You would not be completely wrong if you describe the celebrated Whiplash star, Miles Teller, as talented and persistent. The movie star has managed to sustain his career in the entertainment industry for more than 15 years and has captured the hearts of millions of fans who cannot help but admire his amazing talent both on stage and the screen. Miles has also bagged several prestigious awards and achievements through the course of his acting career.
Miles Teller’s Biography, Age
Miles Alexander Teller was born on the 20th of February 1987 in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. He was brought up alongside his sisters, Dana and Erin. His father, Mike Teller, was always on the move due to his work as a nuclear plant engineer and his family had to follow him to cities like New Jersey, Citrus County, Cape May, and Florida. As a result, the young Miles lived a nomadic life during his formative years. Miles’ mom, Merry Teller, earned a living as an estate agent.
Miles received his high school education at Lecanto High School where he mastered the drums and the saxophone. Subsequently, he started drumming for his local youth group’s church band. Miles is also a competent guitarist and pianist.
The emerging singer joined the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University where he bagged a bachelor’s degree. To further sharpen his acting skills, he enrolled with the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute to study method acting.
Before his feature film debut, Miles Teller made appearances in several short movies. His movie debut was made on the set of Rabbit Hole in 2010 after he was handpicked by Nicole Kidman for the role. Things have a funny way of coming full circle; in high school, Miles Teller starred in his school’s adaptation of Footloose and in 2011, he was cast in the Footloose feature film remake where he portrayed the same character he had played in high school.
He also had a starring role in 21 & Over (2013) which was written and directed by Scott Moore and Jon Lucas. Miles came into fame with his starring role in the movie titled The Spectacular Now. At the Sundance Film Festival of 2013, the rising star bagged the Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting for his outstanding role in The Spectacular Now.
In 2014, the emerging entertainer was in the comedy That Awkward Moment where he starred opposite of Michael B. Jordan and Zac Efron. That same year, the versatile actor had another starring role in the critically acclaimed drama Whiplash. The well-reviewed drama opened in several theaters in October 2014 after it’s premiere at the Sundance Film Festival of 2014. The young actor got nominated for several awards including BAFTA Rising Star Award, Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Actor and Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture.
Miles Teller achieved another level of fame when he appeared as Peter Hayes in the 2014 film, Divergent which was commercially successful. He was also in the movie’s sequel titled Insurgent (2015) and also made an appearance in the 2016 sequel Allegiant.
He was cast in the role of Reed Richards/Mr Fantastic in 2017’s reboot of the comic book movie Fantastic Four. He was also in 2016’s War Dogs where he portrayed a real-life arms dealer called David Packouz. Miles Teller headlined the 2016 biopic titled Bleed for This where he was cast as the boxer, Vinny Paz.
Miles Teller’s Net Worth
Miles has been tremendously successful as an actor and has accumulated an impressive net worth from his career in entertainment. According to a reliable source, the popular entertainer’s net worth came to a total of $12 million during a recent review. Considering he has a long career ahead of him, this amount is sure to rise in the future.
Fiancée, Girlfriend or Wife?
Miles Teller is set to marry his long-time sweetheart, Keleigh Sperry, any time soon. It has been confirmed that the star of Whiplash popped the big question to his lady love while they were enjoying a weekend on an African Safari.
Miles and his heartthrob, who works as a model, have been an item since 2013. Keleigh has stood by the actor through thick and thin, even when he was detained in San Diego on the grounds of public intoxication, his girlfriend was right by his side.
The couple is always seen doing things together, they have also attended several functions together.