Rebecca Miller

Rebecca Augusta Miller ( born September 15, 1962 in Roxbury, Connecticut ) is an American director, actress, sculptor, writer and painter.

Life and work

Rebecca Miller is the daughter of Arthur Miller and photographer Inge Morath. Before she became an actress, she studied painting at Yale University. After a small appearance in the NBC movie The Murder of Mary Phagan Miller began her film career in the German film Georg Elser - One of Germany.

Your career as a filmmaker, she launched in 1990 with the short film Florence as well as the Director for the play of her father Arthur Miller After the Fall in a New York theater. Early 90s she starred opposite Harrison Ford in Regarding Henry and Kevin Spacey in Consenting Adults, and Cliff Robertson in the wind. They still played with in other films, such as Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, before it just was not working as a writer and director.

With their debut album " When she saw his shoes, she knew that she would leave her husband " ( in the original English: Personal Velocity ), she was known as a writer and internationally. The film adaptation of three stories of the book, in which Rebecca Miller himself directed, won the 2002 Sundance Film Festival Grand Prize of the Jury. At the Berlinale 2005, her film The Ballad of Jack and Rose has been shown. In the same year appeared in mid-September in the U.S. John Madden's film The proof - love between genius and insanity, based on the same award-winning play by David Auburn. Rebecca Miller adapted the complex fabric together with Auburn for the big screen.

2008 her novel " The Private Lives of Pippa Lee" was published by Canongate. The German edition of a translation of Reinhild Boehnke appeared in July 2008 by Fischer Verlag entitled " Pippa Lee". 2009, her eponymous film in competition at the Berlinale 2009 world premiere.

Rebecca Miller is married since 1996 with the British actor and Academy Award winner Daniel Day -Lewis, with whom she has two sons.


  • The private lives of Pippa Lee. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York 2008, ISBN 978-0374237424 Pippa Lee. Novel. Fischer -Taschenbuch -Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 2009, ISBN 978-3-596-18065-3
  • When she saw his shoes, she knew that she would leave her husband. Manhattan Verlag 2002, ISBN 3-442-54541-2