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Name: Penelope Ann Miller                                                             
Born: 13 January 1964 Los Angeles, California                                         
Penelope Ann Miller (January 13, 1964), sometimes credited as Penelope Miller,         
is an American actress. She starred in several major Hollywood films during the       
1990s, and has continued appearing in supporting roles in both film and               
Miller was born Penelope Andrea Miller in Los Angeles, California, the middle         
daughter of Beatrice (nee Ammidown), a costume designer, publicist, and               
journalist, and Mark Miller, a television actor and producer; Miller's mother         
was the Goddaughter of Aristotle Onassis, and also edited Harper's Bazaar.             
Miller has two sisters, Marisa and Savannah. Miller moved to New York City to         
study theater after graduating from high school.                                       
In 1994, she married actor Will Arnett; they divorced in 1995. In 2000, she           
married James Huggins and had her first child, Eloisa May.                             
Miller's film debut came in 1987 in Adventures in Babysitting, while in 1988 her       
role as Emily in Our Town garnered her a Tony award nomination. The same time         
she also appeared in an episode of the hip 80's series Miami Vice (Series 4 -         
Death and The Lady). In 1990 she played Paula in the Oscar-nominated Awakenings,       
starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams. She has appeared in a number of TV         
and theatrical movies subsequently, notably as Edna Purviance in Chaplin in 1992       
and as Gail in Carlito's Way in 1993. In that film, Miller shattered her               
wholesome screen image by playing a stripper and appearing nude in several             
scenes. She appeared alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in Kindergarten Cop. Just         
prior to this she had a role in the Gary Sinise directed film Miles from Home.         
She took the lead role in the big-budget creature feature The Relic (1997) as Dr.     
Margo Green. In 2000, she played teacher Mary Kay Letourneau in the TV movie,         
All-American Girl: The Mary Kay Letourneau Story.                                     
In 2002, she was in the film Dead in a Heartbeat and starred in a two-part             
episode of the A&E TV series A Nero Wolfe Mystery (Motherhunt). Her 2005 movie         
Funny Money was the top movie at the Sarasota Film Festival. She appeared in the       
Fox series Vanished for six episodes, playing the ex-wife of a U.S. Senator           
whose wife has mysteriously disappeared, and will appear in the upcoming film         
Blonde Ambition. She also played Fran on Desperate Housewives.                         
Most recently, she appeared in the horror film The Messengers, co-starring Dylan       
McDermott and Kristen Stewart. The film was produced in part by director Sam           
Raimi's production company, Ghost House Pictures.                                     
She enjoys sport. Since her early years, she was involved with Judo and got to         
compete in championships (one of her opponents was notorious Gella Vandecaveye).