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Wentworth Miller – star of of multiethnic origin
 
Wentworth Earl Miller III born in an American family studying at Oxford, England. He is of unusually multiethnic origin: his father has an African-American, Jamaican, English, German, Jewish, and Cherokee background, and his mother is of Russian-Polish, French, Dutch, Syrian, Lebanese, and Swedish ancestry. 
 
His family records mention that Wentworth's maternal grand-grandmother's name was Florence Busczniewicz, and she came, presumably, from a Polish town under the former Russian empire.
 
He grew up in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NYC, moving to Los Angeles in 1995 to pursue an acting career. His first TV appearance was nothing to write home about, though: he appeared on the screen as student-turned-sea monster on Buffy the Vampire Slayer ("Go Fish" episode, 1998).
 
But his hardworking nature and unsurpassed natural stubbornness allowed him to go through a string of minor roles and, finally, achieve his lifetime goal of becoming a Hollywood celebrity. His first starring role was in 2002 as David Scott in ABC's miniseries Dinotopia. And the following year he co-starred with Anthony Hopkins in The Human Stain, playing a younger version of Hopkin's character. 
 
To play the role naturally, Wentworth had to go through a grueling four-month boxing training course...
 
Then came the breakthrough role of Michael Scofield in the Fox series Prison Break, for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination for best actor in a leading role, and became a favorite of millions.
 
Miller tested his talent as a screenwriter - under the pseudonym Ted Foulke - creating the screenplay for the unreleased film Stoker, a thriller, greatly influenced by Bram Stoker's Dracula. In 2010 Miller's script was voted to the "Black List", the list of the 10 best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood.
 
In 2013, after years of denial, Miller finally confirmed rumors that he was gay, even 
posting a letter on GLAAD's website, declining an invitation to attend the Saint Petersburg International Film Festival because of the controversial Russian law, banning propaganda of homosexuality.
 
Sources:
Loudon, Christopher (Spring 2006). Wentworth Miller's Big Break. Sir. Canada's International Magazine of Style for Him. 
"From Brooklyn to Bouncer". The Daily Princetonian. November 10, 2005
 

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