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Ari Millen Biography

Birth Place:
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Fast Facts

  • Originally dreamed of becoming a hockey player in the NHL as a youth
  • Became interested in acting at the age of 17 after a friend asked him to perform in a play at a coffeehouse
  • Participated in the Theatre Complete program at Queen Elizabeth Collegiate during his senior year in high school
  • Competed against his Orphan Black co-star Tatiana Maslany at the National Improv Games while they were both in high school
  • Performed the role of a soldier named Will in Vern Thiessen's stage production of Vimy, a part that became personal for him after learning his own grandfather, William, was a soldier who fought in the Battle of Vimy Ridge during World War I
  • In 2008, performed in a stage production of The Veil at the Fajr International Theater Festival in Tehran, Iran
  • Participated in a 100-person performance-art project that became the subject of Ryan Hughes' short film Makeout