American actor and screenwriter Wentworth Miller has appeared in various television shows and a few movies. The Fox television show Prison Break made him popular for his role as Michael Scofield. He made his debut as a TV artist in 1998 as Gage Petronzi in one episode of the popular TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He has worked in various TV shows such as ER, Dinotopia and Time of Your Life.
47 years old Wentworth Miller was born on June 2, 1972, to American parents Roxann and Wentworth E Miller II. His full name is Wentworth Earl Miller III. He has dual citizenship in the United States and the United Kingdom as he was born in England when his father was studying at the University of Oxford. He has two sisters. When he was one year old his family moved to Brooklyn in the United States. Wentworth Miller has a Bachelor’s degree in English literature from Princeton University. For him, acting is as essential as breathing air. To pursue his acting career, Wentworth Miller moved to Los Angeles in 1995.
The role of Michael Scofield who is the main protagonist in the television series Prison Break established him as a successful and popular actor. Some of his popular TV shows are Time of your Life, Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, etc. He has also appeared in House, Law, and Order: Special Victim Unit and the Ghost Whisperer. He starred in the music videos by Mariah Carey titled “It’s Like That” and “We Belong Together.”
His debut film was Romeo and Juliet, which was direct to video film. Apart from that, he has appeared in The Loft, The Human Stain, and Resident Evil: Afterlife. Some of his noteworthy short films are 2 Hours 2 Vegas, Room 302, and The Confession. This versatile actor has played a voice role as EDI in the Stealth, which is a sci-fi action film about a robotic stealth military aircraft. He has also played voice roles for the video game Prison Break: The Conspiracy.
Wentworth Miller tried his hand at screenwriting in 2013. His first attempt at screenwriting was a British American psychological thriller Stoker. Later he wrote the script of another psychological horror film named The Disappointments. In 2012, Wentworth Miller had already acquired the rights of a novel called The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by an American Author David Wroblewski for a feature film. Wentworth Miller is in negotiations with the producers Tom Hanks and Oprah Winfrey to write the screenplay of this mystery and drama film.
The list of achievements of this talented actor and screenwriter is long. Wentworth Miller has earned various awards and nominations. For the first time in 2004, he was nominated for the Black Reel award in the categories of best actor and best breakthrough performance for his work in the Human Stain. Later, he was nominated in various categories for different awards for his work in the TV series Prison Break. He won 2nd place as the best male TV star for the Bravo Otto award in 2007 for his work in Prison Break. He also won Saturn award as the best guest-starring role in television for his work in the Flash.
Just like his acting career, Wentworth Miller had to face a lot of ups and downs in his personal life, too. He has been fighting with depression since childhood. He attempted to commit suicide several times during his teenage years. Being a closeted gay could be one of the reasons for his depression and suicidal tendencies. He came out as gay in August 2013 in a letter posted on GLAAD’s website. He refused the invitation to attend the Saint Petersburg International Film Festival saying that he cannot attend the event hosted by a country where the gay community was denied basic rights of living and loving openly.
Even though his relationship status is not confirmed officially with any specific person, his name has been linked with a number of celebrities. Some of them are Luke Macfarlane, Mariana Klaveno, Kristoffer Cusick and Mark Liddell. Since a very young age, he was aware of his se*ual orientation, but he did not disclose it publicly. This took a heavy toll on his physical, emotional and psychological state. It took him 41 years to declare him being gay. This came as quite a shock for his fans.
Once during an interview, he had expressed his desire to have a wife and kids. Having a wife and kids may not be a possibility any longer, but he can have a committed relationship and surrogate or adopted kids. Wentworth Miller is a very private person who was able to hide his se*ual orientation for 41 years, it is a very distant possibility of him making any public announcement about his relationship.
In spite of the initial struggle, Wentworth Miller has earned quite a good fortune. His current net worth is around $4 million which is not bad considering the fact that his career started as an assistant at a film production company. During his struggle, he also worked as a book store clerk. These days he is busy organizing big shows that involve the participation of hundreds of people. According to him, the luxury of being alone is very rare these days. His tendency to be a perfectionist helped him to reach the height of his career. He works on the smallest detail and he never compares himself with other artists.
Some interesting facts about Wentworth Miller: he is allergic to dogs and cats. He has worked in commercials for Chevrolet Cruise, French Cafe, and Bebe. He does not have a real brother, but his relationship with Dominic Purcell who played the role of Lincoln Burrows in Prison Break comes closest to the brotherly kinship. Now, he is at peace with himself after coming out of the closet. He actively participates in activities supporting the gay community. He has been appointed as an Ambassador for a mental health charity called Active Minds.
185 cm tall Wentworth Miller weighs 170 pounds. With his blue-green eyes and intense gaze, he is the heartthrob of many people.