Wentworth Miller
Golden Globe-nominated British-born American actor
Wentworth Miller
Wentworth Earl Miller III is a British-born American actor, model and screenwriter. He rose to stardom following his role as Michael Scofield in the Fox Network television series Prison Break.
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Wentworth Miller's personal information overview.
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Wentworth Miller's Latest Move Makes Him A Mental Health Hero
Huffington Post - 4 months
Wentworth Miller is here to remind anyone experiencing a mental health issue that they’re not facing it by themselves. The “Prison Break” actor was recently named a celebrity ambassador for Active Minds, a United States-based mental health advocacy group. He hopes his public advocacy will make others dealing with psychological conditions feel a little less isolated. “As someone who knows what it’s like to struggle with depression, I want to help give voice to the many people living with mental health issues,” he said in a statement. “I want to help assure them that they’re not alone ... letting people know that it’s okay to ask for help is extremely important.” Active Minds, which primarily focuses on spreading positive messages about mental health in high schools and colleges, will feature Miller as their keynote speaker at their national conference later this year. He will also educate students about suicide prevention by being involved with the organization’s programs acr ...
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This Heartbreaking Video Shows What It's Like To Live With Depression
Huffington Post - 5 months
Depression is notorious for making those who suffer from it think very little of themselves. “Nobody cares about me,” “I’ve failed everyone” and “I’m worthless” are likely part of a depressed person’s daily inner dialogue. Additionally, the mental health disorder leads to poor sleep, loss of motivation and tearfulness (not to mention it comes with crippling physical symptoms, too.) In other words, it’s all-consuming. In the video above, The Mighty breaks down many of the thoughts that race through a depressed mind. The PSA also features actor Wentworth Miller, who recently opened up about his own experience with depression. The most important takeaway? You’re not alone. So many people understand what you’re going through.  If you or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of resources. -- This feed and i ...
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Actor: 'I was suicidal'
CNN - 11 months
Actor Wentworth Miller had a poignant comeback after he became the subject of a meme because of his weight gain: He penned an open letter about depression and being suicidal.
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Wentworth Miller opens up about depression, suicidal thoughts while addressing fat-shaming meme
LATimes - 11 months
Wentworth Miller, star of Fox's soon-to-be-revived "Prison Break" and current Captain Cold on the CW's "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," took to Facebook on Monday to strike back at a fat-shaming meme centered around his appearance and, in the process, became the latest celebrity to make an effort to...
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'Prison Break' star responds to body-shaming: 'I was suicidal'
CNN - 11 months
Actor Wentworth Miller had a poignant comeback after he became the subject of a meme because of his weight gain: He penned an open letter about depression and being suicidal.
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Wentworth Miller on Captain Cold’s Evolution and His Own, and on ‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’
NYTimes - about 1 year
The actor talks about his career and personal path, including plans for a “Prison Break” sequel, his battle with depression and coming out as gay three years ago.
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The CW picks up its next DC superhero series with Legends of Tomorrow
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
The CW's expanding universe of DC characters is only getting bigger. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the network has picked up Legends of Tomorrow, a spinoff of successful series Arrow and The Flash. The show, starring Superman Returns lead Brandon Routh as the Atom, is a superhero team-up series that pulls its cast from both DC efforts. Routh will team up with a motley crew of heroes and villains, including Dominic Purcell as Heat Wave and Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold, to stop a seemingly unstoppable threat.
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Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet hit the red carpet for "The Loft" premiere
Reuters.com - about 2 years
Thriller "The Loft" has its premiere in Los Angeles. Bob Mezan reports.
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WENTWORTH MILLER SMOLDERS ON THE COVER OF OUT MAGAZINE (Meg/X17 Online)
Wesmirch.com - over 3 years
Meg / X17 Online: WENTWORTH MILLER SMOLDERS ON THE COVER OF OUT MAGAZINE  —  Wentworth Miller is H-O-T. The former Prison Break star, who came out of the closet in August, is oh-so-sexy on the cover of Out magazine's December 2013 issue, which features their annual Out100 list!
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Why I Declined Russia's Invitation to Talk About My 3D-Printed Dress at the Open Innovations Forum in Moscow
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Recently I had the unique pleasure of designing a 3D-printed gown for burlesque superstar Dita Von Teese: Photo by Albert Sanchez To my own astonishment, press regarding this one-of-a-kind gown has reached hundreds of millions of people around the world. That response has led to a number of invitations for speaking engagements relating to the promise of 3D printing and its potential for the fashion industry. However, nothing prepared me for a request by the Russian government to give a presentation at their recent Open Innovations Forum, a massive international technology summit in Moscow. I was asked to speak alongside many global corporate and political leaders, including Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Unfortunately, Russia's recent enactment of anti-gay laws prohibiting "homosexual propaganda" poses an obvious conflict for me as a gay man. These laws are directly responsible for a horrific escalation in violence against LGBT Russians, including hate crimes, impris ...
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Wentworth Miller: “The First Time I Tried to Kill Myself I Was 15″
Psych Central - over 3 years
Guccio | Creative Commons Today (September 10, 2013), the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) is sponsoring World Suicide Prevention Day. The USC School of Social Work is sponsoring a Suicide Awareness Blog Carnival to commemorate this day of suicide awareness. I’ve written past suicide-related posts about celebrities as well as suicide warning signs and suicide prevention and awareness, but today I’d like to shine a light on one of the most recent actors to come out about suicide (pun intended). On August 21, 2013, former Prison Break star Wentworth Miller publicly came out as a gay man in an open letter to the organizers of the St. Petersburg International Film Festival in Russia. Miller thanked the festival’s director for the invitation but asserted that in light of Russia’s current stance on homosexuality, he “cannot in good conscience participate in a celebratory occasion hosted by a country where people like myself are being systematically denie ...
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Wentworth Miller reveals suicide attempts as he hid sexuality - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 3 years
Montreal Gazette Wentworth Miller reveals suicide attempts as he hid sexuality Los Angeles Times Actor Wentworth Miller, who recently came out publicly as gay in defiance of Russia's new anti-gay laws, revealed Saturday that he attempted suicide more than once as he tried to hide his sexuality. Being in the closet as a youth, "Every day was a test and ... Wentworth Miller -- I Tried To Commit SuicideTMZ.com Wentworth Miller Tried to Commit Suicide Before Coming Out: "The First Time I ...E! Online Prison Break star Wentworth Miller reveals he tried to kill himself as a teenVancouver Sun Us Magazine -New York Daily News -USA TODAY all 112 news articles »
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Wentworth Miller Tried to Commit Suicide Before Coming Out: "The First Time I ... - E! Online
Google News - over 3 years
E! Online Wentworth Miller Tried to Commit Suicide Before Coming Out: "The First Time I ... E! Online Wentworth Miller's road to coming out had some very dark moments. The Prison Break star, who revealed he is gay less than a month ago, admitted that he tried to commit suicide as a teenager while struggling to come to terms with his sexuality. Speaking out ... Wentworth Miller -- I Tried To Commit SuicideTMZ.com Wentworth Miller Recalls His Suicide NightmareContactmusic.com Wentworth Miller Gay: Prison Break Star Tried Committing Suicide Before ...Us Magazine USA TODAY -Mirror.co.uk -Hollywood Reporter all 48 news articles »
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Wentworth Miller
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 43
    In a 2016 Facebook post, he revealed that he "had struggled with depression since childhood.
    More Details Hide Details It's a battle that's cost me time, opportunities, relationships, and a thousand sleepless nights." He made this emotional post in reaction to a meme of himself which poked fun at his weight gain in 2010. Miller said that his weight gain was down to him finding comfort in food as he was suicidal.
  • 2013
    Age 40
    At the 2013 Human Rights Campaign Dinner in Seattle, Washington, Miller said he had attempted suicide multiple times as a teenager before coming out as gay.
    More Details Hide Details He said: "When someone asked me if that was a cry for help, I said no, because I told no one. You only cry for help if you believe there's help to cry for." He discussed struggling in Hollywood as a closeted actor, and talked about how his involvement in the ManKind Project helped him learn about brotherhood, sisterhood, and being part of a community.
    However, he came out as gay in August 2013, when he posted a letter on GLAAD's website declining an invitation to attend the Saint Petersburg International Film Festival because he felt "deeply troubled" by the Russian government's treatment of its gay citizens (referring to Russian LGBT propaganda law enacted the previous June which banned "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations").
    More Details Hide Details Miller wrote that he "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".
    He made his screenwriting debut with the 2013 thriller film Stoker.
    More Details Hide Details He is currently playing a recurring villain in The Flash as Leonard Snart / Captain Cold, and is playing the role as a series regular in the spin-off Legends of Tomorrow. Miller will reprise his role as Michael Scofield for the Prison Break series in 2017. Miller was born in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, the son of American parents, Roxann, a special education teacher, and Wentworth E. Miller II, a lawyer and teacher. His father, a Rhodes Scholar, was studying at Oxford at the time of Miller's birth. Miller said in 2003 that his father is black and his mother is white. His paternal grandparents had African-American, Jamaican, English, German, Jewish, and Cherokee ancestry. His mother is of Russian, French, Dutch, Syrian, and Lebanese ancestry.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2007
    Age 34
    In 2007, Miller denied to InStyle magazine that he was gay.
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  • 2005
    Age 32
    His performance in the show earned him a 2005 Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series.
    More Details Hide Details Miller appeared in two Mariah Carey music videos, "It's Like That" as a party guest and "We Belong Together" as her love interest. Director Brett Ratner, who directed the pilot episode of Prison Break, was also signed on to direct the two Carey videos. Ratner decided to use Miller in the videos as well. In addition, Miller guest-starred in the Season 11 premiere of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Detective Nate Kendall, a detective from Precinct 24 of the NYPD. He also featured in Resident Evil: Afterlife, the fourth film in the commercially successful Resident Evil film series based on the video game series of the same name; Miller plays Chris Redfield, one of the protagonists of the video game series. Miller wrote the screenplay for the film Stoker, as well as a prequel to Stoker, Uncle Charlie. He used the pseudonym Ted Foulke, later explaining, "I just wanted the scripts to sink or swim on their own." Miller's script was voted to the 2010 "Black List" of the 10 best unproduced screenplays then making the rounds in Hollywood. The film is about a teenage girl who must deal with a mysterious uncle following the death of her father. Miller described it as a "horror film, a family drama and a psychological thriller". Although influenced by Bram Stoker's Dracula, Miller has clarified that Stoker is not a vampire story.
    In 2005, Miller was cast as Michael Scofield in Fox Network's television drama Prison Break.
    More Details Hide Details He played 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 character had a full upper body (front and back) tattoo. Covering both the front of Miller's torso and his back, along with both arms from shoulders to wrists, the special effects for the tattoo took over four hours to apply.
  • 2003
    Age 30
    Also in 2003, he had a minor role in the film Underworld, playing a doctor and friend of the character Michael Corvin.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details He identified strongly with the core dilemma of the movie, about a black man who chooses to "pass" as white. Miller worked extensively on the role, not only in researching Anthony Hopkins, but by embarking on a four-month regimen to accurately portray Silk as a boxer.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2002
    Age 29
    Miller's first starring role was in 2002 as the sensitive, introverted David Scott in ABC's mini-series Dinotopia.
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  • 1995
    Age 22
    In 1995, Miller relocated to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.
    More Details Hide Details He has stated that his rocky road to stardom "was a long time in the coming and there were a lot of upsets and a lot of failures and roadblocks, but I couldn’t walk away from it. I needed it like I needed air, it was just something I had to do." Miller's first TV appearance was as student-turned-sea monster Gage Petronzi on Buffy the Vampire Slayer ("Go Fish", 1998).
    Miller's family moved to Park Slope, Brooklyn when he was a year old. He graduated from Princeton University in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in English literature.
    More Details Hide Details While at Princeton, he performed with the a cappella group the Princeton Tigertones, and was a member of the Quadrangle Club and the Colonial Club.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1972
    Born
    Born on June 2, 1972.
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