A brief about T.J. Miller
Todd Joseph Miller was born on June 4, 1981. He is an American actor, a stand-up comedian, producer, and a writer.
From the years 2014 to 2017, he appeared as Erlich Bachman in the HBO sitcom, 'Silicon Valley'. He is best known for this role. Miller has also appeared in films such as 'Cloverfield', 'She's Out of My League', 'Yogi Bear', 'Deadpool', 'Office Christmas Party' and 'The Emoji Movie'.
Born in Denver, Colorado, to parents Leslie Miller, a clinical psychologist, and Kent Miller, an attorney, Miller studied at the Graland Country Day School and later graduated from Denver's East High School. While in High School, he participated in drama productions and from there his interest in the field up-scaled. His teacher described him as a typical class clown and he used to understand the frailty of the human mind better than everyone else.
He later enrolled at the George Washington University and while there, he was a member of the comedy group recess and also the Lambda chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. While in college, Miller attended the British American Drama Academy in London; where he studied Shakespeare for some time.
Miller admits to be using marijuana quite enthusiastically. In an interview, he described about the similarity between his real self and his onscreen character Erlich Bachman in the sitcom, 'Silicon Valley'. "He is just sort of, unfortunately for me, a magnification of certain aspects of my personality, mixed in with a couple of fictional things...I am, at times, a Falstaffian figure; he very much is that too. We are in line with each other as nihilists: He thinks you should tell it like it is ... because everybody's opinion including yours doesn't mean anything."
Miller was suffering from an undiagnosed cerebral arteriovenous malformation on his right frontal lobe. He stated that because of the malformation, he became more philosophical, narrated his behaviors, and was unable to sleep while filming 'Yogi Bear' in New Zealand in 2010. After his brain surgery which was quite was successful, he feels quite fine.
On December 9, 2016, in a silly verbal brawl, Miller was arrested and jailed in Los Angeles on grounds of assaulting a driver of the Uber car service company because of an argument he had with the driver over Donald Trump. He was later bailed with a fine of $20,000.
He recognizes himself as an atheist.
In late 2017, Miller was caught in sexual misconduct allegations from his college days back in 2001. An anonymous woman who too had attended the George Washington University with Miller said in an interview that Miller (her then boyfriend) had become violent with her during a sexual encounter. She added that he allegedly choked, shook, and punched her in the mouth, all without her consent. After consulting other witnesses who knew about the incident, it was confirmed that the allegation was true and that it was brought to the attention of the college at that time. It was found out that Miller was suspended from college for some time as a form of appeasement to the accuser.
His wife, Kate Gorney
Kathryn Titus Gorney is the wife of famous actor from the sitcom, 'Silicon Valley'. She was nicknamed as Rose Petal Pistol by her parents and uses the same name on her social media accounts. Gorney is a performer, mixed media artist and also a poet. She has her personal website under the name of www.rosepetalpistol.com where she uploads much of her art work.
Gorney has a passion for traveling and has traveled many countries for her business meets and art display. She has traveled countries throughout East Asia, Europe, Central and South America and other corners of the world.
Gorney is the daughter of former priest and poet. She was brought up on a race horse and organic asparagus farm. As a child she took equestrian training, acting, dancing, singing and language study. Gorney as a child had an overwhelming passion for culture and the arts.
Gorney took training in classical ballet and danced throughout her high school as a corps member of the Ann Arbor Civic Ballet Company. She later went abroad and studied for sometime in parts of Europe and Scandinavia before she enrolled herself in The George Washington University on a ‘Women in Power Scholarship’ in the ‘Women in the Arts’ program. While there, Gorney earned her liberal arts degree with honors in Italian.
Her works ranges from themes related to whimsy and absurdity and she also works around the universal themes of rebuilding/suffering and emotional abuse.
Kate Gorney is a very versatile person and has also shown her diverse talent in acting. She has appeared in the film 'Lovesick' in 2014. Her role in the movie, 'Lovesick' was that of a ballet teacher. 'Lovesick' is a 2014 American comedy film directed by Luke Matheny and written by Dean Young. 'Lovesick' was a story about a man who tries to prevent his strange psychological condition from affecting his new relationship. Gorney also acted in the film, 'Bristel Goodman' in 2014. 'Bristel Goodman' was directed by Darn Harnden and it received critical acclaim. In December 2006, the first Bristel Goodman video appeared online. Within months it went viral, and became one of the longest running Alternate Reality Games in the world. She appeared as Nora White in the film, 'Bristel Goodman'.
In 2013, Gorney acted in the drama/short film, Encounter. 'Encounter' was the story of a woman Julia, who, during a trip to Los Angeles with her boyfriend, and there she encounters a woman resembling her mother who abandoned her 20 years ago.
In 2010, Gorney appeared in the film, 'Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac'. She appeared in the role of Isabel in 'Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac'. Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac is a 2010 drama film starring Japanese actress Maki Horikita, Japanese actors Kenichi Matsuyama and Yuya Tegoshi, and American actor Anton Yelchin based on a book written by Gabrielle Zevin. 'Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac' is a Japanese romantic drama.
In 2009, Gorney bagged a recurring role as the Bleecker Inn Barista on 'Gossip Girl'. She also landed a role in The Emoji Movie. Gorney rendered her voice to the film, giving life to “Heart Eyes.” This was also the first film that she worked on with her husband.
In 2014, Miller got engaged to his longtime girlfriend, actress and mixed-media artist Kate Gorney. She later changed her surname to Miller. They got married at the Denver Botanic Gardens on September 6, 2015.
Theirs was an art deco theme inspired wedding. According to reports, he proposed to Gorney in the sculpture garden at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Miller was so nervous when he went to propose her that he injured his knee while going, hitting it fairly hard on the ground below. “What they don’t tell you,” Miller added, “is that when you get down on your knee to propose, just don’t do it so quickly. I went down fast, and it really hurt my knee.” Which means his knee came crashing down on a concrete floor. Yikes!
Gorney was once in a abusive relationship before she married Miller. She is a feminist and hates to be defined by her significant other. Her views on feminism are something that is in her genes, as she revealed that both her mother and her grandmother were feminists.
“Last month, an ironic (and since updated) New York Post headline about my art installation went viral: ‘T.J. Miller’s wife is making a name for herself in New York.’ While I know that it was meant it to be flattering — and I was flattered by the coverage — not everyone on Twitter took it that way. Suddenly tens of thousands of retweets, likes, and comments turned into hundreds of thousands. Many people didn’t appreciate the irony and saw it as an opportunity to start a meaningful dialogue about feminism. I was both overwhelmed by and grateful for the outpouring of support in response to something that had become so normalized for me — the idea that many women are seen as nothing more than their husband’s wife. It made me think about representations of married women in the press, and how many people share my experience of being defined only in relationship to their significant other.” She posted this to tell people that she wants to be addressed as herself and not by T.J. Millers wife.
5 interesting facts about T.J. Miller's wife, Kate Gorney
Apart from her biography and career, there are some interesting aspects of Kate Gorney Miller that are worth reading about:
1. She’s a Buddhist.
2. She began her ballet training at the age of 4.
3. She used to be a Ford model.
4. Gorney is a mixed media artist. A mixed media artist uses more than one medium when creating a piece of art. Her art takes from one country to another and has garnered her widespread attention.
5. She along with her husband released a statement in reply to the sexual misconduct claims. “[Woman’s name] began again to circulate rumors online once [my and Kate’s] relationship became public. Sadly she is now using the current climate to bandwagon and launch these false accusations again. It is unfortunate that she is choosing this route as it undermines the important movement to make women feel safe coming forward about legitimate claims against real known predators,” Kate and T.J. Miller wrote.
When it comes to net worth, both the partners are quite successful in their fields and have managed to amass a lot of money. The net worth of Kate Gorney is currently under review. The net worth of her husband, T.J. miller is $9 million dollars.
T.J. miller is quite active on his Instagram and other social media accounts. One can follow him to read his posts and check his photos on his official Instagram page @teenagemillionaire where he regularly posts photos from his life and photos of his events. Kate Gorney does not have any official Instagram account but a few photos of hers are available on Instagram.