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Penelope Ann Miller Biography

Birth Name:
Penelope Andrea Miller
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, California, United States

Fast Facts

  • Father, Mark Miller, played the dad in the 1960s sitcom Please Don't Eat the Daisies
  • Moved to New York at 18 to study acting; worked as a hostess at Tavern on the Green
  • Named Most Promising Actress by the Chicago Film Critics Association in 1990
  • Claims to have taught Arnold Schwarzenegger to kiss on-camera when they worked on the 1990 film Kindergarten Cop
  • Initially turned down the stripper role in 1994's Carlito's Way when she was asked to dance in a bikini at an audition
  • In 2009, took on the role of the soon-to-be former wife of Joe (series star/producer Ray Romano) on the acclaimed cable dramedy Men of a Certain Age
  • As Sonia, Miller successfully portrays the ups (finding new love) and downs (feeling lost without her ex) of the newly divorced
  • In 2010, appeared in director Rob Reiner's coming-of-age film comedy, Flipped, and noted that she enjoyed working with Reiner because "he trusts his actors
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  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1994Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated