by Valirie Morgan
Miles Teller definitely isn’t having an “awkward moment” in his career (that’s a reference to the film he starred in alongside Zac Effron just in case you didn’t get that!) as of late. One of Sundance Film Festival’s breakout stars for two years running, Teller is making his mark on the silver screen with buzz worthy performances in Whiplash, which debuted at Sundance and is premiering this week, and That Awkward Moment, which hit U.K. cinemas earlier this year and also stars Zac Efron and Michael B. Jordan.
The 26-year-old actor is on an upward trajectory of fame: his career really picked up speed last year when he starred alongside Shailene Woodley in romantic drama The Spectacular Now. Before making his foray into the world of cinema, Teller graduated from New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts.
Part of Teller’s appeal is that he has the “boy-next-door” look. He’s handsome without being poster-boy material, which might even make him more attractive. We’ve got some bad news, though – our new celeb crush is off the market. He’s talked about his girlfriend in several interviews, but stays tight-lipped on her identity. Miles said she’s “a normal person” because he doesn’t date actresses, so maybe there is hope for us, after all!
If you do a quick Google search for his name, though (because who wouldn’t want to fangirl over cute pictures of Miles?), one of the suggested searches is “Miles Teller scars.” The actor talked about the noticeable marks on his face recently in an interview, explaining that the scars are the result of a serious car accident back in 2007. He’s quite casual talking about the past incident, and he’s clearly moved on given the incredible strides his career has taken.
There is a lot on Teller’s schedule this year, so get ready to see his name in even more lights. His bromance with Zac Efron and Michael B. Jordan is on display at cinemas right now in That Awkward Moment, and we’ll see him again in March when the highly-anticipated film adaptation of Divergent is released.
He’s completed work on a romantic comedy called Two Night Stand and it’s set to release later this year, as is another comedy, Get a Job, with Anna Kendrick and Bryan Cranston. Next year, Teller will have his third onscreen reunion with Shailene Woodley in sci-fi/action flick Insurgent, currently in the pre-production phase. The most recent gossip has pinned Miles as a candidate for the role of Mr. Fantastic in a Fox reboot of the Fantastic Four after he reportedly participated in a screen test for the film.
Miles’s acting range has proved to be quite large, and we can’t wait to watch him take on even more diverse roles as his career progresses. In the meantime, check out the trailer for Whiplash here!