Miles Teller is an American actor who began his career in short films. The role in the trilogy "Divergent" brought fame and popularity to Miles. The actor has won a special prize from the jury of the Sundance Film Festival for his brilliant performance in the film An Exciting Time.
Miles Alexander Teller was born in 1987, February 20. His father, Mike, worked as an engineer, and his mother, named Mary, worked as a real estate agent. Miles is the third child in the family and has two older sisters. A boy was born in Pennsylvania, in a place called Downingtown. However, he lived in this city for a very short time. All of Miles's childhood and teenage years were spent on the move, the family did not stay long anywhere because of his father's work. Therefore, the boy managed to live in both New Jersey and Florida.
Miles Teller biography facts
Miles was interested in creativity from childhood, he was especially attracted, oddly enough, music. When the boy started his secondary education at school, he also began attending a music studio. As a teenager, Miles had already mastered playing instruments such as drums, saxophone and piano. At that time, the teenager dreamed of a career in the music scene. A similar desire resulted in the fact that Miles formed a musical group, which was called The Mutes. The band included Teller's friends who were also passionate about music. Unfortunately, however, this rock band has not achieved major success. Therefore, at some point, Miles decided that he needed to choose a different creative path in life.
In high school, Miles enrolled in a theater club. And gradually, the performing arts fascinated him very much, and teachers began to note Teller's natural talent. Miles began to take an active part in amateur productions, spending all his free time honing his acting skills. At some point, the enthusiastic and talented boy was even elected president of the theater studio.
Besides music and acting, Miles had another passion in his life - sports. He played baseball with enthusiasm and was thinking about connecting his life with sports if nothing worked out with an actor's career.
Miles started working as a teenager. He got a job as a waiter in one of the restaurants, but he successfully combined both a part-time job and his hobbies.
After completing his secondary education, Miles Teller easily entered the university, which was located in New York. There he studied theatrical direction and graduated from a higher educational institution with a bachelor's degree in arts. After that, the young man decided to come to grips with the development of his acting career. However, his start was rather slow, and Miles played his first roles in short films.
Development of an acting career
For the first time in front of cameras, Teller appeared on the set of a low-budget short film called "Moonlighters". This tape was released in 2004. After the filmography of the aspiring actor, two more works in short films were replenished, which did not receive much fame. They were released in 2007 and 2008.
Miles got on television when work began on the TV series "Unusual Detective." There Teller played one of the roles, and the series itself started on screens in 2009. A year later, Miles starred in a feature-length film for the first time, Rabbit Hole.
An interesting fact from the biography of the actor: Miles has starred in only one mentioned television series during his entire career. All his other projects were exclusively full-length films.
In the period from 2011 to 2014, the filmography of the young actor was replenished with a number of projects, among which were such films as "Free" (2011), "21 and More" (2013), "Obsession" (2014).
Miles's career took off when the movie Divergent, based on the novel of the same name, was released. In this film, Miles played the role of a character named Peter. The movie was successful, received a lot of positive feedback, and after its release, Miles Teller literally woke up famous. The film was released in 2014, and the same year the young actor was nominated for a Sputnik award for his role in Obsession. A year earlier, Miles had won the Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. The role in the melodrama "Fascinating Time" brought him the victory.
In 2015, the second part of the film "Divergent" went at the box office, in which Teller returned to his role. In the same year, the film Fantastic Four was released, which was able to consolidate the success and fame of Miles. However, it was this project with Teller's participation that was nominated in 2015 for the Golden Raspberry Prize.
In 2016, the actor's filmography was replenished with a role in the third part of the movie "Divergent". At the same time, several more films with the participation of Miles Teller were released, among which were "Guys with Trunks" and "Pazman's Devil".
The last film of the artist to date is the film "The Case of the Brave", which was released in 2017.
Personal life, love and relationships
In 2013, Miles began a romantic relationship with a girl named Keli Sperry, who is a fashion model. To date, the couple is still together, they got engaged in 2017, but they are not yet official husband and wife. Miles has no children at the moment.