Penelope Ann Miller

Actress, Waitress
Evoking the aura of classic film stars, while clearly imbued with modern sensibilities, actress Penelope Ann Miller was one of the most sought-after leading ladies of the 1990s. After gaining notice on television and ... Read more »
Born: 01/13/1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (67)

American Crime 2010 - 2011, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Funny Money 2014 (Movie)

Carol Perkins (Actor)

The Bronx Bull 2014 (Movie)

Debbie Forrester (Actor)

Saving Lincoln 2013 (Movie)

Mary Todd Lincoln (Actor)

Saving Grace B. Jones 2012 (Movie)

Bea Brethorst (Actor)

The 2012 Independent Spirit Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

Celebrity Ghost Stories 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Artist 2011 (Movie)

Doris (Actor)

About Sunny 2010 (Movie)

Louise (Actor)

Flipped 2010 (Movie)

Trina Baker (Actor)

Free Style 2009 (Movie)

Jeannette Bryant (Actor)

The Deadliest Lesson 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Robosapien: Rebooted 2008 (Movie)

Joanna (Actor)

Blonde Ambition 2007 (Movie)

Sandra Connelly (Actor)

Funny Money 2007 (Movie)

Carol (Actor)

The Messengers 2007 (Movie)

Denise Solomon (Actor)

Celebrity Autobiography: In their Own Words 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Carry Me Home 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Personal Effects 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

A Minute With Stan Hooper 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

A Woman's A Helluva Thing 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Along Came A Spider 2001 (Movie)

Elizabeth Rose (Actor)

Forever Lulu 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Killing Moon 2000 (Movie)

Laura Chadwick (Actor)

Full Disclosure 1999 (Movie)

Michelle (Actor)

Chapter Zero 1998 (Movie)

Cassandra (Actor)

Little City 1998 (Movie)

Rebecca (Actor)

Merry Christmas, George Bailey 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Outside Ozona 1998 (Movie)

Earlene Demers (Actor)

The Closer 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Mario Puzo's The Last Don 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Relic 1997 (Movie)

Dr Margo Green (Actor)

The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 15th Annual CableACE Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Shadow 1994 (Movie)

Margo Lane (Actor)

Carlito's Way 1993 (Movie)

Gail (Actor)

Chaplin 1992 (Movie)

Edna Purviance (Actor)

The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag 1992 (Movie)

Betty Lou Perkins (Actor)

Year of the Comet 1992 (Movie)

Maggie Harwood (Actor)

Other People's Money 1991 (Movie)

Kate Sullivan (Actor)

The Hollywood Christmas Parade 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Movie Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Awakenings 1990 (Movie)

Paula (Actor)

Downtown 1990 (Movie)

Lori Mitchell (Actor)

Kindergarten Cop 1990 (Movie)

Joyce (Actor)

Our Town 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Freshman 1990 (Movie)

Tina Sabatini (Actor)

Dead Bang 1989 (Movie)

Linda (Actor)

The Closed Set 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Top Pee-Wee 1988 (Movie)

Winnie (Actor)

Biloxi Blues 1988 (Movie)

Daisy (Actor)

Miles From Home 1988 (Movie)

Sally (Actor)

Adventures in Babysitting 1987 (Movie)

Brenda (Actor)

The Popcorn Kid 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead in a Heartbeat (TV Show)

Actor

Dodson's Journey (TV Show)

Actor

Rhapsody in Bloom (TV Show)

Actor

Rocky Marciano (TV Show)

Actor

Ruby Bridges (TV Show)

Actor

Scared Silent (TV Show)

Actor

The Break Up (TV Show)

Actor

The Hired Heart (TV Show)

Actor

Witch Hunt (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Evoking the aura of classic film stars, while clearly imbued with modern sensibilities, actress Penelope Ann Miller was one of the most sought-after leading ladies of the 1990s. After gaining notice on television and Broadway, she reprised her breakthrough stage role in the film version of Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues" (1988) opposite star Matthew Broderick. Following screen appearances alongside such diverse leading men as Paul Reubens and Richard Gere, Miller inundated screens with a stream of high-profile projects that included the mob comedy "The Freshman" (1990), the inspirational fact-based drama "Awakenings" (1990), and the comedic action romp "Kindergarten Cop" (1990). A Golden Globe-nominated performance opposite Al Pacino in the crime drama "Carlito's Way" (1993) preceded the less revered pulp hero adventure "The Shadow" (1994) and the monster movie "The Relic" (1997). Leading lady roles in feature films gradually gave way to more television work in efforts such as "Mary Kay Letourneau: All-American Girl" (USA: 2000) and episodes of "A Nero Wolfe Mystery" (A&E, 2001-02). An exceptionally difficult accomplishment, Miller successfully transitioned from sparkling newcomer to seasoned supporting player over the course of an impressively consistent career, marked by frequent collaboration with some of film and television's most respected creative forces.

Relationships

Bea Ammidown Actor

Mother
Born March 19, 1938; former editor of Harper's Bazaar; goddaughter of Aristotle Onassis; divorced from Miller's father c. 1974

Will Arnett Actor

Husband
Married Dec. 9, 1994 Divorced Jan. 18, 1995

Matthew Broderick Actor

Companion
Dated when they appeared on Broadway opposite one another in "Biloxi Blues" (1985) No longer together

Woody Harrelson Actor

Companion
Dated while appearing on Broadway in "Biloxi Blues" c. 1985 No longer together

Eloisa Huggins

Daughter
Born Dec. 10, 2000; father, James Patrick Huggins

Maria Huggins

Daughter
Born March 23, 2009; father, James Patrick Huggins

James Patrick Huggins Actor

Husband
Married May 28, 2000 Separated in March 2012 Miller dismissed her request for legal separation on June 15, 2012

Mark Miller Actor

Father
Born Nov. 20, 1925; the father in the 1960s sitcom "Please Don't Eat the Daisies"; divorced from Miller's mother c. 1974

Marisa Miller Actor

Sister
Born July 28, 1962

Savannah Miller

Sister
Born April 30, 1970

Al Pacino Actor

Companion
Romantically involved during and after filming of "Carlito's Way" (1993) No longer together

EDUCATION

Menlo College

Menlo Park , California
Moved to NYC after freshman year

HB Studio

New York , New York
Studied with Herbert Berghof

Milestones

2011

Cast in the critically acclaimed black-and-white, nearly silent film "The Artist"

2010

Appeared in the coming-of-age drama "Flipped," based on Wendelin Van Draanen's novel of the same name

2009

Cast in a recurring role on TNT drama "Men of a Certain Age"

2007

Co-starred in the film adaptation of "Funny Money" with Chevy Chase

2007

Appeared in the supernatural thriller "The Messengers"

2006

Cast in the Fox drama "Vanished" as the senator's ex-wife

2002

Cast in the TNT movie "Dead in a Heartbeat"

2002

Appeared in a two-part episode of the A&E series "A Nero Wolfe Mystery"

2001

Co-starred with Angus Macfadyen in "A Woman's a Helluva Thing"

1999

Portrayed scandalous teacher Mary Kay Letourneau in the USA TV-movie, "All-American Girl: The Mary Kay Letourneau Story"

1997

Had featured role in the CBS miniseries "Mario Puzo's 'The Last Don'"

1997

Played the leading role in the big-budget "The Relic"

1994

Cast opposite Alec Baldwin in "The Shadow"

1993

Played the female lead opposite Al Pacino in Brian DePalma's "Carlito's Way"

1992

Portrayed silent-screen actress Edna Purviance, opposite Robert Downey Jr. in the title role of "Chaplin"

1990

Co-starred with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Ivan Reitman comedy, "Kindergarten Cop"

1990

Co-starred with Robert De Niro and Robin Williams in the Oscar-nominated film, "Awakenings"

1990

Played Marlon Brando's daughter in "The Freshman"; also re-teamed with Matthew Broderick

1989

Played Emily Webb in a Broadway revival of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town"; earned a Tony nomination (aired on PBS as part of the "Great Performances" series)

1988

Reprised stage role for Mike Nichols' film version of "Biloxi Blues"

1987

Made feature acting debut in "Adventures in Babysitting"

1987

TV series debut as Gwen Stottlemeyer on the short-lived CBS sitcom "The Popcorn Kid"

1985

Made Broadway debut opposite Matthew Broderick in Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues"

1984

Appeared in three episodes of the CBS daytime drama "Guiding Light"

1982

Moved to New York City at the age of 18

Raised in Paris and Los Angeles

Bonus Trivia

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Referring to the roles she typically plays in Hollywood, Miller echoes the feelings of many actresses when she notes: "I'm the subplot. I'm the one they come home to. I don't mind it, but I'm never really part of the action." – from Premiere magazine, March 1990

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