Sienna Miller

Active - 2002 - 2020  |   Born - Dec 28, 1981 in New York, New York, United States  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy Drama, Fantasy, Crime

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Biography by Jason Buchanan

With a mother who ran London's famed Lee Strasberg drama school -- and being the sort of knockout blonde beauty adored by the cameras -- it was not surprising that Sienna Miller eventually gravitated to an acting career. Born in New York to an American banker father and a mother who was always associated with the arts, young Miller received her primary education at the Heathfield School in Ascot, Surrey, before pursuing acting at New York's Lee Strasberg Institute. Her feature debut in the 2002 drama Joy Rider found the emerging actress caught in the middle of a heated love triangle, and after essaying a role in a BBC television drama Bedtime in 2001, Miller crossed the pond to appear on the stateside series Keen Eddie. Trading zingers with the series' lead Mark Valley, Miller played her character with just the sort of chemistry needed to make an action comedy series work.

If subsequent roles in the films Layer Cake and Alfie weren't enough to get people talking about Miller, her sometime relationship with the latter film's star, Jude Law, certainly helped keep gossip columnists in business. In the years to come, Miller would remain a well known name primarily for her acting, appearing in several projects per year such as Factor Girl, The Edge of Love, and many more.

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  • Her mother worked as David Bowie's secretary in the 1970s.
  • Her mom went into labor with her in New York City while watching a live performance of The Nutcracker.
  • Studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City.
  • Breakthrough year was 2004 when she appeared with Daniel Craig in Layer Cake and Jude Law in Alfie.
  • In 2006 she launched her own fashion label Twenty8Twelve, numbers taken from her birthday, with sister Savannah.
  • Garnered praise for her 2006 portrayal of 1960's "It Girl" Edie Sedgwick in Factory Girl.
  • Appeared on Broadway in 2009 in the title role of After Miss Julie.
  • Is a Global Ambassador for International Medical Corps.