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Miles Teller
American actor

Miles Teller

Miles Teller
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Intro American actor
A.K.A. Miles Alexander Teller
Is Actor Film actor Television actor
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 20 February 1987, Downingtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Age 35 years
Star sign Pisces
Residence Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Education
New York University Tisch School of the Arts
Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
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Biography

Miles Alexander Teller (born February 20, 1987) is an American actor. Some of his films include The Spectacular Now, Whiplash, The Divergent Series, War Dogs, Bleed for This, and Thank You for Your Service.

Early life

Teller was born in the Philadelphia suburb of Downingtown, Pennsylvania. His mother, Merry, is a real estate agent, and his father, Michael, is a nuclear power plant engineer. He has two older sisters, Erin and Dana. His paternal grandfather was of Russian-Jewish descent, and his ancestry also includes English and Irish. He lived in Pennsylvania and Delaware before his family moved to Citrus County, Florida, when Teller was twelve. While attending Lecanto High School, he played the alto saxophone in a rock band, was a drummer for a church youth group band, and was president of the drama club. He also played piano and guitar, and was on the baseball team, hoping to turn professional. Teller worked as a server at a restaurant called Crackers. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at New York University Tisch School of the Arts, and studied method acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. In 2007, Teller was a passenger in a car that lost control at 80 mph (130 km/h) and flipped eight times. He has multiple scars on his face from the accident.

Career

Teller at the film premiere of Divergent in March 2014

Teller appeared in many short films between 2004 and 2010. After graduating from Tisch School of the Arts in 2009, he made his major film debut in Rabbit Hole (2010), after Nicole Kidman handpicked him for the role. Teller starred in the stage musical Footloose in high school, and later starred in the 2011 remake film of the same name. In 2013, he starred in 21 & Over and The Spectacular Now, opposite Shailene Woodley. In Damien Chazelle's second film Whiplash (2014), Teller played a drummer who tries to impress his abusive jazz teacher (J. K. Simmons), which earned him nominations for the Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Actor, the Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture and the BAFTA Rising Star Award. Teller received further recognition for playing Peter Hayes in Divergent (2014), and the film's sequels, Insurgent (2015) and Allegiant (2016). He has also played Mister Fantastic in the reboot film Fantastic Four (2015), arms dealer David Packouz in War Dogs (2016), and Vinny Paz in the biopic boxer film Bleed for This (2016). In 2017, he starred in two biopic films, Only the Brave and Thank You for Your Service.

In September 2021, it was reported that filming on The Offer was paused due to Teller being unvaccinated and subsequently contracting COVID-19. In November 2021, he appeared in Taylor Swift's music video "I Bet You Think About Me" directed by Blake Lively.

Personal life

Teller is a fan of the Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Flyers, and Philadelphia Eagles. Since 2013, he has been in a relationship with model Keleigh Sperry. They were engaged at the Molori Safari Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa, on August 20, 2017, and got married on September 1, 2019, in Maui, Hawaii.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Rabbit Hole Jason
2011 Footloose Willard Hewitt
2012 Project X Miles (College Jock)
2013 The Spectacular Now Sutter Keely
21 & Over Miller
2014 Whiplash Andrew Neiman
That Awkward Moment Daniel
Divergent Peter Hayes
Two Night Stand Alec
2015 The Divergent Series: Insurgent Peter Hayes
Fantastic Four Reed Richards / Mister Fantastic
2016 The Divergent Series: Allegiant Peter Hayes
Get a Job Will Davis
War Dogs David Packouz
Bleed for This Vinny Pazienza
2017 Only the Brave Brendan "Donut" McDonough
Thank You for Your Service Adam Schumann
2021 Escape from Spiderhead Post-production
2022 Top Gun: Maverick Bradley Bradshaw Completed
TBA The Ark and the Aardvark Gilbert (voice) In production
The Fence Filming

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Unusuals James Boorland Episode: "Boorland Day"
2019 Too Old to Die Young Martin Jones 10 episodes
TBA The Offer Al Ruddy Upcoming miniseries

Short films

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Moonlighters Miles
2007 A Very Specific Recipe Lee
2008 The Musicians Miguel
2010 The Track Meet Andrew

Music video

Year Title Role Artist Notes
2021 "I Bet You Think About Me" Groom Taylor Swift featuring Chris Stapleton Directed by Blake Lively

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2013 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Dramatic Acting The Spectacular Now Won
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Depiction of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction Nominated
Indiana Film Critics Association Best Actor Nominated
MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss Nominated
Best Breakthrough Performance Nominated
2014 BAFTA Rising Star Award Whiplash Nominated
Gotham Independent Film Awards Best Actor Nominated
MTV Movie Awards Best Male Performance Nominated
#WTF Moment Nominated
Best Musical Moment Nominated
Satellite Awards Best Actor Nominated
2015 CinemaCon Award Ensemble Award Fantastic Four Won
Teen Choice Awards Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Scene Stealer The Divergent Series: Insurgent Nominated
2016 Golden Raspberry Awards Worst Screen Combo Fantastic Four Nominated
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 16 Nov 2021. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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