Sienna Miller

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Sienna Miller
Sienna Miller 2009.jpg
Miller at the Twenty8Twelve show, 22 September 2009
Born Sienna Rose Diana Miller
(1981-12-28) 28 December 1981 (age 32)
New York, New York, U.S.
Nationality British-American
Ethnicity English
Occupation Actress, fashion designer, model
Years active 2001–present
Partner(s) Jude Law (2003–2006, 2009–2011)
Tom Sturridge (2011–present)
Children 1

Sienna Rose Diana Miller[1] (born 28 December 1981) is an American-born British actress,[2] model and fashion designer. In 2008, she was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award, while for her role as Tippi Hedren in the 2012 TV film The Girl, she was nominated for a BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Her film roles include Layer Cake (2004), Alfie (2004), Factory Girl (2006), The Edge of Love (2008), G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), Foxcatcher (2014) and American Sniper (2014).

Early life[edit]

Born in New York City, United States,[3] Miller moved to London with her family when she was just over a year old. Her mother, Josephine, is a former South African-born English model.[4][5] Her father, Edwin Miller, is an American banker turned Chinese art dealer.[6] Miller has a sister, Savannah, and two half-brothers, Charles and Stephen.[7] Miller attended Heathfield School, Ascot, a boarding school in Ascot, Berkshire, and later studied for a year at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York City.[7] She carries a British passport, and acquired her first driving licence in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as it was easier to qualify there, thus allowing her to drive in both the USA and UK.[8]

Film career[edit]

In 2001, she made her film début with South Kensington, with Rupert Everett and Elle Macpherson and later had a recurring role in the television drama series Keen Eddie. In 2004 Miller had a supporting role in the remake Alfie with Jude Law and in Layer Cake. In 2005, Miller played the female lead opposite Heath Ledger in the period comedy drama, Casanova, followed by the role of 1960s socialite and Andy Warhol's muse Edie Sedgwick in Factory Girl, which opened 29 December 2006. In 2007, Miller had a small role in Matthew Vaughn's adaptation Stardust and played a starlet to Steve Buscemi's reporter in Interview, another remake. Later in 2007, she portrayed an undead bride opposite James Franco in Camille.

In 2008 Miller appeared in the film version of writer Michael Chabon's novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh and filmed The Edge of Love, with friend Keira Knightley, a biopic of Dylan Thomas in which she plays his wife Caitlin. She appeared in the 2009 live-action film adaptation of the comic book and cartoon G.I. Joe, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, playing The Baroness. She appeared in the film Hippie Hippie Shake, a Working Title production which starred Cillian Murphy and played the title role in Patrick Marber's After Miss Julie on Broadway.[9] She starred as Patricia in the London production of Flare Path at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in 2011.[10] Then in 2012, she starred in The Girl, an HBO film about the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and actress Tippi Hedren.

In 2014, Miller appeared in Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher and Clint Eastwood's American Sniper. Her 2015 releases will include High-Rise and the Untitled John Wells project. In mid-2015, Miller will begin filming Ben Affleck's 1930s gangster drama Live by Night.[11]

Fashion[edit]

Modeling[edit]

Prior to her professional acting career, Miller worked as a photographic model. She signed with Tandy Anderson of Select Model Management London, and modelled for Coca-Cola, Italian Vogue, and posed topless in the 2003 Pirelli Calendar.[12] Miller has also been closely associated with the style of fashion that became known as boho chic, much of which fashion followers noted was strikingly similar to the style of model Kate Moss.[13] Miller signed a two-year contract with Pepe Jeans London; the jeans ad campaign first appeared in magazines March 2006.[14] In February 2009, Hugo Boss Fragrances announced that Miller would be the new ambassador for their women's BOSS Orange women's perfume.[15]

Fashion design[edit]

In 2006 it was announced that Miller would design a fashion capsule for Pepe Jeans; the project was later expanded to become a complete fashion label. Called Twenty8Twelve, it gets its name from Miller's date of birth and is financially backed by Pepe Jeans. The collection, which Miller designed with her sister Savannah, a professional fashion designer, was launched in September 2007.[16]

Charitable activities[edit]

Miller is the Global Ambassador for International Medical Corps. She travelled with them to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in April 2009, and kept a blog about her experiences.[17] She also visited Haiti with the group after the 2010 Haiti earthquake.[18] Miller also worked alongside Global Cool during their 2007 eco friendly campaign.[19]

Miller is an ambassador for the UK branch of the Starlight Children's Foundation, which works with seriously ill children and their parents.[20]

Personal life[edit]

Miller's relationship with Alfie co-star Jude Law was scrutinised by the tabloid press. On Christmas Day 2004, they became engaged.[21] On 8 July 2005, Law issued a public apology to Miller for having an affair with the nanny of his children.[22] It was also reported at the time that Miller had been having an affair with Daniel Craig.[23] After attempting to salvage their relationship, Miller and Law separated in November 2006.[24]

In 2008 Miller had a highly publicized affair with married actor Balthazar Getty.[25] Miller later sued two British tabloids over the publication of photos showing her and Getty together.[26]

In December 2009, it was reported that Law and Miller had rekindled their relationship after starring in separate shows on Broadway in late 2009.[27] They spent Christmas 2009 in Barbados, along with three of Law's children.[28] They announced they had split again in February 2011.[29]

She has been dating actor Tom Sturridge since 2011 and is currently engaged to him.[30] On July 7, 2012 she gave birth to a daughter, whom she named Marlowe Ottoline Layng Sturridge.[31][32]

Her stepmother, Kelly Hoppen, is a well known interior designer and entrepreneur.

Phone hacking scandal[edit]

Following a High Court hearing in May 2011, Sienna Miller is set to accept £100,000 in damages from News of the World after the newspaper admitted hacking into her phone.[33] Later, as a core participant, she gave evidence to the Leveson Inquiry in November 2011.[34] Miller's statement to the inquiry later made news headlines:[35]

Filmography[edit]

Miller at the Military Fashion Show in 2008
Film
Year Title Role Notes
2001 South Kensington Sharon
2002 High Speed Savannah
2002 Ride, TheThe Ride Sara
2004 Layer Cake Tammy
2004 Alfie Nikki
2005 Casanova Francesca Bruni
2006 Factory Girl Edie Sedgwick
2007 Interview Katya
2007 Camille Camille Foster
2007 Stardust Victoria
2008 Mysteries of Pittsburgh, TheThe Mysteries of Pittsburgh Jane Bellwether
2008 A Fox's Tale Darcey (Voice)
2008 Edge of Love, TheThe Edge of Love Caitlin Macnamara
2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Ana Lewis/Anastascia DeCobray/The Baroness
2012 Nous York Movie star French film
2012 Two Jacks Diana
2012 Just like a Woman Marilyn
2012 Yellow Xanne
2013 A Case of You Sarah
2014 Foxcatcher Nancy Schultz
2014 American Sniper Taya Renae Kyle
2015 Mississippi Grind Filming
2015 High Rise Charlotte
2015 Untitled John Wells project Filming
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2002 American Embassy, TheThe American Embassy Babe 1 episode
2002 Bedtime Stacey 4 episodes
2003–2004 Keen Eddie Fiona Bickerton 13 episodes
2009, 2011 Top Gear Herself 2 episodes
2012 The Girl Tippi Hedren BBC/HBO Film

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Film Result
2007 Environmental Media Awards EMA Futures Award Won
Independent Spirit Awards Best Female Lead Interview Nominated
London Film Critics Circle Awards British Actress of the Year Interview Nominated
2008 BAFTA Rising Star Award Nominated
BIFA Award Best Supporting Actress The Edge of Love Nominated
2009 Golden Raspberry Award Worst Supporting Actress G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Won
ShoWest Awards Best Supporting Actress The Edge of Love Won
2012 Festival de la fiction TV de La Rochelle Best Actress Just like a woman Won
Golden Globe Award Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film The Girl Nominated
BAFTA TV Award BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress The Girl Nominated
2013 Critics' Choice Television Award Best Movie/Miniseries Supporting Actress The Girl Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leveson Inquiry, Transcript of Morning Hearing 24th November 2011" (PDF). p. 5. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  2. ^ http://m.imdb.com/name/nm1092227/quotes?ref_=m_nm_trv_trv
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  4. ^ Film. "Sienna Miller: a sense of theatre". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Film. "Jeremy Clarkson interviews Sienna Miller our Reasonably Priced Star". topgear.com. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Sienna Miller Denies Having Temper Tantrum – Page 1210295 – Sienna Miller". People. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
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  8. ^ "Ice Race". Top Gear. Series 13. Episode 5. 19 July 2009. BBC.
  9. ^ McGrath, Charles (19 October 2009). "What She Really Wants to Do Is Act". New York Times. Retrieved 19 October 2009. 
  10. ^ Staff, Broadway.com (9 March 2011). "Sienna Miller travels down Flare Path". Broadway.com. Retrieved 29 March 2011. 
  11. ^ http://deadline.com/2014/09/live-by-night-cast-sienna-miller-zoe-saldana-elle-fanning-ben-affleck-movie-829055/
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  13. ^ Challah, Doha. "London Breeds The 'New Bohemians'". visavismag.com. Retrieved 18 July 2008. 
  14. ^ "Pepe bags Sienna (January 10, 2006)". Vogue UK. 10 January 2006. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  15. ^ "Who’s The Boss? That Would Be Sienna Miller". style.com. 24 February 2009. Retrieved 13 August 2009. 
  16. ^ Emili Vesilind (30 September 2007). "Shades of Sienna". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 18 July 2008. 
  17. ^ Miller, Sienna. "Sienna Miller: A Diary from Democratic Republic of Congo". imcworldwide.org. Retrieved 3 June 2010. 
  18. ^ "Sienna Miller, International Medical Corps Global Ambassador, in Haiti". alertnet.org. 10 March 2010. Retrieved 3 June 2010. 
  19. ^ "Global Cool is hot on carbon emissions". The Times (London). 12 May 2007. Retrieved 1 February 2011. 
  20. ^ "Sienna Miller, ambassador". Starlight childrens foundation, who we are: ambassadors. Starlight Childrens Foundation,. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  21. ^ Stephen M. Silverman (5 January 2005). "Jude Law to Marry Girlfriend Sienna Miller". People. Retrieved 18 July 2008. 
  22. ^ "I cheated on Sienna: Jude". Sydney Morning Herald. 8 July 2005. Retrieved 18 July 2008. 
  23. ^ Vanessa Allen. "Jude Law arrives at the Old Bailey to give evidence in phone-hacking trial | Mail Online". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  24. ^ Pete Norman (12 November 2006). "Jude Law and Sienna Miller Call It Quits". People. Retrieved 18 July 2008. 
  25. ^ Talarico, Brittany (20 September 2010). "Balthazar Getty Talks 'Challenging Time' Post Sienna Miller Affair". OK!. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  26. ^ "Sienna Miller Files Lawsuit Against Tabloids". Starpulse.com. 23 July 2008. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  27. ^ "Jude Law & Sienna Miller Take Romantic Ride in NYC". E!. 18 December 2009. Retrieved 10 May 2010. 
  28. ^ "Sienna Miller, Jude Law & Kids Holiday Together". E!. 28 December 2009. Retrieved 10 May 2010. 
  29. ^ "Jude Law, Sienna Miller Break Up", People.
  30. ^ Life & Style (2012-02-13). "Confirmed: Pregnant Sienna Miller is Engaged - See the Ring! | Life & Style". Lifeandstylemag.com. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  31. ^ "Sienna Miller Gives Birth". US Weekly. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  32. ^ "Sienna Miller names daughter Marlowe Ottoline Layng". The Arizona Republic. 12 July 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  33. ^ "Sienna Miller Awarded £100,000 over Phone Hacking". BBC. 13 May 2011. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  34. ^ "Sienna Miller's Written Statement to the Leveson Inquiry". The Guardian. 24 November 2011. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  35. ^ "Leveson Inquiry: Actress Sienna Miller gives evidence". BBC. 24 November 2011. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 

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