Ansel Elgort is an award-winning actor who doubles as a musician and DJ. His debut film was the remake of Carrie that came out in 2013. He starred in Baby Driver, a 2017 film, which went ahead to win him a Golden Globe award and earned him a nomination for the Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical Comedy. However, the movies that got him the fame he enjoys to date were The Fault in Our Stars, a 2014 romantic drama, and The Divergent Series. The young actor is indeed worth his salt, but what is his journey?
The actor has charmed his way into people's hearts with his good looks and impressive skills on set. He was born on March 14, 1994, in Manhattan, NY, United States of America. He is born to father, Arthur, a photographer, and mother, Grethe Barrett Holby, a stage producer. Having parents who are in the creative industry on a professional level helped to shape the actor's perspective about the creative space.
At twelve, he began taking acting classes. He later starred in his high school productions. It was not until 2013 that the young talented actor made his first appearance on the big screen as Tommy Ross in the Carrie. Since then, his career has taken a turn for the best.
- Full name: Ansel Elgort
- Nickname: Ansolo
- Ansel Elgort age: 25 years old
- Gender: Male
- Famous as: Actor, musician
- Ansel Elgort birthday: March 14, 1994
- Place of birth: Manhattan, New York City, United States
- Ansel Elgort nationality: American
- Ethnicity: White
- Horoscope: Pisces
- Marital status: Not married
- Sexual orientation: Straight
- Father: Arthur Elgort
- Mother: Grethe Barrett Holby
- Ansel Elgort brother: Warren
- Ansel Elgort sister: Sophie
- Hair color: Dark brown
- Eye color: Light brown
- Ansel Elgort height: 6' 4" (193 cm)
- Weight: 79 kg (174 pounds)
- Occupation: Actor, DJ, model
- Ansel Elgort net worth 2020: $12 million
- High school: Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School
- Debut movie: 2013 remake of Carrie
Early life and background
Arthur Elgort, the actor's dad, comes from a Russian-Jewish bloodline, while his mom has Norwegian, German and English roots. The two named their last-child after Ansel Adams, a renowned photographer.
Ansel Elgort family
The talented actor was brought up in a happy family together with his brother and sister. His elder brother goes by the name Warren while his elder sister is called Sophie. Both Sophie and Warren are into the creative space. Sophie is a fashion photographer, like her dad, while Warren is a cinematographer.
Ansel Elgort education
You probably ask yourself what was Ansel Elgort college? Well, when the award-winning actor was nine, his mother took him to the School of American Ballet. He went on to study in the institution for five years.
He joined The Professional Performing Arts School, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, where he participated in acting at the early age of twelve. During his time in LaGuardia, he, alongside Kyle Jean-Baptiste, performed a version of Hairspray. He was also a cast in the school's production dubbed Guys and Dolls. He also went to Stagedoor Manor summer camp.
Ansel Elgort career
Ansel Elgort began his professional acting journey with a starring role in Regrets, a 2012 Off-Broadway production before he landed his first film gig in the movie Carrie, where he was the prom date of the lead character. It was not until when he appeared in Divergent, as Caleb Prior, that he got known by many people.
When the filming of Divergent came to an end, an announcement was made that he would take up the role of Augustus Waters in The Fault in Our Stars, an adaptation of John Green's novel. The role was the opposite of Woodly's character, Hazel Grace Lancaster. According to the storyline of the movie, Grace is a teenage girl suffering from cancer. Her parents force her to join a support group where she meets and falls in love with Augustus. Under the directorship of Josh Boone, the movie captures beautiful moments in ways that the heart could understand. For that, people fell in love with the starring couple.
The actor then featured in Men, Women & Children, a dramatic movie that was directed by Jason Reitman. The film hit the big screens on October 1, 2014. It looks into online addiction. Unlike his earlier movies, Men, Women & Children did not perform well commercially. Most of its reviews were negative.
He landed a cameo role in Paper Towns, a 2015 film. The movie is best described as an American comedy and mystery film. He also continued with his role in Divergent in the sequels of the movie, that is, Insurgent (2015) and Allegient (2016).
In 2017, the actor played the title/lead role in Baby Driver, an action movie. While auditioning for the position in 2014, he was required to dance and lip-sync to a song of his choice. When the film was released, it got good reviews. It also performed well in the Box Office. This saw him getting nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
He was a cast in November Criminals, a 2017 movie. He played the role of Addison Schacht. He also starred in the Billionaire Boys Club that was released on July 17, 2018. In 2019, he played the lead role in The Goldfinch.
The talented actor doubles as a musician and a DJ. In February 2014, he said that he signed a deal with Size Records and Staar Traxx. On April 21, 2014, he released his first record dubbed Unite on Beatport. He later released in on iTunes on May 5, 2014. This was followed by his second record, Totem, that was released on July 21, 2014, on both iTunes and Beatport. He continued to release songs, including his 2018 single, Supernova.
Ansel Elgort dating history
Ansel Elgort girlfriend is Violetta Komyshan. The two met at Fiorella H. LaGuardia Performing Arts High School, where Komyshan was a ballerina, and he was an actor. After their first encounter, the two fell in love with each other and began dating in 2012. However, in 2014, they broke up but reconciled five months later. Today, the two lovers are fond of each other and keep enjoying each other's company.
Ansel Elgort movies and TV series
Here is a list of the actor's movies and TV series.
- Pre-production - Finest Kind
- Pre-production - Tokyo Vice - Jake Adelstein
- 2023 - Spring Awakening (pre-production) - Melchior Gabor
- 2020 - West Side Story (post-production) - Tony
- 2019 - The Goldfinch - Adult Theo Decker
- 2019 - J.I.D.: Off Da Zoinkys - Philip Marlowe
- 2018 - Billionaire Boys Club - Joe Hunt
- 2018 - Jonathan - Jonathan / John
- 2018 - Ansel Elgort: Supernova - himself
- 2017 - November Criminals - Addison Schacht
- 2017 - Baby Driver - Baby
- 2017 - Ansel Elgort: Thief - as himself
- 2016 - Dua Lipa: Be the One - Boyfriend
- 2016 - Allegiant: VR Experience - Caleb
- 2016 - Allegiant - Caleb
- 2015 - Paper Towns - Mason
- 2015 - Insurgent - Caleb
- 2014 - Men, Women & Children - Tim Mooney
- 2014 - The Fault in Our Stars - Gus
- 2014 - Divergent - Caleb
- 2013 - Carrie - Tommy Ross
Ansel Elgort Golden Globes
The actor was nominated in the 2018 Golden Globes Awards for his title role in Baby Driver. He was nominated under the category, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy.
Ansel Elgort Instagram
The best Ansel Elgort images are found on his Instagram page. Here are some of his images;
Who is the boss?
A bow tie always looks good on you.
Ansel Elgort, the Baby Driver actor, is one of the youngest faces in Hollywood. He has achieved a lot in a short period. With a lot of time in his hands, things can only get better for him moving forward. We wish him the best in 2020.