Penelope Ann Miller
Biographical Information

Penelope Ann Miller

  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Birth Date
  • January 13, 1964
  • Alive
Character Information
First Appearance
Last Appearance

Penelope Ann Miller played the role of Elizabeth Grey in season one of Mistresses.

Biography Edit

Miller was born in Los Angeles, California, the middle daughter of Beatrice (née Ammidown), a costume designer, publicist, and journalist, and Mark Miller (actor), a television actor and producer.[1] Her mother was businessman Aristotle Onassis's goddaughter and an editor of Harper's Bazaar.[2] She has an older sister, Marisa Miller,[3] who is also a film actress, and a younger sister, Savannah Miller, who is a social worker.

Miller graduated from high school in Los Angeles, then moved to New York City to study theatre.

Personal lifeEdit

In 1994, she married actor Will Arnett. They divorced in 1995.

On May 28, 2000, she married James Huggins. They have two daughters: Eloisa May, born December 10, 2000, and Maria Adela, born March 23, 2009.[4] On March 14, 2012, Miller filed for legal separation from Huggins after 12 years of marriage.[5] On June 15, 2012, Miller withdrew her request for separation.[6]

Career Edit


Year Film Role Other notes
1987 Hotshot Mary
Adventures in Babysitting Adventures in Babysitting#Cast
1988 Biloxi Blues (film) Daisy
Big Top Pee-wee Big Top Pee-wee#Characters
Miles from Home Sally
1989 Dead Bang Linda Kimble
1990 Downtown (film) Lori Mitchell
The Freshman (1990 film) Tina Sabatini
Awakenings Paula
Kindergarten Cop Joyce Palmieri/Rachel Crisp
1991 Other People's Money Kate Sullivan
1992 Year of the Comet Margaret Harwood
The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag Mrs. Elizabeth Louise 'Betty Lou' Perkins
Chaplin (film) Edna Purviance
1993 Carlito's Way Carlito's Way#Cast
1994 The Shadow (1994 film) Margo Lane
1997 The Relic (film) Dr. Margo Green
Little City Rebecca
1998 Break Up Grace
Outside Ozona Earlene Demers
1999 Chapter Zero Cassandra
2000 Forever Lulu Claire Clifton
2001 Along Came a Spider (film) Elizabeth Rose
Full Disclosure (2001 film) Michelle Direct-to-Video Release
2006 The Deal Laura Martin
Funny Money (2006 film) Carol Perkins
2007 The Messengers (film) Denise Solomon
Blonde Ambition Debra
2008 Free Style (film) Jeannette Bryant
2009 Saving Grace (2009 film) Bea Bretthorse
2010 Flipped (film) Trina Baker
2011 The Artist (film) Doris
2012 Robosapien: Rebooted Joanna
Saving Lincoln Mary Todd Lincoln
2013 The Bronx Bull Debbie Forrester

Television Edit

Year Title Role Notes
1985 Tales from the Darkside Keena Episode: "List of Tales from the Darkside episodes#Season 2 (1985-1986)"
1987 The Facts of Life (TV series) Kristen Morgan Episode: "List of The Facts of Life episodes#Season 8: 1986–1987"
Family Ties Joyce Episode: "List of Family Ties episodes#Season 5 (1986/87)"
The Popcorn Kid Gwen Stottlemeyer 6 episodes
Miami Vice Jill Ryder Episode: "List of Miami Vice episodes#Season 4: 1987–1988"
St. Elsewhere Laurel Episode: "List of St. Elsewhere episodes#Season 6 (1987–1988)"
1988 Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Closed Set Tina TV-Movie
1989 Great Performances Emily Webb Episode: "Our Town"
1991 Morton & Hayes Jody Episode: "The Bride of Mummula"
1994 Witch Hunt (1994 film) Kim Hudson TV-Movie
1997 The Last Don Nalene De Lena Miniseries
The Hired Heart Garnet Hadley TV-Movie
Merry Christmas, George Bailey Mary Hatch Bailey TV-Movie
1998 Rhapsody in Bloom Lilah Bloom TV-Movie
Ruby Bridges (film) Barbara Henry TV-Movie
The Closer (1998 TV series) Erica Hewitt 10 episodes
1999 Rocky Marciano (film) Barbara Cousins TV-Movie
2000 All-American Girl: The Mary Kay Letourneau Story Mary Kay Letourneau TV-Movie
Killing Moon Laura Chadwick TV-Movie
2001 Dodson's Journey Meredith Dodson TV-Movie
A Woman's a Helluva Thing Zane Douglas TV-Movie
2002 Dead in a Heartbeat Dr. Gillian Hayes TV-Movie
A Nero Wolfe Mystery The Mother Hunt#Cast of characters Episode: "The Mother Hunt#A Nero Wolfe Mystery (A&E Network)"
Scared Silent Kathy Clifson TV-Movie
2003 Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story] Donna Hanover TV-Movie
National Lampoon's Thanksgiving Family Reunion Pauline Snider TV-Movie
2003–2004 A Minute with Stan Hooper Molly Hooper 13 episodes
2004 Carry Me Home Harriet TV-Movie
2005 Personal Effects Bonnie Locke TV-Movie
CSI: NY Rose Whitley Episode: "CSI: NY (season 1)"
Desperate Housewives Fran Ferrara Episode: "Coming Home"
2006 Vanished Jessica Nevins 9 episodes
2008 The Deadliest Lesson Gloria TV-Movie
2009–2010 Men of a Certain Age Sonia Tranelli 9 episodes
2013 Mistresses Elizabeth Grey Recurring (9 Episodes)
2014 American Crime (TV series) Eve


  1. Penelope Ann Miller's Film Reference bio
  2. Penelope Ann Miller bio at Yahoo! Movies
  3. url= title=Marisa Miller - IMDb| accessdate=June 11, 2014
  4. last= Chiu first= alxeis url=,,20270520,00.html |title=It's a Girl for Penelope Ann Miller work= People Magazine|publisher=Time, Inc.|date= April 7, 2009 |accessdate=June 25, 2010
  5. url=,,20580234,00.html title=Penelope Ann Miller Splits from Husband work= People (magazine) date= March 20, 2012 |accessdate=March 20, 2012
  6. url=,,20606705,00.html |title=Penelope Ann Miller Dismisses Separation Request work= People (magazine)date= June 23, 2012 |accessdate=June 23, 2012

Gallery Edit

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