Penelope Ann Miller

Penelope Ann Miller

Highest Rated: 95% The Artist (2011)

Lowest Rated: 0% Year of the Comet (1992)

Birthday: Jan 13, 1964

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Many viewers first became acquainted with actor Penelope Ann Miller when she appeared as the stranded Brenda in the classic family comedy "Adventures in Babysitting" (1987) though many may not have recognized her. Born to a Los Angeles-based actor/producer father and costume designer mother in 1964, Miller felt a natural gravitation towards show business as a child. She studied for two years at Atherton, California's Menlo College before dropping out to concentrate on studying acting at HB Studio in New York. She had only been in the Big Apple for a little over a year when she landed her big break, playing Daisy opposite Matthew Broderick on Broadway in Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues." The role opened many doors for the young actor, and she was soon parlaying her success into film work, landing her first major role in the enduring "Adventures in Babysitting" as Brenda, the best friend of Elisabeth Shue's character, who spends much of the film costumed in a pair of massive, thick glasses. Miller also re-teamed with Broderick to reprise the role of Daisy in a movie adaptation of "Biloxi Blues" (1987) that same year, before returning to Broadway to star as Emily in a revival of "Our Town." Oscillating back to films when the show wrapped, Miller was eventually paired with Broderick yet again, this time in the crime comedy "The Freshman" (1990). She made waves starring opposite Al Pacino in Brian De Palma's "Carlito's Way" (1993) before returning to the Broadway stage for the play "On the Waterfront." Miller's next phase in her Hollywood career was marked by films built on terror and suspense, as she most notably starred in horror films like "The Relic" (1997), thrillers like "The Break Up" (1998), and mysteries like "Along Came a Spider" (2001). As the medium of TV became a more prestige venue for high caliber actors, Miller began co-starring on series like the critically lauded "Men of a Certain Age" (Fox, 2009-2011). She also made a turn in the celebrated modern-day silent film "The Artist" (2011) and in the confrontational "The Birth of a Nation" (2016). Ever on the cutting edge as a performer, Miler next appeared in the TV movie "The College Admissions Scandal" (Lifetime, 2019), with a story ripped straight from the headlines.

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Highest rated movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
83% 84% Adverse Nicole (Character) - 2021
71% 50% The College Admissions Scandal Caroline (Character) - 2019
0% 61% American Dresser Vera (Character) $2.2K 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Prison Break: The Seduction of Joyce Mitchell Joyce Mitchell (Character) - 2017
73% 71% The Birth of a Nation Elizabeth Turner (Character) $15.8M 2016
No Score Yet 41% The Bronx Bull Debbie Forrester (Character) - 2015
27% 69% Saving Lincoln Mary Todd Lincoln (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 38% Robosapien: Rebooted Joanna (Character) - 2013
83% 44% Think of Me Louise (Character) - 2011
95% 87% The Artist Doris (Character) $44.7M 2011
54% 78% Flipped Trina Baker (Character) $1.8M 2010
14% 54% Saving Grace B. Jones Bea Bretthorst (Character) - 2009
33% 54% Free Style Jeannette Bryant (Character) $141K 2009
No Score Yet 0% Detention Gloria (Character) - 2008
14% 22% Blonde Ambition Sandra Connelly (Character) $4.7K 2007
12% 44% The Messengers Denise (Character) $35.4M 2007
43% 29% Funny Money Carol Perkins (Character) $1.8K 2006
No Score Yet 14% The Deal Laura Martin (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Personal Effects Bonnie Locke (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 28% Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story Donna Hanover (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 31% National Lampoon's Thanksgiving Reunion Pauline Snider (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 12% Carry Me Home Harriet (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scared Silent Kathy Clifson (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 60% Dead in a Heartbeat Dr. Gillian Hayes (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 64% Dodson's Journey Meredith Dodson (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 0% Full Disclosure Michelle (Character) - 2001
32% 53% Along Came a Spider Elizabeth Rose (Character) $74.1M 2001
No Score Yet 0% A Woman's a Helluva Thing Zane Douglas (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 56% Forever Lulu Claire Clifton (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mary Kay Letourneau Story: All-American Girl Mary Kay Letourneau (Character) - 2000
43% 40% Famous Self $112.5K 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chapter Zero Cassandra (Character) - 1999
33% 66% Rocky Marciano Barbara Cousins (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killing Moon Laura Chadwick (Character) - 1999
25% 46% Outside Ozona Earlene Demers (Character) $7.4K 1998
No Score Yet 26% Break Up Grace (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rhapsody in Bloom Lilah Bloom (Character) - 1998
83% 87% Ruby Bridges Barbara Henry (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 55% The Hired Heart Garnet Hadley (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 63% Little City Rebecca (Character) - 1997
36% 34% The Relic Dr. Margo Green (Character) $34M 1997
No Score Yet 80% The Last Don Nalene De Lena (Character) - 1997
35% 44% The Shadow Margo Lane (Character) $32M 1994
No Score Yet 46% Witch Hunt Kim Hudson (Character) - 1994
81% 91% Carlito's Way Gail (Character) $36.5M 1993
0% 47% Year of the Comet Margaret Harwood (Character) $2.2M 1992
59% 81% Chaplin Edna Purviance (Character) $8.3M 1992
14% 26% The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag Mrs. Elizabeth Louise "Betty Lou" Perkins (Character) $3.6M 1992
31% 46% Other People's Money Kate Sullivan (Character) $24.2M 1991
88% 89% Awakenings Paula (Character) $49.4M 1990
No Score Yet 31% Downtown Lori Mitchell (Character) $2.2M 1990
51% 52% Kindergarten Cop Joyce Palmieri/Rachel Crisp (Character) $88.6M 1990
94% 61% The Freshman Tina Sabatini (Character) $20.7M 1990
33% 44% Dead Bang Linda (Character) $7.4M 1989
38% 30% Big Top Pee-wee Winnie (Character) $14.9M 1988
78% 62% Biloxi Blues Daisy (Character) $41.9M 1988
60% 59% Miles From Home Sally (Character) - 1988
72% 70% Adventures in Babysitting Brenda (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotshot Mary (Character) - 1986

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2019 2016
No Score Yet 86% Criminal Minds Dr. Elizabeth Rhodes (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Today Live Guest 2017
96% 89% American Crime Eve Carlin (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2015
No Score Yet 63% Mistresses Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2011
94% No Score Yet Men of a Certain Age Unknown (Guest Star) 2009-2011
62% No Score Yet Vanished Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2006
No Score Yet 84% CSI: New York Rose Whitley (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Minute With Stan Hooper Unknown (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nero Wolfe Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2000
50% 82% The Closer Erica Hewitt (Character) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Don Unknown (Character) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1991
72% No Score Yet Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Ties Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Facts of Life Kristen Morgan (Guest Star) 1987

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