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Date of Birth : Sep 15th 1962

American film director, screenwriter and actress, most known for her films Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (winner of the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award), The Ballad of Jack and Rose and Angela, all of which she wrote and directed.

Born in Roxbury, Connecticut, she is the daughter of playwright Arthur Miller and Austrian photographer Inge Morath. She has a brother, Daniel, who was born in 1966 with Down Syndrome and was placed in an institution shortly after his birth. She studied art at Yale University and initially pursued an acting career, landing parts in the TV-movie The Murder of Mary Phagan (starring Jack Lemmon, Kevin Spacey, and William H. Macy; 1988) and the feature films Regarding Henry (starring Harrison Ford and Annette Bening; 1991), and Consenting Adults (opposite Kevin Kline and Kevin Spacey; 1992). In 1995, she went behind the camera, writing and directing her first film, Angela. The film was critically well-received, but did not garner significant attention or audiences.

Miller had markedly more success with her 2002 film Personal Velocity: Three Portraits, an adaptation of Personal Velocity (ISBN 0-8021-1699-X), a collection of short stories she had published the previous year. The film gained a reasonable cinematic release for an arthouse film, won her a number of awards, including the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, and established her name as a director. Her two most recent projects have been the 2003 book A Woman Who… (ISBN 1-58234-353-5) and the 2005 film The Ballad of Jack and Rose, starring her real-life husband, actor Daniel Day-Lewis, whom she first met at her father’s house while the two men were preparing the film version of Arthur Miller’s play “The Crucible”.


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