Jonny Lee Miller

Actor, Producer
With a charm and wit that was uniquely British, Jonny Lee Miller brought a passion and dedication to acting that earned him a lasting, though mostly under-the-radar career from stage to screen. Whether portraying heroin ... Read more »
Born: 11/15/1972 in Surrey, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (27)

Elementary 2012 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

The Escapist 2014 (Movie)

Denis (Actor)

Byzantium 2013 (Movie)

Ruthven (Actor)

Dark Shadows 2012 (Movie)

Roger Collins (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2012 (Tv Show)

Guest

Emma 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Eli Stone 2007 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Smith 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Byron 2003 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Flying Scotsman 2006 (Movie)

Graeme Obree (Actor)

Aeon Flux 2005 (Movie)

Oren Goodchild (Actor)

Melinda and Melinda 2005 (Movie)

Lee (Actor)

Mindhunters 2005 (Movie)

Lucas Harper (Actor)

The Canterbury Tales 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love, Honour & Obey 2001 (Movie)

Jonny Lee (Actor)

Complicity 2000 (Movie)

Cameron Colley (Actor)

Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000 2000 (Movie)

Simon Sheppard (Actor)

Mansfield Park 1999 (Movie)

Edmund Bertram (Actor)

Plunkett & Macleane 1999 (Movie)

James Macleane (Actor)

Regeneration 1998 (Movie)

Billy Prior (Actor)

Afterglow 1997 (Movie)

Jeffrey Byron (Actor)

Larry McMurtry's Dead Man's Walk 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Trainspotting 1996 (Movie)

Sick Boy (Actor)

Hackers 1995 (Movie)

Dade Murphy (Actor)

Prime Suspect 3 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Endgame (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

With a charm and wit that was uniquely British, Jonny Lee Miller brought a passion and dedication to acting that earned him a lasting, though mostly under-the-radar career from stage to screen. Whether portraying heroin addict Sick Boy in Danny Boyle's critically acclaimed "Trainspotting" (1996) or a record-breaking cyclist in "The Flying Scotsman" (2006), Miller's varied performances earned him much notice in Britain. In America, he first became known as Angelina Jolie's first ex-husband, but that all changed in 2008 when he stormed primetime American television as a prophetic lawyer who has strange visions on "Eli Stone" (ABC, 2008-09). Though the show only lasted two seasons, it was enough to put the British actor on the map stateside. From there, he played the villain on the fifth season of "Dexter" (Showtime, 2006- ), was a shiftless ne'er-do-well in "Dark Shadows" (2012) and was the star of the praised revamp of the Sherlock Holmes tale "Elementary" (CBS, 2012- ). Having finally elevated his status in the States, Miller established himself as a major leading player primed for true stardom.

Relationships

Natalie Appleton Actor

Companion
Dated 1999; briefly reconciled 2000 No longer together

Jennifer Esposito Actor

Companion
Reportedly involved summer 2000 during filming of "Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000" No longer together

Lisa Faulkner Actor

Companion
Previously dated No longer together

Michele Hicks Actor

Wife
Began dating 2006 Married July 2008 in Malibu, CA while she was five-and-a-half months pregnant with their first child

Angelina Jolie Actor

Wife
Met during filming of "Hackers" (1995) Married March 28, 1996 Separated 1997 Divorced Feb. 3, 1999

Bernard Lee Actor

Grandfather

Anne Lee

Mother
Worked in theater productions and films

Alan Miller

Father
Was stage manager at the BBC

Buster Miller

Son
Born Dec. 3, 2008; mother, Michele Hicks

EDUCATION

Tiffin Boys' School

Kingston upon Thames
Played in the Tiffin Swing Band; left school at age 16, to pursue acting

Milestones

2012

Co-starred with Johnny Depp in Tim Burton's remake of the gothic soap opera "Dark Shadows"

2010

Guest starred on Showtime's "Dexter" as serial killer Jordan Chase

2008

Starred as the titular lawyer who believes he might be a prophet on the short-lived ABC series "Eli Stone"

2006

Portrayed cyclist Graeme Obree in "The Flying Scotsman"; nominated for the Scottish BAFTA for Best Actor

2005

Cast in the feature adaptation of the MTV cartoon "Aeon Flux," starring Charlize Theron in the title role

2005

Cast in Woody Allen's "Melinda and Melinda," a comedic storyline which was one of two stories (one comic and one tragic)

2004

Co-starred in Renny Harlin's "Mindhunters," replacing an unavailable Gerard Butler

2001

Reunited with director Gillies Mackinnon for "The Escapist"

2000

Co-starred with Gerard Butler in "Wes Craven Presents Dracula 2000"

2000

Played a newspaper reporter who becomes the prime suspect in a series of murders in "Complicity"

1999

Teamed with "Trainspotting" co-star Robert Carlyle to portray 18th-century highwaymen in the delightful "Plunkett and Macleane"

1999

Portrayed Edmund Bertram to Frances O'Connor's Fanny Price in "Mansfield Park"

1997

First collaboration with director Gillies Mackinnon, "Regeneration"

1997

Portrayed a young uptight married man who begins an affair with an older woman in Alan Rudolph's "Afterglow"

1997

Co-founded the British film production company Natural Nylon; company folded in 2003

1996

Co-starred in CBS miniseries "Larry McMurtry's 'Dead Man's Walk'"

1996

Cast in breakthrough role as Sick Boy in Danny Boyle's "Trainspotting"

1995

Feature debut as a computer expert in "Hackers"; co-starred with future wife Angelina Jolie

1994

Landed guest role on an episode of "Cadfael," starring Derek Jacobi

1993

Played role of Ste in the stage play "Beautiful Thing" at London's Bush Theatre

1993

Appeared on ITV networks' "Prime Suspect 3"

1992

Cast as a student suspected of being a serial killer in the BBC2 drama "Dead Romantic"

1990

Made guest appearance on the popular British sitcom "Keeping Up Appearances" (BBC1)

1982

Made TV debut on an episode of "Doctor Who" (BBC)

At age 17, began working as a theater usher

Appeared in various British stage and TV productions

Bonus Trivia

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Co-founded Natural Nylon, an independent production company, with friends Jude Law, Sadie Frost, Ewan McGregor, Sean Pertwee, Damon Bryant and Bradley Adams.

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