5' 11" (1.8 m)
Ezra Matthew Miller was born in Wyckoff, New Jersey, to Marta (Koch), a modern dancer, and Robert S. Miller, who has worked at Workman Publishing and as former senior VP for Hyperion Books. He has two older sisters. Ezra is of Ashkenazi Jewish (father) and German-Dutch (mother) ancestry; he has described himself as Jewish and "spiritual".
As a child, Miller sang with the Metropolitan Opera and attended Rockland Country Day School and The Hudson School. His first feature film was the indie Afterschool (2008), and Miller subsequently appeared on the television series Californication (2007), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), and Royal Pains (2009), and in the films City Island (2009), Every Day (2010), Beware the Gonzo (2010), and Another Happy Day (2011).
Miller drew critical praise playing Kevin Khatchadourian, the homicidal son of Tilda Swinton's character, in the dramatic thriller We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011). He subsequently played Patrick in the well-received teen drama The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), opposite Logan Lerman and Emma Watson.
Ezra's upcoming roles include the period piece Madame Bovary (2014), Judd Apatow's comedy Trainwreck (2015), and the psychological thriller The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015). He has been cast as superhero The Flash in Untitled The Flash Film (2020), scheduled for release on March 23, 2018.
Was considered one of the 55 faces of the future by Nylon Magazine's Young Hollywood Issue.
He dropped out of school (The Hudson School) at the age of 16, after beginning his film acting career with Afterschool (2008).
Trained as an opera singer at a young age due to begin born with a debilitating stutter. Enrolling in opera was inspired by his kindergarten teacher, within a year of opera training his speech impediment was gone. He said he had a 'breathe-line stutter and wasn't breathing in enough to complete a word' and that opera vocal training is all about control and manipulation of the breath.
TLA Releasing Awards - Gaybie - Best Supporting Actor in a Gay Movie - 2013 - Winner - Ezra Miller - The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012).
TLA Releasing Awards - Gaybie - Best Supporting Actor in a Gay Movie - 2013 - Nominee - Ezra Miller - The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012).
His mother, Marta (Koch), is a modern dancer. His father, Robert S. Miller, worked for Hyperion Books, and is a publisher at Workman Publishing. Ezra's mother is of three quarters German and one quarter Dutch ancestry, while Ezra's father is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family (from Germany, Russia, and Austria). Ezra's father's step-brother is a rabbi, and Ezra's father's step-nephew is writer Gideon Lewis-Kraus.
Turned down the role of Lucien Carr in Kill Your Darlings (2013).
The youngest actor to play Barry Allen/The Flash.
He was a huge fan of the Harry Potter franchise long before appearing in the prequel 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them films.
Long shaggy black hair
Often plays troubled, intense characters
[on We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)] My agent sent me the script and I went into a sort of wrathful, thirsting pursuit. I immediately became ravenous, and I just started pursuing it like a stalker.
[on We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)] If there's one ambiguity that I feel comfortable clearing up, it's that I never for a second was thinking about how to portray someone innately evil.
[discussing his sexuality in a 2012 "Out" Magazine interview] I'm queer. I have a lot of really wonderful friends who are of very different sexes and genders. I am very much in love with no one in particular. I've been trying to figure out relationships, you know? I don't know if it's responsible for kids of my age to be so aggressively pursuing monogamous binds, because I don't think we're ready for them. The romanticism within our culture dictates that that's what you're supposed to be looking for. Then [when] we find what we think is love--even if it is love--we do not yet have the tools. I do feel that it's possible to be at this age unintentionally hurtful, just by being irresponsible--which is fine. I'm super down with being irresponsible. I'm just trying to make sure my lack of responsibility no longer hurts people. That's where I'm at in the boyfriend/girlfriend/zefriend type of question.
[on his heritage and religion, in a 2012 Haaretz interview] My father is Jewish, my mother is not, but I consider myself entirely Jewish even though according to Jewish law I am not. I encourage everyone to understand that the rules [of Jewish matrilineal descent] were written before anyone could do DNA tests... I know that I am a descendant of Abraham through my father... I definitely plan to [visit Israel].