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Ed Westwick


Edward Jack P. Westwick


27 June, 1987


Hammersmith, London, UK


Actor and Musician

Edward Jack P. Westwick (born 27 June, 1987) is an English actor and musician.

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Early Life and Career[]

Westwick was born in Hammersmith, London, the son of Carole, an educational psychologist, and Peter Westwick, a university lecturer. He grew up in Stevenage, Hertfordshire and trained at the National Youth Theatre in London. He is a Chelsea FC supporter. His early career began with appearances on the British television series Doctors as Holden, Casualty as Johnny Cullin and Afterlife as Darren. His film credits include Breaking and Entering, Children of Men and Son of Rambow.

In 2007, he was cast in The CW's teen drama series Gossip Girl as Chuck Bass. As a result of the show's success, he was named one of 2008's Sexiest Men Alive by People magazine, appeared the following year on its 100 Most Beautiful list with the whole cast of Gossip Girl, earned two awards in 2008 and 2009 for Best TV Villain at the Teen Choice Awards, and was named Breakthrough Talent by GQ in 2010.

In 2008, Westwick became the new face of K-Swiss, making him the second member of the Gossip Girl cast to endorse sportswear and appeared in the horror film 100 Feet.

In 2009, Westwick played a role in the sequel to Donnie Darko and also guest starred in the third season of the Showtime original series Californication as a student who was fascinated with vampire literature. In January 2011, Westwick joined Clint Eastwood's film J. Edgar starring Leonardo DiCaprio. That same year, he appeared in the romantic comedy Chalet Girl alongside Felicity Jones.

He co-narrated the audio book version of City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare and also narrated Clare's second novel Clockwork Prince from The Infernal Devices series.

Besides acting, Westwick fronted the British indie rock back The Filthy Youth, composed of himself, Benjamin Lewis Allingham, Jimmy Wright, Mitch Cox and John Vooght. While he is now inactive in the band, largely because he wants to focus on his acting career and the other band members are still based in the UK, he has expressed an interest in forming another group in New York.

Personal Life[]

Westwick was dating his Gossip Girl co-star Jessica Szohr (Vanessa Abrams) from late 2008. They split in May 2010, with Westwick saying "girlfriends are too much of a headache", but the two briefly reunited whilst filming season 4 of Gossip Girl.



Year Film Role
2004 Goodbye K'Life Nino Salithers
2006 Children of Men Alex
2006 Breaking and Entering Zoran
2007 Son of Rambow Lawrence Carter
2008 100 Feet Joey
2009 S. Darko Randy Jackson
2010 The Commuter Bell Boy
2011 Chalet Girl Jonny
2011 J. Edgar Agent Smith


Year Programme Role
2006 Doctors Holden Edwards
2006 Casualty Johnny Cullin
2006 AfterLife Darren
2009 Californication Chris 'Balt' Smith
2007-present Gossip Girl Chuck Bass


Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2008 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Villain Gossip Girl Won
2008 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Breakout Star Male Gossip Girl Nominated
2008 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Villain Gossip Girl Won
2009 Young Hollywood Awards Young Hollywood Breakthrough Male None Won
2009 Young Hollywood Awards Breakthrough Performance Male Gossip Girl Won
2010 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Villain Gossip Girl Nominated