Patina Miller Biography

Patina Miller, the one who originated the role of Disco Diva wannabe Deloris Van Cartier in ‘West End’. Miller is an American actress, performer, and singer. She is famously known for her role as Commander Paylor in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”. Also the leading role in the 2013 movie “Pippin” which earned her a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.

Early Life

Patina Renea Miller was born on November 6, 1984, in Pageland, South California. Her parents were divorced and her mom raised her. Miller was introduced to music at a young age. She was also a part of the gospel choir at her local church. She attended South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. Later she attended Carnegie Mellon University with a full scholarship. She graduated from there in 2006 with a degree in musical theatre.

Patina Miller Career

Her career was like a bumpy road, which she crossed with her talent, hard work which led to her success. Miller was one of the finalists for the role of Effie White in the musical drama “Dreamgirls”, in 2005. She was cast as Pam Henderson in the soap opera “All My Children”, she appeared in 30 episodes, in 2007. Miller was cast as the lead role in “Sister Act”, a role she studied for 6 months. Although the movie received mixed reviews, Miller was praised for her performance. For this role, Miller was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical and she also won the Theatregoers Choice Award for Best Actress in a Musical.

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Miller made her Broadway debut with this role. She won a Theatre World Award and also was nominated for The Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Musical, The Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance, and the Drama Desk award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical. On March 18, 2012, she played her final performance in the Broadway company. She was replaced by Raven-Symoné.


Miller played the role of Linda in the City Center Encores production of “Lost in the Stars”. From December 2012 to January  2013, she performed as the leading player in Pippin, a American Repertory Theatre production. Miller played the role of Commander Paylor in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay” in 2015. She was cast as the Daisy Grant, press coordinator to Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord in the CBS political drama “Madam Secretary”. It was announced in May 2014.

Miller also starred in Multiple off-broadway productions. Like “Ragtime” at Avery Fisher Hall, Manhattan Theatre Club’s “Romantic Poetry”. She has also participated in workshops for “Book of Mormon”, “Nightingale” and “American Idiot”. Miller had her New York City debut in February 2014 as part of Lincoln center theatre’s “American Songbook”. Miller also played as the Press coordinator “Daisy Grant” in the CBS drama series “Madam Secretary”.

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Patina Miller Biography

Real Name Patina Renea Miller
Birth Date 6 November 1984
Age (as of 2021) 36 Years
Birth Place Pageland, South Carolina, United States
Nationality American
Profession Actress, Singer
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Scorpio

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 6” – in Centimeters – 167 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 60 kg  –  in Pounds –  132 lbs
Body Measurements 34-25-35
Bra Size 32B
Waist Size 25
Hips Size 35
Shoe Size 7.5 (U.S.)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Slim


Father Robin Burch
Mother Not Known
Sister Not Known
Brother Not Known


School South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities
College Carnegie Mellon University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Affair No
Is she a Lesbian? No
Husband? David Mars
Children One (Emerson Harper Mars)

Favorite Things

Favorite Actresses Sheryl Lee Ralph, Audra McDonald
Favorite Singers Nina Simone, Jennifer Holliday, Heather Headley
Favorite Food Pizza, Kale Salad, Salmon
Favorite Drinks Coconut Water, Coffee, Almond Milk

Personal Life

Miller’s mother, Robin Burch is a Baptist minister. Miller married David Mars on June 14, 2014, in New York City. Her mother officiated the ceremony. David Mars is a venture capitalist. The couple had a beautiful daughter on August 9, 2017. She was named Emerson Harper. The family of 3 is incredibly happy and adorable. Her daughter is loved as she is often seen pouring her love for her, in her social media accounts. Even with her busy schedule, Miller makes time for her family.

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Patina Miller Net Worth

Miller’s main source of income is through her acting and Performances. Per annum, she makes $1,000,000. Her net worth is estimated to be $15 Million. She is incredibly talented and the speculations on her net worth also portray the picture.


  • She has given credit to Carnegie Mellon University as a big part of her life and what made her who she is today. She is really proud of her school.
  • Miller performed her first solo concert at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.
  • Her talent has earned her multiple awards and nominations both onstage and screen.
  • Back in 2017, Miller talked about her journey to motherhood and how she was so excited to welcome her baby, in an interview.

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