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Allison Miller
Born September 2, 1985 (1985-09-02) (age 24)
Rome, Italy
Occupation actress, singer
Years active 2006 - present

Allison Miller (born September 2, 1985) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Michelle Benjamin on the NBC series Kings.

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Early life

Miller was born in Rome, Italy. She grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, State College, Pennsylvania, and Tallahassee, Florida. She is the daughter of Margo and John Winn Miller.[1] Her father John was the former publisher of The Olympian newspaper in Olympia, Washington.[2] He retired in January 2009 to pursue other interests. Her parents have since left Washington and moved back to the Eastern United States.

Miller graduated from Maclay High School in Tallahassee, Florida. She attended the University of Florida in Gainesville for a few semesters before transferring to Rhodes College. She is a sister of Kappa Delta Sorority and was featured in a story in Kappa Delta's newsletter The Angelos.

In 2006, Miller moved to Hollywood to pursue her career full-time. In addition to acting, she has training in voice, tap, and jazz, as well as in modern dance. She is a mezzo-soprano. Allison also plays the piano and the guitar. She is proficient in Spanish and French.[3]

Career

Miller started her career as member of the Young Actor's Theatre in Tallahassee, Fla. She appeared as Nora in the play Brighton Beach Memoirs for the theatre.

The actress was one of eight actresses chosen as finalists to play Laurie in the 2004 VH-1 reality show In Search of the New Partridge Family in 2004.[4]

She appeared on television again in Lucy's Piano (2006). She then guest starred in episodes of television series such as General Hospital, CSI: NY, Desperate Housewives, and Boston Legal.

Miller appeared as a series regular on the NBC television drama series, Kings, which was based on the biblical story of David.[5][6] She portrayed Princess Michelle Benjamin, an analogue of Michal (daughter of Saul and first wife of David).

Miller appeared in two 2009 films: a live action version of Blood: The Last Vampire; and 17 Again, where she played Zac Efron's high school girlfriend Scarlett.

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
2004 In Search of the New Partridge Family Herself (unknown episodes)
2006 Lucy's Piano Lucy
General Hospital Teen Tracy (1 episode)
Mind of Mencia Ounk Girl
Cold Case Violet Polley - 1928/1929 (1 episode)
CSI: NY Carensa Sanders/'Omen' (1 episode)
Desperate Housewives Tanya (1 episode)
2007 Take Shoe Sales Girl
Boston Legal Marlena Hoffman (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
2009 Kings Michelle Benjamin (12 episodes)
17 Again Scarlett (Teen)
Blood: The Last Vampire Alice Mckee

Quotes

  • (on doing voice-over work for an interactive children's book) "It was really fun to do because you don't have to really worry about what you look like at all. It's about making your voice as a character."
  • (on show business success) "I've just learned that a lot of it is luck, as much as it is talent."
  • (on her father's reaction to her fake body art as a Suicide Girl on CSI: New York) "Oh my god, he'd have a heart attack. When its fake I think he's okay with it."
  • John Winn Miller (Allison's father): "We're thrilled to see Allison doing so well in such a short time in Hollywood, although it is a little unnerving to keep seeing her playing an innocent from the hills who gets murdered in the big city."
  • "(Young Actors Theater) taught me everything I know about acting, up until I got to college," Miller said. "I think it gave me not only a great theater experience but a strong work ethic. Tina (Young Actor's Theater Director Tina Williams) was adamant that everyone be on time to work and that everyone gave their best efforts. A good performance left us all feeling accomplished."

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