Penelope Ann Miller starred in 2012’s Academy Award Best Picture Winner, The Artist opposite best actor winner Jean Dujardin. The Weinstein Company’s black & white silent film took the awards season by storm winning 5 Academy Awards, 7 BAFTAs and 3 Golden Globe Awards, including Best Picture among many others. Miller was also recognized for her work in the ensemble category with nominations at the SAG and Critic’s Choice Awards. She was recently honored with Career Achievement Awards at the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival and the Sarasota Film Festival where they showcased her respected body of work from the past 25 years.
Miller has shared the screen with some of the most notable and renowned leading men and directors in Hollywood. This distinguished list includes Al Pacino and Sean Penn in director Brian de Palma’s Carlito’s Way for which she received a Golden Globe nomination, Marlon Brando and Matthew Broderick in The Freshman directed by Andrew Bergman, Robert De Niro and Robin Williams in Penny Marshall’s Awakenings, Robert Downey Jr. in Sir Richard Attenborough’s Chaplin, Danny DeVito and Gregory Peck in Norman Jewison’s Other People's Money, Matthew Broderick and Christopher Walken in Mike Nichols’s Biloxi Blues, and Arnold Schwarzenegger in Ivan Reitman’s Kindergarten Cop.
Miller will soon be seen in the feature film The Bronx Bull opposite William Forsythe and Joe Montegna. She starred earlier this year in Saving Lincoln, playing the historically iconic Mary Todd Lincoln. Miller was also recently in ABC’s Mistresses.
Miller’s recent credits include the critically acclaimed drama Men of a Certain Age opposite Ray Romano for TNT, the feature film Flipped which Rob Reiner wrote and directed for Warner Brothers, and the Sony Pictures’ box office hit The Messengers opposite Kristen Stewart. The supernatural thriller was produced by Sam Raimi.
Miller was named "Star of Tomorrow" by the Motion Picture Bookers Club and "Most Promising Actress" by the Chicago Film Critics Association. She received a special jury award for Best Performance at the Hollywood Film Festival for her role in the independent feature Rhapsody in Bloom, and a Tony Award nomination for her portrayal of Emily in Broadway’s Tony-winning revival of Our Town. Miller’s television credits include Rocky Marciano opposite Jon Favreau and George C. Scott, The Last Don opposite Joe Montegna, The Mary Kay Letourneau Story for which she won critical acclaim and Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story opposite James Woods.
Miller left her native Los Angeles when she was 18 and moved to New York, where she studied acting at HB Studios under Herbert Berghoff. Two years later, Miller got her big break on Broadway when she originated the role of Daisy Hanningan in Neil Simon's Tony Award-winning play Biloxi Blues opposite Matthew Broderick. Later, she would reprise her role in Universal’s film version, directed by Mike Nichols.
Miller currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters.