Ansel Elgort

New York, United States

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Ansel Elgort

Also Known As: "Ansolo"
Current Location:: New York, United States
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Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
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Son of Arthur Elgort and Grethe Barrett Elgort
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Brother of Sophie Stroh (Elgort) and Warren Elgort

Occupation: actor, model, disc jockey, record producer
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About Ansel Elgort

Ansel Elgort is an American actor and musician, best known for playing Augustus Waters in the romance The Fault in Our Stars (2014) and Caleb Prior in the science fiction The Divergent Series (2014-2016).

Ansel was born in New York City to photographer Arthur Elgort and opera director Grethe Barrett Holby. His father is of Russian Jewish heritage, while his mother has Norwegian, English and German ancestry.

As a child, Ansel tried out for the School of American Ballet, and attended Stagedoor Manor summer camp and Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School. He began his professional acting career on stage, appearing in Matt Charman's play "Regrets", which was performed off-Broadway. Ansel made his film debut in the horror remake Carrie (2013), and co-starred with Shailene Woodley in both the science-fiction tale Divergent (2014) (playing her character's brother) and the romantic drama The Fault in Our Stars (2014) (playing male lead Augustus Waters, who is Woodley's character's love interest). Ansel also had a role in Jason Reitman's drama film Men, Women & Children (2014), and returned for the sequels to Divergent, Insurgent (2015) and Allegiant (2016).

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Ansel Elgort's Timeline

1994
March 14, 1994
New York City, New York, United States