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Penelope Ann Miller


Miami Vice Character
January 13, 1964, Los Angeles, California
Will Arnett (1994-95, divorced)
James Huggins (2000-present), two children

Penelope Andrea Miller (born January 13, 1964, Los Angeles, California) is an American actress (usually billed as Penelope Ann Miller or sometimes Penelope Miller) who appeared as Jill Ryder, sister of deceased art student/porn actress Amy Ryder in the episode "Death and the Lady" of the series Miami Vice.


Miller began on Broadway, getting her big break in 1985 when she was cast with Matthew Broderick in the play Biloxi Blues (in 1988 the stars would reunite for the movie version). She began her career in the 1985 TV series Tales From The Darkside (episode with John Heard and John Snyder), other TV roles included The Facts of Life, Family Ties, St. Elsewhere, the TV movies Witch Hunt (with Eric Bogosian, The Last Don, Merry Christmas, George Bailey (with Nathan Lane), Killing Moon (with Kim Coates), A Nero Wolfe Mystery (with Bill Smitrovich), and Carry Me Home (with Kevin Anderson), CSI:NY, Vanished, Mistresses, American Crime (with Jesse Borrego), and Criminal Minds.

Her movie career debuted in the 1987 movie Hotshot, other roles include Adventures in Babysitting (with Calvin Levels and Vincent D'Onofrio), Big Top Pee-Wee (with Benicio del Toro), Miles From Home (with Kevin Anderson and Terry Kinney), Dead Bang (with Don Johnson, Bob Balaban, Frank Military, Bob Balaban, and Brad Sullivan), The Freshman (with Jon Polito), Carlito's Way (with John Leguizamo, Luis Guzman, and Viggo Mortensen), The Shadow (with John Kapelos), Along Came a Spider (with Jay O. Sanders), Blonde Ambition (with Willie Nelson), The Artist (with Ed Lauter), Cody the Robosapien (with Kim Coates and Joaquim de Almeida), Birth of a Nation, The Bronx Bull (with James Russo), and American Dresser (with Jeff Fahey).

Personal Life

Miller married actor Will Arnett (30 Rock, Arrested Development) in 1994 until they divorced in 1995. She then married James Huggins in 2000, they have two daughters; Eloisa May (born 2000) and Maria Adela (born 2009).