Sienna Miller was born in New York City. Her father, Edward
Miller, is an American banker; and her mother Jo Miller, is a
South African who ran Lee Strasberg's acting academy in London.
Miller moved to England as a child and attended the Heathfield
School in Ascot, Berkshire and later studied for a year at the
Lee Strasberg Institute in New York City. Culturally, she
considers herself English.
For much of Sienna's childhood and adolescence, her stepmother was the English interior decorator Kelly Hoppen. Miller has one sister, Savannah; two half-brothers, Charles and Steven; and one former step-sister, Natasha (daughter of Kelly Hoppen).
Prior to Sienna Miller's professional acting career, Miller worked as a photographic model. Sienna Miller currently models for Pepe Jeans, and she posed for Vanity Fair magazine's 2006 Hollywood Issue topless and smoking a cigarette.
Sienna Miller had a recurring role in the television series Keen Eddie. Sienna appeared in supporting roles in the 2004 remake of the 1966 movie Alfie as well as in Layer Cake (2004). Sienna played the female lead opposite Heath Ledger in the period drama, Casanova (2005).
In 2005, Sienna made West End debut as Celia in Shakespeare's As
You Like It to mixed reviews. (The Guardian commented "if she
were in a girls' school show, rather than the West End, you
would think her well above average.") Miller played the role of
Rosalind for one performance, when Helen McCrory, the actress
playing the lead, fell ill.
Sienna Miller has several high-profile projects due out in the next few years. Sienna stars in the highly anticipated bio-pic of 1960s socialite and Andy Warhol's muse Edie Sedgwick in the film Factory Girl, set for a September 2006 release. In 2007, she stars opposite Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert DeNiro in the sci-fi epic Stardust, as well as Interview directed by Steve Buscemi.
Sienna Miller is rumored to appear in the film version of writer Michael Chabon's novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, also starring and Peter Sarsgaard. The project is slated for a 2007 release..
Sienna has lent her support to design limited edition T-shirts or vests for the 'Little Tee Campaign' for Breast Cancer Care which donates money for breast cancer research. Sienna Miller has also agreed to design a range of jeans for Pepe.
Sienna's relationship with Jude Law has frequently featured in the entertainment press. On Christmas Day of 2004, they became engaged. However, on July 18, 2005, Law issued a public apology to her for having an affair with Daisy Wright, the nanny of his children, by his former wife. Ironically, in October the media reported that she'd been conducting a simultaneous affair with actor Daniel Craig, one of Law's friends, who had appeared with Miller in Layer Cake two years previously. Despite attempts to salvage their relationship, the couple parted in time for Sienna to celebrate her single status at the UK premiere of Casanova in February 2006. The latest reports from May 29, 2006 state that Miller and Law are "working things out" with their relationship.
Sienna Miller is frequently noted for her fashion sense and often ranks highly in "best dressed" lists; often second only to supermodel Kate Moss. She is particularly credited with popularising "boho-chic", a "look" which took off after her appearance at the Glastonbury festival in 2004. This attribution is a little controversial as many feel Kate Moss is the true originator of this look. However, it was probably the readiness with which women of differing ages could identify with Miller and her style that made it seem ubiquitous during 2004-5. Young "identikits" were often referred to as "Sienna Millers" or "Siennas".
Sienna Miller is also friends with the fashion designer Matthew Williamson, who has referred to her as his 'muse'.
Sienna currently lives in London.
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