Jonny Lee Miller
Jonathan Lee Miller (born 15 November 1972) is an English-American film, television and theatre actor. He achieved early success for his portrayal of Simon "Sick Boy" Williamson in the dark comedy drama film Trainspotting (1996) and as Dade Murphy in Hackers (1995), before earning further critical recognition for his performances in Afterglow (1997), Mansfield Park (1999), The Flying Scotsman (2006), Endgame (2009) and T2 Trainspotting (2017); for The Flying Scotsman he received a London Film Critics' Circle nomination for Actor of the Year. He was also part of the principal cast in the films Melinda and Melinda (2004), Dark Shadows (2012) and Byzantium (2013). He has appeared in several theatrical productions on Broadway, most notably After Miss Julie and Frankenstein, the latter of which earned him an Olivier Award for Best Actor. Miller starred as the title character in the ABC comedy-drama Eli Stone for which he received a Satellite Award nomination for Best Actor. This was followed by another starring role in the BBC costume drama Emma and a supporting role as Jordan Chase in the fifth season of the Showtime drama Dexter. He currently stars as a modern-day version of Sherlock Holmes in the CBS crime drama Elementary which earned him his second Satellite Award nomination for Best Actor. Miller was born on 15 November 1972 at Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, and was raised in the south west of London. He is the son of Anna Lee and Alan Miller, and was influenced by his parents to start acting; they were both theatre actors and were involved in stage productions at the BBC. His grandfather was actor Bernard Lee, who played M in the first eleven James Bond films. Miller has said he remembers little of him as he was still young when his grandfather died.Miller attended Tiffin School as a child. He appeared in several school plays such as The Ragged Child and performed as part of the Tiffin Swing Band. He then joined the National Youth Music Theatre where he met fellow actor Jude Law. He left school at the age of sixteen after taking his GCSEs to pursue a career in acting. Miller married actress Angelina Jolie on 28 March 1996. They separated 18 months later and were divorced in 2000; however, they remain close friends. He began dating actress and model Michele Hicks in 2006 who, coincidentally, had the same birthday as Jolie. They married in July 2008 in Malibu, California. The couple have one son, Buster Timothy Miller, born in December 2008. He is a marathon runner, often supporting the charity Mencap. Miller was signed up to run the 2006 Marathon des Sables, but he had to drop out due to shooting the film Marathon. He ran the 2008 London Marathon in 3:01:40. In 2014, Miller became an advocate to finding treatment for the disease Sanfilippo syndrome, following a case with five-year-old Jonah Weishaar. He is set to address the Congressional caucus in Washington, D.C., on behalf of rare disease organisations, in the hopes of securing financing to fund treatment research. Miller also trains in both Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Evolution Muay Thai in New York City. In May 2018 he took part in an exhibition Muay Thai bout held at Chok Sabai Gym in New York City, which followed a five-week training camp leading up to the event.
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