The Kid from Jersey
Growing up Miller
Ezra Miller was born on September 30, 1992, in Wyckoff, New Jersey. His mother worked as a dancer, while his father served as Vice President of Hyperion Books, and later as a publisher at Workman Publishing. Miller had a typical Jewish upbringing, however, his father has German-Dutch ancestry.
In many interviews Ezra considers himself to be a "Jewish Spiritual" individual. Ezra began singing opera at the age of six to aid with a speech impediment he suffered from. Ezra Miller is a successful singer went on to sing at the Metropolitan Opera, along with the Philip Glass' White Raven opera. Prior to appearing in Afterschool, Ezra was attending The Hudson School.
Life in Hollywood
Ezra Miller began his career as in Afterschool, a film about adolescents in a private school and drug abuse. In the movie, Ezra Miller begins dating a fellow student he's assigned to make a remembrance video about characters affected by the drug use in the school that leads to their deaths. The film was presented at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival and had positive reception. Critics proclaimed the film to be intelligent and took an imaginative sight of a problem faced by many teens and their peers.
Later Ezra Miller appeared in many other movies and had his big break as in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as the Flash. Ezra Miller is scheduled to premiere as the Flash in a solo role in Flashpoint, scheduled for 2018. This multi-talented actor is also known for his participation in his band Sons of an Illustrious Father. Ezra Miller has been performing with the band since 2011.
Minor Hurdles Before that Big Break
Ezra's big break came with the movie Afterschool, however the actor has had a prominent music career prior to his Hollywood days.
Ezra Miller and the many roles he plays:
1. Aferschool (as Robert, 2008)
2. City Island (as Vincent Rizzo, Jr, 2009)
3. Every Day (as Jonah, 2010)
4. Beware the Gonzo (as Eddie “Gonzo” Gilman, 2010)
5. Another happy Day (as Elliot Hellman, 2011)
6. Busted Walk (as Jay Turner, 2011)
7. We Nee to Talk About Kevin (as Kevin Khatchadourian, 2011)
8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (as Patrick, 2012)
9. Madame Bovary (as Leon Dupuis, 2014)
10. The Starford Prison Experiment (as Daniel Culp, 2015)
11. Trainwreck (as Donald, 2015)
12. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (as Barry Allen/The Flash, 2016)
13. Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them (as Credence Barebone, 2016)
14. Justice League (as Barry Allen/The Flash, 2017)
15. Flashpoint (as Barry Allen/The Flash, 2018)
And the Award Goes To
Ezra Miller has received many awards throughout his career:
For the movie Another Happy Day:
I. The Hampton's International Film Festival for Breath-through Performer in 2011
The Perks of Being a Wallflower:
I. Santa Barbara International Film Festival Virtuoso Award in 2012
II. The Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2012
III. The Hollywood Film Festival Spotlight Award in 2012
IV. The San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast in 2012
V. The Santa Barbara International Film Festival Virtuoso Award in 2012
Though he did not win, Ezra Miller was nominated as follows:
The movie We Need to Talk About Kevin:
I. BIFA Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2011
II. The Critics Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer in 2012
For the movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower Ezra Miller was nominated as follows:
I.The Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2012
II. MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance in 2013
III. MTV Movie Awards for Best Musical Moment in 2013
IV. Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2013
Who is The Flash?
The original character of The Flash appeared in comic books in the 1940s wearing no mask due to his ability to continuously move rapidly so that his face was never recognizable. However, the DC Flash character premiering in 2018 is from the 1956 reprise version of The Flash. The Flash works as a forensic scientist in the comics and obtained his powers from a lightning bolt chemical spill mix.
The Flash as the ability to move at the speed of light which allows him to move through solid objects, run on water, and travel around the globe in seconds. The enemies of Flash always go for his legs as that's his greatest strength.
Prior to the comics, the character of Flash appeared in 1990's television shows and most recently the 2014 television series Flash.
Becoming Barry Allen/The Flash
Ezra Miller made his first appearance as The Flash in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and is scheduled to play as The Flash in Justice League due for release later in 2017. Ezra Miller is also scheduled to star in the solo project Flashpoint in 2018.
Becoming the Flash was both fascinating and challenging for the actor. In the DC movie, the role of Barry Allen is a character that has social discomforts which are presented in the movie Justice League upon meeting Iron Man. Barry Allen/The Flash exhibits social quirks and a sense of nervousness which later evaporates when the characters must battle their enemies.
Barry Allen/The Flash's social discomforts seem to be a connecting point for viewers as his character is presented as being normal, unlike his Justice League members who thrive on self-confidence. For viewers, Barry's inability to make human connections brings his character to a level of closeness that is sometimes missing from Superhero movies. Most Superheros are awed upon as unattainable characters, however, for Barry Allen/The Flash, it is the everyday interpersonal relationships that bring his vexations. The Flash has a boyish innocence that brings his character from the typical distant Superhero hierarchy to a close-range friend level that most fans connect to.
With the connections that The Flash is making with fans, the movie is bound to be a hit.
The new movie Justice League promises to engage fans of all ages. with characters such as Aquaman, Batman, Cyborg, Flash, Superman, and Wonder Woman making appearances and a budget of $300M. The movie is filled with special effects, remarkable fighting scenes, and a two-hour run time. Spoilers have already begin to surface, from the infamous race between Flash and Superman to the escape of Lex Luther from prison.
Justice League promises to excited and satisfy any DC fan.
Is he really?
Not one to be coy about his sexuality freedoms, Ezra Miller has caused quite a stir in Hollywood when he publicly "came out". The actor is known for calling himself "queer" and not "gay", leaving many to wonder is he into having a boyfriend or girlfriend. The actor has been seen on Hollywood streets with fellow actresses like Erin Urb and Lauren Nolting, but nothing that seems too serious. Ezra has not been seen around town with a boyfriend as of yet, leaving everyone wondering who he'll be dating next.
Queer as Miller
In several interviews, Ezra has defined himself as a queer who's mostly attracted to the "she's" meaning girls. However, the actor is open to many forms of relationships.
Defining Gay with Ezra Miller
Though Ezra does not define himself as being gay, he has stated that he's open to love, in whichever form it enters his life. Ezra recalls liking to kiss boys at a young age and leaves his dating life open to whatever love brings his way.
Ezra Miller on Finding Love
Ezra is not one to strut around town a girlfriend or boyfriend on his arms, which leaves everyone wondering is he single or dating. However, the actor has dated Ester Wald in 2006, Zoë Kravitz in 2010, and Shailene Woodley in 2016.
Ezra Miller and Zoë Kravitz
The couple share a passionate kiss.
Ezra Miller and then Girlfriend Lauren Nolting
Ezra Miller and Lauren Nolting
Ezra Miller shares hug with then girlfriend Lauren Nolting.
Ezra Miller and Lauren Nolting were dating for a brief period during 2011 through 2012. The photographer Lauren Nolting was 23 at the time while Ezra Miller was 18 years old.
Ezra Miller and Girlfriend Erin Urb
Ezra Miller and Erin Urb began dating in 2013 and a year later in 2014 were engaged. Erin Urb was engaged to Miller for two years until the couple called off their engagement.
So Who's Ezra dating now
Ezra Miller is currently single, but love is sure to strike the heart of the queer actor giving him either a girlfriend or boyfriend of his preference.
Ezra Miller Trivia
I. Ezra has two older sisters.
II. Ezra was pulled over by the police for a busted brake light while shooting the movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and police found 20 grams of marijuana in the vehicle.
III. Miller faced no charges for the possession of marijuana but was charged a $600 fine for disorderly conduct.
IV. Ezra is a firm believer of the importance of clean water and was featured in the My Body of Water campaign.
V. Ezra Miller dropped out of high school to pursue his acting career (thank God everything worked out in his favor).
VI. Ezra was bullied in school and used the "Harry Potter" audio books to soothe himself.
VII. One of Ezra's main musical influences is Mozart.
VIII. Ezra earned $46M between 2016 - 2017.
IX. The actor has a reported net worth of $146M.
X. Ezra's fortune continues to grow due to stock investments, property holdings, and endorsements.
XI. Ezra owns many restaurants, including The Fat Miller Burger chain in Washington.
XII. Ezra owns a football team the Wyckoff Angels.
XIII. Ezra owns his own vodka Pure Wondermiller.
XIV. Miller has one of the top selling perfumes amongst the junior market called With Love from Ezra.
XV. Ezra's fashion line is called Ezra Miller Seduction.
So what's next for Ezra Miller
Ezra Miller has combated the questions pertaining to his sexuality and silenced critics with his success. Ezra currently holds a Cover Girl endorsement worth millions. One would say that there is little stopping this young actor from becoming one of the top stars of our time. As Ezra continues to climb the charts, his fan base grows phenomenally making Ezra one of the most desired upcoming stars in Hollywood.
The future is unpredictable and Ezra holds all the cards.