Intrigued about Daniel Day-Lewis’s wife and producer-director Rebecca Miller? Find out five interesting facts about her from below.
Know Daniel Day-Lewis
Sir Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis was born in 1957. He is an English actor who was born and raised in London. At the start of his career, he excelled on stage at the National Youth Theater and was then accepted at the Bristol Old Vic Theater School. He trained in a traditional way for three years at the Bristol Old Vic and yet he is considered a method actor. He is known for his devotion and research for each of his roles. He would often get so engrossed in his roles that at times, it would adversely affect his health. Daniel Day-Lewis is also very selective about his roles and has since starred in only six films since 1998. Day-Lewis is also very protective and private about his personal life and he rarely makes public appearances and seldom gives interviews. In 2014, he was honored with a knighthood for his services to drama. Day-Lewis announced his retirement in 2017 after he just completed his role in ‘Phantom Thread’. During his acting career, he shifted between theater and film during the early 80’s. Day-Lewis joined the Royal Shakespeare Company and performed in Romeo and Juliet and in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Day-Lewis later appeared in the 1984 film, ‘The Bounty’. In 1985, he starred in ‘My Beautiful Laundrette’ which was his first critically acclaimed role. His performance in ‘A Room with a View’ in 1985 got his much acclaim. He then assumed leading man status with ‘The Unbearable Lightness of Being’ in 1988. Day-Lewis is considered as one of the most acclaimed actors in film industry. He has earned several awards including three Academy Awards for Best Actor for his performances in My Left Foot (1989), There Will Be Blood (2007) and Lincoln (2012). He was also nominated in the Best Actor category for ‘In the Name of the Father’ in 1993, ‘Gangs of New York’ in 2002 and ‘Phantom Thread’ in 2017. He has also won four BAFTA Awards for Best Actor, three Screen Actors Guild Awards and two Golden Globe Awards. In November 2012, Time honored him by naming Day-Lewis the “World’s Greatest Actor”.
His wife – Rebecca Miller
The wife of Daniel Day-Lewis, Rebecca Miller was born in 1962 in Roxbury, Connecticut, USA. Her birth name is Rebecca Augusta Miller. She is an actress and a writer who shot to fame with her performance in the movies, ‘Personal Velocity’ in 2002, ‘Maggie’s Plan’ in 2015 and ‘Angela’ in 1995. Her film, ‘Angela’ got the Gotham Open Palm Award. She has been married to Daniel Day-Lewis since 1996 and the couple has two children. Miller got the middle name of Augusta from her paternal grandmother. She began her career as a painter and sculptor at Yale where she exhibited in several galleries before the urge to act in theater stuck her. Miller met her future husband, Daniel Day-Lewis at her father’s house while the two men were preparing the film version of Miller’s play “The Crucible”. She has two sons named Cashel Blake Day-Lewis born in 2002 and Ronan Cal born in 1998. Rebecca Miller is the daughter of playwright Arthur Miller and photographer mother, Inge Morath. Miller is the daughter-in-law of Poet Laureate Cecil Day-Lewis and Jill Balcon. She is the step-mother of Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis. Miller directed the movie, ‘The Private Lives of Pippa Lee’ in 2009. The film, ‘The Private Lives of Pippa Lee’ was premiered at the 59th Berlin International Film Festival and was also shown at the Sydney Film Festival and Edinburgh Film Festival. Her father was of Austrian Jewish descent. Her mother was Austrian and was from a Christian background. Rebecca Miller is the member of the ‘Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ (AMPAS) since 2016.
Five facts about Rebecca Miller
Mentioned below are some intriguing facts about Rebecca Miller:
1. Rebecca Miller is the daughter of a famous father
She is the daughter of Arthur Miller and his third wife, Austrian photographer, Inge Morath. She also has a brother named Daniel Miller who was born in 1966.
2. Rebecca Miller’s net worth
Rebecca entered the entertainment industry as an actress but later transitioned into writing, directing and producing. She has done mostly independent movies like ‘Maggie’s Plan’. Miller’s net worth is $15 million at this time, but she does have access to her husband’s net worth of $50.0 million!
3. She thought she would never have children of her own
Miller met Daniel on the set of The Crucible, and they have been married since 1996. Rebecca Miller’s kids with Daniel are: Sons Gabriel, Ronan and Cashel. “I just couldn’t see how it was going to happen exactly [but then] I met my husband, we got married…,” Miller told in an interview. Miller added how her kids made her more focused, saying, “What I learnt is that when I had time, I had to use my time.” Sometimes, when her children were young, she would come home and sit down to write. She explained she would get home and not even remove her coat, she would just begin writing. “Overall I think there’s no question that I became a better storyteller because [after becoming a parent] you just know more about life,” she explained.
4. She had to go through male chauvinism in the industry
It is tough for a woman in Hollywood to make it big and to be successful. She had to struggle as a female director and producer. “The problem I have with it is that it’s potentially just another way to ghettoize us. It’s the second-sex syndrome,” Miller told in an interview. “I don’t like it when people say: ‘We really want to get a female director for this movie.’ Really? So the only prerequisite is ovaries, then?”
5. She and her husband lead a very private life
Miller and her Oscar-winning husband live quiet and normal lives in Ireland with their family. It’s very much the opposite to the kind of lifestyle actors and writers lead in Los Angeles, which is what Miller loved. “Luckily we have circles of privacy outside of which we manage to act like normal human beings, more or less,” Miller told in an interview. “When you’re writing, you tend to go into lockdown,” Miller said, “The whole book took five years to write, so I was in that state for a really long time. I would drop the kids off at school, come home and just write for three or four hours until I had to get up to do something else. Or I would have to take six months off and just read [for research]. That means I let a lot of things go; a lot of relationships just get cooled . . . so you have to then re-start them.”
Rebecca Miller has started to shine in her career now just when her husband has taken retirement. We wish her all the best for a fantastic career ahead!