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Leah Miller

Miller at the 2009 Juno Fanfare event
Born July 20, 1981 (1981-07-20) (age 28)
Etobicoke, Ontario[1]
Home town Toronto
Known for Television host
Spouse(s) Dallas Green (2008 - )

Leah Miller (born July 20, 1981) is a former MuchMusic VJ from Toronto, and current host for So You Think You Can Dance Canada. She is also a correspondent for the entertainment news show etalk.

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Early Life

Miller is the youngest of four children; she has an older sister and two older brothers.[2] She won the title of Miss Junior Dance of Canada when she was 13 and danced on a competitive basis until age 16.[3] After graduating from Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts in Toronto, Ontario,[1] Miller moved to Los Angeles to gain acting experience and worked on Ashton Kutcher's celebrity prank show Punk'd and in Chris Rock's movie Down to Earth. Missing her family, she moved back to Toronto after a few years.[1]

Career

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MuchMusic

Miller joined the Much family as a VJ in November 2004 after trying out for four years.[2] Her father had first suggested to her to try out.[4]

Miller hosted MuchMusic's flagship show "MuchOnDemand" for five years[5]. For the majority of that time she hosted with Matte Babel, until his departure from the station in March 2009[6]. Miller replaced Amanda Walsh, who pursued a career in acting.

Miller also hosted The MuchMusic Video Awards (MMVAS) and various Live@Much specials. Some of her notable interviews include Coldplay, Gwen Stefani, Halle Berry, Kanye West, Avril Lavigne, Rhianna, Matthew McConaughey, Fergie, Dallas Green, P!nk, Lily Allen, Taylor Swift, Hilary Duff, Malin Akerman, The Pussycat Dolls, Jason Segal, and Paul Rudd[7].

She always wears heels on-air[4] that are usually 4 to 5 inches in height,[8] and she once famously fell on-air after tripping over a microphone stand interviewing The All-American Rejects.[2]

On August 31, 2009[9] Leah along with all the other VJs hosted her final MuchOnDemand episode. Perez Hilton, Hilary Duff and former VJ Matte Babel were included in the show.

So You Think You Can Dance Canada

In April 2008, it was announced that Miller would host So You Think You Can Dance Canada, which began broadcasting across Canada in September of that year.[3]

etalk

In November of 2009, Miller made her latest career move, becoming an entertainment correspondent for etalk[10].

In February 2010, Miller joined etalk hosts Tanya Kim and Ben Mulroney, along with etalk reporters, Elaine “Lainey” Lui, Susie Wall, and Jeanne Beker in Vancouver to cover the 2010 Winter Games for CTV[11].

Personal Life

Miller began dating musician Dallas Green in 2006.[1][4][12] The couple married in December 2008.[13][14]. She is also close friends with actress and singer Hilary Duff.

References

  1. ^ a b c d Hailey Eisen (December 2006). "Leah Miller". Post City Magazines. http://postcitymagazines.com/2006-12/story_200612_LeahMiller.php. Retrieved 2008-09-07. 
  2. ^ a b c "MuchMusic Personalities: Leah Miller". MuchMusic. http://www.muchmusic.com/tv/personalities/leahmiller. Retrieved 2008-09-07. 
  3. ^ a b "MuchMusic VJ Miller to host 'So You Think You Can Dance Canada'". Toronto Star. 2008-04-02. http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/article/409244. 
  4. ^ a b c Rita Zekas (2007-06-09). "For young veejay, it's simply glam". Toronto Star. http://www.thestar.com/article/221842. Retrieved 2008-09-07. 
  5. ^ http://blog.muchmusic.com/goodbye-leah-miller/
  6. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matte_Babel
  7. ^ http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080402/bio_Leah_Miller/20090819?s_name=dance2009&no_ads=
  8. ^ Rob Salem (2008-09-07). "Heels no problem for new Dance judge". Toronto Star. http://www.thestar.com/article/490266. Retrieved 2008-09-07. 
  9. ^ http://blog.muchmusic.com/goodbye-leah-miller/
  10. ^ http://shows.ctv.ca/eTalk/Bios.aspx
  11. ^ http://www.staatalent.com/Headlines/09/01/08williams.htm
  12. ^ Towie, Brian, "The two sides of Dallas Green: Alexisonfire guitarist enjoys solo success", Metro News, Jan 25, 2008 Last accessed Jan 3, 2008
  13. ^ Taylor Michaels (March 2009). "Celebrity Pipeline". Sudbury Star. http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1496389. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  14. ^ "My Toronto: Leah Miller". National Post. 15 May 2009. http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/toronto/archive/2009/05/15/my-toronto-leah-miller.aspx. Retrieved 2009-10-18. 

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