'Spiderhead' on Netflix: Here's why Miles Teller started acting

'Spiderhead' on Netflix: Here's why Miles Teller started acting
Miles Teller as Jeff in a still from 'Spiderhead' (Netflix)

'Spiderhead' is one of the most anticipated films of the year. Based on a short story by George Saunders titled 'Escape from Spiderhead,' the film marks Chris Hemsworth's return to Netflix after the chart-busting 'Extraction.'

With the film set to drop on Netflix soon, here's the official synopsis: "In a state-of-the-art penitentiary run by brilliant visionary Steve Abnesti (Chris Hemsworth), inmates wear a surgically attached device that administers dosages of mind-altering drugs in exchange for commuted sentences. There are no bars, no cells, or orange jumpsuits. In Spiderhead, incarcerated volunteers are free to be themselves. Until they’re not. At times, they’re a better version. Need to lighten up? There’s a drug for that. At a loss for words? There’s a drug for that, too. But when two subjects, Jeff (Miles Teller) and Lizzy (Jurnee Smollett), form a connection, their path to redemption takes a twistier turn, as Abnesti’s experiments start to push the limits of free will altogether."

Teller, who has a pivotal role in the feature, has appeared in a number of acclaimed movies and cemented his name as one of the best actors of his geneartion. However, the 'Whiplash' star, 35, started acting for a reason that's rather simple. Read on to know about it and other details on Miles Teller!


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What was Miles Teller's debut film/series?

Teller kickstarted his career with a role in ABC's crime series 'The Unusuals' in 2009. He made his major film debut the following year, appearing as Jason in John Cameron Mitchell's 'Rabbit Hole.' Teller has since appeared in mainstream films such as 'Whiplash,' 'Divergent,' 'Insurgent,' 'Allegiant,' 'War Dogs,' and 'Top Gun: Maverick' and has played the lead in miniseries like 'Too Old to Die Young' and 'The Offer.' 


Who is Miles Teller's spouse?

Teller is married to model Keleigh Sperry. They got engaged at the Molori Safari Lodge in 2017 in South Africa after being in a relationship for 4 years and tied the knot in September 2019 in Hawaii. 

What is Miles Teller's net worth?

Miles Teller is said to have a net worth of $10 million with acting being his primary source of income. He reportedly spent $3 million on a home in Studio City, California, in 2016.


Why did Miles Teller start acting?

Before Teller ended up at New York University's Tisch School, he started acting because he found his drama teacher to be "pretty hot." Teller disclosed the information while talking to Guardian, around the time 'War Dogs' came out, about his formative years and the events that affected him deeply. 


Who else will be seen alongside Miles Teller?

Other actors who are a part of 'Spiderhead' are Tess Haubrich, BeBe Bettencourt, Mark Paguio, Sam Delich, Joey Vieira, Daniel Reader, Ron Smyck, Stephen Tongun, Charles Parnell, and Nathan Jones.

'Spiderhead is slated to release exclusively on Netflix on June 17, 2022


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