grew up in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York. His parents are Joy Marie, a teacher, Wentworth Miller II, also a teacher as well as a lawyer.
He attended Midwood High School in Brooklyn and was part of their annual musical production SING!.
He moved to Aleppo Township near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he attended Quaker Valley High School.
He later graduated from Princeton University where he studied English Literature, was part of the a cappella group Princeton Tigertones and a member of the Quadrangle Club and the Colonial Club.
Wentworth Miller: Acting career
Wentworth Miller moved to LA to pursue his career in acting and made his television debut with a small speaking role in an episode of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' in 1998 opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar.
In 2002, he landed a starring role in the mini-series 'Dinotopia' before appearing in the 2003 movie 'The Human Stain' alongside Anthony Hopkins and Nicole Kidman. The same year saw him with a small part in 'Underworld' which stars Kate Beckinsale.
In 2005, he appeared alongside Dominic Purcell in 'Prison Break' which earned him a Golden Globe nomination.
In 2009, he made a guest appearance in 'Law and Order: Special Victims Unit' and the following year landed a part in 'Resident Evil: Afterlife' with Milla Jovovich - a role which he revisited in 'Resident Evil: Retribution'.
He wrote the screenplay for the 2013 horror 'Stoker' under the pseudonym Ted Foulke. The movie stars Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska.
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Five married friends decide to buy a loft together, and each owned a key, but no one else did. The men use the loft as a place to have affairs with their various mistresses. But one day, one of the men goes to the loft, only to discover an unknown woman dead in the master bed. When all the members are assembles, they realise that they have to call the police - thus exposing their secret of their loft to their wives. But with their other halves now knowing about their dirty little secrets, the men are forced to look into their past to find out just who killed the mysterious woman.
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'Jurassic Park' actor and coach Cameron Thor has been arrested and charged with the rape and kidnap of a 13-year-old girl. Just who is the acting coach who claims to have taught stars such as Madonna, Gwen Stefani and Wentworth Miller?
54-year-old Jurassic Park actor and acting coach Cameron Thor has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and raping a 13-year-old girl he had been giving acting classes. Thor has been accused of sexually assaulting the girl over the period of a year, apparently taking her to a secluded area. He has been charged on 11 counts, including rape, sexual penetration, robbery and kidnap, according to the Daily Mail.
Gwen Stefani has been coached by acting tutor Cameron Thor, who has been arrested for the rape and kidnap of a 13-year-old girl
The LAPD arrested the acting coach, whose bail was posted at $2.6 million. The girl had apparently approached him for acting classes in 2008. He had taught the girl between April 2008 and March 2009 at the coaching school he runs with his partner Alice Carter. The website for the acting school has since been taken down.
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Wentworth Miller turned his own turbulent past into an inspirational story during a recent HRC event.
Like many teenagers, Prison Break star Wentworth Miller had a tough time growing up, particularly because he was struggling with his sexuality for a long time. During his speech at a recent Human Rights Campaign gala in Seattle, Miller revealed some of the darker moments of his life.
Miller wasn't always as happy and successful as he is now.
"The first time I tried to kill myself I was 15," he said via E!News. "I waited until my family went away for the weekend and I was alone in the house and I swallowed a bottle of pills. I don't remember what happened over the next couple days, but I'm pretty sure come Monday morning I was on a bus back to school pretending everything was fine. And when someone asked me if that was a cry for help, I say no, because I told no one."
Wentworth Miller came out as gay last month, ending years of secret turmoil.
For years, Wentworth Miller was the cerebral heavily tattooed Michael Schofield on Fox's drama Prison Break. Men wanted to be him, women wanted to be with him, and Miller appeared to have American television, and potentially Hollywood at his feet.
However, it didn't all go to plan for the actor. Post Prison Break, the top scripts didn't fly through the letterbox and Miller turned to screenwriting, penning the Nicole Kidman-starring Stoker under a pseudonym.
Last month, Miller came out as gay when he posted a letter on GLAAD's website declining an invitation to attend the St Petersburg International Film Festival because he felt "deeply troubled" by the government's treatment of its gay citizens. Last year, Russia banned "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations."
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The recently outed actor has spoken of his suicide attempts as he tried to come to terms with his sexuality in his teens
Wentworth Miller became an iconic figure within the LGBT community earlier this year when he published a letter to officials at the St Petersburg Film Festival; turning down their invitation to attend the event as well as publicly outing himself at the same time. As comfortable as he now seems, things weren't always like this for Wentworth, as the actor has revealed over the weekend.
Miller has been commended for his response to the crisis in Russia
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Since coming out last month, Miller has been vocal about his own experiences and helping others through theirs.
Today Wentworth Miller is out and proud and stepping up to defend LGBT folk in Russia (see: Miller’s open letter to the St Petersburg Film Festival), but it wasn’t always so. Speaking at the Human Rights Campaign Gala in Seattle this weekend (September 7) Miller recounted his difficulty as a teenager to come to terms with his sexuality – a struggle, which ultimately led him to attempt suicide.
"The first time I tried to kill myself I was 15," he recounted, via E!News.
"I waited until my family went away for the weekend and I was alone in the house and I swallowed a bottle of pills. I don't remember what happened over the next couple days, but I'm pretty sure come Monday morning I was on a bus back to school pretending everything was fine. And when someone asked me if that was a cry for help, I say no, because I told no one."
Not verbatim, but you get the point
Alright, so he didn’t quite say it like that, but Wentworth Miller has sent a message out to Russia and their homophobic regime by coming out as gay and declining an invitation to the St Petesburg Film Festival.
"As someone who has enjoyed visiting Russia in the past and can also claim a degree of Russian ancestry, it would make me happy to say yes," Miller wrote in the letter, posted on GLAAD's website. See, it’s a little more eloquent than out headline. "However, as a gay man, I must decline."
Miller is known for his hard-as-nails role in Prison Break, a hard-hitting boxset crime drama that doesn’t hold back on the violence. Miller added he was "deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government," and did not want attend an event in a country where "people like myself are being systematically denied their basic right to live and love openly".
Matt Bomer is the latest famous face to praise Wentworth for coming out as gay in protest to the LGBT community's treatment in Russia
When Wentworth Miller outed himself as gay in response to an invite from a Russia film festival, he was inundated with messages of support for his public outing and for protesting the archaic anti-homosexuality legislation rife in the former communist country. After receiving praise from the likes Neil Patrick Harris, Ellen DeGeneres and Jesse Tyler Ferguson on Twitter, the latest star to tip their hat at Wentworth is White Collar star Matt Boomer.
Wentworth (L) has received praise from Boomer (R) for publicly outing himself in protest of Russian law
Boomer, who came out as a gay man in February 2012, was speaking to E! News when he discussed Wentworth's outing, describing it as a "bold" and "classy" move. He said, "Wow, I think its really bold and incredibly classy how he came out and did it. I am really proud of him. Its very reflective of his amazing character."
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Wentworth Miller has taken a stand and revealed his own orientation in the process.
Wentworth Miller, the 41-year-old star of Prison Break, has come out as gay in the most admirable way possible. Instead of doing it by tweet or even a statement via a publicist, Miller penned a letter to the St. Petersburg Film Festival, in which he declined being the guest of honor and even attending, due to the Russian government’s attitude towards LGBT men and women.
Miller's confirmation of his homosexuality was beside the point of his letter.
"I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government," the text of Miller’s letter, made available by ABC News, reads. "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."
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Wentworth Miller has declined an invitation to be honored at a St Petersburg film festival.
Prison Break actor Wentworth Miller has refused an invitation to a film festival in St Petersburg over Russia's new anti-gay laws. Announcing himself "as a gay man," the actor said he was "deeply troubled" by current attitudes in Russia and would not be attending the event, where he was due to be honored.
In June, the Russian parliament backed a bill which prescribed heavy fines for anyone organising a gay pride event, or providing information about homosexuality to people under 18.
"I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government," wrote Wentworth, 41, in a letter posted on GLAAD's (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) website. "The situation is in no way acceptable."
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The TV star declined an invitation to the country
From the outside looking in, Russia have forged a rather unwelcome reputation as a homophobic nation, probably due to their extremist, homophobic laws, which can also see people improvised for speaking out against the regime. Stephen Fry likened the treatment of homosexuality in Russia to that of Judaism in Nazi Germany and the invaded countries. Now another openly celebrity – Prison Break’s Wentworth Miller – has spoken out via the medium of an open letter, in which he came out as gay.
Wentworth Miller Came Out As Gay This Week
“As a gay man, I must decline,” he wrote, replying to an invitation to the St Petersburg Film Festival; his letter was made public by the campaigning group GLAAD. “I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government,” Wentworth added.
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Wentworth Miller has penned a letter declining an invitation to a Russian film festival in protest to Russia's latest anti-LGBT laws. Miller felt that in "all good conscience" he could not, "as a gay man" celebrate in the country when same-sex couples across the country were being persecuted.
Wentworth Miller, the actor best known for his starring role in Prison Break, has come out as gay. The 41-year-old revealed his sexuality in response to an invitation from St. Petersburg Annual Film Festival. Miller penned an open letter, which can be viewed on GLAAD, to the film festival's organiser Maria Averbakh. Miller has declined the invitation as a means of protesting the Russian government's recent laws.
Wentworth Miller has revealed he is gay.
These include the prohibiting of same-sex couples were adopting a child and a ban on pro LGBT propaganda. As a result of such persecution, there has been a rise in anti-LGBT violence.
You could argue that this film is all lurid style over substance, but there's actually a lot going on behind the stunningly gorgeous imagery. Korean director Park (Oldboy) beings his lavish visual approach to this Hitchcockian story about a family infiltrated by a predator. Packed with references to iconic movies and books, the film is heightened and deranged, and its intense moodiness gets under the skin.
It centres on 18-year-old India Stoker (Wasikowska), distraught after the death of her beloved father (Mulroney). Without him to soften her, she's also even angrier than usual at her needy mother Evie (Kidman). Then the charming, handsome Uncle Charlie (Goode) turns up at the funeral and moves in to help them grieve. Actually he seems to be trying to seduce Evie, who is flattered by his attention. But the housekeeper (Somerville) and an auntie (Weaver) don't stick around long enough to see what's really going on, and it becomes clear that Charlie actually has his sights set on India.
Both the script and the direction continually echo familiar literary and cinematic icons, from the family's name to the Shakespearean family plot to the prowling interloper (see Robert Mitchum in the 1950s classic The Night of the Hunter). Director Park's camera prowls through the house like a ghost, catching tiny details in every lushly designed scene while finding all kinds of shadings in the performances. Wasikowska is terrific as the sensitive, rather cruel young woman at the centre of the storm, while Kidman steals her scenes with a haunted, conflicted performance. Between them, Goode is almost painfully seductive. And clearly dangerous.
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