Meet 12 year old actress and model, Amiah Miller! The Virginia native has been modeling and acting since a young age. She is undoubtedly paving the way for young aspiring actresses like herself with her optimism, raw talent, and determination to succeed. Amiah is an explorer at heart with a strong sense of family, love for songwriting and endless gratitude. She has a sense of humor, a knack for impressions, and has some big plans on and off the big screen! Get ready to see Amiah this summer as she stars in “War for Planet of the Apes”, directed by Matt Reeves. CLICK HERE to see Amiah in our Attention Please editorial photographed by Adam Hendershot!
Mini Maven: First tell us, where are you from, how old are you? Where did you grow up and what’s your family life like?
Amiah Miller: I was born in Virginia and when I was four, we moved to Florida. At age 10, my family relocated to California. I am now 12. My family life is an adventure. We all have crazy schedules, different interests, but we all have each other’s backs and support one another 100%. My family means everything to me.
MM: How did you first get into acting?
AM: I started with print jobs for fun and then decided to start auditioning for commercials. I started booking commercials and realized I really loved “set life.” I have been hooked ever since.
MM: Was acting your first love? Or do you love modeling just as much?
AM: I started modeling first, and I still love modeling just as much.
MM: What is your favorite part about your job?
AM: The different people I get to meet and the places I get to travel to and explore.
MM: What was it like working on the new Planet of the Apes movie?
AM: A dream come true! Every single day was amazing and the relationships I made there will be special to me forever.
MM: What do you think is most exciting about the industry that you’re in?
AM: Everyday is different with challenges and rewards.
MM: Is there a film that you find yourself watching over and over again for inspiration and/or entertainment?
AM: Soul Surfer is very inspirational to me-I love that movie.
MM: Do you think you’ll fall onto another career path as you get older, or do you plan to stay in the entertainment industry?
AM: Oh honey, the entertainment industry is not getting rid of me ever! 🙂 I am here for life.
MM: What do you think is the most important trait for a young girl in the entertainment industry to have?
AM: Confidence, passion and courage. There are many ups and downs but with those three traits you will always succeed.
MM: Any advice for young girls who are looking to get into acting?
AM: Every rejection is God’s protection! Always keep your head up, work hard and always give 100%. You can be anything you want to be!
MM: To date, which directors have you had the opportunity to work with? TV or film?
AM: Film: Matt Reeves, David Sandberg, Will Wallace, Adam Gierasch, and Darrin Fletcher. TV: Lee Rose, Shelley Jessen, Victor Gonzalez, Adam Weissman, Gail Mancuso, and Michael Dinner.
MM: Can you tell our readers what it’s like to be on a motion picture set, working with famed actors?
AM: It’s pretty incredible! The sets that are built are mind blowing. The locations you travel to shoot at are insane, and the people I get to meet now have become family to me. I will forever be grateful for the whole experience.
What do you think about Mini Maven Magazine?
I love the fashion, the pictures, and the themes.
Writing- I enjoy writing songs and inspirational quotes. It’s my way of Escaping and going to my own little world.
Favorite part about fashion?
Fashion is anyone’s way to express themselves and their individuality.
How do you like to spend your free time?
I love spending my free time with my family or training at my family’s MMA gym.