Ansel Elgort Biography

Ansel Elgort

Quick Facts Of Ansel Elgort

Celebrated Name Ansel Elgort
Age 26 Years
Nick Name Ansolo
Birth Name Ansel Elgort
Birth Date 1994-03-14
Gender Male
Profession Actor
Birth Nation United States
Place Of Birth Manhattan, New York City
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Horoscope Pisces
Famous For Popular Actor
Best Known For His role as Augustus Waters in the romantic film, "The Fault in Our Stars"(2014).
Father Arthur Elgort
Mother Grethe Barrett Holby
Siblings 2
Sisters Sophie Elgort(born 1986)
Brothers Warren Elgort(born 1989)
High School Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School
School Professional Performing Arts School
Marital Status Dating
Girl Friend Violetta Komyshan
Net Worth $20 million
Body Build/Type Athletic
Waist Size 32 inches
Chest Size 42 inches
Height 6ft. 4inch.(1.93m)
Weight 79kg(174 lbs)
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Debut Date March 2012
Debut Movie Carrie
Sexual Orientation Straight
Religion Christianity
Grand Parents Harry Elgort and Sophie(parental) and Warren Barrett Holby and Aase-Grethe(maternal)
Brand Ambassdor Designer Thom Browne

Ansel Elgort is an American actor and singer who gained worldwide recognition for his role as Augustus Waters(a teenage cancer patient) in the romantic film, "The Fault in Our Stars"(2014). For his world-class acting in the hit movie he won several awards including "Choice Movie: Liplock", "Fan Favorite Actor – Male", "Best New Film Actor" the same year 2014. 

Having his career started from the Off-Broadway production of Regrets, Elgort made his first breakout film debut with a supporting role in the horror film, "Carrie"(2013). On June 20, 2020, Elgort denied sexually assaulting a woman named Gabby via his Instagram: @ansel which has over 10 million followers after Gabby tweeted a viral tweet where she claimed of being sexually assaulted when she was just 17 in 2014. 

What is Ansel Elgort Famous for?

  • Famous for his role as Augustus Waters in the romantic film, "The Fault in Our Stars"(2014). 

Ansel Elgort parents

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Where was Ansel Elgort Born?

Ansel Elgort was born on March 14, 1994, in Manhattan, New York City, United States. His birth name is Ansel Elgort. His nationality is American. Elgort belongs to White ethnicity and is of Russian Jewish, Norwegian, English, and German descent while Pisces is his zodiac sign. 

Ansel was born in a well-renowned American family to Arthur Elgort(father) and Grethe Barrett Holby(mother). His father, Arthur is a fashion photographer who has worked extensively for Vogue for over 30 years while his mother, Grethe is an opera director and theatre producer, who is also known as the founder of American Opera Projects, and currently, she serves as Executive Artistic Director of "Family Opera Initiative". 

Elgort is of Russian Jewish heritage from his father’s side and is of English, German and Norwegian descent from his mother’s side. Ansel was born as the youngest child of his parents with his two older siblings: sister Sophie Elgort(born 1986), a fashion photographer, and brother Warren Elgort(born 1989), a cinematographer. His parental grandparents are Harry Elgort and Sophie while his maternal grandparents are: Warren Barrett Holby and Aase-Grethe, who even saved Norwegian Jewish children by moving them into neutral Sweden during World War II. 

Ansel grew up in his hometown where he attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School along with that he also took classes at the Stagedoor Manor summer camp and the Professional Performing Arts School. When he was 9, his mother took him to try out for the School of American Ballet, which he attended for five years. Elgort began taking acting classes at age 12 and at LaGuardia he performed in the American musical "Hairspray". 

During high school, in 2009, he even appeared in "Teen Vogue" magazine alongside Polish model Jac Jagaciak in an editorial photographed by his father.

What Does Ansel Elgort Do For Living?

Acting Career

  • Ansel Elgort began his professional career with his first appearance as a lead role in an Off-Broadway production of Regrets in March 2012.
  • Elgort made his first film debut with a supporting role in the horror film, "Carrie" in 2013.
  • He got his first recognition with his highly publicized role as Caleb Prior in the sci-fi action film, "Divergent" in 2014.

Ansel Elgort movies

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  • Elgort got his career's biggest breakthrough after he played the role of Augustus Waters(a teenage cancer patient) in the romantic film, "The Fault in Our Stars" in 2014 alongside Shailene Woodley. With the role, Elgort gained worldwide recognition and even won several awards. In 2014, Elgort was named one of the best actors under 20 years of age.
  • He next co-starred in the dramatic film, "Men, Women & Children" alongside his LaGuardia classmate Timothée Chalamet.
  • In 2015, he reprised his role, Caleb Prior, in "The Divergent Series: Insurgent". Following that he further reprised his role in the third film, "The Divergent Series: Allegiant" in 2016.
  • In 2017, Elgort played the title role in the action film, "Baby Driver". The same year, he played Addison Schacht in the drama thriller film, "November Criminals".
  • In 2018, he starred as Joe Hunt in the crime drama film, "Billionaire Boys Club".
  • Elgort played the lead role as Theodore Decker in the film drama, "The Goldfinch" in 2019. 
  • He will next star in the lead role of Tony in a romantic musical film, "West Side Story".
  • He will also be seen playing the role of journalist Jake Adelstein in a television adaption of HBO Max. He is also set to portray the role of John F. Kennedy in "Mayday 109". 

Music Career

  • Besides, Elgort also has a successful music career under the name Ansolo as in 2014, he signed a record deal with Tom Staar's new label, "Staar Traxx", and Steve Angello's label, "Size Records".
  • His first record, "Unite", was released on April 21, 2014, on Beatport and on May 5, on iTunes. Following his second record, "Totem" was released on July 21.
  • In September 2015, his single, "To Life" was released.
  • Elgort also played at the Electric Zoo Festival's main stage and music event in Amsterdam in 2014, the Ultra Music Festival's main stage in March 2015, and played his first headline show on his 21st birthday on Pacha NYC.
  • In 2015, he signed a record deal with Island/Universal Records, following on July 8, 2016, he released his first single on the label, "Home Alone".
  • On February 3, 2017, he released a single called "Thief" under the name Ansel Elgort.
  • On January 11, 2018, he released a single called "Supernova".

Ansel Elgort dating

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Who is Ansel Elgort Dating? 

Ansel Elgort is currently in a relationship with his high school sweetheart, Violetta Komyshan. Violetta is a gorgeous lady who is a professional ballerina and fitness enthusiast and is quite popular with 1.1 million followers on her Instagram: @violetta.

Ansel and Violetta began dating in around 2010 since they first met at LaGuardia High School, however, because of Ansel's busy career and hectic schedule, they broke up but eventually, they reconciled in 2015. The couple is still together even though it has been a long time since they first started dating. Besides, Elgort was also briefly rumored to be dating actress Kaitlyn Dever. 

Ansel Elgort Sexual Assault

On June 19, 2020, Elgort was in headlines after a woman named Gabby claimed that Elgort sexually assaulted her back in 2014 when she was 17 via a viral Twitter post through her account:@Itsgabby on Friday. She deleted her Twitter account after her accusations drew tens of thousands of retweets, where she even claimed that she met the actor when they messaged on social media and was sobbing in pain when they had sex. 

After the tweet went viral, on Saturday, June 20, 2020, Elgort denied assaulting the woman via his Instagram post acknowledging that he knew Gabby and said they had had a "brief, legal, and entirely consensual relationship" when he was 20 in 2014, but he said he did not behave well in their breakup.

What is the Net Worth of Ansel Elgort?

Ansel Elgort has quite great earnings from his professional career as a successful actor and singer. Having been in this field for a very long time for more than 8 years, Elgort who is still in his 20s has managed to amass a wealthy worth fortune from his hit movies, songs, and endorsement deals. 

Belonging to a prosperous family, Elgort already had million worth fortune on his name and now with his own talent, he has managed to earn millions and millions of fortune. Elgort's net worth is estimated to be around $20 million. Besides, he also serves as the brand ambassador for the designer Thom Browne.

How Tall is Ansel Elgort?

Ansel Elgort is a handsome guy in his 20s. With his magnificent smile and magical performance, Elgort has managed to win several hearts all around the world. He has a well maintained athletic body physique with 42 inches as his chest size and 32 inches as his waist size. He stands tall with a towering height of 6ft. 4inch.(1.93m) while his body weighs around 79kg(174 lbs). He has a fair complexion with light brown hair and dark brown eyes. 

Did You Know?

  • Ansel Elgort modeled for Teen Vogue first time in 2009 when he was just 15 alongside Polish model Jac Jagaciak in an editorial photographed by his father.
  • In 2016, Elgort was on a shortlist of actors for the role of Han Solo in "Solo: A Star Wars Story".
  • His maternal grandmother, Aase-Grethe saved Norwegian Jewish children by moving them into neutral Sweden during World War II.
  • He lost his virginity at the age of 14.
  • Elgort reunited with Chloë Grace Moretz to present the award for Best Visual Effects at the 2015 Oscars.