Wentworth Miller had his first taste of stardom in a role as the sensitive and introverted David in ABC's mini-series "Dinotopia" (2002/I) (mini). The very successful longform from Robert Halmi Sr. was a combination of character-driven action and state-of-the-art special effects, and was a story about a world where humans and dinosaurs live together in a magical civilization. From this effects-driven adventure story, Miller moved to one of Hollywood's favorite new projects, The Human Stain (2003), for Miramax. Having recently finished on location in Montreal, Miller had the opportunity to observe and work with 'Sir Anthony Hopkins' . The two share the film's central character, Coleman Silk, Miller playing him as a young man before the story moves forward in the tempestuous life of this Ivy League professor.
Miller has at least one thing more in common with the great British Hopkins: though he was raised in Brooklyn, Miller was actually born in the UK – in Chipping Norton, England where his father, a Rhodes Scholar, was studying.
A graduate of Princeton, Miller's stage time during college was spent singing, and he traveled the world performing with the school's famed a capella group, The Princeton Tigertones. For reasons still a mystery to himself, his family and his friends, the young graduate headed to Los Angeles to pursue a behind-the-scenes career in the entertainment industry. And while he was able, with enviable ease, to turn an internship into a paying job and an actual burgeoning career, before long the drive to move in front of the camera became inescapable.
With the support of committed management, within a couple of years Miller landed guest spots, learned fast and earned attention on series including "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) and "Popular" (1999). Dinotopia was his first starring role, and The Human Stain, his first feature.
Wentworth Is of African-American, Jamaican, English, German, French, Dutch, Syrian and Lebanese descents.