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Sienna Rose Miller (born December 28, 1981) is an American-born English actress and model.

Biography

Miller was born in New York City. She moved to England as a child and attended the Heathfield school in Ascot, Berkshire and later studied for a year at the Lee Strasberg Institute with luminaries like Will Lee and Koni Summer in New York City.

Miller was born to hippie parents. Her father, Edward Miller, is an American banker born in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Her mother, Jo Miller, is a South African who ran Lee Strasberg's acting academy in London. Her parents parted when she was six years old, and her father subsequently married (and later separated from) the English interior designer Kelly Hoppen. Miller has one sister, Savannah, who is a fashion designer; two half-brothers, Charles and Steven, and one former step-sister, Natasha (daughter of Hoppen).

Prior to her professional acting career, Miller worked as a photographic model. Following her appearance at the Glastonbury Festival in 2004, she was credited by many with having popularised the fashion style of boho-chic in Britain. Miller currently models for Pepe Jeans, and she posed for Vanity Fair magazine's 2006 Hollywood Issue topless and smoking a cigarette.

She had a recurring role in the television series Keen Eddie. Miller appeared in supporting roles in the 2004 remake of the 1966 movie Alfie as well as in Layer Cake (2004). She played the female lead opposite Heath Ledger in the period drama, Casanova (2005).

In 2005, Miller made her West End debut as Celia in Shakespeare's As You Like It. She played the role of Rosalind for one performance, when Helen McCrory, the actress playing the lead, fell ill.

She stars in Factory Girl, a film about 1960s socialite and Andy Warhol's muse Edie Sedgwick that opened December 29, 2006. Although the film has been deemed controversial, her performance has received acclaim.

Miller has several high-profile projects due out in the next year. In 2007, she stars opposite Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert DeNiro in the fantasy epic Stardust, and opposite James Franco in the horror comedy Camille, Interview directed by Steve Buscemi, and the film version of writer Michael Chabon's novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, also starring Peter Sarsgaard.

She is currently working on The Edge of Love, a biopic of Dylan Thomas in which she plays his wife Caitlin. After that, has is slated to star in Hippie Hippie Shake a new Working Title production directed by Beeban Kidron and Importance, a contemporary re-working of Oscar Wilde's A Woman of No Importance.

Miller has lent her support to design limited edition T-shirts or vests for the 'Little Tee Campaign' for Breast Cancer Care which donates money for breast cancer research.

In 2006 it was announced that Miller would designer a fashion capsule for Pepe Jeans, however, the project was later expanded to become a complete fashion label. Called Twenty8Twelve, the gets its name from Sienna Miller's date of birth and is financially backed by Pepe Jeans. Miller has designed the label's first range along with her sister Savannah and the two first presented pieces from the range in May of 2007.



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