James Patrick Huggins – The Story Of His Marriage with Penelope Ann Miller

James Patrick Huggins is an American actor. He is famous for appearing in Carry Me Home. And while that movie was a decent one and achieved some success, he is better known for his marriage …

Real Name:James Patrick Huggins
Birthday:1 March, 1963
Net Worth:N/A
Occupation:American Actor, Husband of Penelope Ann Miller

James Patrick Huggins is an American actor. He is famous for appearing in Carry Me Home. And while that movie was a decent one and achieved some success, he is better known for his marriage to Penelope Ann Miller since May 2000. The couple has two children together.

In a way, James is a unique celebrity spouse. He carved his own career path, but still, most people recognize him as a celebrity husband. Let’s find out more about his life, career, marriage, and everything in between.

Who Is His Wife?

Penelope Ann Miller is an American actress. Born in January 1964, she began her career on Broadway in the 1985 original production of Biloxi Blues. Over the course of her career, she has starred in movies like Awakenings, Kindergarten Cop, Other People’s Money, Year of the Comet, and Carlito’s Way. The last one earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination.

Born in Los Angeles, California, she graduated from high school in Los Angeles and attended Menlo College in Atherton, California. In 1983, she moved to New York City to study theatre at HB studio.

Her big break came when she appeared in Biloxi Blues, a play by Neil Simon. She and Matthew Broderick, her colleague in the play, starred in the 1988 movie version of the play.

In 1990, Penelope played Paula in Awakenings, a movie that also starred Robert De Niro and Robin Williams. In 1990, she also appeared in The Freshman, a movie where she appeared alongside Matthew Broderick and Marlon Brando.

In 1993, she got her big break in movies, starring opposite Al Pacino in Carlito’s Way. In that movie, she portrayed Pacino’s love interest in the movie.

In 2011, Miller portrayed Doris, the wife of protagonist George Valentin in the Academy Award movie The Artist. She then had a recurring role in the soap series Mistresses on ABC. In 2015, she was cast as a regular in the first season of American Crime.

In October 2020, she was announced as Nancy Reagan, portraying the First Lady in the movie Reagan, scheduled for 2023. The biographical film is based on the life of President Ronald Reagan.

Quick Bio

Back to James. He is an actor, mostly known for his marriage to Penelope. The American actor got famous for appearing in Carry Me Home, a movie released in 2004.

James Patrick Huggins was born on March 1, 1963, in Los Angeles, California. The famous actor has been married to actress Penelope Ann Miller since May 2000. They have two children together.

His father is Roy Huggins, also an actor who appeared in The Fugitive, Maverick, and US Marshals. Here are some fun facts about his family.

He is the stepson-in-law of Barbara Stranger and son-in-law of Mark Miller and Beatrice Miller. He is the younger stepbrother of Katherine Crawford.

Relationship wWith Penelope Ann Miller

As we said before, James Huggins is famous for his marriage to Penelope Miller. The two tied the knot in May 2000.

There is no information about how long they dated before. Over the course of their marriage, they have had some ups and downs, but managed to stay together.

They welcomed their first child, their daughter Eloisa May shortly after they got married. His wife Penelope had a marriage before. She was previously married to Will Arnett, from 1994 to 1995.

Miller and Huggins have two daughters, Eloisa May, their older daughter, and her sister Maria Adela. The two took their relationship to a new level by welcoming their daughters into the world.

Calling Off The Divorce

We said the two had had some ups and downs over the course of their marriage and relationship. In March 2012, Penelope filed for divorce but called off the separation shortly after.

Initially, the American actress filed for legal separation from her husband after 11 years of marriage. But then, she had a change of heart.

She filed papers to call off her separation request by the end of June 2012. The move came after they seemingly ended their marriage.

The couple has two children together, Eloisa, who was born less than seven months after their marriage in May 2000.


Their 2012 almost divorce was not the only controversy and bump in the road. In 2017, there were reports that Miller again filed court documents trying to get away from Huggins.

According to some reports, the divorce allegedly turned nasty as Miller obtained a temporary restraining order against her husband. She claimed that his alcohol abuse caused harm to the children.

The report also claimed that the famous actress was granted sole and legal physical custody of their daughters. But judging by Miller’s Instagram account, the report is all false and fake news.

As of January 2023, the two are still together. She even shared a tribute to her husband for their 21st wedding ceremony. Miller posted a black and white photo from their wedding day, reminiscing memories of how they started their journey together.

In that message, she described Higgins as “her partner in marriage, parenting, friendship, growing up and love, love, love”. We can assume they didn’t get a divorce in 2017, right?

She has also shared photos from their Christmas celebration in 2017, including a family photo of Higgins.

This famous couple might have gone through some bumps in the road. They have hit a rough patch in their marriage, but they somehow manage to overcome their troubles. After all, isn’t marriage all about overcoming troubles together?

They are still celebrating their love to this day.

Photo: instagram.com

Is He On Social Media?

Unlike his wife, James is not active on social media. He doesn’t have an account on Instagram or Facebook. Penelope, on the other hand, is active on social media. The famous actress has more than 26k followers on her social media account.

In October, she shared a photo of the happy family at a wedding.

Their daughter Eloisa Huggins is also active on social media.

Net Worth

James Patrick Huggins is an American actor. He might not have appeared in as many movies as his wife, but he is still an actor, right? We know that American actors usually make a decent living.

But he has not disclosed his net worth. What about his wife? Well, according to some reports, Penelope Ann Miller has a net worth of more than $4 million.

But she is the more popular and famous of the two. And with her upcoming projects, she might even increase that net worth.

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