Ezra Miller is an actor who made his feature film debut in the 2008 movie Afterschool. They have worked on many other projects including The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Stanford Experiment, Fantastic Beasts series and more. The actor, who uses they/them pronouns, has also found fame due to his work as The Flash in many DCEU movies and TV series.
Besides their career, Ezra has also been in the news due to his personal life. Today we will take a detailed look at Miller’s life before fame, controversies and his acting journey.
Where Is Ezra Miller From?
The Perks of Being a Wallflower star was born Ezra Matthew Miller on September 30, 1992 in Wyckoff, New Jersey, U.S. They grew up alongside sisters, Cailtlin Miller and Saiya Miller who are both older. Ezra Miller’s parents are Marta Miller, a modern dancer and Robert S. Miller, publisher at Workman Publishing. Moreover their father also previously served as the senior vice president and managing director of Hyperion Books. Sadly the actor’s parents are no longer together, having divorced in 2019.
As for their studies, Ezra attended Rockland Country Day School as well as The Hudson School. They had started to train as an opera singer at the age of six in order to overcome a speech impediment. Miller sang with the Metropolitan Opera, and also performed Philip Glass’s opera White Raven in the American premiere.
When Did Ezra Miller Start Their Professional Career?
Ezra Miller’s professional acting journey started when they were still in high school. Their debut came in 2006 when Miller starred in an episode of the series Cakey! The Cake from Outer Space. They then appeared in the TV short Critical Hit! before making feature film debut with Afterschool in 2008. Following the release of the movie Miller dropped out of high school.
The New Jersey native continued on with their acting career and starred in projects such as Californication, City Island, Beware the Gonzo, Every Day, Another Happy Day and Royal Pains. Miller’s fame grew following their appearances in We Need to Talk about Kevin, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Stanford Prison Experiment, Madame Bovary and Trainwreck. Their performances in the aforementioned films were praised by both critics and viewers alike.
2016 was the first time Ezra Miller played The Flash/Barry Allen. They had cameos in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad which was an introduction for the character. That year they
also starred in one of the most-awaited movies Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as Credence Barebone/Aurelius Dumbledore.
Miller continued playing these two characters in a few other projects including Justice League, Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. They also worked on Asking for It and Daliland in between. Well, Ezra’s upcoming movie The Flash is in post production and there are reports that it will be released in 2023.
What Controversies And Legal Issues Has Ezra Miller Been Involved In?
Well, despite his amazing journey in the entertainment world, Ezra Miller has been involved in numerous controversies over the years. While filming the movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower, they were charged with drug possession after police discovered marijuana in Ezra’s possession. The charge was later dropped but Miller faced a penalty.
Then in 2020, videos of Ezra Miller strangling a woman and throwing her to the ground circulated in the media. It was confirmed that Miller was the person in the video and the incident had taken place in a bar in Reykjavik, Iceland. Controversies followed Ezra in 2022 and they were arrested in Hawaii after a physical altercation with patrons at a karaoke bar in March 2022. They were charged with disorderly conduct and harassment for the incident.
Then in April 2022, Miller once again was taken into custody for second-degree assault. They had reportedly thrown a chair that hit a woman and left a half-inch cut on her forehead. Ezra was arrested only 20 minutes after the attack and hours later they pleaded no contest to the karaoke fiasco.
In June of the same year, the Standing Rock Sioux tribal court issued a temporary order of protection against the New Jersey native on behalf of Tokata Iron Eyes, an activist. Tokata’s parents had requested the order stating that Ezra used violence, threat of violence, intimidation, fear, drugs, paranoia and delusions to hold sway over their child. Despite the claims by their parents, Tokata has backed Miller.
Furthermore, on June 16 in Massachusetts, a woman and her child were granted a temporary harassment prevention order against Ezra. This came after they stated that the actor had threatened the woman’s family and also showed inappropriate behavior towards the kid. Also, reports about Miller housing a woman and her three children in Stamford, Vermont was released by Rolling Stone. This was then followed by a felony burglary charge against Miller in Vermont.
After the many controversies and the legal troubles that they went through early in 2022, Ezra Miller released a statement through a representative. They apologized for their past behavior and stated that they had begun treatment for complex mental health issues. Well, we hope Miller receives proper treatment.