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Sienna Miller Biography

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Birth Name: Sienna Miller
Born: 12/28/1981
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA

Miller was born in New York City, NY on Dec. 28, 1981 after her mother went into labor while watching a live performance of "The Nutcracker" in New York City. Her father, Ed Miller, was a successful American banker and her bohemian South African mother, Jo, ran the Lee Strasberg Drama School in London. Miller lived in an artistic and lively household in London with her mother and older sister Savannah after her parents' divorce when she was six. By the age of eight, she was shipped off to Heathfield, an upper crust all girls boarding school. An outgoing and mischievous child, she always yearned to be larger than life on the silver screen. She also combated the loneliness of being away from home by making lots of friends and playing schoolgirl pranks. Not bothered by modesty or the damp English air, Miller was known on occasion to streak around the lacrosse field, a proclivity for going au natural that would never leave her. After she graduated from Heathfield, Miller took her dramatic aspirations to the next level, studying acting in New York, where she also starred in several theatrical productions.

In 2002, Miller jumped the pond again, returning to England to make her television acting debut on the short lived "Keen Eddie" (Fox 2002-03) playing Fiona, a woman living with a NYPD cop-turned private detective on the hunt for a drug dealer in London. "Keen Eddie" may have been short-lived, but Miller was on the cusp of a groundbreaking year. In 2004, she co-starred with the future James Bond, Daniel Craig, in the sexy British gangster feature, "Layer Cake," portraying the unnamed drug dealer's (Craig) love interest. But before "Layer Cake" was even released, Miller's follow-up film "Alfie" (2004), a remake of the 1966 film about a womanizer who is forced to face his bad karma as his life slowly unravels, was released. Critics panned the film, but the real story was hardly the film; it was the on-set romance between Miller and Law, the 31-year-old star of the film. Law was internationally famous and just coming out of a divorce from actress Sadie Frost, the mother of his three children. Despite the bad timing, Law was instantly smitten with Miller and the two wasted no time in becoming an item, much to the delight of the international press.

From the beginning, the media seemed suspicious of the young upstart landing the handsome star. The couples every move was documented, especially by the British press, where the couple was the most famous. Miller and Law appeared to be weathering the storm just fine; even becoming engaged on Christmas day, 2004. To the casual observer it looked like Miller was living a dream of landing a Hollywood hunk who loved her, until August of 2005, when Law admitted to cheating on Miller with his children's nanny. Like fellow British beauty Liz Hurley, who had years earlier faced her partner Hugh Grant's public philandering, the brokenhearted starlet found herself embroiled in the "Nannygate" scandal seemingly overnight. Not surprisingly, Miller called off the engagement. The scrutiny on Miller and Law only intensified, and for a moment Miller had the public's sympathy. What followed was a reconciliation with Law, followed by another break-up, followed by another reconciliation The couple finally called it quits in November 2006.

If Miller thought the demise of her relationship with Law would refocus the spotlight on her career, she was mistaken. Post-break-up, Miller's private escapades continued to overshadow her modest acting résumé. Deservedly, or not, the press dubbed her a rabid party girl, linking her with every man who crossed her path, especially co-stars. On the upside, they praised her personal style, labeling her a fashionista. Miller denied allegations of countless affairs and spending inordinate amounts of time trolling pubs and clubs. According to Miller, she led a quiet, ordinary life. However, the constant paparazzi often documented just the opposite. In 2005, she landed a starring role opposite Aussie actor, Heath Ledger, in "Casanova" portraying Francesca; an independent woman who wins Casanova's (Ledger) heart despite rebuffing his advances. The following year, Miller got her chance to finally quiet the rumblings of her critics with her lead role in the Edie Sedgwick biopic "Factory Girl." The films reviews were mixed, but Miller surprised many critics, who praised the young beauty for her impressive portrayal of Sedgwick. Though she delivered a strong performance, Miller inadvertently distracted from the buzz of "Factory Girl" by creating a much louder buzz on another topic.

While awaiting the release of "Factory Girl," Miller was dispatched to Pittsburgh to film "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh." Apparently not a fan of the city, Miller shared her opinion with a reporter from