Actor known for his role in the film Rabbit Hole and for starring alongside JK Simmons in the 2014 film Whiplash. His performance in The Spectacular Now earned him a Dramatic Special Jury Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. In 2020, he was cast in Top Gun: Maverick alongside Tom Cruise.
He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
He appeared in the stage version of Footloose, which led to him being cast in the film remake. He was also cast as Peter in the Divergent film series and as Reed Richards in the 2015 blockbuster Fantastic Four.
His parents, Merry and Mike, moved several times while he was growing up. His father worked as a nuclear plant engineer. He began dating Keleigh Sperry in 2013 and the couple got married in 2019.
He received praise for his work in Rabbit Hole, which co-starred Nicole Kidman.