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Also Known As: Rebecca Augusta Miller Died:
Born: September 15, 1962 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Roxbury, Connecticut, USA Profession: director, actor, screenwriter, painter, bookstore clerk, nanny

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Inheriting a legacy of letters, Rebecca Miller established herself as a latter-day Renaissance woman, successfully mastering her work as novelist, screenwriter and director of both stage and film productions. The daughter of canonical playwright Arthur Miller, she began her career in fine arts as a painter and sculptor before she gravitated towards the dramatic, landing prominent supporting roles in big-budget films such as "Regarding Henry" (1991) and "Consenting Adults" (1992). In 1995, she put herself on the indie film map by directing "Angela," which earned a nomination for the Sundance Film Festival's Grand Jury prize. She would go on to win that award for her next directorial outing, "Personal Velocity: Three Portraits" (2002), the adaptation of her own book. In 2009, she similarly adapted her novel The Private Lives of Pippa Lee into a star-studded film of the same name. Married to Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis, himself the son of a one-time poet laureate of the U.K., the couple merged their family of literary royalty, all of which would befit her growing reputation as a multifaceted indie auteur with a flair for creating layered characters coping with transitional stages in their...

Inheriting a legacy of letters, Rebecca Miller established herself as a latter-day Renaissance woman, successfully mastering her work as novelist, screenwriter and director of both stage and film productions. The daughter of canonical playwright Arthur Miller, she began her career in fine arts as a painter and sculptor before she gravitated towards the dramatic, landing prominent supporting roles in big-budget films such as "Regarding Henry" (1991) and "Consenting Adults" (1992). In 1995, she put herself on the indie film map by directing "Angela," which earned a nomination for the Sundance Film Festival's Grand Jury prize. She would go on to win that award for her next directorial outing, "Personal Velocity: Three Portraits" (2002), the adaptation of her own book. In 2009, she similarly adapted her novel The Private Lives of Pippa Lee into a star-studded film of the same name. Married to Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis, himself the son of a one-time poet laureate of the U.K., the couple merged their family of literary royalty, all of which would befit her growing reputation as a multifaceted indie auteur with a flair for creating layered characters coping with transitional stages in their lives.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Angela (1995) Director
6.
  Florence (1990) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 At Sundance (1995) Herself
3.
 Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994) Neysa Mcmein
4.
 Love Affair (1994) Receptionist
6.
 Pickle, The (1993) Carrie
7.
 Wind (1992) Abigail Weld
8.
 Consenting Adults (1992) Kay Otis
9.
 Regarding Henry (1991) Linda Palmer
10.
 Seven Minutes (1990) Anneliese Fischer
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Milestones close milestones

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Exhibited her paintings after graduating from Yale
1988:
Appeared in the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) production of Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard"
1988:
Professional acting debut in the TV movie, "The Murder of Mary Phagan" (NBC)
1989:
Made feature acting debut in "Seven Minutes"
1990:
Directed first short film, "Florence"
1992:
Directed first play, her father's "After the Fall" at the Ensemble Theater in Cincinnati
1995:
Feature debut as writer-director, "Angela"
2002:
Directed "Personal Velocity," a tripart feature adapted from her short stories
2005:
Helmed the feature, "The Ballad of Jack and Rose," starring her husband, actor Daniel Day-Lewis
2009:
Directed the film, "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee," which she adapted from her novel of the same name
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Education

Yale University: New Haven , Connecticut - 1984

Notes

"I usually don't rehearse, but it depends on the actor and the situation. I always try to establish an atmosphere of trust, and to let the actors know that I'm very excited by what they have to bring to the table."---Miller quoted in Venice magazine, April 2005.

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Miguel. College instructor. No longer together.
companion:
Miguel. Had three; survived him.
husband:
Daniel Day-Lewis. Actor. Married November 13, 1996 in Vermont.
husband:
Daniel Day-Lewis. Died c. 1974.
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Family close complete family listing

father:
Arthur Miller. Playwright, screenwriter. Born on October 17, 1915.
father:
Arthur Miller. Survived him.
mother:
Ingeborg Morath. Postal worker. Russian-Jewish immigrant.
mother:
Ingeborg Morath. Photographer. Born in Austria in May 1923; died of lymphoma on January 30, 2002 at age 78.
aunt:
Joan Copeland. Committed suicide.
aunt:
Joan Copeland. Actor. Sister of Arthur Miller.
half-sister:
Jane Ellen Miller. Older.
half-sister:
Jane Ellen Miller. Married c. 1975.
half-brother:
Robert Arthur Miller. Ukrainian.
half-brother:
Robert Arthur Miller. Producer. Older.
son:
Ronan Day-Lewis. Born on June 14, 1998; father, Daniel Day-Lewis.
son:
Ronan Day-Lewis. Ukrainian.
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Bibliography close complete biography

"Personal Velocity" Grove Press

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