Wentworth Miller

  • Birth Name: Wentworth Miller III
  • Birth Place: Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England
  • Profession: Actor


This sexy multiracial actor boasts an impressive intellectual pedigree. Born in England to a Rhodes-scholar father, Miller graduated from Princeton with a degree in English. After moving to Los Angeles in the mid ‘90s, he made guest appearances on various TV series before landing what seemed to be his big break, a role in 2003’s The Human Stain playing Anthony Hopkins' younger self, but the film went bust. In 2005, he was handpicked by Mariah Carey to appear in her “We Belong Together” video, and he credits the singer for his success. Because soon after, he landed a lead role on Prison Break, playing a tattooed hunk determined to free his wrongfully convicted brother from death row. The hit show truly proved to be his big break.

Fast Facts

  • Was a member of Princeton's a cappella group, the Princeton Tigertones.
  • Portrayed a villain on a 1998 episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
  • Made Entertainment Weekly's 2003 IT List after being noticed in Popular and Dinotopia. He was the IT Ex-Teen Crush.
  • Provided the voice of EDI, the evil robot jet, in the 2005 film Stealth.
  • Has vivid memories of his Prison Break audition. He told the Hollywood Reporter, "There I was, doing my test in a room full of Fox executives, and I realized that I had temped in the offices of probably half of them... the people I was trying to impress remembered me from the copy machine---it was insane."
  • Named one of TV's Sexiest Men by TV GUIDE in 2006.
  • Reportedly writes horror screenplays under the pseudonym Ted Foulke.


  • 2006, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee


  • Wentworth Earl Miller II — Father


  • Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States (BA in English, 1995)