Miles Teller definitely isn’t having an “awkward moment” in his career (that’s a reference to the film he starred in alongside Zac Efron 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.
Most would agree that a big part of Teller’s appeal is that he has the “guy-next-door” look to him, with his style equally as effortless. Casual, yet sharp and put-together, he looks comfortable and confident whether in a leather jacket, t-shirt, and jeans, or a tailored suit. He never appears as though he’s trying too hard, bringing an unexpected authenticity to red carpets he frequents these days.