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Omar Benson Miller

Omar Benson Miller

MAR BENSON MILLER was just finishing his dramatic studies at San Jose University when he landed his first movie role in Sorority Boys for Walt Disney Studios. It was, however, his role in 8 Mile that opened doors for him in Hollywood.

Early in his career, Miller starred in HBO's Undefeated, an urban drama starring John Leguizamo. He next shined as Vern, who—along with Richard Gere—learned the art of ballroom dancing from Jennifer Lopez in Shall We Dance?

Miller's film credits include Jim Sheridan's Get Rich or Die Tryin' with Terrence Howard and 50 Cent; 2007's Lucky You, starring Robert Duvall and Drew Barrymore; Things We Lost in the Fire, co-starring Halle Berry; and the blockbuster hit Transformers for director Michael Bay. Also on the big screen, Miller starred in The Express, a true story about the first African-American player to win the Heisman Trophy. He also stars in the upcoming Blood Done Sign My Name, based on a true story about a teacher and his struggle to organize a legendary civil rights march.

He is particularly proud of his independent film Gordon Glass, which he wrote, produced and directed.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.
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Omar Benson Miller Facts

BirthdayOctober 7, 1978 (40)
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.