Allison Miller has not only the ups and downs of playing Dr. Maggie Bloom on the hit series, A Million Little Things, but she has also elevated her experience directing one of the show’s episodes.
Miller makes her TV directorial debut with the April 27 episode of A Million Little Things, and it was something that she’d been wanting to do since last season.
The episode tackles many storylines between Miller’s co-stars plus she is also in a few of the scenes but she was up for the challenge. Look forward to seeing Gary (James Roday Rodriguez) hit some big roadblocks while trying to meet a big deadline. Meanwhile, Eddie (David Giuntoli) is in for a surprise at Katherine’s (Grace Park) house. And Rome (Romany Malco) struggles to connect with some students.
Allison worked with this cast for so many years, putting her at ease at work, but she says it was sometimes hard for her to be the boss with these close friends. Having been in scenes with everyone, she was familiar with how most of them work. She knew how they liked to work. In the end, she has such a close relationships with this cast – they ultimately made her job al lot easier.
Miller started her career as member of the Young Actors Theatre in Tallahassee, Florida. She appeared as Nora in the play Brighton Beach Memoirs for the theatre. In 2004, she was one of eight actresses that VH1 chose as finalists to play Laurie in the reality show In Search of the New Partridge Family in 2004. She appeared on television again in Lucy’s Piano (2006). She then guest starred in episodes of television series such as General Hospital, CSI: NY, Desperate Housewives, and Boston Legal.
Miller appeared as a series regular on the NBC television drama series Kings. This was based on the biblical story of David and portrayed Princess Michelle Benjamin. She’s an analogue of Michal (daughter of Saul and first wife of David). The series lasted only one season.
Also, Miller appeared in two 2009 films: a live action version of Blood: The Last Vampire and 17 Again, where she played Zac Efron’s high school girlfriend Scarlett.
In 2011, Miller co-starred as Skye Tate in the Steven Spielberg-produced series Terra Nova. The series was not renewed for a second season. In 2012, she started appearing in the NBC comedy Go On opposite Matthew Perry. The show was cancelled after one season. In 2014, Miller starred in Devil’s Due, a found-footage horror film, also starring Friday Night Lights actor Zach Gilford. The film came out on January 17, 2014.
Miller also stars as the lead in the drama film There’s Always Woodstock. The film co-stars Jason Ritter, Katey Sagal, James Wolk and Brittany Snow.
In October 2014, Miller booked a recurring role on the ABC sitcom Selfie as Julia Howser, a potential love interest for former Go On co-star John Cho. From 2016 to 2017, she starred in the Syfy television series Incorporated.
In 2018, Miller booked the role of Sonya Struhl on Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why. That same year, she was cast as Maggie Bloom on A Million Little Things.
Our Bonnie Laufer spoke with Allison Miller about the joy she has working on the show, her love for the cast and directing her first TV episode.
A Million Little Things, Season 4 airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on W Network and is available to stream live and on demand with STACKTV. It also airs in the U.S. and Canada on ABC on Wednesday nights.
- Genre: Drama, Melodrama, Series, TV Series
- Release Date: 4/27/2022
- Directed by: Allison Miller
- Starring: Allison Miller, Christina Moses, David Giuntoli, Grace Park, James Roday Rodriguez, Lizzy Greene, Romany Malco
- Produced by: Arielle Boisvert, Chris Smirnoff, Daniel Beaty, Jonathan Caren, Kathy Gilroy, Michelle Leibel, Shawn Williamson
- Written by: James Griffiths, Joanna Kerns, Nicole Rubio, Nina Lopez-Corrado, Tessa Blake
- Studio: ABC Studios