From the NFL Draft to HBO’s Insecure: Meet Miles Stroter

The actor talks his new journey, legacy and working with veteran entertainers.



Miles Stroter is an unprecedented force that’s taking the entertainment industry by storm.


An infectious personality with tremendous talent, Miles’ made his television debut on USA’s Necessary Roughness in 2011. Since then, the 29-year-old has landed opportunities that many can only dream of. He’s appeared on hit television shows like The Game, NBC’s Chicago Fire and BET’s The Quad. He’s worked alongside incomparable entertainers like Jasmine Guy (A Different World), Ruben Santiago Hudson (ABC’s Castle)  Sean Blakemore (ABC’s General Hospital) and Anika Noni Rose.


But, it’s his latest role on HBO’s Insecure that has many, including myself, wanting to know just who Miles Stroter is.

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Miles Stroter 



“Miles is so authentic that he forces the people around him to be their authentic selves,” he told TNJ. “He’s all about servitude, and that’s why his blessings flow so abundantly.”

Abundantly, they have for sure.

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Courtesy: IMDb


A southside Chicago native, acting was not Miles’ first love. Having been ranked the #25 lineman in the nation, football was once all he dreamed of. That was, until he discovered his acting talents. Now, Miles has transitioned from athletics to a successful acting career – an ability that says alot about his tenacity, drive and humility.

“I learned about humility from Issa Rae,” Miles said. “She’s on the top of her game right now but, is so down to earth, her energy is unmatched. I’m grateful to have worked with her and Yvonne.”

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(l to r) Prentice Penny, Yvonne Orji, Miles Stroter, Issa Rae and Kendrick Sampson 



Miles’ talents soar beyond the barriers of acting and athletics.  An entertainment powerhouse, Miles is spreading his talents wide. A musician and screenwriter, Miles recently premiered his breakout indy film, Karma, starring Kris D. Lofton of HBO’s Ballers. But, aside from his many projects and accomplishments, Miles says he’s focused on the bigger picture.

“Most young actors are focused on the now, enjoying their short term successes,” he said.  “I’m taking the momentum and I’m working harder and being more disciplined so that the success doesn’t stop. I want it forever.”

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Check out Miles Stroter on HBO’s Insecure, premiering Sunday, August 12th at 10:30pm.