Allan Miller

Allan Miller



Allan Miller is an acclaimed American director and producer who has been working in the entertainment industry for over 40 years. He is best known for his work on films such as The Color Purple, Splash, and The Mighty Ducks.

Miller was born in New York City in 1950. He attended Brown University, where he studied mathematics and philosophy. After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles in 1976 and began his career as a writer and director.

Miller’s first feature film was a low-budget horror movie called The Boogens. While it was not a major success, it did get him noticed in the industry. His breakout film was the 1984 comedy Splash, starring Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah. The film was a major hit and earned Miller an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Miller directed a string of critically acclaimed films, including The Color Purple, The Mighty Ducks, The Preacher’s Wife, and Uncertain Glory. He also produced several films, including the 1994 remake of Miracle on 34th Street and the 1996 comedy The Birdcage.

In recent years, Miller has focused mostly on television, directing episodes of shows such as The West Wing, Scrubs, and Grey’s Anatomy. He recently directed an episode of the hit show This Is Us.

Throughout his career, Miller has earned numerous awards and nominations, including three Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award nomination. He is also a member of the Directors Guild of America.

Miller is currently retired and living in Los Angeles. He is married to actress Rosie O’Donnell and has two children. He continues to be an important figure in the entertainment industry and an inspiration to aspiring directors.


Feb. 14, 1929

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