Penelope Ann Miller

Penelope Ann Miller

  • Highest Rated: 95% The Artist (2011)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Year of the Comet (1992)
  • Birthday: Jan 13, 1964
  • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • The daughter of Mark Miller, an actor best known for his starring role on the mid-1960s TV sitcom Please Don't Eat the Daisies, actress Penelope Ann Miller was born in California and raised in Texas. After a year of attending Menlo College, Miller dropped out to train with acting coach Herbert Berghof. Her first role of note was as ditsy ingenue Daisy in the Neil Simon Broadway comedy Biloxi Blues, a role she would later recreate in the film version. For her role in Our Town she was nominated for a Tony award in 1989. In 1987, the blonde, saucer-eyed actress made her film debut in the wacked-out comedy Adventures in Babysitting, after which she costarred with popular leading men ranging from Pee-Wee Herman (Big Top Pee-Wee) to a GOlden Globe nominated performance alongside Al Pacino in Carlito's Way. Some of Miller's best known film roles have included that of Marlon Brando's enigmatic daughter in The Freshman (1990), a brief turn as silent film actress Edna Purviance in Chaplin (1992), and the svelte 1930s pulp heroine Margot Lane in The Shadow (1994). As the 1990s progressed Miller alternated ever more frequently between television and film, tempering high profile roles in The Shadow (1994) and The Relic (1997) with more intimate small screen roles in mini-series The Last Don (1997) and as the titular character in the true-life television feature The Mary Kay Letorneau Story: All American Girl (2000). If her roles in the following years weren't as high profile as in the previous decade, solid performances in Along Came a Spider (2001) and Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story (2003) eventually led to a role in the popular but shortlived Norm Macdonald sitcom A Minute with Stan Hooper. Cast as the titular character's (Macdonald) city-slicker wife, the coupled opted to eschew the city for small town life to Newhart-like effect. Her gift for comedy more obvious than ever, Miller was subsequently cast in the made for television feature National Lampoon's Thanksgiving Family Reunion (2003).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

71% The College Admissions Scandal Caroline 2019
No Score Yet The Bronx Bull Debbie Forrester 2017
No Score Yet Ucieczka z wi?zienia: Uwiedziona Joyce Mitchell Joyce Mitchell 2017
No Score Yet New York Prison Break: The Seduction of Joyce Mitchell Joyce Mitchell 2017
72% The Birth of a Nation Elizabeth Turner $15.9M 2016
No Score Yet Cody the Robosapien Joanna 2013
82% About Sunny Louise 2013
27% Saving Lincoln Mary Todd Lincoln 2013
14% Saving Grace B. Jones Bea Bretthorst 2012
95% The Artist Doris $44.7M 2011
55% Flipped Trina Baker $1.8M 2010
33% Free Style Jeanette Bryant $98.3K 2009
14% Blonde Ambition Debra 2007
No Score Yet Brando Actor 2007
12% The Messengers Denise $35.4M 2007
43% Funny Money Carol Perkins 2006
No Score Yet The Deal Actor 2006
No Score Yet National Lampoon's Thanksgiving Family Reunion (National Lampoon's Holiday Reunion) Pauline Snider 2004
No Score Yet Carry Me Home Harriet 2004
No Score Yet Rudy - The Rudy Giuliani Story Actor 2003
No Score Yet Dead in a Heartbeat Gillian Hayes 2002
43% Lisa Picard Is Famous Herself 2001
No Score Yet A Woman's a Helluva Thing Zane 2001
31% Along Came a Spider Katherine Rose $73.6M 2001
No Score Yet Dodson's Journey Meredith Dodson 2001
No Score Yet Killing Moon Laura Chadwick 2000
No Score Yet Mary Kay Letourneau Story: All-American Girl Mary Kay Letourneau 2000
No Score Yet Forever Lulu Claire 2000
No Score Yet Chapter Zero Cassandra 1999
No Score Yet Arnold Schwarzenegger: Hollywood Hero Actor 1999
25% Outside Ozona Earlene Demers 1999
No Score Yet Full Disclosure Actor 1999
33% Rocky Marciano Barbara Cousins 1999
No Score Yet Little City Rebecca 1998
No Score Yet Rhapsody in Bloom Lilah Bloom 1998
No Score Yet The Break Up Grace 1998
No Score Yet The Hired Heart Garnet Hadley 1997
No Score Yet The Last Don Actor 1997
34% The Relic Dr. Margo Green 1997
83% Ruby Bridges Barbara Henry 1997
No Score Yet Intimate Portrait Host 1995
No Score Yet Witch Hunt Kim Hudson 1994
36% The Shadow Margo Lane 1994
81% Carlito's Way Gail 1993
60% Chaplin Edna Purviance 1992
14% The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag Betty Lou 1992
0% Year of the Comet Margaret 1992
31% Other People's Money Kate Sullivan 1991
50% Kindergarten Cop Joyce Palmieri/Rachel Crisp 1990
88% Awakenings Paula 1990
93% The Freshman Tina Sabatini 1990
38% Flashback Actor 1990
No Score Yet Downtown Lori Mitchell 1990
33% Dead Bang Linda 1989
60% Miles from Home Sally 1988
35% Big Top Pee-wee Winnie 1988
81% Biloxi Blues Daisy Hannigan 1988
75% Adventures in Babysitting Brenda 1987

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

87% Riverdale
2017
Ms. Wright
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
Dr. Elizabeth Rhodes
  • 2018
97% American Crime
2015-2017
Eve Harmon Eve Carlin
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2012
No Score Yet Mistresses
2013-2016
Elizabeth Grey
  • 2013
94% Men of a Certain Age
2009-2011
Sonia
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
62% Vanished
2006
Jessica Nevins
  • 2006
  • 1999
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
Rose Whitley
  • 2005
50% The Closer
1998
Erica Hewitt
  • 1998
No Score Yet Family Ties
1982-1989
Joyce
  • 1987
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
Jill
  • 1987
No Score Yet The Facts of Life
1979-1988
Kristen Morgan
  • 1987
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
1982-1988
Nurse Canyon
  • 1987
  • 1985
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest

QUOTES FROM Penelope Ann Miller CHARACTERS

Doris
I'm unhappy. George Valentin: So are millions of us.
George Valentin
So are millions of us.
Jess Solomon
Please believe me I'm not making this up!
Denise Solomon
Jess just stop!
Jess Solomon
Dad I'm really scared can't we just go home?
Roy Solomon
Jessica this 'is' home, you have to get used to that
Roy Solomon
Jessica this is home, you have to get used to that.
Doris
I'm unhappy George.
George Valentin
So are millions of us.
Doris
Why do you refuse to talk?
Doris
I'm unhappy.
George Valentin
So are millions of us.
Gail
That's the last time I wipe up your blood!
Gail
[crying] That's the last time I wipe up your blood!