25 Facts About Ansel Elgort


Ansel Elgort was born on March 14,1994 and is an American actor and singer.


Ansel Elgort began his acting career with a supporting role in the horror film Carrie.


Ansel Elgort gained wider recognition for starring as a teenage cancer patient in the romantic drama film The Fault in Our Stars and for his supporting role in The Divergent Series.


Ansel Elgort starred as Tony in Steven Spielberg's musical film West Side Story and since 2022, has portrayed Jake Adelstein in the crime series Tokyo Vice.


Ansel Elgort's parents are Arthur Elgort, a fashion photographer who has worked extensively for Vogue magazine and Grethe Barrett Holby, an opera director.


Ansel Elgort is of Russian Jewish descent on his father's side; and of Norwegian, English and German ancestry on his mother's.


Ansel Elgort is a cousin of comedian Sam Morril, who is the son of his paternal uncle.


At age nine, Ansel Elgort auditioned for the School of American Ballet.


Ansel Elgort started taking acting classes at age 12 and at LaGuardia, where he performed in a rendition of Hairspray with schoolmate Kyle Jean-Baptiste and starred in the school's productions of Guys and Dolls.


Ansel Elgort's first professional acting appearance was a few months before graduating high school, just days after his 18th birthday, when he premiered a lead role in an Off-Broadway production of Regrets in March 2012.


In 2014, Ansel Elgort was named one of the best actors under 20 years of age.


Ansel Elgort reunited with Carrie co-star Chloe Grace Moretz to present the award for Best Visual Effects at the 2015 Oscars.


Ansel Elgort reprised his role, Caleb Prior, in The Divergent Series: Insurgent, the second film of the book series Divergent, which was released March 20,2015, and in the third film, The Divergent Series: Allegiant, which was released on March 18,2016.


In 2016, Ansel Elgort was on a shortlist of actors for the role of Han Solo in Solo: A Star Wars Story.


In 2017, Ansel Elgort played the title role in the action film Baby Driver, directed by Edgar Wright, and starring Lily James and Kevin Spacey.


Ansel Elgort starred in the film Billionaire Boys Club, opposite Kevin Spacey, Cary Elwes, Emma Roberts and Taron Egerton and directed by James Cox.


Ansel Elgort played the lead role in the 2019 release The Goldfinch, an adaptation of Donna Tartt's novel.


Ansel Elgort played the lead role of Tony in West Side Story, an adaptation of the 1957 stage musical the same name directed by Steven Spielberg.


Ansel Elgort next starred in Tokyo Vice, a television adaptation of journalist Jake Adelstein's non-fiction memoir for HBO Max.


Ansel Elgort played the lead role of Adelstein and served as one of the series' executive producers.


Ansel Elgort played at the Electric Zoo Festival main stage in 2014, the Ultra Music Festival main stage in March 2015, played in a red-light dance music event in Amsterdam in 2014, opened some The Chainsmokers shows, a Nervo show and some others shows with his friends Nicky Romero and Martin Garrix.


Ansel Elgort played his first headline show on his 21st birthday on Pacha NYC.


Ansel Elgort was featured on rapper Logic's third studio album, Everybody, released on May 5,2017, on a song titled "Killing Spree".


On his 21st birthday, Ansel Elgort asked friends, family, and fans to donate to the Thirst Project.


Ansel Elgort denied the allegation in an Instagram post, saying that he and the woman had had a "brief, legal and entirely consensual relationship".