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Jonny Lee Miller


Jonny Lee Miller is an English actor (film, theatre, and television). Jonny Lee Miller gained popularity for his portrayal of Simon “Sick Boy” Williamson in the dark comedy-drama film Trainspotting (1996). Further, he gained critical recognition for his performances in Afterglow, Mansfield, Endgame, and so on.

Early Life and Childhood

Jonny Lee Miller was born on 15 November 1972 in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey and he is currently 51 years old. He grew up in southwest London.

His parents, Anna Lee and Alan Miller, both are theatre actors. Importantly, his grandfather (Bernard Lee) was an actor in the first eleven James Bond films. It is so obvious, he developed an interest in the acting career.

However, there is no information about his siblings. Miller belongs to British nationality and their ethnicity is English-Scottish.


Sick boy, Jonny Lee Miller studied in Tiffin School and even appeared in several school plays. Then, he left school at the age of sixteen after taking his GCSEs to pursue a career in acting.


Caption: Jonny Lee Miller as Sick Boy; Left at age 23 and right at age 44, Source: The Times


Jonny Lee Miller was nominated for the Drama Desk Award in the category Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical for The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World.

Moreover, she was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Awards in the category of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for Homeland in 2016.

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Caption: Homeland cast The cast of Showtime’s “Homeland,” from left: Allan Corduner, Sebastian Koch, Mandy Patinkin, Miranda Otto, and Sarah Sokolovic, arrive at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S., September 18, 2016 (Source: ibtimes)

Johnny Lee Miller – Net Worth 2024

With her outstanding acting skills, Sarah has worked on many projects. Her main source of income is acting. Therefore, she has an estimated net worth of $500,000 which is expected to rise with time.

Professional Life

Jonny Miller started his career with a debut in television appearances in the BBC series Doctor Who. He was nine at that time. In the following years, Lee appeared in many shows like Mansfield Park, Keeping Up Appearances, Inspector Morse, and Minder.

He began his film career in 1992, with a lesser-known film, ‘Dead Romantic.’ He then appeared in ‘Bad Company’ in 1993 and in ‘Meat’ in 1994. The 1995 film ‘Hackers’ was his first stint with widespread fame

Likewise, in 2003, Miller appeared in an episode of the BBC modernization of The Canterbury Tales. Then, the CBS show Smith was canceled after seven episodes. He starred in Comedy-drama Eli Stone which ran for two seasons on ABC.

This show earned him a Satellite Award nomination for Best Actor. Further, he appeared in a guest role in Dexter. Later, he starred in Elementary alongside Lucy Lui.

In addition, he starred first in the film Hackers in 1995 with Angelina Jolie. Soon, he got a film offer from Trainspotting, which raised him as ‘Sick Boy‘. He received praise and appreciation.

He starred in another critically acclaimed film named ‘Afterglow’. People watched the film at many film festivals around the world. In this movie, Jonny played the role of Jeffrey Byron.

Further, Jonny became more careful about choosing his films after his initial success. Jonny was keen on establishing himself as a versatile actor and hence he starred in some out-of-the-box films.

In the year 1999, he appeared in the British historical comedy Plunkett & Macleane. In this film, Jonny played the titular role of Maclean.

The same year, he also appeared in Mansfield Park which was another success story for Jonny. The romantic comedy-drama featured Jonny in the role of Edmund Bertram. It was a leading role and the film performed successfully at the box office.

After 2000

In the year 2000, he appeared in Complicity, Love, Honour and Obey, and Dracula 2000. In 2005, he was considered for the James Bond role but eventually went to Daniel Craig. The next year Miller portrayed cyclist Graeme Obree in The Flying Scotsman.

Jonny also appeared in films like The Escapist, Byron, and Mindhunters. Soon, Woody Allen offered him a role in his 2004 film Melinda and Melinda.

Although the film received mixed reviews from critics, it was a box-office success. Jonny portrayed the character of Lee which was well-received by many publications that reviewed the film.

2012 onwards

Furthermore, Jonny Lee Miller also appeared in movies like Emma and Dexter. In the year 2012, he returned to playing lead roles, with Elementary. It is the police-procedural series and it featured him as Sherlock Holmes.

People compared the series with another modern retelling of the classic detective story. It was the BBC series, Sherlock. However, the producers of both shows denied any similarity between the two.

In 2012, Jonny played one of the lead roles in the vampire drama Byzantium. It was appreciated for its unique and modern take on the myth related to vampires and also received positive reviews.

However, the movie could not achieve a successful box-office run. Moreover, in 2017, Jonny reprised his role in Danny Boyle’s masterpiece Trainspotting in its sequel, T2.

Besides, he also worked in theatre. He played Brito in Paul Corcoran’s Four Nights in Knaresborough at the Tricycle Theatre, London.

Moreover, in March 2011, at the Royal National Theatre, he played both Victor Frankenstein and Frankenstein’s Monster on alternate nights, opposite Benedict Cumberbatch. After Miss Julie is a well-reviewed Broadway work.

Personal Life

Jonny Lee Miller’s journey to married relationships was hard before finally settled down to peace. He married twice in his life. At first, he married the famous actress Angelina Jolie on 28 March 1996.

The marriage didn’t last long and separated nearly 18 months of marriage (2000).

Later, he married the second love of his life, Michele Hicks, in July 2008 in Malibu, California. Reportedly, the pair first met at a local bar through a mutual friend.

After knowing each other very well finally they walked down the aisle. This couple has one son together named Buster Timothy Miller (2008).

Before this, Jonny Lee Miller was also in a relationship with Kate Moss (2004), Lisa Faulkner (2001 – 2002), Natalie Appleton (1999 – 2000), and Jennifer Esposito.

Jonny Lee Miller

Caption: Model/Actress Michele Hicks, Jonny Lee Miller, and son Buster attend Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation’s “Kids 4 Kid” Family Festival at Chelsea Piers Field House on September 27, 2014, in New York City, Source: The Times

Jonny Lee Miller has a clean personal and professional life. To date, he has not been part of any scandal. He has maintained his life far from obstacles.

Jonny Lee Miller – Social Media

The famous star seems active on Instagram gathering more than 231k followers. Furthermore, Jonny Lee Miller doesn’t seem to be using other social media platforms like Twitter or Facebook.

Jonny Lee Miller – Body Measurements

Jonny Lee Miller is fairly tall and stands at a height of 5′ 11” with a 78 kg body weight. Besides, he has dark brown hair and blue eyes.