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 television series Gossip Girl.
Early life 
Crawford was born in Lubbock and raised in Dallas, Texas. 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. He lived in Bloomington, Minnesota, for four years and then graduated high school from Trinity Christian Academy.
Crawford made his film debut in the 2006 film The Covenant, as Tyler Simms. Crawford's main TV debut was in March 2007, when he landed the role of main character Nate Archibald on The CW's Gossip Girl. He has also appeared in music videos such as 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 will portray the role of 22-year-old Baxter Wood. Shooting is expected to start in the fall in Los Angeles. 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, by 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 June 2012, 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.
Personal life 
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||The Covenant||Tyler Simms|
|2008||The Haunting of Molly Hartley||Joseph Young|
|2011||Peace, Love & Misunderstanding||Cole|
|2012||What to Expect When You're Expecting||Marco|
|2007–2012||Gossip Girl||Nathaniel "Nate" Archibald||Main cast|
|2008–2010||Family Guy||Various||4 episodes; voice|
|2009||Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy||N/A||Episode: "Things You Never Hear"; voice|
|2009||Robot Chicken||John Connor / son||Episode: "Cannot Be Erased, So Sorry"; voice|
Awards and nominations 
|2008||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Actor: Drama||Gossip Girl||Nominated|
|Choice TV: Male Breakout Star||Won|
|2009||Choice Male Hottie||Nominated|
|TV Choice Actor: Drama||Gossip Girl||Won|
|2010||TV Choice Actor: Drama||Won|
|2011||Choice TV Actor: Drama||Won|
|2011||People's Choice Awards||Favorite TV Drama Actor||Gossip Girl||Nominated|
|2012||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Male Scene Stealer||What to Expect When You're Expecting||Nominated|
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