Omar Benson Miller Biography
Omar Benson Miller is an American actor and producer, known for Ballers (2015), 8 Mile (2002) and Miracle at St. Anna (2008).
Omar Benson Miller Age
He was born in Detroit, Michigan in October 1978. He is now 42 years of age as of 2021.
Omar Benson Miller Parents
Omar lives a very secretive life and by that, not even a history of who his parents are is given.
Omar Benson Miller Education
He studied and graduated from San Jose State University.
Omar Benson Miller Wife
There are no records of past relationships for Omar Benson Miller. Hence we still believe that he is possibly single for nothing has been seen even in his social media platforms.
Omar Benson Miller Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $2 million according to celebrity net worth.
Omar Benson Miller Height | Height In Feet
Omar stands at a height of 6 feet and 5 inches. Hie is in Alpha life due to his birth sign Libra.
Omar Benson Miller Foundation
Founded the Omar Miller Foundation, which feeds hungry L.A.-area residents, using food left over from film and TV productions.
Omar Benson Miller Movies And Tv Shows
- The Bro Code (2009) as Omar
- Liquor Store Cactus (2009) as Mr. Noyes
- Blood Done Sign My Name (2010) as Herman Cozart
- The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010) as Bennet Zurrow
- Beastly (2011) as Daniel Thomas
- The Lion of Judah (2011) as Horace
- Homefront (2013) as Teedo
- House of Lies (2014) as Slim Walters
- Ballers (2015–present) as Charles Greane
- Hell’s Kitchen (2016) as Himself
- Above Suspicion (2018) as Denver Rhodes
- Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2018–present) as Raphael (voice)
Omar Benson Miller 8 Mile
He occured in this movie as Sol George. In this movie, The people of Detroit know 8 Mile as the city limit, a border, a boundary. It is also a psychological dividing line that separates Jimmy Smith Jr. (Eminem) from where and who he wants to be. An alluring fictional examination of a critical week in Jimmy’s life.
Benson Miller on his relation to Forest Whitaker
Chris Yandek: You’ve had some very memorable supporting roles in Shall We Dance, Transformers, Things We Lost In The Fire. As you continue to move towards bigger roles, what has been the most important thing for you with the time you’re been on screen?
Omar Benson Miller “Is honesty easily. I want to be authentic. I want people to see my character and not see me. I want them to see my character and see a piece of a part that’s completely independent of who I am. I want it to be honest. I want it to be truthful. I want people to identify with the characters that I play on the screen to say, ‘You know what? I know a guy like that. Yeah. That’s real. That guy is a real guy.’”
CY: On September 26th, Miracle at St. Anna will be released in theaters nationwide. The film follows four black soldiers during World War II. This is kind of different than many of the other roles you’ve done. Did you have to make any adjustments in the acting business with this one?
Omar Benson Miller “I had to make every adjustment you can think of. Primarily I had to lose 50 pounds. I had the meeting with Spike and I told him I almost pleaded with him to do this role.
CY: When you have two big directors who’ve been doing their stuff for a long time I am not surprised what anyone says anymore.
Omar Benson Miller “You’re right Chris. Absolutely.”
CY: The following week, The Express comes out on October 3rd and is a prolific look at Heisman Trophy winner Ernie Davis. Many are already saying this isn’t like other football films in the past. How is it different?
Omar Benson Miller “Gary Fleder, the director of the film, in particular, wanted to make sure he didn’t remake a Remember The Titans, a Varsity Blues, a We Are Marshall, any of the movies in that vain. One of the primary differences that The Express has is it’s a story that’s greater than football.
CY: How accurate is this film compared to what happened with the real life of Ernie Davis?
Omar Benson Miller “This film is pretty accurate. I think the story at times crunches together certain events that may have taken place over a long period of time, but for the sake of telling someone’s entire life story in the span of two hours is very difficult to not nip and tuck a little bit.
CY: You are Forest Whitaker’s nephew and the resemblances are very clear. Do people all the time that know you are an actor say you must be related to him?
Omar Benson Miller “(Laughs) Non-stop, but let’s get it straight, this is something that’s on Wikipedia and I don’t know who put it up there, but I need to dispute it openly, I am not related to Forest Whitaker. Forest is a friend of mine. He is a great guy. I learned so much from him because at one time we were going to make Fat Albert together. He was directing it and I was gonna play Fat Albert. And you know what? Forest and I we’re the only people who think we don’t look alike yet the world is convinced I am a younger version of him and I am absolutely fine with that.”
CY: Well, the fact is that Wikipedia is not accurate and can be edited by anyone, but the problem with that is this was picked up by five, ten other websites.
Omar Benson Miller “No question. Man Chris, I am telling you, man, people on the street come up to me and ask about Forest and my relation to him and that must’ve helped me get in the industry. I wish. I had to beg, borrow, and steal to get in this spot.”
CY: Maybe you’re far off cousins or relatives somewhere?
Omar Benson Miller “Who knows…who knows. We’re both from Southern California so it’s possible.”
CY: Finally, tell me something about you we should know?
Omar Benson Miller “A lot of people say this to me. I met Allen Iverson this weekend and I also met Riddick Bowe the ex-heavyweight champion. Both of them said, man, you’re tall in person. I guess in the film I don’t come off my true size, but I am 6’6 about 290 pounds. I am a real giant. So don’t be surprised when you look up and see my nose hairs.”
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