Ed Westwick is an actor by profession. he has featured in different films and television series. Moreover, Ed Westwick is best known for his character Chuck Bass in the television series Gossip Girl.
Table of Biography
Ed Westwick was born on June 27, 1987. Thus, he is 33 years old as of now. Similarly, he was born in Hammersmith, London but grew up in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Ed belongs to an English nationality. Likewise, he of the birth sign Cancer. He is the son of Peter Westwick( Father) and Carole(Mother). Ed is the youngest of the three siblings. He has two brothers before him. However, their names are not retrievable. Talking about his parents’ occupation, his father Peter was a university lecturer while his mother was an educational psychologist.
As a kid, he went schooling at The Barclay School which is located in Hertfordshire. Likewise, for his further education, he took up A-Levels in subjects like business, law, and communication. Ed attended North Hertfordshire College. He used to take classes for music and acting from the young age of 6. Other than these, there are no further details available regarding his life as a student.
Ed debuted in the film industry in the year 2006 with the romantic crime drama,” Breaking and Entering”. Following his debut movie, he got few more opportunities to feature in a few television series in the same year. He appeared in series like Doctors, Casualty, and Afterlife, all of which aired the same year. However, he truly started to get recognition after being a part of one of the evergreen television shows “Gossip Girl”. He played the character Chuck Bass; one of the main cast of the television show.
The show is an American teen drama. The series is originally based on a novel written by Cecily von Ziegesar. Gossip Girl first aired in the year 2007. Moreover, his charismatic character was loved and praised by the viewers. The last episode of the series aired in the year 2012. Ed’s fanbase started growing worldwide after being a part of the series. He landed on the show while on his trip to LA. Although Ed hadn’t anticipated his trip to LA to be so successful, it surely did change his life for the better.
Other than Gossip Girl, he has starred in numerous films and series to date. A few of his memorable movies are a remake of ” Romeo and Juliet”, “Billionaire Ransom”, “Chalet Girl”, and many more. Likewise, he has also been in part of various Television series like ‘Wicked City”, “Family Guy”, “White Gold”, and many others. He has also been the face of K-Swiss in the year 2008. Similarly, he was also the international endorser for the Filipino clothing brand, Penshoppe in the mid of 2011.
Ed was also a part of the English band, The Filthy Youth. The band used to sing songs in the punk genre. Likewise, the band first formed in the year 2006. The band consisted of 5 members in total including Ed himself. However, by 2010, the band started to fade away. Currently, the band is inactive. Other than this, there is not much to talk about his musical career.
Awards and Nominations
He has been nominated 8 times altogether to date. The first-ever nomination he received was of the Teen Choice Award for the category Choice TV Breakout Star-Male. Similarly, he was for Teen Choice Awards for three consecutive years starting from 2010 to 2012 in the categories, Choice TV-Villian, and Choice TV- Drama. Ed Westwick has won the Teen Choice Awards in the year 2008/2009, for the category “Choice TV-Villian”. Likewise, he is also the winner of the Young Hollywood Awards in 2009, for two different categories; Young “Hollywood Breakthrough-Male”, and “Breakthrough Performance-Male”.
Ed earns most of his income through his main profession as an actor. Other than that, he also earns by endorsing different brands, and partially through modeling as well. Similarly, his net worth is estimated to be $5 million. However, details of his assets and properties are not obtainable at the moment.
Currently, he is in a relationship with a South African model Tamara Francescone. Ed has posted few pictures of themselves on his Instagram back when they went on a vacation. Previously, he was in a relationship with his co-star Jessica Szohr. However, they called it quit in the year 2010. Similarly, he was also linked with Jessica Serfaty for a while.
Ed has been involved in a case of harassment. In 2017, he was accused by three different women of rape( by two of them) and of sexual assault( by one of them). The women claimed that the incident actually took place way back in 2014. The case was taken to court. However, the prosecution couldn’t charge Ed with all those charges as there wasn’t enough evidence to prove that he actually committed those actions. Moreover, he claimed that he never forced himself upon anybody ever.
Body Measurement and Social Media
He stands 5 feet 8 inches tall. However, his weight is not clear as of now. He has dark brown hair. Ed has dazzling hazel eyes. His shoe size is US 10. The rest of his body measurements are not retrievable.
Ed is active on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. On Instagram, he is @edwestwick. He has 8.4 million followers on his Instagram. Likewise, his Twitter handle is @EdWesstwick. He has 1 million followers on Twitter. Ed first joined Twitter in October 2013. Similarly, his Facebook id is @Ed Westwick. On Facebook, he is followed by 2.6 million people.