- Miles Alexander Teller
February 20, 1987 (age 34)
- Merry Flowers, Mike Teller
Miles Alexander Teller (born February 20, 1987) is an American actor. For his performance in the film The Spectacular Now, he won the Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. He has appeared in the films Rabbit Hole (2010), Footloose (2011), Project X (2012), The Spectacular Now (2013), That Awkward Moment (2014), and Divergent (2014), and Two Night Stand (2014).
Teller was born in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, the son of Merry (née Flowers), a real estate agent, and Mike Teller, a nuclear plant engineer. His parents are from Carneys Point, New Jersey. He has two older sisters. His paternal grandfather was of Russian Jewish descent, while his other ancestry includes English, Irish, Polish, and French.
He lived in several places as a child, because of his father's career, spending time in Citrus County, Florida, after moving from Cape May, New Jersey. In high school, Teller played the saxophone, was a drummer for a church youth-group band, and was president of the drama club. He graduated from Lecanto High School in 2005.
He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
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 in high school. Years later, he was cast in the film remake of Footloose starring Kenny Wormald, in which he played the same character as in his high school musical.
In 2013, he starred in 21 & Over, written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. That year, he began reaching critical success after starring in the James Ponsoldt film, The Spectacular Now, for which he won the Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, with co-star Shailene Woodley.
Teller is dating 21-year-old model Keleigh Sperry.