Miles Alexander Teller, an American actor was born on 20 February 1987, in Downingtown, Pennsylvania USA, of Russian-Jewish (father) and English, Irish, Polish and French (mother) descent. His debut film was “Rabbit Hole”, released in 2010, after which he has worked on many films. Apart from his acting prowess, he is also known for his musical, dancing and comedic skills.
One of the rising stars in movie industry, how rich is Miles Teller? Sources estimate that Teller’s net worth is $2 million, most of it accumulated during his acting career which has involved roles in both movies and stage shows.
Miles Teller Net Worth $2 Million
Teller’s mother Merry Flowers works as a real estate agent and his father Mike Teller works as an engineer in a nuclear power plant. His parents were initially from Carneys Point, New Jersey, but because of his father’s occupation he moved house a lot in his childhood. He spent his childhood in Cape May, New Jersey and then moved to Citrus County, Florida, where he attended Lecanto High School. In school he was a Saxophone player and the president of the drama club. He also was a drummer in a church youth group. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Tisch School of the Arts. He also studied method acting at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.
During high school Miles Teller took part in the stage musical “Footloose”, and following his education, worked on many short films before making his debut in “Rabbit Hole”, and later he was cast for the remake of the film “Footloose”, in which he played the same role which he played in the musical at his high school. He worked in 21 & Over in 2013, and in this year he appeared in the film “The Spectacular Now” from which he had a lot of praise by critics, and also won the Dramatic Special Jury Award in acting category.
In 2013 he appeared in a photo-shoot for “Hero” magazine. In 2014 he starred in very influential films which shaped his acting career, including “That Awkward Moment”, “Divergent” and “Whiplash”. Initially he declined the offer for “Whiplash”, but his manager liked the script a lot and convinced him to work in it, a good move as the film proved to be a massive success, being nominated for various awards such as the 87th Academy Awards. He has also been nominated for BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2015. Now his most awaited movie is “The Fantastic Four” in which he will play the role of Mr. Fantastic. All these roles in films are the reason for Miles Teller’s current net worth.
In personal life, Miles Teller has admitted to lots of girlfriends, and he still feels a connection to all of them as they were an important part of his life for the period they were together. Currently he is dating model Keleigh Sperry. He was recently hailed a hero as he and Keleigh rescued a pregnant lady who was caught in a riptide at a Miami beach.
Miles Teller attended the Stonestreet Studios Film Conservatory to study screen acting over the course of four semesters as part of his NYU Tisch School of the Arts training where he received a BFA in Drama.
Miles wears a green bracelet that says "Buckle up for Bo" in honor of a friend who died in a car crash a year after Miles himself was in a near-fatal car crash. He wears it almost all the time, and has worn it for most of the movies he's been in, except where it doesn't work for the movie.
Teller appeared in the stage musical Footloose (2011). This led to being cast in the film remake of Footloose (2011) starring Kenny Wormald, in which he played the same character as in the stage musical.
He graduated from Lecanto High School in 2005.
Teller was nominated for the Discovery Award at the Savannah Film Festival for his role as Jason in the 2010 film Rabbit Hole (2010).
He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
In high school, he was a drummer for a church youth group band.
Originally wanted to turn down the lead in Whiplash (2014), because he wished to take a few months off. However, his manager was excited about the script and encouraged Teller to star in the film. The movie eventually won the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize for the US dramatic category at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, among many other awards and nominations.
Miles' paternal grandfather was of Russian Jewish descent, while Miles' paternal grandmother is of Irish and Polish ancestry. Miles' mother's family, which has English and some French lineage, has deep roots in New Jersey.
His parents are Merry (Flowers) and Mike Teller.
According to Nicole Kidman, he blushed and quivered during his audition for Rabbit Hole (2010), which got him the part, since "he was real".
Graduated from Lecanto High School.
I don't know if I'm just lazy or I like trying to do things with my feet.
So I think that in the beginning of your career you're just looking to work. Luckily for me, my first movie was 'Rabbit Hole' and I got to work with incredible people, a Pulitzer prize winning writer, John Cameron Mitchell, and all the actors involved. So it's tough, man, because you want to have credibility.
When I was in high school, there was Superbad (2007) and The Girl Next Door (2004) and Wedding Crashers (2005) and all these great movies. You hope to be a part of something that's smart, funny and in that Todd Phillips-vein. You want to make something like 'Superbad.' That movie was so good and so funny.
For me, I still have feelings for all of my ex-girlfriends. In different parts of my life, I would miss that person. There's something that drew me to that person, and I shared something with them.
Going to high school in rural Florida, we always partied down in the woods. Somebody - one of the rednecks - would leave class and mow a path out to a field, and we'd drive out there. Dude, every party I went to was lit by a bonfire. Acoustic guitar.
I always had ambition. I always knew I was going to go to college. I could party and do that stuff, but I always got straight A's and a 4.0 and all that.
I don't know if there's an actors' slow-pitch softball league I could join. My agency has a team, but they say it would be a conflict of interest for the people they rep to play because I could hit a pop-up and they'd have to drop it on purpose.
I just got an iPhone, which is cool, but I don't download movies, I don't watch Hulu, I don't have Netflix. I don't do any of that. But I do geek out to music.
Living in somebody else's pain for an actor man, it's actually nice when you get to feel that kind of emotion. That's what I like.
My second grade teacher told me I would never graduate high school. That I was going to be a juvenile delinquent.
The makers of '21 and Over' have been screening it, and I'm getting a lot of comparisons to a young Vince Vaughn.
When I was in middle school, I always did well in school, but teachers either loved me or absolutely hated me.
First play I ever did was 'Footloose.' I played the part of Willard when I was 16. I think I wore my drama teacher's jeans and her belt - that's how small I was. I know a lot of Willard's back story from the musical that's not explored in the film. Like he's got this whole relationship with his mama, and he sings this song 'Mama Says.'