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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Who is Wentworth Miller III

Who is Wentworth Miller III, you probably know him as Michael Scofield on Prison Break. Miller was born 2 June 1972. Miller Height6' 1" . Miller was born in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England; the son of Roxann, a special education teacher, and Wentworth Earl Miller II, a lawyer and teacher.[1] Miller's father, a Rhodes Scholar, was studying at Oxford at the time of Miller's birth. Miller has stated that his father is of African-American, Jamaican, English, German descent; his mother is of Russian, Dutch, French, Syrian Jewish, and Lebanese ancestry,[2][3][4]
His family moved to Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York, when he was one. He retains dual citizenship.[5] He has two sisters, Leigh and Gillian. Miller attended Midwood High School in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was a member of SING!, an annual musical production that was started by Midwood. He graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor's degree in English Literature. While at Princeton, he performed with the a cappella group the Princeton Tigertones.

In 1995, he went to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.[6]
Miller's first starring role was as the sensitive and introverted David in ABC's mini-series Dinotopia. After appearing in a few minor television roles, he moved on to co-star in the 2003 film The Human Stain, playing the younger version of the Anthony Hopkins character, Coleman Silk. Miller's first TV appearance was as student-turned-sea monster Gage Petronzi on Buffy the Vampire Slayer ("Go Fish", 1998).
In 2005, Miller was cast as Michael Scofield in Fox Network's television drama Prison Break. He plays the role of a caring brother who created an elaborate scheme to help his brother, Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) escape death row after being found guilty of a crime he did not commit. His performance in the show earned him a 2005 Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series.[7]

Did you know that it takes two makeup artists up to four and a half hours to apply Wentworth's 25 part decal tattoo in Prison Break. They only apply the bits that are required for the episode and it can stay on for up to a week? It also takes up to two hours to scrub it off!

Miller appeared in two Mariah Carey music videos, "It's Like That" and "We Belong Together" as a party guest. Director Brett Ratner, who directed the pilot episode of Prison Break, was signed on to also direct the two Carey videos. Ratner brought up the idea to Carey about using Miller in the videos. After showing her Miller's picture, she agreed to use him. Since both the videos and the pilot episode of Prison Break were being filmed at the same time, a special set was constructed on the set of the videos, so that Miller would be able to work simultaneously on both projects. He says, "Mariah's an international icon. The two days I spent working on her video did more for my career, gave me more exposure, than anything I'd done before Prison Break. I'm grateful for the opportunity."[8]


2000 Romeo and Juliet Paris

2001 Room 302 Server #1
Short film

2003 The Human Stain Young Coleman Silk
Based on the novel The Human Stain (2000) by Philip Roth.

Underworld Dr. Adam Lockwood

2005 The Confession The Prisoner/Tom
Short film
Stealth EDI

Other notes
1998 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Gage Petronzi
Season two, episode 20: "Go Fish"

1999 Time of Your Life Nelson
Season one, episode 6: "The Time the Truth Was Told"

2000 Popular Adam Rotchild Ryan
Season one, episode 16: "All About Adam"Season one, episode 18: "Ch-Ch-Changes"

Time of Your Life Nelson
Season one, episode 11: "The Time They Got E-Rotic"

ER Mike Palmieri
Season seven, episode one: "Homecoming"

2002 Dinotopia David Scott
Television miniseries

2005 Joan of Arcadia Ryan Hunter
Season two, episode 21: "Common Thread"Season two, episode 22: "Something Wicked This Way Comes"

Ghost Whisperer Sgt. Paul Adams
Season one, episode one: "Pilot"

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