Abby Lee Miller

Abby Lee Miller

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Birthday: Sep 21, 1965

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Abby Lee Miller was raised in the suburbs by her father and dance teacher mother Maryen Lorraine. Miller grew up studying under her mother at the Maryen Lorraine Dance Studio. In 1986 Miller was certified by Dance Masters of America, an organization dedicated to elevating the art of dance, and to create opportunities for dance instruction, education and collaboration. In 1995 Miller took over her mother's studio and rechristened the business "Reign Dance Productions." In 2011 Miller starred in the first season of Lifetime TV's "Dance Moms" (Lifetime, 2011- ). The series followed The Abby Lee Dance Company's Junior Elite Competition Team of dancers, who were training for careers in dance or the stage. The show portrayed Miller as a combative, no-nonsense taskmaster, and arguments with the studio's other teachers and aggressive confrontations with mothers of Miller's students were regular features of the show. The show was immensely successful, and two spin-offs were produced as a result. Despite the show's success, Miller faced a number of problems, including financial ones, and in 2010 filed for bankruptcy owing over $400,000 in taxes. Miller's legal troubles continued to mount, and in 2014, one of the dancers on her Lifetime series filed charges alleging assault. An emotional distress lawsuit was also filed by one of Miller's dancers, but the suit was ultimately dropped. In 2015 Miller was indicted for fraud for concealing funds in a secret bank account. She was officially indicted for bankruptcy fraud and concealment of bankruptcy assets, as well as filing false bankruptcy. She was sentenced to a year and a day in prison and ordered to pay over $160,000 in fines pertaining to her crimes.

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No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2012-2014 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2013 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doctors Guest 2019-2020
No Score Yet 63% Dance Moms Self 2011-2017 2019
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2012 2017
No Score Yet 89% The Eric Andre Show Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dance Moms: Abby's Studio Rescue Self 2014
91% 75% Transparent Self 2014
No Score Yet 42% Dancing With the Stars Guest 2014
No Score Yet 100% Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition Executive Producer,
Judge
2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2013
72% 49% Drop Dead Diva Abby Lee Miller (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2012