Ansel Elgort was born in Manhattan. His parents are Arthur Elgort, a fashion photographer who has worked extensively for Vogue for over thirty years, and Grethe Barrett Holby, an opera director. His father is of Russian Jewish descent, and his mother is of English, German, and Norwegian ancestry. His maternal grandmother, Aase-Grethe, was in the Norwegian resistance during World War II, and saved Norwegian Jewish children by moving them into neutral Sweden; because of these activities, she was imprisoned in a concentration camp.
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Elgort has two older siblings, Warren, a film editor, and Sophie, a photographer. At the age of nine, his mother took him to try out for School of American Ballet. He attended The Professional Performing Arts School, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School and Stagedoor Manor summer camp. While at LaGuardia, Elgort performed in a rendition of Hairspray with Kyle Jean-Baptiste. Elgort started taking acting classes at the age of twelve and starred in his high school’s productions of Guys and Dolls and the aforementioned Hairspray.
Ansel Elgort Biography
|Age||29 years old (in 2023)|
|Date of Birth||March 14, 1994|
|Full Name||Ansel Elgort|
|Birthplace||Manhattan, New York City, USA|
Ansel Elgort Career
Ansel Elgort initially began his career through stage acting, until he was offered a secondary role in the 2013 movie ‘Carrie.’ The film, which was directed by the well-known American film director Kimberley Pierce, is the third adaptation of a famous horror novel of the same name which was written by author Stephen King. The film mostly focuses on a girl with telekinesis power and the negative impact it has on her life.
Next, he appeared in ‘Divergent’ a science fiction film directed by Neil Burger, based on the popular young adult novel of the same name, by American author Veronica Roth. The film released on 21 March 2014. It earned $151 million in North America alone, and a total of $289 million worldwide. However, it was criticized for having a predictable plot.
His next role was in the film ‘The Fault in Our Stars’, which was a film adaptation of a novel of the same name by John Green. He played the role of an ex-basketball player who is also a cancer patient. His character meets a girl in a support group and they fall in love. The film was released in June 2014, and earned him much worldwide fame.
In 2014, Ansel Elgort also appeared in the American drama film ‘Men, Women and Children.’ The film, which was released on 1 October 2014, deals with the topic of online addiction. However, the film was a commercial flop, and received mostly negative reviews.
Ansel Elgort Net Worth
|Net worth||$5 million|
Ansel Elgort Physical Appearence
|Height||6 ft 4 inches (1.93 m)|
|Weight||85 kg (187 lbs)|
|Eye Color||Hazel Green|
Ansel Elgort Social Media
Some Facts of Ansel Elgort
Hobbies: Playing Basketball, Playing the Piano, Singing, Doing Rock Climbing, Painting
Favorite TV shows: Hell’s Kitchen
Favorite Destination: Mongolia
Favorite Food: Peking Duck
Favorite Color: Blue
FAQ About Ansel Elgort
Who is Ansel Elgort?
Ansel Elgort initially began his career through stage acting, until he was offered a secondary role in the 2013 movie ‘Carrie.’