Sienna Miller

Sienna Rose Diana Miller (born 28 December 1981)[1] is a British-American[lower-alpha 1] actress. Born in New York City and raised in London, she began her career appearing in British films, with a supporting role in 2004's crime thriller Layer Cake, followed by Alfie (also 2004). In 2006, Miller portrayed the lead role of Edie Sedgwick in Factory Girl, followed by a supporting role in Stardust (2007). In 2008, she was nominated for a BAFTA Rising Star Award.

Sienna Miller
Sienna Rose Diana Miller

(1981-12-28) 28 December 1981
  • British
  • American
Other namesSienna Rose Miller
Years active1987–present
Partner(s)Jude Law (2003–2006; 2009–2011)
Tom Sturridge (2011–2015)

Miller would garner mainstream attention in the late 2000s for her role in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), and received critical acclaim for her role as Tippi Hedren in the television film The Girl (2012), for which she was nominated for a BAFTA Television Award for Best Actress and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.

In 2014, she starred in two biographical dramas, Foxcatcher (2014), playing Nancy Schultz, and American Sniper (2014), portraying Taya Kyle. The following year, she starred in the dystopian drama High-Rise and the independent drama Mississippi Grind, which debuted to critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2016, Miller portrayed Nina Fawcett, wife of British explorer Percy Fawcett, in the adventure drama The Lost City of Z and gangster moll Emma Gould in the crime drama Live by Night.

Early life

Born Sienna Rose Diana Miller[6] in New York City, United States,[1] Miller moved to London with her family when she was just over a year old. Her mother, Josephine, is a South African-born English former model.[7][8] Her father, Edwin Miller, is an American banker turned dealer of Chinese art.[9] Miller has a sister, Savannah, and two half-brothers, Charles and Stephen.[10] Miller attended Heathfield School, a boarding school in Ascot, Berkshire, and later studied for a year at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City.[10] She carries a British passport.

Film career

In 2001, Miller made her film début with South Kensington, with Rupert Everett and Elle Macpherson and later had a regular role in the television drama series Keen Eddie. In 2004, Miller had a supporting role in the remake Alfie with Jude Law and in Layer Cake. In 2005, Miller played the female lead opposite Heath Ledger in the period comedy drama, Casanova, followed by the role of 1960s socialite and Andy Warhol's muse Edie Sedgwick in Factory Girl, which opened 29 December 2006. In 2007, Miller had a small role in Matthew Vaughn's adaptation Stardust and played a starlet to Steve Buscemi's reporter in Interview, another remake. Later in 2007, she portrayed an undead bride opposite James Franco in Camille.

In 2008, Miller appeared in the film version of writer Michael Chabon's novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh and filmed The Edge of Love, with friend Keira Knightley, a biopic of Dylan Thomas in which she plays his wife Caitlin. She appeared in the live-action film adaptation of the comic book and cartoon G.I. Joe, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), playing The Baroness. She appeared in the film Hippie Hippie Shake, a Working Title production which starred Cillian Murphy, completed in 2009 but unreleased as of December 2016. Images of Miller fully nude on set were released during production. She played the title role in Patrick Marber's After Miss Julie on Broadway.[11] She starred as Patricia in the London production of Flare Path at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in 2011.[12] Then in 2012, she starred in The Girl, an HBO film about the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and actress Tippi Hedren.

In 2014, Miller appeared in Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher and Clint Eastwood's American Sniper playing Taya Renae Kyle.

Her 2015 work included High-Rise and Burnt. She took over the role of Sally Bowles in the Broadway revival of Cabaret after Emma Stone's scheduled departure from the production on 15 February and performed for the remaining six weeks of the show's engagement, until 29 March and received fantastic reviews. She was selected to be on the jury for the main competition section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.[13][14] She co-starred in Ben Affleck's period crime drama Live by Night, which was released in late 2016.[15][16][17][18]



Before her professional acting career, Miller worked as a photographic model. She signed with Tandy Anderson of Select Model Management London, and modelled for Coca-Cola, Italian Vogue, and posed topless in the 2003 Pirelli Calendar.[19] Miller has also been closely associated with the style of fashion that became known as boho chic, much of which fashion followers noted was strikingly similar to the style of model Kate Moss.[20] Miller signed a two-year contract with Pepe Jeans London; the jeans ad campaign first appeared in magazines March 2006.[21] In February 2009, Hugo Boss Fragrances announced that Miller would be the new ambassador for their women's BOSS Orange women's perfume.[22]

Fashion design

In 2006, it was announced that Miller would design a fashion capsule for Pepe Jeans; the project was later expanded to become a complete fashion label. Called Twenty8Twelve, it gets its name from Miller's date of birth and is financially backed by Pepe Jeans. The collection, which Miller designed with her sister Savannah, a professional fashion designer, was launched in September 2007.[23]

Charitable activities

Miller is the Global Ambassador for International Medical Corps. She travelled with them to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in April 2009, and kept a blog about her experiences.[24] She also visited Haiti with the group after the 2010 Haiti earthquake.[25] Miller also worked alongside Global Cool during their 2007 eco friendly campaign.[26]

Miller is an ambassador for the UK branch of the Starlight Children's Foundation, which works with seriously ill children and their parents.[27] On 1 July 2007, Miller appeared as a speaker at the Concert for Diana held at Wembley Stadium, London to celebrate the life of Princess Diana almost 10 years after her death.[28] Proceeds from the concert went to Diana's charities as well as to charities of which her sons Princes William and Harry are patrons.[29][30]

Personal life

Miller's relationship with her Alfie co-star Jude Law was scrutinised by the tabloid press. On Christmas Day 2004, they became engaged.[31] On 8 July 2005, Law issued a public apology to Miller for having an affair with the nanny of his children.[32] After attempting to salvage their relationship, Miller and Law separated in November 2006.[33] In 2008, Miller had a highly publicized affair with married actor Balthazar Getty.[34] Miller later sued two British tabloids over the publication of photos showing her and Getty together.[35] In December 2009, it was reported that Law and Miller had rekindled their relationship after starring in separate shows on Broadway in late 2009.[36] They spent Christmas 2009 in Barbados, along with three of Law's children.[37] They announced they had split again in February 2011.[38]

From 2011 to 2015, Miller dated actor Tom Sturridge, with whom she has a daughter, Marlowe Ottoline Layng Sturridge (b. 7 July 2012).[39][40]

Phone hacking scandal

Following a High Court hearing in May 2011, Sienna Miller was awarded £100,000 in damages from News of the World after the newspaper admitted hacking into her phone.[41] Later, as a core participant, she gave evidence to the Leveson Inquiry in November 2011,[42] including the following:[43]

I would often find myself almost daily, I was 21, at midnight running down a dark street on my own with 10 big men chasing me. The fact that they had cameras in their hands meant that was legal. But if you take away the cameras, what have you got? You've got a pack of men chasing a woman, and obviously that's a very intimidating situation to be in.



Year Title Role Notes
2001 South Kensington Sharon Credited as Sienna Rose
2002 High Speed Savannah
The Ride Sara
2004 Layer Cake Tammy
Alfie Nikki
2005 Casanova Francesca Bruni
2006 Factory Girl Edie Sedgwick
2007 Interview Katya
Stardust Victoria
Hippie Hippie Shake Louise Ferrier Unreleased
2008 The Mysteries of Pittsburgh Jane Bellwether
Camille Camille Foster
A Fox's Tale Darcey Voice
The Edge of Love Caitlin Macnamara
2009 The September Issue Herself Documentary
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Ana Lewis / Anastascia DeCobray / The Baroness
2012 Nous York Movie star
Two Jacks Diana
Just Like a Woman Marilyn
Yellow Xanne
The Girl Tippi Hedren Television film
2013 A Case of You Sarah
2014 Foxcatcher Nancy Schultz
American Sniper Taya Renae Kyle
2015 Mississippi Grind Simone
Unfinished Business Chuck Portnoy
High-Rise Charlotte Melville
Black Mass Catherine Greig Deleted scenes[44]
Burnt Helene
2016 The Lost City of Z Nina Fawcett
Live by Night Emma Gould
2017 The Private Life of a Modern Woman Vera Lockman
2018 The Catcher Was a Spy Estella Huni
American Woman Debra
2019 21 Bridges Detective Frankie Burns


Year Title Role Notes
2002 The American Embassy Babe Episode: "Long Live the King"
2002 Bedtime Stacey 4 episodes
2003–04 Keen Eddie Fiona Bickerton 13 episodes
2009 Top Gear Herself 2 Episodes
2012 The Girl Tippi Hedren Television film
2019 The Loudest Voice Beth Ailes Miniseries


Year Title Role Notes
2005 As You Like It Celia Wyndhams Theatre, West End
2009 After Miss Julie Miss Julie American Airlines Theatre, Broadway
2011 Flare Path Patricia Theatre Royal Haymarket, West End
2015 Cabaret Sally Bowles Studio 54, Broadway
2017 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Margaret Apollo Theatre, West End


Year Award Category Film Result
2007 Environmental Media Awards EMA Futures Award Won
Independent Spirit Awards Best Female Lead Interview Nominated
London Film Critics Circle Awards British Actress of the Year Interview Nominated
2008 BAFTA Rising Star Award Nominated
British Independent Film Awards Best Supporting Actress The Edge of Love Nominated
2009 ShoWest Awards Best Supporting Actress The Edge of Love Won
2012 Golden Globe Award Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film The Girl Nominated
BAFTA TV Award BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress The Girl Nominated
2013 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Movie/Miniseries Supporting Actress The Girl Nominated
2015 Denver Film Critics Society Award Best Supporting Actress American Sniper Nominated
British Independent Film Award Best Supporting Actress High-Rise Nominated
2019 FCAD Deauville, France American Film Festival Awards Film Talent Award American Woman Won


  1. Miller is an American citizen because she was born in the United States and has an American father. However, she has noted that she carries a British passport, and is also a citizen of the United Kingdom, and has been described by both herself[2][3] and various publications as English and British.[4][5][5]


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