Patina Miller Biography, Wedding, Hunger Games Cast and Madam Secretary

Patina Miller Biography

Patina Renea Miller better known as Patina Miller is an American actress and singer best known for her role in disco diva wannabe.

She was also featured as the Leading Player in the 2013 revival of Pippin for which she won the Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Musical.

Miller is also popular for playing the role of Commander Paylor in the Hunger Games and also Daisy Grant in Madam Secretary. Miller was raised in a single parent home.

She was introduced to music at an early age where she sang with the gospel choir at her local church. Miller also attended South Carolina Governor’s School for both Aerts and Humanities.

She later graduated with a degree in musical theatre from Carnegie Mellon University where she attended on a full scholarship.


She was born on November 6, 1984, in Pageland, South Carolina in the USA. As of 2022, she is 38 years old.

Patina Miller Height

She stands at 1.68 m tall.


She is an American by Birth.

Patina Miller Marriage | Husband

Miller got married to David Mars a Venture Capitalist on June 14, 2014, in New York City. They have a daughter Emerson Harper who was born on August 9, 2017.

Baby | Kids |Emerson Harper

Her baby is called Emerson Harper a girl born on August 9, 2017.

Patina Miller Career

Miller was among one of three finalists for the role of Effie White in the musical drama Dreamgirls back in 2005.

She was, later on, made one of the cast members of Pami Handerson in the daytime soap opera All My Children where she appeared in 30 episodes of the Show. This made her appear in Central Park production of Hair in the summer of 2008.

Her prominence had started to arise therefore making her one of the casts in Sister act a role she understudied for six good years.

She later reprised the role of Deloris Van Cartier in the Broadway production of Sister act which had begun in 2011.

The role also made win a Theatre World Award which was accompanied with a nomination for the Tony Waard for Best Actress in a Musical.

She then made performances as the Leading Player in the American Repertory Theater production of Pippin from December 5, 2012, to January 20, 2013.

Miller then earned the role of Commander Paylor in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1 (2014) and Part 2 in 2015. She was later made one of the cast members in the 2014 political drama Madam Secretary.

Patina Miller Madam Secretary Cast

Madam Secretary is an American political drama television series that revolves around the life of Elizabeth McCord a former political science professor turned Secretary State. Miller played the role of Daisy Grant.






The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

Commander Paylor


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

Commander Paylor

 Patina Miller Tv shows





All My Children

Pam Henderson


Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Deloris Van Cartier


Madam Secretary

Daisy Grant


Word Party



Mercy Street


 Patina Miller Hunger Games

This is a 2015 American dystopian science fiction adventure directed by Francis Lawerence. She played the role of Commander Paylor. the series features an ensemble cast like Jennifer Larence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth among others.

Patina Miller Sister Act

This is a musical based on the hit 1992 film of the same name with music by Alan Menken. the lyrics were produced by Glenn Slater and additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane.


Patina Miller Random Black Girl

Patina Miller Simple Joys

Patina Miller Live From Lincoln Center | Singing

Patina Miller Net Worth

Patina’s net worth is estimated at $245 million as of 2023.

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BWW Interview: Patina Miller Looks Back on the Simple Joys of Her Year with PIPPIN

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Tony Award winner Patina Miller will play her final performances in Pippin tomorrow, Sunday, March 30, 2014. Ciara Renée (Big Fish) will assume the role of “Leading Player” beginning Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

Miller has a lot on her plate this year, as she continues filming for her breakout film role- ‘Commander Paylor’ in the Hunger Games series. Catch her in Mockingjay- Part 1 in November 2014, and Part 2, which will hit theatres the following year.

Miller took the time to chat with BroadwayWorld as she was entering her final weekend of performances, and in the interview below, she looks back on her Pippin experience and touches on the great things to come!

You’re entering your last weekend of performances- have you wrapped your head around that yet?

I think I finally have. It’s been very emotional at the theatre, and just in life in general. Something that you’ve done for a year is coming to an end- it’s actually sort of weird and strange. I’m finally wrapping my head around it though.

Leaving A Show

This isn’t the first time you’ve left a show before the end of its run. I’d imagine that the process is very difficult…

It’s always a hard thing when you start from creating the character, from the very beginning, to let it go. Even though you have to let it go.

You get used to seeing these people more than your family. You get used to that and it’s very hard letting go. But you have to do it!

Have you met with Ciara [Renee] to give her any advice?

Yes! We’ve been talking and she has followed me a couple of times. I’m really excited for her. This show did a lot for me.

I can only hope for her that it will do the exact same thing. She’ll find who her Leading Player is and have a great time and enjoy herself. That’s really the most important thing- taking it moment to moment. Have a good time and do your thing.


It’s been well over a year since you began Pippin at the A.R.T.- has your take on the Leading Player changed since then?

I had an idea of who the Leading player was a year ago, but when you are with a character for as long as I have been able to be with this character, it deepens.

All of my instincts in the beginning have led me to where I am now. It’s definitely on a deeper level. A lot of things have a lot more meaning and a lot of things are more lived in.

When you first start you’re trying to figure it all out- where do I go? What do I do? It’s the mechanics of it. Then you settle in to who the character is. Now that I know who the character is I’ve been having fun going through her journey every night.

Tony Award

You won a Tony Award for this part last June. Looking back on it now, how would you say that has that impacted your life?

Oh my god, so much! It’s corny to say, but it really is true that it’s taught me that if you fight hard enough and work hard enough for your dreams that anything is possible.

I didn’t know if that would ever come to me, and the fact that it did made me want to work even harder. To know that I got to walk on that stage and a dream of mine came true…that was pretty amazing.

Your next big project is Mockingjay! What has that experience been like for you so far?

It’s very different from Broadway because I’m used to playing to a thousand people a night. Movies are grand but it’s smaller. It’s a different medium.

It’s been so nice to be able to do that while still doing theatre. Instead of talking to a thousand, you’re performance is for like two people.

It’s been really nice to get to work in front of the camera like that, this being my first time, on such a huge film. Everyone has been so amazing. The cast is great. I look forward to filming more in a couple of months!

That’s so great that you’ve been able to do both at the same time. You must be exhausted!

It is exhausting, but the time has flown by because I’m having such a great time.

Bigger Spotlight

You’re obviously already very well known by anyone who has interest in theatre, but I’d think that joining the cast of a franchise as big as The Hunger Games is going to put you in an even bigger spotlight. Is that something you’re ready for?

I guess you have to be ready for anything. Honestly, I’m just happy to be doing what I set out to do. I hope that I can continue this, because it is my passion.

It is what I want to do. The fact that it’s happening now, maybe it will lead to other opportunities. The fame thing, I try not to let that get to my head because you never know. I’m just trying to live in the moment and hopefully more great work comes out of it!

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