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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 13 January 1964Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NamePenelope Andrea Miller
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Miller left her native Los Angeles when she was age 18 and moved to New York, where she studied acting at HB Studios under Herbert Berghof. Two years later, Miller got her big break on Broadway when she originated the role of "Daisy Hanningan" in Neil Simon's Tony Award-winning play, "Biloxi Blues". Later, she would reprise her role in Universal's film version, directed by Mike Nichols.

Her career most recently includes, The 2012 Academy award Best Picture winner, "The Artist, Starring opposite best Actor winner, Jean Dujardin, directed by Michel Hasanivcious, who also won Best Director that year and was released by The Weinstein Co. Penelope has shared the screen with some of the most notable and renowned leading men and directors in Hollywood and around the world. This impressive list includes Al Pacino and Sean Penn in director 'Brian De Palma''s Carlito's Way (1993), for which she received a Golden Globe nomination; Marlon Brando and Matthew Broderick in The Freshman (1990), directed by Andrew Bergman; Robert De Niro and Robin Williams in Penny Marshall's Awakenings (1990); Robert Downey Jr. in Sir Richard Attenborough's Chaplin (1992); The Shadow (1994) with Alec Baldwin, Danny DeVito and Gregory Peck in Norman Jewison's Other People's Money (1991); Matthew Broderick and Christopher Walken in Mike Nichols' Biloxi Blues (1988); and Arnold Schwarzenegger in Ivan Reitman's Kindergarten Cop (1990) and she starred in Rob Reiner's, film Flipped (2010), for which he wrote and directed for Warner Bros. She was last seen in ABC's hot new show ,Mistresses ,(2013/14), and in the critically acclaimed, Men Of A certain Age, opposite, Ray Romano( 2009/10/2011)

Miller's credits also include Sony Pictures' box office hit, The Messengers (2007), which opened #1. The supernatural thriller was produced by Sam Raimi. Miller starred opposite Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga), John Corbett and Dylan McDermott. She also starred in Think Films' slapstick comedy, Funny Money (2006), opposite Chevy Chase, in which her performance was compared to Lucille Ball and Carole Lombard in their heydays.

Miller was named "Star of Tomorrow" by the Motion Picture Bookers Club and "Most Promising Actress" by the Chicago Film Critics Association. She received a special jury award for Best Performance at the Hollywood Film Festival for her role in the independent feature, Rhapsody in Bloom (1998), and a Tony Award nomination for her portrayal of "Emily" in Broadway's Tony-winning revival of "Our Town". Miller's television credits include Rocky Marciano (1999), opposite Jon Favreau and George C. Scott; The Last Don (1997), opposite Joe Mantegna; Mary Kay Letourneau: All American Girl (2000), for which she won critical acclaim, and Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story (2003), opposite James Woods.

Miller lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Managers

Penelope is the middle of three daughters born to Mark Miller, best known as the father on Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1965) and later a writer and filmmaker, who wrote A Walk in the Clouds (1995), and 'Beatrice Ammidown, who worked for Diana Vreeland as a fashion editor for Harpars Baazare

She graduated from high school in L.A. and moved to New York at 18, where she studied theater. Her big break was on Broadway, when she was cast in Neil Simon's 1985's Tony award-winning play, "Biloxi Blues", opposite Matthew Broderick. In 1988, she starred in Great Performances: Our Town (1989), with Eric Stoltz and Spalding Gray, and was nominated for a Tony award for her performance as "Emily". In 1990, she moved into films.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: John Sacksteder <jsack@ka.net>

Spouse (2)

James Patrick Huggins (28 May 2000 - present) (2 children)
Will Arnett (9 December 1994 - 18 January 1995) (divorced)

Trivia (14)

Father is Mark Miller, best known as the father on Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1965). Was also a writer and filmmaker (A Walk in the Clouds (1995)). Mother is Beatrice Miller.
Has acted with three of the major leading actors from the Godfather Saga (Marlon Brando in The Freshman (1990), Robert De Niro in Awakenings (1990), and Al Pacino in Carlito's Way (1993), and appeared in two documentaries with fourth major leading actor James Caan, in Brando (2007) (which was about Marlon Brando and included archive footage of Brando) and on an Arnold Schwartznegger profile which ran on the Bio Channel.
Was nominated for Broadway's 1989 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play) for a revival of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town."
Her older sister is Marisa Miller and younger sister is Savannah Miller.
She studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
Has co-starred in two movies dealing with silent cinema. She played Edna Purviance in Richard Attenborough's Chaplin (1992) and later co-starred in The Artist (2011).
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 36, a daughter Eloisa May Huggins on Decemebr 10, 2000. Child's father is her 2nd husband, James Patrick Huggins.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 45, a daughter Maria Adela Huggins on March 23, 2009. Child's father is her 2nd husband, James Patrick Huggins.
Filed for legal separation in March 2012. Filed to withdraw legal separation request from March 2012 on June 15, 2012. Accordingly, the court dismissed her request for legal separation from her 2nd husband of 12 years James Patrick Huggins after a 3 month separation.
Half-sister-in-law of Katherine Crawford, who is daughter of Roy Huggins by Huggins' first marriage.
Sister-in-law of John Huggins and Thomas Huggins, older brothers of her husband.
Half aunt of David Price, who is son of half-sister-in-law Katherine Crawford.
Daughter-in-law of Roy Huggins and Adele Mara.
Half-sister-in-law of Bret Huggins, who is half-brother of her husband James Patrick Huggins.

Personal Quotes (1)

[on her romance with Al Pacino while filming of Carlito's Way (1993)] It's not a secret and I'm not ashamed of it. Al is a very passionate person, and he brought out a certain womanliness, a sexuality, a passion in me. I think I always knew I had it in me, but he brought out a real fire. [We were worried about] upsetting the atmosphere on the set. We really wanted to keep the relationship discreet for the sake of the movie.

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