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Early life


Miller was born in New Jersey
New Jersey
New Jersey is a state in the Northeastern and Middle Atlantic regions of the United States. , its population was 8,791,894. It is bordered on the north and east by the state of New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania and on the southwest by Delaware...

. His mother, Marta, is a modern dancer. His father, Robert S. Miller, was senior vice president and managing director of Walt Disney Company's adult book publishing division, Hyperion Books. He has two older sisters, Saiya and Caitlin.

Miller was trained as a singer, and has sung with the Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera
The Metropolitan Opera is an opera company, located in New York City. Originally founded in 1880, the company gave its first performance on October 22, 1883. The company is operated by the non-profit Metropolitan Opera Association, with Peter Gelb as general manager...

. When he was 6 years old, he performed in the U.S. premiere of Philip Glass
Philip Glass
Philip Glass is an American composer. He is considered to be one of the most influential composers of the late 20th century and is widely acknowledged as a composer who has brought art music to the public .His music is often described as minimalist, along with...

’s contemporary opera White Raven. He attended The Hudson School
The Hudson School
The Hudson School is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational day school located in Hoboken, in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States, serving students in fifth through twelfth grade...

.

Career


Miller began his film career in 2008 with the Antonio Campos’s Afterschool
Afterschool
Afterschool is a 2008 drama film filmed, written, and directed by Antonio Campos. It premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival in the program Un Certain Regard...

, in which he played a teenager at a boarding school. After that Miller appeared in City Island
City Island (film)
City Island is a 2009 American comedy-drama film directed and written by Raymond De Felitta and starring Andy García, Julianna Margulies and Alan Arkin. It premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City on April 26, 2009...

with Andy Garcia
Andy García
Andrés Arturo García Menéndez , professionally known as Andy García, is a Cuban American actor. He became known in the late 1980s and 1990s, having appeared in several successful Hollywood films, including The Godfather: Part III, The Untouchables, Internal Affairs and When a Man Loves a Woman...

, Julianna Margulies
Julianna Margulies
Julianna Luisa Margulies is an American actress and producer.After several small television roles, Margulies achieved success in her regular role as Nurse Carol Hathaway on NBC's long-running medical drama ER, for which she won an Emmy Award...

 and Steven Strait
Steven Strait
Steven Strait is an American actor, fashion model, and rock singer.-Early life and modeling:Strait was born and raised in Greenwich Village, New York City, New York. He is of Dutch and Italian heritage. He attended Xavier High School and took classes at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting...

. Miller also acted in Beware the Gonzo
Beware the Gonzo
Beware the Gonzo is a 2010 American film, written and directed by Bryan Goluboff. The film debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2010.-Plot:...

and Every Day
Every Day (film)
Every Day is a 2010 comedy-drama film written and directed by Richard Levine and starring Liev Schreiber and Helen Hunt.-Cast:* Liev Schreiber as Ned* Helen Hunt as Jeannie* Ezra Miller as Jonah* Carla Gugino as Robin* Eddie Izzard as Garrett...

where he played a gay teenager with Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber
Isaac Liev Schreiber , commonly known as Liev Schreiber, is an American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter. He became known during the late 1990s and early 2000s, having initially appeared in several independent films, and later mainstream Hollywood films, including the Scream trilogy of...

 and Helen Hunt
Helen Hunt
Helen Elizabeth Hunt is an American actress, film director, and screenwriter. She starred in the sitcom Mad About You for seven years, before being cast in the romantic comedy As Good as It Gets...

 as his parents, both of which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival
Tribeca Film Festival
The Tribeca Film Festival is a film festival founded in 2002 by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro and Craig Hatkoff in a response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the consequent loss of vitality in the TriBeCa neighborhood in Lower Manhattan.The mission of the festival...

. Miller next appeared in the BBC Films
BBC Films
BBC Films is the feature film-making arm of the BBC. It has produced or co-produced some of the most successful British films of recent years, including An Education, StreetDance 3D, Fish Tank, Stage Beauty, A Cock and Bull Story, Nativity! and Match Point.It aims to make strong British films with...

 movie We Need to Talk About Kevin
We Need to Talk About Kevin (film)
We Need to Talk about Kevin is a 2011 British-American drama thriller film adapted and directed by Lynne Ramsay from American author Lionel Shriver's 2003 novel of the same name. A long process of development and financing began in 2005 and filming eventually commenced in April 2010, with Tilda...

with John C. Reilly
John C. Reilly
John Christopher Reilly, Jr. is an American film and theater actor, singer, and comedian. Debuting in Casualties of War in 1989, he is one of several actors whose careers were launched by Brian De Palma. To date, he has appeared in more than fifty films, including three separate films in 2002...

 and Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
Katherine Mathilda "Tilda" Swinton is a British actress known for both arthouse and mainstream films. She has appeared in a number of films including The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Burn After Reading, The Beach, We Need to Talk About Kevin and was nominated for a Golden Globe for her...

, which was directed and adapted by Lynne Ramsay from American author Lionel Shriver
Lionel Shriver
-Early life and education:Lionel Shriver was born Margaret Ann Shriver on May 18, 1957 in Gastonia, North Carolina, to a deeply religious family . At age 15, she changed her name from Margaret Ann to Lionel because she did not like the name she had been given, and as a tomboy felt that a...

's 2003 novel of the same name. The film became a Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
The Cannes International Film Festival , is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres including documentaries from around the world. Founded in 1946, it is among the world's most prestigious and publicized film festivals...

 sensation, winning critical acclaim. Miller also acted as Damien on the Showtime
Showtime Networks
Showtime Networks, Inc. is the corporate division of media conglomerate CBS Corporation.The company was established in 1983 as Showtime/The Movie Channel, Inc. after Viacom and Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment merged their premium channels, Showtime and The Movie Channel respectively, into one...

's hit comedy television program Californication
Californication (TV series)
Californication is an American comedy-drama that premiered on Showtime on August 13, 2007. The show was created by Tom Kapinos. The protagonist, Hank Moody , is a troubled novelist whose move to California, coupled with his writer's block, complicates his relationships with his longtime girlfriend...

. He appeared on Royal Pains
Royal Pains
Royal Pains is a USA Network television series that premiered on June 4, 2009, starring Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo, Jill Flint and Reshma Shetty. The series is based in part on actual concierge medicine practices of independent doctors and companies...

as Tucker Bryant for two seasons. He is confirmed to play Patrick in the movie adaptation of the novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is an epistolary novel written by American novelist Stephen Chbosky. It was published on February 1, 1999 by MTV...

.

Personal life


Miller is a drummer and a singer in a New York based band called Sons of an Illustrious Father.

On June 28, 2011, Miller was discovered in Pittsburgh, PA, where he is shooting The Perks of Being a Wallflower with 20 grams of marijuana while in a vehicle pulled over for a broken brake light; Miller was not driving the car. He was initially charged with drug possession but the charge was later dropped by a judge. Instead of these charges, Miller faced a penalty of $600 USD for two citations of disorderly conduct.

Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Afterschool
Afterschool
Afterschool is a 2008 drama film filmed, written, and directed by Antonio Campos. It premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival in the program Un Certain Regard...

Robert
2009 City Island
City Island (film)
City Island is a 2009 American comedy-drama film directed and written by Raymond De Felitta and starring Andy García, Julianna Margulies and Alan Arkin. It premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City on April 26, 2009...

Vince Jr.
2010 Beware the Gonzo
Beware the Gonzo
Beware the Gonzo is a 2010 American film, written and directed by Bryan Goluboff. The film debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2010.-Plot:...

Eddie 'Gonzo' Gilman
2010 Every Day
Every Day (film)
Every Day is a 2010 comedy-drama film written and directed by Richard Levine and starring Liev Schreiber and Helen Hunt.-Cast:* Liev Schreiber as Ned* Helen Hunt as Jeannie* Ezra Miller as Jonah* Carla Gugino as Robin* Eddie Izzard as Garrett...

Jonah
2011 Another Happy Day
Another Happy Day
Another Happy Day is a 2011 American black comedy-drama film written and directed by Sam Levinson.-Plot:Lynn was married to Paul , but they split up on bad terms, and Lynn took custody of their daughter Alice while Paul got their son Dylan...

Elliot
2011 We Need to Talk about Kevin
We Need to Talk About Kevin (film)
We Need to Talk about Kevin is a 2011 British-American drama thriller film adapted and directed by Lynne Ramsay from American author Lionel Shriver's 2003 novel of the same name. A long process of development and financing began in 2005 and filming eventually commenced in April 2010, with Tilda...

Kevin Katchadourian
2012 The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (film)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is an upcoming American adaptation of the epistolary novel of the same name. Directed by the novel's author, Stephen Chbosky, filming started around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on May 9 and ended on June 29, 2011.-Plot:...

Patrick Post-production

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Californication
Californication (TV series)
Californication is an American comedy-drama that premiered on Showtime on August 13, 2007. The show was created by Tom Kapinos. The protagonist, Hank Moody , is a troubled novelist whose move to California, coupled with his writer's block, complicates his relationships with his longtime girlfriend...

Damien Recurring Role (5 Episodes)
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is an American police procedural television drama series set in New York City, where it is also primarily produced...

Ethan Morse Episode "Crush
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (season 10)
This article contains a list of episodes for season 10 of the television series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.-Cast:*Christopher Meloni as Det. Elliot Stabler*Mariska Hargitay as Det. Olivia Benson*Richard Belzer as Sgt. John Munch...

"
2009-2010 Royal Pains
Royal Pains
Royal Pains is a USA Network television series that premiered on June 4, 2009, starring Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo, Jill Flint and Reshma Shetty. The series is based in part on actual concierge medicine practices of independent doctors and companies...

Tucker Bryant Recurring Role (5 Episodes)

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