Miles Teller Biography

Miles Teller
Miles Teller
  • Born Feb. 20, 1987

Miles Alexander Teller (born February 20, 1987) is an American actor. An alumnus of New York University\'s Tisch School of the Arts, he made his feature film debut in Rabbit Hole (2010), which he followed with supporting roles in Footloose (2011) and Project X (2012). Teller rose to prominence with his roles as Sutter Keely in the romantic drama The Spectacular Now (2013) and Andrew Neiman in Whiplash (2014). He has since starred in the dystopian action film Divergent (2014), the superhero film Fantastic Four (2015) as Mister Fantastic, the war comedy War Dogs (2016), opposite Jonah Hill, and portrayed boxer Vinny Paz in the biopic Bleed for This (2016).\n', '

Teller was born in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, to parents Merry and Mike.\n', 'He has two older sisters, Erin and Dana. His paternal grandfather was of Russian-Jewish descent, and his ancestry also includes English and Irish. The family moved to Citrus County, Florida, when Teller was 12. He also lived in Pennsylvania and Delaware. At 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 can also play piano and guitar and was on the baseball team, hoping to turn professional. Aside from high school, Teller worked as a server at a restaurant called Crackers. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, where he studied method acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.\n', '

In 2007, he was a passenger in a car that lost control at 80 mph and flipped eight times, he was ejected through a window. He has multiple visible scars on his face from the accident.\n', '

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