23 Facts About Ansel Elgort


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

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Ansel Elgort is known for his lead role in The Goldfinch and his performance in the lead role of Tony in Steven Spielberg's 2021 film version of West Side Story.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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Ansel Elgort received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his performance.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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Under the name Ansølo, Ansel Elgort created a SoundCloud account to publish electronic dance music, and he has remixed songs such as "Born to Die" by Lana del Rey.

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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.

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

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

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

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The Twitter account @evenmoremohr accused Ansel Elgort of sending them unsolicited "dick pics" in 2014, when the account owner was 14.

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