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Overview (3)

Born in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England, UK
Birth NameJonathan Lee Miller
Height 5' 9¾" (1.77 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jonny (sometimes credited as Johnny) Lee Miller was born on November 15, 1972, in Kingston, England, UK. He is the son of actors Anna Lee and Alan Miller and the grandson of actor Bernard Lee. After appearing in many high school plays at his selective state grammar school, Jonny dropped out at 17 to pursue acting full time. Although he was reportedly quiet and shy in high school, he certainly expresses himself well in all his films. His very first popular film was Hackers (1995), alongside Angelina Jolie and Matthew Lillard. Later his co-star Angelina became his wife. They were divorced three years later. Interesting fact is that his entire family is well into acting, all the way back to his grandparents. He has a partnership in the production company Natural Nylon, which also includes Jude Law and Ewan McGregor, his co-star in Trainspotting (1996).

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Family (3)

Spouse Michele Hicks (July 2008 - ?)  (divorced)  (1 child)
Angelina Jolie (28 March 1996 - 3 February 1999)  (divorced)
Parents Lee, Anna
Alan Miller
Relatives Bernard Lee (grandparent)

Trivia (29)

Grandfather is Bernard Lee, who played M in the early James Bond movies.
Father is Alan Miller, who was a stage actor in the 1950s and '60s.
Was offered the role of Prince Henry in Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998).
Was a member of the UK's NYMT (the National Youth Music Theatre).
Lived in Primrose Hill, London, England, near Jude Law and Ewan McGregor. He moved out of the area in the early 2000s.
In 1996, he played the role of "Woodrow F. Call" in Dead Man's Walk (1996), the prequel to Lonesome Dove (1989). That same year, he was married to Angelina Jolie, whose father, Jon Voight, played the role in Return to Lonesome Dove (1993).
Left school at 17 to pursue his acting career.
Fan of Chelsea FC (England football club).
Running is a hobby of his and he ran the London Marathon in 2008 in a time of 3hr 1min.
Wife, Michele Hicks, gave birth to their first child, a boy named Buster Timothy Miller, on December 3, 2008. He weighed 9 pounds.
His ex-wife, Angelina Jolie, and his current wife, Michele Hicks, have the same birthday: June 4.
Former brother-in-law of actor James Haven.
Former son-in-law of Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand.
Godfather of Jude Law's eldest son, Rafferty Law, born on October 6, 1996.
He appeared in two different adaptations of Jane Austen's 1814 novel "Mansfield Park": Mansfield Park (1983) and Mansfield Park (1999). He played Charles Price in the former and Edmund Bertram in the latter. He played another Austen character, Mr. Knightley, in Emma (2009).
Good friends with Benedict Cumberbatch, with whom he shared the central roles of Frankenstein and his creature in Danny Boyle's stage production of "Frankenstein" (2011). Coincidentally, Miller was cast as Sherlock Holmes in Elementary (2012) and Cumberbatch has been playing the legendary detective in Sherlock (2010) since July 2010.
He was the only non-Scottish main cast member of Trainspotting (1996).
He has played Scottish characters three times: in Trainspotting (1996), Complicity (2000), and The Flying Scotsman (2006). He did it so convincingly that many viewers and critics believed that he was from Scotland. Due to this frequency, Craig Ferguson, who is really Scottish, declared Miller an Honorary Scotsman.
His character in Trainspotting (1996) is obsessed with James Bond films, especially those with Sean Connery. In real life, his grandfather, Bernard Lee, played M, Bond's superior, in many of the films, including all of Connery's films.
Currently in the Los Angeles area for the television series Smith (2006). [September 2006]
In Los Angeles for the upcoming television show Eli Stone (2008). [November 2006]
Appearing on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre in "After Miss Julie" with Sienna Miller. [November 2009]
He worked with Christopher Lee in Dark Shadows (2012) while his grandfather Bernard Lee worked with him in Pursuit of the Graf Spee (1956), Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965) and The Man with the Golden Gun (1974).
Has played Sherlock Holmes (in Elementary (2012)) and Woodrow F. Call (in Dead Man's Walk (1996)). The two characters' working partners, John Watson and Augustus McCrae, had both been played by Robert Duvall (in Lonesome Dove (1989) and The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976).
Became a United States citizen in 2014.
He runs a half-marathon twice per week. Completed the 2008 London Marathon at 3:01:40, averaging under seven minutes per mile. He's also completed an ultra marathon, running 50 miles through Bear Mountain, New York for the charity Jonah's Just Begun, it raises funds for Sanfilippo Syndrome.
Awarded the Evening Standard Theatre Award and the Olivier Award for Best Actor.
Miller is a big N.Y. Rangers fan and was thrilled when the Stanley Cup trophy appeared on Elementary.
Jointly won (with Benedict Cumberbatch) the Olivier and Evening Standard Best Actor Award for Danny Boyle's stage production of 'Frankenstein' in London.

Personal Quotes (7)

New York and LA are both great places to visit, but I wouldn't want to live in either of them now. I find New York extremely claustrophobic and dirty. LA is quite a nice place. But there's no hustle and bustle, no street life. Everyone's going from A to B in a car. Why did I leave [America]? My relationship [with Angelina Jolie] was going bad and I missed England, simple things like smells and major things like the British sense of humor.
If you're serious about what you're doing, you've got to keep your head and follow your instinct. Maybe you won't reach the same dizzy heights as others, but you will get something back. I'd go anywhere to work, so long as it's worth it.
I don't think any actor has the luxury of knowing exactly what scripts are going to turn out well and what ones aren't. It would be wonderful to have that particular skill, and maybe people like Tom Cruise have it more than most, but you go into each project hoping that a good, if not great, film will come out the other end. All you can do is look out for good scripts, and interesting people to work with.
[About his relationship with Angelina Jolie] For a while, it was a very intense relationship, very passionate, and you can never regret being involved in something like that. It was sad that it ended, but I wouldn't change a thing about it. Well, except maybe my haircut.
[on being voted 1999's coolest couple with Natalie Appleton, by Elle magazine] I thought, "This is just too funny." Then they read my name out and it was highly embarrassing.
[on playing Sherlock Holmes in Elementary (2012)] For me, there are two different things that make Sherlock Sherlock. One is, you know, within the books: Obviously, he's a genius with an attention to detail, his ravenous hunger for all aspects of knowledge that might feed into his work. But the major thing that makes him Sherlock is his relationship with Watson -- their friendship. For me, that, I guess, is the biggest side, the more interesting side than the genius.
[on his friend Benedict Cumberbatch] He sent me some messages, when he'd first seen the show, and it was really, really nice. I'm pretty sure he wouldn't have sent me a text message saying, "You suck!" He's been very supportive, the whole way.

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