Miles Teller

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Miles Teller
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Teller at the Sundance premiere of Whiplash, January 2014
BornMiles Alexander Teller[1]
(1987 -02-20) February 20, 1987 (age 26)
Downingtown, Pennsylvania, United States
OccupationActor
Years active2004–present
 
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Miles Teller
Miles Teller (12026652416) (cropped).jpg
Teller at the Sundance premiere of Whiplash, January 2014
BornMiles Alexander Teller[1]
(1987 -02-20) February 20, 1987 (age 26)
Downingtown, Pennsylvania, United States
OccupationActor
Years active2004–present

Miles Alexander Teller (born February 20, 1987) is an American actor. Teller was nominated for the Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actor at the Chlotrudis Awards 2011 and the Discovery Award at the Savannah Film Festival for his role as Jason in the 2010 film Rabbit Hole.[2] For his performance in the film The Spectacular Now, he won the Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

Early life[edit]

Teller was born in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, the son of Merry (Flowers), a real estate agent, and Mike Teller, a nuclear plant engineer.[3] His parents are from Carneys Point, New Jersey.[4][5] He has two older sisters.[6] His ancestry is Russian Jewish (from his paternal grandfather), English, Irish, Polish, and French.[7][8][9] He lived in several places as a child, because of his father's career,[10] spending time in Citrus County, Florida, after moving from Cape May, New Jersey.[11] In high school, Teller played the saxophone, was a drummer for a church youth-group band, and was president of the drama club.[12][3] He graduated from Lecanto High School in 2005.[13] He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.[14]

Career[edit]

Before making his feature film debut Teller appeared in many short films, he made his debut in 2010's Rabbit Hole. Teller appeared in the stage musical Footloose.[15] This led to being cast in the film remake of Footloose starring Kenny Wormald, in which he played the same character as in the stage musical.[16] In 2013, he starred in 21 & Over, written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore.[17]

Teller began reaching critical success after starring in the 2013 James Ponsoldt film, The Spectacular Now for which he won with co-star Shailene Woodley the Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.[18] In 2013, Teller appeared in an in-depth interview and photo shoot in Hero (magazine).[19]

Teller returned for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival with the premiere of Whiplash.[20] Early in 2014, he starred in That Awkward Moment, alongside Zac Efron and Michael B. Jordan, and will appear in Divergent opposite Woodley.[21] In January 2014, Teller became attached to portray Dan Aykroyd in Steve Conrad's untitled John Belushi biopic.[22]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearFilmRoleNotes
2004MoonlightersMilesShort film
2007A Very Specific RecipeLeeShort film
2008The MusiciansMiguelShort film
2010The Track MeetAndrewShort film
Rabbit HoleJasonNominated—Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actor
2011FootlooseWillard Hewitt
2012Project XMiles
201321 & OverMiller
The Spectacular NowSutter KeeleySundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Dramatic Acting (shared with Shailene Woodley)
Get a JobWill Davis
2014That Awkward MomentDaniel
DivergentPeterPost-production
Two Night StandAlec
WhiplashAndrew Neiman

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2009The UnusualsJames BoorlandEpisode: "Boorland Day"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miles Alexander Teller Voting Record". Find The Data. Florida Department of State. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ "WINTER'S BONE wins big at 17th Annual Chlotrudis Awards ceremony". chlotrudis.org. 
  3. ^ a b http://www.vulture.com/2014/01/miles-teller-on-that-awkward-moment.html
  4. ^ "Rabbit Hole press kit" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
  5. ^ Michael Williams/Today's Sunbeam (2011-11-01). "Man with local ties on ABC show Wednesday". NJ.com. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
  6. ^ Greco, Patti (August 27, 2013). "Miles Teller on The Spectacular Now, Moonwalking, and the Divergent–Hunger Games Comparisons". Vulture.cocm. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/miles-teller
  9. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1886602/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm
  10. ^ [2][dead link]
  11. ^ Dailey, Jennifer (April 14, 2009). Man with local ties on ABC show Wednesday. NJ.com
  12. ^ Connor, Katie L. (August 30, 2013). "Unexpected Crush Alert: Miles Teller". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  13. ^ Persall, Steve (October 8, 2011). "'Rabbit Hole' star Miles Teller brings good ol' boy vibe to 'Footloose' reboot". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  14. ^ Kaufman, Amy (December 28, 2010). For Miles Teller, a role that was almost too real. Los Angeles Times
  15. ^ Yamato, Jen (November 8, 2010). Miles Teller on Rabbit Hole, Nicole Kidman and Cutting Footloose. Movieline
  16. ^ Durbin, Jonathan (2011). Miles Teller. Interview
  17. ^ Weinstein, Joshua L. (May 26, 2011). Miles Teller Joins Relativity's '21 and Over.' The Wrap
  18. ^ Hynes, Eric; Jeremy Kinser, and Nate von Zumwalt (January 26, 2013). "2013 Sundance Film Festival Awards Updates". Sundance Film Festival. Sundance Institute. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  19. ^ "HERO 19: Suburban Heat”
  20. ^ Gleiberman, Owen (January 17, 2014). "Sundance: 'Whiplash' is the movie that could make Miles Teller a star". Entertainment Weekly. CNN. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  21. ^ Gilchrist, Todd (November 6, 2013). "'Divergent' Star Miles Teller Had Fun Being A Jerk To Shailene Woodley". Forbes. Forbes publishing. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  22. ^ Kit, Borys (January 18, 2014). "Miles Teller to Play Dan Aykroyd in Belushi Biopic, Says Star Emile Hirsch". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 

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