ACTOR, DIRECTOR, ARTIST
Thank you so much for visiting my new site! One of the privileges of being an actor, aside from exploring the world through the eyes of another, is that I get to meet and learn from some of the most incredible and talented people in the world. This site is a glimpse, a sneak peek if you will into my journey, I hope you'll come along. Also, check out some of my latest posts and updates below and let me know what you think.
"It's the possibility of a dream coming true that makes life interesting" -Paulo Coelho
Self-described as a country boy by way of Chicago, Semaj Miller grew up on the Windy City’s storied South-side. As a kid he wanted to be a lawyer until his father snuck him into a showing of “What’s Love Got to Do With It” thus began a life-long love affair with all things Tina and ACTING. This led to his star turn as “Teen Angel” in a high school production of Grease where he learned the literal value of falling on your face before a live audience. Since then he’s been BLESSED to travel far beyond his own imagination to work with and meet artists from across the globe. A lifetime removed from the infamous face plant, Semaj managed to pick up a couple degrees along the way- a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from Syracuse University and an Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the Professional Acting Training Program at the University of Washington, School of Drama. Success aside, both on and off stage he's still that same kid from the South-side of Chicago whose hope remains the same; that hearts can be healed through the power of story telling.
NEWS & UPDATES
Happy New Year!!! We're excited for 2024.
Quick Recap: 2023 was an AMAZING year. Semaj worked with Blumhouse Productions on their new podcast Dream Sequence set to appear on i-Heart Radio.
Semaj, also stepped into the lead role of Alexander Dumas at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and workshopped and debuted his autobiographical Sweet Bea's, which went on to premiere in Los Angeles in front of a sold-out audience. To see a behind the scenes look at Semaj's humorous homage to his hometown, click here.
#MoreLife, a short film co-written by and starring Semaj Miller is on it's way to streaming. Details coming soon. Congrats Semaj and the entire #MoreLife team!
Semaj is managed by Gerard George at CSP Management, a division of Citizen Skull Productions! And his agents are Circle of 10 Talent (Los Angeles), Shirley Hamilton (Chicago), and TCM Talent (Seattle).
Stay tuned for more exciting news coming soon!
Word on the Street
"Jay is at once a champion at the top of his field... relegated to eternal underdog status, playing a game he can never win. Semaj Miller is a marvel navigating this range, capturing Jay's immense charisma as well as both the fire and deeply buried pain that drive him."
-Vivian Kane, KCStudio.org
THE AMERICAN CLOCK
"Semaj Miller is haunting in several roles"
-Lawrence B. Johnson, Chicago on the Aisles
DIRECT FROM DEATH ROW THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
"A masterful work of history and theatre... Miller is priceless as the even smarmier Southern power broker General Knight."
-Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY
"Semaj Miller... a performing understudy for the original production at Victory Gardens, is sensational as Chad Deity. Semaj makes the most of his opportunity with his unlimited power and passion for the role."
-Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review