Miles Teller

Miles Teller is one of those rare overnight successes who did not have years of toil before his breakthrough: he co-starred opposite Nicole Kidman in his big screen debut and garnered rave reviews for one of his ... Read more »
Born: 02/20/1987 in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (23)

Bleed for This 2016 (Movie)

Vinny Pazienza (Actor)

Get a Job 2016 (Movie)

Will Davis (Actor)

The Divergent Series: Allegiant 2016 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

War Dogs 2016 (Movie)

David Packouz (Actor)

Fantastic Four 2015 (Movie)

Reed Richards (Actor)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Divergent Series: Insurgent 2015 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

2014 MTV Movie Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

Conan 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Divergent 2014 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

That Awkward Moment 2014 (Movie)

Daniel (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Two Night Stand 2014 (Movie)

Alec (Actor)

Whiplash 2014 (Movie)

Andrew (Actor)

21 and Over 2013 (Movie)

Miller (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Spectacular Now 2013 (Movie)

Sutter (Actor)

Project X 2012 (Movie)

Miles (Actor)

Footloose 2011 (Movie)

Willard (Actor)

Rabbit Hole 2010 (Movie)

Jason (Actor)

The Unusuals 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

Miles Teller is one of those rare overnight successes who did not have years of toil before his breakthrough: he co-starred opposite Nicole Kidman in his big screen debut and garnered rave reviews for one of his earliest roles, as an emotionally troubled teen in the romantic drama "The Spectacular Now" (2013). A native of Downingtown, Pennsylvania, Miles Teller spent high school pursuing his music, playing drums in a band he started in his church youth group. After stumbling into drama his junior year in college, Miles went to NYU where he earned a BA from the Tisch School of the Arts. During college, Teller starred in a number of short films, but burst onto the big screen alongside stars like Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart in the family drama "Rabbit Hole" (2010). After appearing in sidekick roles in the poorly-received remake of the 1980s hit "Footloose" (2011) and the found-footage comedy "Project X" (2012), Teller's career really began to gain traction with his performance in "The Spectacular Now." Playing opposite Oscar nominee Shailene Woodley as a teenage boy with self-destructive tendencies navigating the emotional waters of his first serious romantic relationship, he was critically praised for his subtle, emotional performance. Teller next starred in the movie "Whiplash" (2014), about a young jazz drummer. Although he initially turned down the role, his manager encouraged him to take it on. The film went to win the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. At the same time, Teller flexed his romantic comedy chops alongside Zac Efron and Michael B. Jordan in "That Awkward Moment" (2014).

Relationships

Keleigh Sperry

Girlfriend
Began dating in 2013

Merry Teller

Mother

Michael Teller

Father

Erin Teller

Sister

Dana Teller

Sister

EDUCATION

Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

New York, New York

Milestones

2015

Starred as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic in "Fantastic Four."

2015

Reprised role of Peter Hayes in the "Divergent" sequel "Insurgent."

2015

Starred with Analeigh Tipton in romantic comedy "Two Night Stand."

2014

Co-starred opposite Zac Efron and Michael B. Jordan in romantic comedy "That Awkward Moment."

2014

Starred opposite J.K. Simmons in musical drama "Whiplash," his breakout role.

2014

Reunited with Shailene Woodley in the YA action thriller "Divergent."

2013

Co-starred opposite Shailene Woodley in teen drama "The Spectacular Now."

2013

Co-starred with Justin Chon in comedy "21 and Over"

2012

Cast in teen comedy "Project X"

2011

Reprised role in feature adaptation of musical "Footloose"

2010

Made feature film debut opposite Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart in "Rabbit Hole"

Appeared on Broadway musical "Footloose" in supporting role of Willard Hewitt

Bonus Trivia

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Was badly scarred on his face and neck in a 2007 car accident.

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A cover story about Teller in the September 2015 issue of Esquire entitled "Miles Teller Is Young, Talented, And Doesn't Give A Rat's Ass What You Think" raised some controversy for its portrayal of the actor as cocky and somewhat conceited.

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Did all of his own drumming in "Whiplash."

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