Ansel Elgort is an American Model and Actor who was born in Manhattan, New York City, USA. He got tremendous appreciation and fame with his role as Augustus Waters in “The Fault In Our Stars” movie. Ansel is very popular with more than 8.6 million followers on Instagram, over 3.5 million followers on Facebook, exceeding 7k followers on Twitter, and above 610k subscribers on YouTube.
Playing Basketball, Doing Rock Climbing, Playing Piano, Singing, and Painting
Favorite T.V. Show
$5 Million approx
Actor, Singer, Model, and DJ
Resides in New York City, United States
Ansel Elgort made his professional acting career appearance just a few months before his graduation from high school, exactly after his 18th birthday, where he portrayed the leading role in an Off-Broadway production for “Regrets” in March 2012.
His mainstream acting career started with the movie named “Carrie” in 2013 and the role of Tommy Ross. He was the second lead character’s prom date in the movie.
Ansel is represented by the New New York-based Brookside Artist Management Team.
He was also known for his supporting role as Caleb Prior in ” The Divergent Series ” (2014-2016).
As soon as the filming got completed Elgort’s next was announced, “The Fault In Our Stars”, a movie adaptation of John Green’s novel opposite Shailene Woodley.
He ought to gain a fondness for his teenage cancer patient character named Augustus Waters in the romantic drama “The Fault In Our Stars” which was released in the year 2014.
Then he also appeared in the movie Men, Women & Children which was directed by Jason Reitman and was released in October 2014; and he has also co-starred with his LaGuardia classmate Timothée Chalamet.
In 2014, he even made it to the Best Actors List under 20 years of age.
He reunited with his “Carrie” co-star to represent the award for the Best Visual Effects at the Oscars in 2015.
His role as Caleb Prior in “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” was reprised by him. This was the second film for the paper version series of Divergent. It was released on 20th March 2015 and the third part of the same came out on 18th March 2016 with the name “The Divergent Series: Allegiant”.
He was shortlisted for the role of Han Solo in the “Solo: A Star Wars Story” in 2016. Once the actor was finalized and Alden Ehrenreich was cast in May 2016, Ansel Elgort expressed his relieving side saying if he would have been selected then he had to change his DJ name, Ansølo.
He played the title role in the “Baby Driver” an action movie in 2017, where Edgar Wright was the director. In the audition in 2014, Elgort was supposed to dance while lip-syncing to the songs chosen. The film got much positive feedback with a good performance at the box office. He got the nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his performance.
The same year, he was seen playing the role of Addison Schacht in the drama thriller movie “November Criminals”, an adaptation of the novel with the same name, starring opposite again.
He was then seen opposite Emma Roberts, Cary Elwes, Taron Egerton, and Kevin Spacey named “Billionaire Boys Club” which was directed by James Cox. The release date was not fixed due to the ongoing allegations of sexual misconduct against Kevin Spacey. The future of the film was risked uncertainly. On 17th July 2018, the movie was initially released through the video on demand, before its limited release in the theatres on 17th August 2018 by Vertical Entertainment.
In 2019, he played the lead in “The Goldfinch” which was an adaptation of Donna Tartt’s novel. The novel was critically criticized and was a bomb at the box office.
In “West Side Story” he was seen playing the lead role of Tony. The film was an adaptation of the 1957 stage musical with the same name and was directed by Steven Spielberg. The movie got released on 10th December 2021 and received around 7 nominations at the 94th Academy Awards including one for the Best Picture.
He was next starred in the “Tokyo Vice”, a T.V. adaptation of the journalist Jake Adelstein’s non-fictional memoir for the HBO Max. Destin Daniel Cretton and Michael Mann directed the episodes for the series, which was written by J.T. Rogers. Ansel played the lead role as Adelstein and also served as one of the other executive producers. But the production got interrupted in between due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but later the production was resumed and the series debuted its first on HBO Max on the 07th April 2022. IMDB
Some unknown facts about
Ansel’s father named him after the prominent American Nature Photographer Ansel Adams.
He is of Russian -Jewish descent from his Father’s side and yet of English, German and Norwegian ancestry from his Mother’s side.
His Maternal Norwegian Grandmother, Aase-Grethe, has saved many Norwegian Jewish children in the Norwegian resistance during World War II by moving them into neutral Sweden, because of which she was even imprisoned in a concentration camp.
He has a cousin, Sam Morril who is a comedian and is his paternal uncle’s son.
He is the youngest of the three children his parents have.
When he was just 9 years old his mother took him to try the School of American Ballet. He went to study there for almost 5 years.
He then went further attending the Trinity School in New York City.
He even went on to attend The Professional Performing Arts School.
Ansel went to Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in New York for his high school education and even started his acting classes here when he was 12 years old only. He had performed at the rendition of ‘Hairspray’ with his schoolmate Kyle Jean-Baptiste. He was also cast in the school’s production of ‘Guys and Dolls’.
During his high school period, in around 2009, he had also appeared in the Teen Vogue along with a Polish Model Jac Jagaciak in their editorial photographed by his father.
He has even attended the Stagedoor Manor for his summer camp.
He has done Graduation when it comes to qualifications.
As per internet reports, Ansel lost his virginity when he was 14 years old.
He was residing in Bedford-Stuyvesant, a neighborhood in Brooklyn.
Elgort has asked his family, friends, and even fans to donate to the Thirst Project on his 21st birthday.
In April 2020, he even posted his nude photographs on social media as a part of a fundraising effort to feed those who got affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A woman on Twitter came forward on 19th June 2020 and openly accused Ansel Elgort of sexual assaulting her in 2014. When he was 20 years old and the girl was 17 years old. Although he denied the allegations with his Instagram post, stating that he and the woman have had a legal, brief, and entirely consensual relationship. The very same day, another Twitter user accused Ansel of sending her unsolicited “private part pics” in 2014 itself, when she was just 14 years old.