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Trained as a classical actress at Dalhousie University and the Banff School of Fine Arts, MJ Miller played roles ranging from Juliet to Sleeping Beauty’s Godmother in leading theatres across Canada, including the Stratford Shakespearean Festival, The Grand Theatre, The Globe Theatre, Persephone Theatre, Neptune Theatre, Theatre New Brunswick, Theatre Passe Muraille, Mulgrave Road, Carousel Players, 25th Street Theatre, The Stephenville Festival, and Festival Antigonish.


MJ soon turned her attention to comedy, creating ten full length comedy plays, including The Creation of Molly Carter and 7 Sins for Alive Theatre, a company she founded with Christopher Shore and Geoff McBride. 


Other MJ Miller plays include Habit of Murder, commissioned by Ship’s Company Theatre (performed in Ontario, Alberta, and Nova Scotia), Cradle and All (Neptune Theatre, Eastern Front Theatre, NS), and Joy to the World (workshopped by Halifax Theatre for Young People). 


After becoming a mum, MJ turned her focus to bringing performance artists to schools through Perform Nova Scotia. She also created and directed the Nova Scotia Merritt Awards for excellence in theatre. 


In 2016, she began her stand-up comedy career at the Halifax Fringe Festival in a show entitled God Made me this Way. She went on to perform at the Halifax Comedy Fest, Lady Laughs in Wisconsin, Grand Prairie Live Theatre, K-town Comedy Festival, and Last Laugh Comedy Club, as well as performing at open mics at Yuk Yuks, Comedy Nest in Montreal and Comedy Bar in Toronto. 


Her company,  MJ Comedy, was created in 2018 to provide comedy content live and online, and offers television comedy writing. MJ TV’s comedy contracts include the long-running Canadian TV sketch comedy show 22 Minutes, TV with TV’s Jonathan Torrens, Hungry Eyes Entertainment, and Clerisy Entertainment


With Clerisy, she created her own show: The Motherload, which aired in 2022. 


As a film actress MJ has been nominated for two ACTRA awards—one for her work in the comedy You Ruined Our Life, and one for her work in the drama Pure, which aired on CBC TV, Superchannel and Hulu. She has also played the reoccurring role of Crown Prosecutor Louise Reid on the legal drama Diggstown for FOX and CBC, as well as Deb in the comedy Cavendish with Mark Little and Andy Bush.


Other credits include Locke and Key, Sullivan’s Crossing, Mr. D, Seed, Haven, and more. She was the lead voice in the Gemini award winning animated series Olliver’s Adventures and the lead in Backbencher which won a New York Festival award for CBC radio.


As a film actress she is represented by Lucas Talent in Vancouver.  A full list of film credits can be viewed on IMDb.

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