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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 28 December 1981New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameSienna Rose Miller
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Sienna Rose Miller was born in New York City but raised in London, England. Her father, Ed Miller, was an investment banker, then a Chinese art dealer, joined a cult and wrote a spiritual self-help book. Her mother, Josephine Miller, was a South African model and a personal assistant to David Bowie. She went on to run the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City, and then became a yoga instructor. Sienna has one older sister, Savannah.

The family moved to Chelsea, London, when Sienna was 18-months-old. Sienna spent her weekends horse riding at her godmother's farmhouse in Wiltshire. When Sienna was age 6, her parents got divorced. Sienna and Savannah moved to Parsons Green with their mother, who was also being treated for breast cancer. Sienna's father remarried three times and moved to the Virgin Islands. At age 8, she moved away to Heathfield boarding school in Ascot, where she enjoyed playing Lacrosse and acting.

Sienna went back to New York City, when she turned 18, and enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. Following this, she traveled, modeled, did theater and took bit parts in films. She landed a role as a flirtatious model in a BBC sitcom, Bedtime (2001). In 2004, she landed a role in Layer Cake (2004), and followed this with Alfie (2004), Casanova (2005), Factory Girl (2006) and Interview (2007).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kad

Sienna Rose Miller is a British actress, born on December 28, 1981. The daughter of investment banker Ed Miller and South African model Josephine Miller, Sienna was born in New York City and raised in London, England. Sienna trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York, before going on to television credits, including Bedtime (2001) and Keen Eddie (2003). Her breakout film role was as Daniel Craig's love interest in Matthew Vaughn's Layer Cake (2004). Sienna's film credits include Alfie (2004) (Susan Sarandon, Jude Law), Casanova (2005) (Heath Ledger), Factory Girl (2006) (Hayden Christensen, Guy Pearce) and Interview (2007) (Steve Buscemi). She received a British Independent Film Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Edge of Love (2008), in which she performed opposite fellow British actress Keira Knightley, with whom she formed a great friendship. In the same year, she was also nominated for the BAFTA Orange Rising Star award and, in 2006, was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for her role as "Katya" in Interview (2007). Sienna has also carved out a notable theatre career, with credits including the role of "Celia" in the Young Vic production of "As You Like It" - her theatrical West End debut - opposite Helen McCrory and Dominic West, and the Broadway production of Patrick Marber's "After Miss Julie", in which she played opposite Jonny Lee Miller. Sienna's most recent stage performance was in Terence Rattigan's critically-acclaimed "Flare Path", directed by Sir Trevor Nunn, held at London's Theatre Royal Haymarket.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: JK

Trade Mark (1)

Often plays chain-smoking, drug-addicted and emotionally-drained characters

Trivia (49)

One sister, Savannah, two half-brothers, Charles and Stephen and a stepsister, Natasha.
Her mother, Jo Miller, ran London's Lee Strasberg drama school.
Studied drama at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York.
For more than a decade, her father, American banker Ed Miller, was married to top interior designer Kelly Hoppen.
Was educated at Heathfield School in Ascot, Berkshire.
She was born in the United States but raised in the United Kingdom (although she spent several years as a teenager studying acting and modeling in New York City).
Named her two dogs "Porgy" and "Bess, after the two leading characters in George Gershwin's opera of the same name.
Studied acting with Michael Margotta.
In the summer of 2005, she made her West End debut in the stage production of William Shakespeare's "As You Like It", directed by David Lan, at the Wyndham Theatre. She played the role of Celia.
Was engaged to Jude Law, having begun a relationship in October 2003 after meeting on the set of Alfie (2004) (December 2004-July 2005).
Her sister celebrates her birthday two days after Sienna's.
Named #48 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.
Named #2 in AskMen.com's Top 99 Most Desirable Women
Ranked and Voted #2 by AskMen.com's Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2006
She and co-star Hayden Christensen shared a house during the filming of Factory Girl (2006) in Louisiana.
#42 on maxims hot 100 of 2006
Named #63 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
Had reconciled with Jude Law, following their initial break-up due to his affair with his children's nanny Daisy Wright (February-November 2006).
Replaced Lindsay Lohan for the role of Caitlin MacNamarra in The Edge of Love (2008) starring alongside her close friend Keira Knightley.
Ranked #11 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
Was named "Film Actress of the Year" at the 2007 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.
Ambassador for Global Cool.
Sister of Savannah Miller, a graduate of the prestigious Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design.
Received an unprecedented $75,000 settlement when a British court ruled that British tabloids the "Sun" and the "News of the World" had violated her invasion of privacy rights. The tabloids had covertly photographed Miller doing a nude scene in the production Hippie Hippie Shake, and later published the pictures without prior permission.
Though New York-born, Miller grew up in southwest London's Parsons Green district.
Ranked #27 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
Was engaged to Rhys Ifans, having been in a relationship with him since June 2007 (March-June 2008).
Rhys Ifans had to ask her three times to marry him before she finally said "yes".
Was originally cast as Maid Marian in Robin Hood (2010) before being replaced by Cate Blanchett.
Passed her United Kingdom driving test [July 11, 2009].
Was in a relationship with DJ George Barker (August-October 2009).
Was in an on/off romance with Balthazar Getty (June 2008-April 2009).
Is a huge fan of the sport golf and Chelsea FC (England football club).
Considers Madonna to be a close friend.
Auditioned for the role of Kelly Jones in St. Trinian's (2007), but Gemma Arterton was cast instead.
Had reconciled a second time with former fiancé Jude Law, having met again whilst appearing in separate stage productions in New York (October 2009-February 2011).
Half-brother, Charles Miller, is a painter and maintains a studio in New York City.
Ranked has having one of the "Most Beautiful Famous Faces" by "The Annual Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Famous Faces From Around the World." She was ranked #21 in 2010, #13 in 2009, #10 in 2008, #8 in 2007, #2 in 2006, #13 in 2005, and #24 in 2004.
A representative reported that Miller and Tom Sturridge, whom she has been in a relationship with since March 2011, are engaged and expecting their 1st child together (6 January 2012).
Received a $162,000 settlement, in 2011, from News of the World's hacking of her phone.
Was in attendance at the wedding of Carey Mulligan to Marcus Mumford (21 April 2012).
Friends with Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky.
Nominated for Outstanding Actress in the television movie The Girl (2012), at the 2012 Women's Image Network (WIN) Awards.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 30, a daughter Marlowe Ottoline Layng Sturridge on July 7, 2012. Child's father is her fiancé, Tom Sturridge.
Was 5 months pregnant with her daughter Marlowe when she completed filming A Case of You (2013).
Returned to work 3 months after giving birth to her daughter Marlowe in order to begin filming Foxcatcher (2014).
Was in attendance at the wedding of her The Edge of Love (2008) co-star Keira Knightley to James Righton (May 4, 2013).
Launched, with her sister Savannah, her fashion line, which is named "Twenty8Twelve". Name refers to Sienna's birthday, which is December 28.

Personal Quotes (21)

I know people compare me to Kate Moss a lot after that media hype started. But it's not that I'm trying to get her look, truly not. But I like what she's wearing and we seem to share taste to a certain extent.
I'm English, definitely. I don't feel like I'm American in any way.
"I'm very happy about it to be really honest! But I think it's as a result of being scrutinised because of the relationship that I'm in. If it was because of the work, it would be more justified." - On her newfound fame.
"The secret is to know what you're doing. And then every other person will notice that you know. No matter what I'm wearing, I try to always make it look casually, but never arbitrary. Never ostentatious." - On her style secrets.
Style is definitely a combination of place, occasion, surroundings, body and mood. And to be honest, I sometimes don't spare neither trouble nor expense. Fortunately I can afford to do so now, but style doesn't mean you have to stick to all-brands-looks. The thing is, you can't buy style and you can only slowly learn it.
Men's traditional view of sexiness isn't sexy. It shouldn't be so obvious: push-up bras and miniskirts? Sexiness, to me, is when people are comfortable with themselves.
I've wanted to be an actress for as long as I can remember, and I can say I was almost born in the theatre. My mum went into labour while she was watching the Nut-Cracker Suite in New York - apparently I was kicking like mad.
I think American men are more conscious of putting up a good impression. There's more of an earthiness to Englishmen. But Americans aren't afraid to come up and say, "Hi, I'd like to go out with you." Englishmen are far more sheepish about it.
I went to an all-girls boarding school for most of my youth. We used to do stupid, fun girly things like pull tights over our faces and streak through the lacrosse pitch. And once I snogged the gardener.
I'm a liberal at heart; I don't want to vote Conservative. I'd vote Green, but I know it's a wasted vote or whatever, but it's the only party with integrity. I'm not saying we live in a dictatorship, in a fascist regime, because that's really disrespectful to people who do live in countries that are.
I don't wish ill on anyone. I genuinely am one of those people who want other people to succeed. It's not a conscious choice, it's just the way I am.
I actually liked that film. But maybe it was because I was falling in love [with co-star Jude Law] and having a magical time making it. And I loved working with Jude. He's an incredible actor and taught me a lot. (On Alfie (2004)).
Somehow I always end up being scandalous even though I don't mean to. I just find it. If it's there, if there's something scandalous lurking, I'll accidentally walk into it.
She [Edie Sedgwick] had this luminescence. You can't act that, you're either born with it or you're not. And I think Edie and Marilyn Monroe had that and that's it.
Everything just happened in the wrong order. I did my first proper film [Alfie (2004)] where I met Jude and we got together, and then the whole celebrity thing happened before I had any films out. So there's nothing to overshadow the celebrity side of things. But hopefully with all the work that I've done this year, it'll just take the focus off what I'm wearing or my relationship or whatever.
They [the press] want to make you look as normal and disgusting as possible. But I'm not going to stop. I refuse to stop living my life the way I want to live it. I'm 24 years old.
It's happiness that makes you glow. Oh, and maybe a touch of fake tan!
[on her role in Factory Girl (2006)] Edie Sedgwick was skinnier than I was, so director George Hickenlooper wanted me to lose weight. But I can't work that hard and not eat. He'd come and try to snatch bagels out of my hands.
[referring to Tippi Hedren] She said that Hitch could be hilarious and had sides to his character that were wonderful. But she still bears a lot of resentment towards him because having made her career, he then completely destroyed it. Hitch giveth and Hitch taketh away.
[on Alfred Hitchcock] Hitch was so controlling. But a crew these days wouldn't stand by and let it just happen. If a director behaved like that nowadays, there'd be a sexual harassment lawsuit.
[talking about Tippi Hedren and Alfred Hitchcock] He had this clichéd ideal of a woman. He found this amazing woman who had never acted before and thought he could mould her. In his mind, he was creating the perfect woman - he even told Tippi what lipstick to wear. At first she adhered to it, unaware that it was not something that usually happened on a film set. Gradually, he became more and more obsessed with her. Tippi wouldn't play the game. When she refused to reciprocate and stuck to her own moral code, she became unattainable to him. And, of course, the more she became unattainable, the more he wanted her. You always want what you can't have, especially someone like Hitchcock, who had no self-esteem. The fact that he loved this goddess who shunned him confirmed all his worst feelings about himself. So he resolved to make her feel very uncomfortable - for instance, he would recite very crude limericks designed to shock her just as she walked past. He inflicted deep psychological damage on her. He wouldn't work with her after Marnie (1964), but he wouldn't let anyone else work with her, either," says Miller. "She was his, and if he couldn't work with her, then no one else could, either. By the time she was released from her contract after seven years, she had missed her window. You would feel complete resentment about that, wouldn't you?

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