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Omar Benson Miller Biography

Birth Name:
Omar Benson Miller
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, California, United States

Fast Facts

  • Named best male actor in his San Jose State graduating class
  • Founded the Omar Miller Foundation, which feeds hungry L
  • A
  • -area residents, using food left over from film and TV productions
  • Costarred with the likes of Eminem (2002's 8 Mile) and Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon (2004's Shall We Dance?)
  • Made his directorial debut with the 2007 film Gordon Glass
  • Lost 60 pounds to portray a WWII G
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  • in the 2008 Spike Lee film Miracle at St
  • Anna
  • Known for his role as art-theft expert Walter Simmons on the popular crime series CSI: Miami, he is also recognized for his resemblance to Forest Whitaker
  • In an interview with CY, he noted that he and the Oscar-winning actor are "the only people who think we don't look alike, yet the world is convinced I am a younger version of him, and I am absolutely fine with that
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