Wentworth E. Miller II, Personal Life and Net Worth

Wentworth E. Miller II is an American lawyer and teacher born on October 23, 1947. He is the father of actor Wentworth Miller and two other children: Gillian Freeman (younger sister) and Leigh Kobrinski (younger sister). He was studying at the University of Oxford on a Rhodes scholarship at the time of his son’s birth. He is of African-American, Jamaican, German, and English ancestry. He and his wife Roxann, a special education teacher, moved to Park Slope, Brooklyn when their son was a year old. Wentworth E. Miller II has a strong and supportive relationship with his son and has played an important role in his life.

His Son, Wentworth E. Miller III “Michael Scofield”

Born on June 2, 1972, in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England, when he was a year old, Wentworth Miller’s family moved to Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York, where his father became an assistant district attorney. Holding dual citizenship, Miller is an American, born to a diverse background. After attending Midwood High School in Brooklyn and being a member of Sing!, a musical production started by the school, he transferred to Quaker Valley Senior High School in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, where he held good grades and was active in the AV club and school newspaper. In 1990, he graduated high school and attended Princeton University, where he was a cartoonist for the school paper and a vocalist for The Princeton Tigertones. His experiences there led him to realize his interest in performing in front of audiences, and he graduated with a Bachelor’s in English Literature in 1995. He then moved to California, where he accepted a job in a small production company but ended up deciding to pursue acting instead. Thus, he quit his job at the company and consciously shifted to Los Angeles.

Wentworth Miller faced difficulties when first entering the industry, starting out as a temp for several production companies before ending up working at his former employee’s production office. His hard work eventually paid off as he started landing guest roles on various shows such as Buffy Contre Les Vampires (1997), Urgences (1994), and Popular (1999). He was cast in the Hallmark series, Dinotopia (2002), playing David Scott and his role in the feature film, La Couleur du Mensonge (2003), with Nicole Kidman and Sir Anthony Hopkins, was his breakthrough. Even though it didn’t do well in theaters, viewers and critics alike gave it a positive reception and Miller soon rose to stardom.

After starring in La Couleur du Mensonge (2003) Wentworth Miller went on to appear in many more productions such as the movie, Underworld (2003), in which he voiced the character of EDI opposite Kate Beckinsale and Scott Speedman and guest starred as Ryan Hunter in the series finale of Le monde de Joan (2003). Sadly, in May CBS cancelled the show, leaving fans to speculate what could have been. In 2005, Wentworth appeared in the pilot of Ghost Whisperer (2005) and subsequently gained popularity due to his role as Michael Scofield in Prison Break (2005). Here he starred alongside Dominic Purcell, Amaury Nolasco, and Robert Knepper and earned multiple nominations, including a Golden Globe and a Saturn award and three Teen Choice Award nominations. His career includes being Mariah Carey’s love interest in the music videos “It’s Like That” and “We Belong Together”.