Ezra Matthew Miller (born September 30, 1992) is an American actor, known for his roles as Vincent "Vinnie" Rizzo, Jr., in City Island (2009), Elliot Hellman in Another Happy Day (2011), and the title character of We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011). He starred in the teen drama The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), with Logan Lerman and Emma Watson, and has signed on to play the role of Léon Dupuis in Sophie Barthes' adaptation of the Gustave Flaubert novel Madame Bovary. Warner Bros. has announced that he will star as the lead in a live-action film adaptation of The Flash set to be released in 2018.
Miller was born and raised in Wyckoff, New Jersey. His mother, Marta (Koch), is a modern dancer. His father, Robert S. Miller, was senior vice president and managing director of Hyperion Books, and later became a publisher at Workman Publishing. Miller has two older sisters, Saiya and Caitlin. His father is Jewish and his mother, who has German and Dutch ancestry, is from a Christian background. Ezra considers himself Jewish, and "spiritual".
When he was six, Miller started to train as an opera singer, to help him overcome a speech impediment. He has sung with the Metropolitan Opera, and performed in the U.S. premiere of Philip Glass’s contemporary opera White Raven. He attended Rockland Country Day School and The Hudson School, dropping out after the release of the film Afterschool...
Quotes by Ezra Miller
Every teenager deals in his or her own sexuality and has to face it and figure out how it can coincide with the rest of their lives in a healthy manner. And try to navigate it in our modern society, which is wrought with stigma and taboo and repression, and sort of as a result, these inner monsters that some teenagers really struggle with.
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