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  • Real name : Edward Westwick
  • Place of birth : Stevenage
  • Date of birth : 27/06/1987

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  • Sexwick
  • Westwick Ed

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Ed Westwick (1987)

Edward Westwick

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Edward Jack P. "Ed" Westwick is an English actor and musician, best known for his role as Chuck Bass in the main cast on the American television series Gossip Girl.

  Biography  

 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 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 band , 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 U.K., he has expressed an interest in forming another group in New York.

 personal life
Westwick was dating his Gossip Girl co-star Jessica Szohr 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.

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