Ed Westwick :: Biography
Edward Westwick is an English film and television actor and musician. He celebrates his birthday every year on June 27 and was born on 1987. His is better known by his professional name Ed Westwick. He started getting a lot of attention for his portrayal of Chuck Bass on Gossip Girl (2007-2012), a television teen drama by The CW channel. Besides his work in the TV, he has done films such S. Darko (2009), J. Edgar (2011) and Romeo and Juliet (2013).
He was born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom and was raised in his hometown by mother, Carole Vivien, who was an educational psychologist and father, Peter Westwick, who was a lecturer at a university. He has two older brothers. He is white by ethnicity and British by nationality. He had a keen interest in singing and dancing at a very young age and took acting classes at Top Hat Stage & Screen School, a Saturday morning drama school and also followed music lessons. He went to North Hertfordshire College and attended the Barclay Secondary School before that. Later, he got training at the National Youth Theater, London.
He kicked start his career in acting with appearances as Holden, on the British TV series Doctors. He also landed other roles like Darren on Afterlife and Johnny Cullin on Casualty. His career actually had a major breakthrough in the year 2007, as he was cast in The CW’s teenage drama series Gossip Girl as Chuck Bass. He even imitated an American accent for the role. The show became a great success and landed him several awards and accolades. He earned the Best TV Villain Award at the Teen Choice Awards for two consecutive years in 2008 and 2009. He debuted into movies with the movie Children of Men in 2006. Since then he has acted in numerous films such as 100 Feet (2008), Donnie Darko (2009), J. Edgar (2011), Chalet Girl (2011) and others. His recent work can be seen in the movies Romeo & Juliet (2013) and upcoming films A Conspiracy on Jekyll Island (2014), Kitchen Sink (2015), Bone in the Throat (2015). As a singer, he fronted the band called The Filthy Youth, a British indie rock band, along with Jimmy Wright, John Vooght, Tom Bastiani and Ben Alllingham. The band was formed in 2006 and its songs Orange and Come Flash All You Ladies, have been featured in an episode of Gossip Girl.
He was in a romantic relationship with the Gossip Girl co-star Jessica Szhor. They had been together since December 2008. Their relationship did not go so well and they ended up being separated in April 2010. He also shared an apartment with another Gossip Girl co-star Chace Crawford, almost at the same time. However, he moved out of their Chelsea, Manhattan apartment in July 2009. Whether he has a girlfriend or is dating someone at the moment is not known. He revealed in an interview that unlike his character Chuck, he is not a womanizer.
His popularity is spreading across the music and acting industry. He became the face of the sportswear company K-Swiss and is using his popularity quite well. He is the heart throb of many young girls all over the world who absolutely love him and his character. Besides great acting ability, he also has a hot, muscular body, a great height and charming personality. The actor, who will be celebrating her 27th birthday soon, has achieved an envious position in the entertainment industry but has more to give. More about him can be found in his recent and detailed biography on Wikipedia and the IMDb website and his account in various social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.