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!!! 2023 is already off to an exciting start. Semaj will be spending 7 months at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He'll appear in OSF's productions of The Three Musketeers and Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.
#MoreLife, a short film co-written by and starring Semaj Miller has appeared in over a dozen festivals and will play in the San Diego Black Film Festival in a few weeks. Congrats Semaj and the entire #MoreLife team!
Semaj has joined forces with CSP Management, a division of Citizen Skull Productions! He is repped by Gerard George.
Semaj is also represented by Coast 2 Coast Talent (Commercials), TCM Talent (Seattle), and Lilly's Talent (Theatrical Chicago).
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