Who is Lara Jill Miller? Wiki Bio
Lara Jill Miller was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania USA, on 20 April 1967, so her zodiac sign is Taurus and she holds American nationality. She is an actress, singer and a lawyer, who gained recognition after portraying Samantha in the TV series “Gimme a Break!”
Early life and education
Lara was raised with two older sisters, Cindy and Sharon, in Allentown by their father who was the owner of a factory which produces pajamas, and their mother who was a housewife.
Lara grew up being interested in acting, and appeared in many school plays organized at her elementary school, however, after enrolling at William Allen High School and after being talked into it by her parents, she became interested in law, and upon matriculation enrolled at New York University, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 1989. She continued her education at Fordham’s School of Law, obtaining her Master’s degree, while she has also taken her Bar Exam in three US states, passing all. She was an attorney before deciding to quit and focus on her acting career.
Appearances in films and TV series
Concurrently with her studies, Lara launched her acting career in 1981 by portraying the lead character Samantha ‘Sam’ Kanisky in the comedy TV series “Gimme a Break!” which also stars Nell Carter and Kari Michaelsen, and follows a chief of police whose wife dies and who is now seeking comfort and help from her best friend. Lara was shooting for it until the show ended in 1987.
In 1986, she starred as Courtney in the romantic comedy film “Touch and Go”, while she joined the live action comedy sketch “The Amanda Show” in 1999, and was a member of the main cast until 2002.
She appeared in the TV series “Chicken Soup for the Soul” in 2000, while some of her later roles in TV series and movies have been in “General Hospital” in 2002, “Shushybye” in 2005, and “iCarly” in 2009.
Roles in animes (dubbed versions) and animated films and TV series
Her first role in an anime was in “Digimon Adventure” in 1999, followed by her lead role in “Maisy” in the same year. In 2000, she lent her voice to Kari Kamiya in “Digimon Adventure 02” and Haruka in “Daigunder”, while the year 2001 saw her voice characters in “Digimon Tamers”, “Figure 17”, and “Mahoromatic: Something More Beautiful”.
Lara worked on a single episode of “Rocket Power” and “Static Shock” in 2002, as well as lending her voice to Tachikoma in “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex”. She portrayed side characters in three animes in 2003 – “.hack/Legend of the Twilight”, “Planetes”, and “S-CRY-ed”. She could have been heard voicing Alejo and Vivienne in “Astro Boy” in 2004, and worked on “The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy” in the same year.
She won her first recurring role in 2006-07 in “My Mom Married a Yeti”. Lara lent her voice to Matsuri in “Naruto” and to Misao Kusakabe in “Lucky Star” in 2008 before portraying Yuiko Miyoshi in “Nodame Cantabile” in 2010.
She gained recognition after voicing several characters in the adventure series “Adventure Time”, which follows a 12-year old boy who goes on adventures with his magical dog friend. She worked on “SciGirls” from 2010 to 2015 and “Winx Club” from 2011 to 2015, while she also voiced Allie in “Curious George” for six years. Some of the other series in which she has voiced characters are “The Powerpuff Girls”, “Henry Hugglemonster”, and “Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!”.
Some of the shows on which Lara is still working include “Doc McStuffins”, “The Loud House”, and “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” among others.
Voicing video game characters
Lara voiced her first video game character in “Baldur’s Gate” in 1998, and went on to lend her voice to several characters in “EverQuest” in 1999, an assassin in “Diablo II: Lord of Destruction” in 2001, and Kari in “Digimon Rumble Arena”.
She became somewhat popular in the gaming world after voicing Jaina Proudmoore in “Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos”, and “Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne” in 2002 and 2003, respectively, and then Dinky Juju in “Tak and the Power of Juju” in 2003, plus its two sequels released in 2004 and 2005. Lara worked on “Psychonauts” and “Barnyard” in 2006, before being invited to voice several characters in “Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots” in 2007 as well as in “de Blob” and “de Blob 2” in 2008 and 2011.
Her voice can be heard in over 10 other games, while some of her most recent voicing roles in video games have been in “Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue” in 2017, “Kingdom Hearts III” in 2019, and “Kingdom Hearts III Re: Mind” in all of which she has been voicing Chirithy.
Love life and boyfriend. Is she married?
Lara has kept the details of her love life to herself, which is why many people believe that she might be a lesbian, and some of her fans have even stated to have seen her walking hand in hand with a woman. However, the people.com website reported in 2000 that Lara was in a relationship with actor Reed Armstrong, and it’s believed that the two have been together for over 20 years now.
There are rumors circulating the internet that they married sometime in the 2000s, and are said to be living together at their home in New York City. Apparently they don’t have children. Reed is known for appearing in the short ‘horror’ film “Michael Jackson: Thriller” released in 1983, the comedy film “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” in 2017, and the acting adventure video game which came out on 26 October 2018.
Hobbies and other interests
Lara has been interested in sports since she was a teenager, and is an avid tennis player who was a member of the varsity tennis team at New York University; she is also good at soccer and lacrosse. She is interested in politics and languages, and is fluent in French. Lara is also a musician, and can be heard singing in a variety of animated films, TV series and video games, including in “The Wizard of Oz”. She is a lover of animals and has had several pets such as cats and parrots.
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— Lara Jill Miller (@LaraJillMiller) February 13, 2020
Lara enjoys watching comedy movies in her spare time, and some of her favorite actors and actresses are Leslie Nielsen, Jim Carrey and Julia Roberts, while some of her favorite movies include “Airplane!”, “Yes Man”, and “Runaway Bride”. She is keen on watching animated comedy TV series, with her favorites being “Rick & Morty” and “Family Guy”.
Appearance and net worth
Lara is 52 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 2ins (1.57m) tall, and weighs around 114lbs (52kgs). As of March 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $3 million.