Wentworth Earl Miller III

born June 2, 1972) is a British-born American actor who achieved fame as Michael Scofield in the Fox Network's television series Prison Break.

Miller's father is of African, Jamaican, English, German Jewish, and Cherokee[1] descent, and his mother is of Russian, French, Dutch, Syrian, and Lebanese descent.[2] In an interview, Miller said: "My father is black and my mother is white. Therefore, I could answer to either which kind of makes me a racial Lone Ranger, at times, caught between two communities."[3]

He was born in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England, where his father, a Rhodes Scholar, was studying.[4] His family moved to Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York, when he was one. He has two sisters, Leigh(25) and Gillian(30), both whom practice law. Leigh currently lives in Melbourne, Australia with her boyfriend who is on a scholarship to the local university. [5]

Miller's first three years of high school were spent at Midwood High School in Brooklyn, where his nickname was "Stinky".[6] He then transferred to Quaker Valley Senior High School in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh, where he graduated in 1990. In 1995, he graduated from Princeton University with a degree in English Literature. While at Princeton, he performed with the school's a cappella group, The Princeton Tigertones.