Miles Teller is an American actor famous for his appearances in the 2014 movie Whiplash and the 2022 military pilot film Top Gun: Maverick, released in May 2022.
Miles Teller Biography
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Teller was born February 20, 1987, in Pennsylvania to Merry and Michael Teller. His mother is a real estate agent and his father is a nuclear power plant engineer. Teller was the third and last child of his parents, he has two older sisters, Erin and Dana.
Until age 12 when his family moved to Citrus County, Florida, Teller lived in Pennsylvania and Delaware. He was passionate about acting in his earlier years, he was president of his high school’s drama club. He played several musical instruments such as alto saxophone, drums, piano, and guitar. Teller also played baseball competitively and had thought of playing professionally.
Teller attended Lecanto High School in Lecanto, Florida. He then attended the New York University Tisch School of the Arts, where he studied method acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and screen acting with Stonestreet Studios. He received a BFA in drama in 2009.
In 2007, Teller was in a car that lost control at 80 mph and flipped eight times, due to the accident has several scars on his face.
Miles Teller Career
Teller started his acting career by featuring in multiple short films between 2004 and 2010. In 2009, after he graduated from the Tisch School of the Arts, he landed his first major film Rabbit Hole released in 2010, a role given to him by Nicole Kidman. Teller then featured in the stage musical Footloose in high school and then appeared in the 2011 remake film of the same name. Teller got several other roles after that.
In 2014, Teller played a drummer who tries to impress his abusive jazz teacher in the film Whiplash. which earned him 3 major award nominations. Teller received more recognition and accolades for playing the character of Peter Hayes in Divergent and subsequently in the film’s sequels, Insurgent and Allegiant. He appeared in several other films following that.
In 2022, he starred in Top Gun: Maverick alongside Tom Cruise.
Teller’s first time hosting was on the opener of the 48th season of Saturday Night Live.
Miles Teller Movies and TV Shows
All the movies and television shows Teller has featured on are listed below including a music video that features Chris Brown and Taylor Swift;
2004: Moonlighters, 2007: A Very Specific Recipe, 2008: The Musicians, 2009: The Unusuals, 2010: The Track Meet, 2010: Rabbit Hole, 2011: Footloose, 2012: Project X, 2013: The Spectacular Now, 2013: 21 & Over, 2014: Whiplash, 2014: That Awkward Moment, 2014: Divergent, 2014: Two Night Stand, 2015: The Divergent Series: Insurgent, 2015: Fantastic Four, 2016: The Divergent Series: Allegiant,, 2016: Get a Job, 2016: War Dogs, 2016: Bleed for This, 2017: Only the Brave, 2017: Thank You for Your Service, 2019: Too Old to Die Young, 2021: “I Bet You Think About Me” (music video), 2022: The Offer, 2022: Saturday Night Live, 2022: Top Gun: Maverick, 2022:, Spiderhead, TBA: The Ark and the Aardvark
Miles Teller Awards/Nominations
Teller has received 22 nominations from different noteworthy awards in the movie industry such as MTV Movie Awards, Teen Choice Awards, Hollywood Critics Association Midseason Film Award, BAFTA, Gotham Independent Film Awards, e.t.c however he won the following awards;
The 2011 Sundance Film Festival for Special Jury Prize for Dramatic Acting alongside Shailene Woodley
The 2013 Napa Valley Film Festival for Rising Star Award alongside Dianna Agron
The 2015 CinemaCon Award for Ensemble Award shared with Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell
Miles Teller Personal Life
Teller and model Keleigh Sperry started dating in 2013. On 20th, August they got engaged at the Molori Safari Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa, and later made it official on the exotic island of Maui, Hawaii on 1st September 2019.
Teller is a fan of baseball, he supports the Philadelphia Phillies.
Miles Teller Net Worth
Miles Teller is worth $10 million as of 2022.