Crawford at the 2012 premiere of What to Expect When You're Expecting
|Born||Christopher Chace Crawford
July 18, 1985
Lubbock, Texas, U.S.
Christopher Chace Crawford (born July 18, 1985), better known as Chace Crawford, is an American actor. He is known for his portrayal of Nate Archibald on The CW's teen drama series Gossip Girl (2007–2012).
Crawford was born in Lubbock, Texas on July 18, 1985. His father, Chris, is a dermatologist, and his mother, Dana, is a teacher. He has a younger sister, former beauty queen Candice Crawford. Crawford was raised a Southern Baptist. While his father was at med school, Crawford lived in Bloomington, Minnesota for four years and attended Ridgeview Elementary School. When his father completed his training, the family moved back to Texas and settled in Plano, a suburb of Dallas. He was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) as a child. During high school, Crawford worked in an Abercrombie & Fitch store and modeled for Hollister. He graduated high school from Trinity Christian Academy in 2003. Following his graduation, Crawford attended Pepperdine University, studying broadcast journalism and marketing, but dropped out after a few semesters to focus on his acting career. He temporarily worked as a car valet to make ends meet.
Crawford made his film debut in the 2006 film The Covenant, as Tyler Simms. In March 2007, he landed the role of main character Nate Archibald on The CW's Gossip Girl, making his television debut.
He has appeared in music videos, playing English singer Leona Lewis's boyfriend in the video for her song "I Will Be" which was released in January 2009. The same year, Crawford was named "Summer's Hottest Bachelor" by People. He has also done a public service announcement for Do Something's Teens for Jeans campaign.
Crawford played the lead role as a drug dealer named White Mike in the film Twelve, directed by Joel Schumacher. The film, based on Nick McDonell's novel of the same name, premiered at Sundance Film Festival on January 31, 2010.
Crawford was scheduled to play the lead in the remake of Footloose and began rehearsals but soon dropped out after a number of weeks. Zac Efron was also tied to the project at one point before dropping out as well. Kenny Wormald was eventually cast for the role. In summer 2011, it also was announced that Crawford had been cast in the romantic comedy film Responsible Adults opposite actress, Katie Holmes; the film was written by Alex Schemmer and directed by Jon Poll. He was supposed to portray the role of 22-year-old Baxter Wood. As of 2013, Chace is no longer attached to the movie. He has been replaced with actor Skylar Astin according to Myriad Pictures. In June 2011 Crawford also was signed to play a lead role of South African man accused of murder in a new independent film based on an acclaimed 1998 novel by Nobel Prize-winning South African author Nadine Gordimer called The House Gun. The House Gun tells the story of a wealthy, liberal South African, played by Pierce Brosnan, who hires a black lawyer to defend his son Duncan (Crawford) when he is accused of killing his friend in the early years of post-apartheid South Africa. The film will be directed by Bruce Beresford and written by Gordimer.
In 2012, Crawford starred alongside Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez in What To Expect When You're Expecting, directed by Kirk Jones. It is a film adaptation of the book of the same name by Heidi Murkoff. Crawford played Marco in one of the film's interlocking stories. His character reunited with an old flame after a turf war between their food trucks, and they embarked on a journey together in the wake of a surprise pregnancy. In 2011, Crawford starred in the film Peace, Love & Misunderstanding alongside Jane Fonda and Catherine Keener. He portrayed a war-protesting butcher named Cole, a love interest of Zoe.
In August 2013, Crawford landed the role of Arthur Barone in the independent film Undrafted, written and directed by Joe Mazzello. Based on the true story of a promising young baseball player, the film is being filmed at Dunsmore Park in La Crescenta, California.
In January 2014, Crawford signed on to play the guest-starring role of Biff, Quinn's (Dianna Agron) new boyfriend on the 100th episode of the Fox series Glee, which aired on March 18. As of February 2014, he has been cast in an as-yet-untitled film project directed and written by Warren Beatty. The film is currently being filmed.  In March 2014, Crawford landed the lead role of Cooper in the independent feature film Mountain Men, written and directed by Cameron Labine, brother of actor Tyler Labine. The film is about two brothers who do not get along; they take a trip to the mountain to look for their missing father, however they get stuck there and have no other choice but to work together to survive and get back home. Shooting for the film commenced on April 5, 2014 in Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada. It was confirmed by Myriad Pictures on April 2, 2014. The film will also star Tyler Labine.
Crawford shared an apartment with Gossip Girl co-star Ed Westwick in Chelsea, Manhattan at the beginning of the series in 2007 until July 2009, when Crawford moved out to rent an apartment in the Wall Street area.
On June 4, 2010, Crawford was arrested and charged in Plano, Texas, with misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Police said Crawford was in a parked car when he was arrested for having less than two ounces of marijuana. Crawford insisted he was innocent and was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. In 2011, it was reported that the charges would be dismissed and his record expunged if he met certain conditions, including performing 24 hours of community service and reporting to a probation officer once a month for 12 months.
|2006||Long Lost Son||Matthew Williams/Mark Halloran||Television film|
|2006||Covenant, TheThe Covenant||Tyler Simms|
|2008||Haunting of Molly Hartley, TheThe Haunting of Molly Hartley||Joseph Young|
|2011||Peace, Love & Misunderstanding||Cole|
|2012||What to Expect When You're Expecting||Marco|
|2015||Untitled Warren Beatty project||Filming|
|2007–2012||Gossip Girl||Nathaniel "Nate" Archibald||Main cast; 115 episodes|
|2008–2010||Family Guy||Various voices||4 episodes|
|2009||Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy||Record store clerk (voice)||Episode: "Things You Never Hear"|
|2009||Robot Chicken||John Connor, son (voice)||Episode: "Cannot Be Erased, So Sorry"|
|2014||Glee||Biff McIntosh||Episode: "100"|
Awards and nominations
|2008||Teen Choice Award||Choice TV Actor: Drama||Gossip Girl||Nominated|
|2008||Teen Choice Award||Choice TV: Breakout Star Male||Gossip Girl||Won|
|2009||Teen Choice Award||Choice TV Actor: Drama||Gossip Girl||Won|
|2009||Teen Choice Award||Choice Male Hottie||Nominated|
|2010||Teen Choice Award||Choice TV Actor: Drama||Gossip Girl||Won|
|2011||People's Choice Award||Favorite TV Drama Actor||Gossip Girl||Nominated|
|2011||Teen Choice Award||Choice TV Actor: Drama||Gossip Girl||Won|
|2012||Teen Choice Award||Choice Movie: Male Scene Stealer||What to Expect When You're Expecting||Nominated|
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