Ashley Miller (screenwriter)
March 16, 1971 |
|Alma mater||College of William and Mary|
Ashley Edward Miller is an American screenwriter and producer best known for his work on the TV shows Andromeda, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and Fringe. He also worked on the films Thor and X-Men: First Class. He often collaborates with fellow screenwriter Zack Stentz.
Born in Windber, Pennsylvania, Miller's family relocated and he grew to adulthood in Gainesville, VA. His first job out of college was as a middle school English teacher. He then went on to work for the US Navy as an independent defense contractor. Miller eventually moved to California, starting his career as a writer on the television show Andromeda after meeting one of the producers of the show.
He is married with one son.
Miller was first hired to work on Andromeda in 2000 as a writer. In 2001 he was given the additional duties of being a consultant on the show, working both positions until the series' cancellation in 2005. It was while working on the show that he first met former-journalist and future writing partner Zack Stentz.
Upon the end of the TV series Andromeda, the duo continued their writing partnership and began to work on the Fox Television series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, co-writing six episodes and co-producing twenty two episodes together over the series run. When Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles was not renewed for a third season, Miller and Stentz moved onto another Fox project, Fringe. Over the two seasons that Miller & Stentz worked on the show, they co-produced twenty two episodes along with co-writing a total of four episodes.
Following their work on Thor, Miller and Stentz attended a meeting with Fox executives who offered them the chance to work with producer Bryan Singer and director Matthew Vaughn by penning a draft of the screenplay for the film X-Men: First Class. After finishing the script and beginning production, both Miller and Stentz expressed their happiness with the tone of the film, complimenting the vision and scenes that Singer had conceived in an interview.
On November 8, 2012, Miller and Stentz released their first novel, Colin Fischer, a young adult story about a student with Asperger's Syndrome entering high school.
In December 2009, Miller and Stentz were hired to write the screenplay adaptation for the Dark Horse Comics horror comic book mini-series Damn Nation. During an interviewwith I09 Miller stating, "We're still in the middle of working on Damn Nation. We turned our first draft into Dark Horse and Paramount Pictures, and everyone seems to love it. We were very pleased with how it came out."
- Andromeda (TV series) (2000–2005)
- The Twilight Zone (TV series, one episode) (2003)
- Agent Cody Banks (Screenplay) (2003)
- Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (TV series) (2008–2009)
- Fringe (TV series) (2009–2010)
- X-Men: First Class (Screenplay) (2011)
- Thor (Screenplay) (2011)
- Top Gun 2 (Screenplay)
- Star Trek 3 (Screenplay)
- The Twilight Zone
- Terminator: The Sara Connor Chronicles
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