In her early 20s Miller was making a big impact in big movies, but then suddenly her private life became the bigger story. In 2006, she starred in Factory Girl, the story of the rise and fall of an actress-socialite, and it was only a couple of years later that the crueller critics were saying how that film’s plotline might be applied to its falling star.
She kicked ass in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, but a Scarlett Johansson-like action career did not kick off. Undeterred, she has bounced back, stealing scenes in Foxcatcher, American Sniper and High-Rise, and now she’s a major part of Ben Affleck’s upcoming crime epic Live By Night.
Now 34, the woman whose notoriety was often measured in malicious gossip column inches is now most famous for her acting chops. It’s quite a turnaround.