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Rebecca Miller's Biography

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Rebecca Miller, author of The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, was born in 1962 in Roxbury, Connecticut, the daughter of the writer Arthur Miller and the photographer Inge Morath.

Rebecca Miller has a brother Daniel, who has Down's syndrome, who grew up in a home. Meanwhile Rebecca grew up in suite 614 of the Chelsea hotel in New York, and then in the family farm in Connecticut.

She studied painting at Yale but, she told The Guardian that when she was 21, while on a fellowship in Germany:

"Suddenly, I knew I wanted to be a film-maker. It was horrible. You see, I had been the most dedicated artist and I didn't know anything about films, but I knew I wanted my paintings to start moving in time and that film could make that possible."

Rebecca Miller then started acting in films and TV, and her credits included Mrs Parker and the Vicious Circle, Regarding Henry and Consenting Adults.

Meanwhile she had started directing both films and plays. Her debut feature as a director entitled Angela won a Gotham Award and a Filmmaker's Trophy at Sundance, but was not a commercial success.

In 1996, she married Daniel Day-Lewis in Vermont. They have two boys, Cashel and Ronan.

Rebecca Miller then turned to writing. In 2001 she wrote a collection of short stories Personal Velocity, which she later adapted into a movie.

Rebecca Miller then wrote and directed the film The Ballad of Jack and Rose, which starred her husband Daniel Day-Lewis.

She then wrote the novel, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, which made Richard & Judy's Summer Read shortlist.

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee was also scheduled to be made into a film with Robin Wright Penn in the title role.

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