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'Law & Order's' Camryn Manheim Turns 61 - Meet Her Son Milo Who Is All Grown-up & Is Also an Actor

Bettina Dizon
Mar 08, 2022
10:45 A.M.
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Milo Manheim followed in his mother Camryn Manheim's footsteps in the entertainment industry and became a young Disney and Broadway star. Fortunately, he had his award-winning mother's guidance while building his career.

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As the only son of Camryn Manheim, Milo Manheim got a head start knowing the ins and outs of the entertainment industry at a young age. At a young age, Milo would accompany his single mother during series tapings and observe how the productions were created.

While Camryn split her time between LA and New York, Milo would tag along and watch Broadway shows when he was too young to understand what the performers were saying. Nevertheless, he knew that he wanted to take the stage one day.

Camryn and Milo Manheim during the Screen Actors Guilds Awards event | Source: Getty Images

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STARTING YOUNG

According to the Emmy Award-winning actress, Milo was "always very theatrical and musical," even performing in shows from the young age of six. At eight years old, he asked Camryn if he could appear in one of her shows.

Although he only had three lines, he memorized his script and made sure his brief appearance in the "Ghost Whisperer" was nothing less than perfect. He shared:

"They gave me the [script] two hours in advance or something. So, I was just eight years old or whatever, reading it, going through it, trying to memorize it. I'd never really done anything like that before [...]."

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Camryn and Milo Manheim during the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California in January 2020. | Source: Getty Images.

BECOMING A STAGE ACTOR

It would take a few years until Milo appeared on screen again, but the aspiring star built his skills during his growing years. He watched and participated in various theatrical and musical productions throughout high school. He said of his favorite show, "Spring Awakening," where his mom starred:

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"I love everything about ["Spring Awakening"], and seeing my mom in it was incredible. If she can do Broadway, I feel like I can. That's what she told me."

Milo's other favorite theater productions include "A Chorus Line, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," "Rent," and "Dear Evan Hansen." According to the actor, the people who bring characters to life are the reason for his love of theatrics.

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SHAPING HIS SKILLS

Growing up in Los Angeles, Milo took every opportunity to participate in theater. After finishing high school, Milo began studying at New York University, where his mother also studied.

He also has an inactive YouTube channel, which he started with his best friend in 2018. Although they stopped filming when Milo focused on "Zombies" in Toronto, the two are still great friends.

In between his studies, he learned from the best he could, his mother. "She's amazing at what she does," Milo said. "She hits me with constructive criticism. My mom's the only person who truly wants the best for me."

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BECOMING A DISNEY STAR

While performing one of his musical plays, a Disney talent scout noticed him. After the show, a woman approached him with the opportunity to audition for a new Disney production. Although skeptical at first, Milo and his mom accepted the offer.

Milo had no training experience as a professional actor at that time, but his audition went well and landed him the lead role in Disney's "Zombies." The musical film premiered in 2018 and was a huge success, providing a rewarding experience for Milo.

The series was such a remarkable success that it became a phenomenon. The cast all went out on tours, created promotional material, and fans followed the boys around the country. Soon, a sequel was on its way.

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JOINING A DANCE COMPETITION

While preparing for "Zombies 2," Milo became a contestant on "Dancing with the Stars" Season 27 alongside professional dancer Witney Carson. Milo dedicated himself professionally to learning the routines and techniques and became one of the show's favorites.

With his hard work and dedication, Milo and Carson landed second place for the season, garnering a perfect score on their final dance. He shared of his experience:

"[Witney] killed me every single day, but obviously, it was worth it. I definitely think that the work ethic I sort of discovered and created on 'Dancing with the Stars' helped me so much in 'Zombies 2.'"

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Camryn supported her son throughout his competition, never doubting his abilities to win. "I've never felt so much love from any person in my life," the young actor admitted. "She has my back no matter what. I'm so lucky that she's in this business, and she knows what she's talking about [...]."

It also helps Milo's confidence that his mother is in the audience every day. As for Camryn, who was teary-eyed at what his son said, she is overjoyed to hear Milo's words. She said:

"I have so many reasons to be grateful, and honestly, Milo is the best thing that ever happened to me. I feel like I won the lottery the night he was born."

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MILO BEHIND THE SCENES

When the cameras stop rolling, Milo is just an ordinary young man who enjoys spending time to himself. One of his hobbies is playing musical instruments, such as the guitar, piano, drums, and ukulele.

He also enjoys cooking his favorite dishes, which include steak. "I love to make steak," he said. "I'll eat a steak any single day of the week."

He also has an inactive YouTube channel, which he started with his best friend in 2018. Although they stopped filming when Milo focused on "Zombies" in Toronto, the two are still great friends. The "Law & Order " star is undoubtedly proud of everything Milo has achieved and the person he grew up to be.

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Milo is one of the many celebrity parents who followed in their parent's footsteps. Taking on a different path from Milo, Bindi and Robert Irwin followed their father's career as wildlife conservationists. They have since appeared in their own shows and took charge of the Australia Zoo.

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