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Ezra Miller
Ezra Miller
Ezra Miller by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Miller at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con
Born
Ezra Matthew Miller

(1992-09-30) September 30, 1992 (age 27)
ResidenceVermont[1]
OccupationActor
Years active2007-present

Ezra Matthew Miller[2][3] (born September 30, 1992)[4][5][6] is an American actor. Miller's feature film debut was in Afterschool (2008). Miller starred as Kevin in the drama We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) and co-starred in the film adaptation of The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012). In 2015, Miller co-starred in the drama The Stanford Prison Experiment and the comedy Trainwreck. Miller played Credence Barebone in the Fantastic Beasts films Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018).

Miller portrayed Barry Allen / The Flash in the DC Extended Universe, first in a cameo in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and in a cameo in Suicide Squad (2016), and later as a lead in Justice League (2017).

Early life

Miller was born and raised in Wyckoff, New Jersey.[7][8][9] Miller has two older sisters, Saiya and Caitlin.[10] Mother Marta Miller (née Koch), is a modern dancer.[8] Father Robert S. Miller was senior vice president and managing director of Hyperion Books, and later became a publisher at Workman Publishing.[10][11] Miller's father is Jewish and Miller's mother, who has German and Dutch ancestry, is from a Christian background.[12] Miller self-identifies as Jewish and "spiritual".[13][14][15]

At the age of six, Miller started to train as an opera singer, in order to overcome a speech impediment.[16] Miller has sung with the Metropolitan Opera,[17] and performed in the American premiere of Philip Glass's opera White Raven.[8] Miller attended Rockland Country Day School and The Hudson School, dropping out at age 16[18] after the release of the film Afterschool.[11][19][20]

Career

Miller at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival

Miller's start in film began in 2008 with Antonio Campos' Afterschool, in the role of a teenager at a boarding school who accidentally films the drug-related deaths of two classmates, and is then asked to put together a memorial video.[8] Miller appeared in City Island (2009), with Andy García, Julianna Margulies, and Steven Strait, and co-starred in Beware the Gonzo and Every Day, both of which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Miller next appeared in the BBC Films film We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), alongside Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly, which was adapted and directed by Lynne Ramsay from American author Lionel Shriver's 2003 novel of the same name. The film became a Cannes Film Festival sensation, receiving critical acclaim.[21] Miller played Damien on the Showtime hit comedy series Californication.[22] Miller appeared on Royal Pains as Tucker Bryant for two seasons. In the 2012 film adaptation of the novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower Miller played Patrick, alongside Logan Lerman and Emma Watson.[23]

Miller has been credited with singing, drumming and percussion on musical recordings by the band Sons of an Illustrious Father,[24] as early as 2011. The band is a trio that features Lilah Larson (vocals, guitar, bass and drums), Josh Aubin (bass, keyboards, guitar, vocals) and Miller.[25][26] In 2019, the band released a cover of "Don't Cha" by Pussycat Dolls and Miller was seen in its music video.[27]

Miller played Credence Barebone in the 2016 film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a spin-off of the Harry Potter film series. Miller reprised the role in the film's sequel, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which was released in November 2018.

Miller portrays Barry Allen / The Flash in Warner Bros.' DC Comics adaptations, first appearing in cameos in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, and continuing the role as one of the leads in Justice League. Miller is set to play the character in the standalone film The Flash.[28][29] Miller attended Middle East Film and Comic Con in 2018 representing their character in the DC Comics franchise film Justice League.[30]

Personal life

Miller identifies as queer,[16] specifying: "The way I would choose to identify myself wouldn't be gay. I've been attracted mostly to 'shes' but I've been with many people and I'm open to love whatever it can be";[20] and to have "a lot of really wonderful friends who are of very different sexes and genders. I am very much in love with no one in particular."[16][31] Miller expressed interest in "kissing boys" at a young age.[32] Miller does not identify as a man or woman; "Queer just means no, I don't do that. I don't identify as a man. I don't identify as a woman. I barely identify as a human."[33] Additionally, Miller has started to use all pronouns interchangeably.[34] Miller revealed having had a personal #MeToo experience with a Hollywood producer and a director, both unnamed. Miller said, "They gave me wine and I was underaged. They were like, 'Hey, want to be in our movie about gay revolution?' And I was like, 'No, you guys are monsters.'" Miller then went on to show support for the #MeToo movement.[33]

In 2010, Miller dated Zoe Kravitz while they were filming Beware the Gonzo.[35]

On June 28, 2011, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, while shooting The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Miller was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over for a broken brake light, and police discovered 20 grams of marijuana in their possession.[2][36] Initially, Miller was charged with drug possession, but the charge was later dropped by a judge. Instead, Miller faced a penalty of $600 for two citations of disorderly conduct.[22] Miller later commented: "I don't feel like there's any need to hide the fact that I smoke pot. It's a harmless herbal substance that increases sensory appreciation."[37]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Afterschool Robert
2009 City Island Vincent "Vinnie" Rizzo Jr.
2010 Beware the Gonzo Eddie "Gonzo" Gilman
Every Day Jonah
2011 Another Happy Day Elliot Hellman
Busted Walk Jay Turner Short film
We Need to Talk About Kevin Kevin Khatchadourian
2012 The Perks of Being a Wallflower Patrick
2014 Madame Bovary Leon Dupuis
2015 The Stanford Prison Experiment Daniel Culp / Prisoner 8612
Trainwreck Donald
2016 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Credence Barebone
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Barry Allen / The Flash Cameo
Suicide Squad
2017 Justice League
2018 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Credence Barebone

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Californication Damien Patterson 5 episodes
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Ethan Morse Episode: "Crush"
2009-10 Royal Pains Tucker Bryant 5 episodes

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Lego Dimensions Credence Barebone (voice)

Awards and nominations

Further reading

  • Jones, Allie (5 November 2018). "Ezra Miller Is the Gender-Bending, Goat-Delivering Hollywood Star of the Future". GQ.

References

  1. ^ Ezra Miller Is the Gender-Bending, Goat-Delivering Hollywood Star of the Future
  2. ^ a b "Actor faces charges for marijuana in Peters". Post-gazette.com. 2011-06-25. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Tribune, Pittsburgh (2011-06-25). "'Wallflower' actor faces drug chages - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review". Pittsburghlive.com. Archived from the original on 2012-09-06. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Harvkey, Mike (2012). "Ezra Miller". Nylon Magazine. Archived from the original on 2012-04-26. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Authentic movie clothing requires lots of shopping". Post-gazette.com. 2011-10-10. Retrieved .
  6. ^ Osborn, Michael (2011-10-21). "BBC News - Talk About Kevin: Portrait of a parent's worst nightmare". BBC News. bbc.co.uk. Retrieved .
  7. ^ Beckerman, Jim; and Rohan, Virginia. "Our picks for Oscar's top honors" Archived 2013-12-24 at the Wayback Machine, The Record (Bergen County), January 25, 2012. Accessed June 7, 2012. "And what happened to Tilda Swinton, Leonardo DiCaprio and Wyckoff's Ezra Miller (a Best Supporting Actor possibility for "We Need to Talk About Kevin")?"
  8. ^ a b c d Bosworth, Kate (2011-04-06). "Ezra Miller". Interview. Retrieved .
  9. ^ Lamble, David. "The Bay Area Reporter Online | We need to talk about Ezra Miller". Ebar.com. Retrieved .
  10. ^ a b "Walt Disney Company To Reorganise Publishing Business: Disney Publishing, Worldwide And Hyperion". Prnewswire.co.uk. 1999-04-12. Retrieved . and is now the President of Macmillan's newest imprint, Flatiron Books.
  11. ^ a b Yuan, Jada (2012-01-08). "We Need to Talk About Ezra". New York. Retrieved .
  12. ^ Moran, Michael (November 20, 2017). "Meet The Flash, the latest Jewish superhero". The Jewish Chronicle. Retrieved 2018.
  13. ^ Saar, Yuval (2012-01-19). "Ezra's Way (Weekend)". Haaretz. Retrieved . My father is Jewish, my mother is not, but I consider myself entirely Jewish even though according to Jewish law I am not. I encourage everyone to understand that the rules were written before anyone could do DNA tests... I know that I am a descendant of Abraham through my father.
  14. ^ "Interfaith Celebrities: An Upcoming Actor, An Enduring Celebrity - InterfaithFamily". Retrieved 2014.
  15. ^ Lamble, David (2011-12-08). "Family estrangement". The Bay Area Reporter. Retrieved .
  16. ^ a b c Shana Naomi Krochmal (2012-08-15). "Lost & Found". Out Magazine. Retrieved .
  17. ^ VanAirsdale, S.T. (2010-04-26). "The Verge: Ezra Miller". Movieline. Archived from the original on 2010-05-03. Retrieved .
  18. ^ Barbuti, Angela (2014-10-15). "Ezra Miller: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Heavy.com. Retrieved .
  19. ^ "Ezra Miller Interview for Beware the Gonzo". The Cinema Source. 2011-09-08. Archived from the original on 2011-09-28. Retrieved .
  20. ^ a b Stern, Marlow (2012-09-18). "Ezra Miller on 'Perks of Being a Wallflower,' Being Bisexual & More". The Daily Beast.
  21. ^ Bamigboye, Baz (2011-05-13). "BAZ BAMIGBOYE: 'I'm too old to be a lothario', says Jude Law". Daily Mail. Retrieved .
  22. ^ a b "Ezra Miller | Ezra Miller Cleared On Drug Charge". Contactmusic. 2011-07-05. Retrieved .
  23. ^ Wilkinson, Amy (2011-05-19). "Ezra Miller To Play Patrick In 'Perks of Being a Wallflower'". MTV. Retrieved .
  24. ^ "Sons of an Illustrious Father". Sons of an Illustrious Father.
  25. ^ Haynes, Taylor. "Fearless & Genre Queer: Brooklyn-based trio Sons of an Illustrious Father offers sanctuary through music".
  26. ^ "Sons of an Illustrious father". Sons of an Illustrious Father.
  27. ^ Atad, Corey (16 May 2019). "Ezra Miller Covers The Pussycat Dolls' 'Don't Cha' In Creepy New Music Video". ET Canada. Retrieved 2019.
  28. ^ "The Flash Movie to Star Ezra Miller, Out in 2018". Variety.
  29. ^ "Warner Bros.' The Flash Movie to Star Ezra Miller". The Hollywood Reporter. October 15, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  30. ^ Reporter, Marwa Hamad, Senior (2018-04-06). "MEFCC 2018: Ezra Miller, Karl Urban on keeping secrets". GulfNews. Retrieved .
  31. ^ Lawrence Ferber (2012-01-16). "Ezra Miller Says He Has Had Gay Moments". Next Magazine. Archived from the original on 2012-09-04. Retrieved .
  32. ^ "Ezra Miller talks about realizing as a kid they liked kissing boys". YouTube. Rosa Gamazo. Retrieved 2016.
  33. ^ a b Bollinger, Alex (November 8, 2018). "Actor Ezra Miller says they don't identify as a man or a woman". LGBTQ Nation.
  34. ^ Randall, Devin (November 7, 2018). "We're Obsessed With Ezra Miller's Gender Fluid GQ Photo Shoot". Instinct. Burbank, California: Juki Media. Retrieved 2018.
  35. ^ "Ezra Miller aka Flash Says 'I'm Queer' Not Gay; Boyfriend & Dating Amid Confusion?". Liverampup.com. May 16, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  36. ^ Glinow, Kiki (2011-06-29). "'Wallflower' Star Ezra Miller Busted for Marijuana Possession". Retrieved .
  37. ^ "Ezra Miller on Their Roles in Another Happy Day and We Need to Talk About Kevin". New York. 2012-01-08. Retrieved .

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