Westwick at 2010 CBS Summer Press Tour Party
27 June 1987
Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England
|Occupation||Actor, musician, model|
Edward "Ed" Westwick (born 27 June 1987) is an English actor and musician who is best known for his role as Chuck Bass on the CW television drama Gossip Girl. He has also appeared in films such as S. Darko, Chalet Girl, and J. Edgar.
Early life and career 
Westwick was born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, the son of Carole, an educational psychologist, and Peter Westwick, a university lecturer. He grew up in Stevenage and trained at the National Youth Theatre in London. He is a Chelsea F.C. 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 as Chuck Bass in The CW's teen drama series Gossip Girl, based on the book series of the same name by Cecily von Ziegesar. 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. Entertainment Weekly also named Westwick's character Chuck Bass number one in their "Best Dressed TV characters of 2008" list (tied with Leighton Meester's character Blair Waldorf), as well as in their "Best Performances" list alongside co-star Meester.
In 2008, Westwick became the new face of K-Swiss, making him the second member of the Gossip Girl cast to endorse sportswear (Leighton Meester endorsed Reebok) and appeared in 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 May 2009, he was attached to play Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights. However, in January 2010 the project passed into the hands of a new director which caused a change in the cast.
In January 2011, Westwick joined Clint Eastwood's film J. Edgar, a biopic starring Leonardo DiCaprio about J. Edgar Hoover, the controversial first director of the FBI. 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. Westwick also became an international celebrity endorser for Penshoppe, a local clothing brand in the Philippines, in mid-2011. He is set to star in a new adaptation of Romeo and Juliet as Juliet's cousin Tybalt alongside Hailee Steinfeld.
Personal life 
Westwick fronted the British indie rock band The Filthy Youth, composed of himself, Kenny "Axe Man" Arnold, David "Gattman" Gatt, Jimmy Wright, Tom Bastiani, 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.
|2004||Goodbye K'Life||Nino Salithers|
|2006||Children of Men||Alex|
|2006||Breaking and Entering||Zoran|
|2007||Son of Rambow||Lawrence Carter|
|2009||S. Darko||Randy Jackson|
|2010||The Commuter||Bell Boy||Endorsement by Nokia|
|2011||J. Edgar||Agent Smith|
|2013||Romeo and Juliet||Tybalt||Post-production|
|2007–2012||Gossip Girl||Chuck Bass||Main Role; 119 episodes|
|2006||Doctors||Holden Edwards||07x154 – "Young Mothers Do Have 'Em"|
|2006||Casualty||Johnny Cullin||20x029 – "Family Matters"|
|2006||AfterLife||Darren||02x001 – "Roadside Bouquets"|
|2009||Californication||Chris "Balt" Smith||03x002 – "The Land of Rape and Honey"|
Awards and nominations 
|2020||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Villain||Gossip Girl||Won|
|2008||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Breakout Star Male||Gossip Girl||Nominated|
|2009||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Villain||Gossip Girl||Won|
|2009||Young Hollywood Awards||Young Hollywood Breakthrough Male||Won|
|2009||Young Hollywood Awards||Breakthrough Performance Male||Gossip Girl||Won|
|2010||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Villain||Gossip Girl||Nominated|
|2011||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Villain||Gossip Girl||Nominated|
|2012||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Actor: Drama||Gossip Girl||Nominated|
- "Meet Ed Westwick: British Born Star Of "Gossip Girl"". The Huffington Post. 27 April 2008. Retrieved 7 December 2011.
- Sarah May (3 May 2009). "Ed Westwick: 'I can be a real bitch – people know when to stay away'". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
- Ricky Lo (5 June 2011). "Ed Westwick: Television's Most Loved 'Bad Boy'". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
- "2008's Sexiest Men Alive – Ed Westwick". People. November 2008. Retrieved 6 December 2011.
- "World's Most Beautiful People – The Gossip Girl Cast". People. 2009. Retrieved 6 December 2011.
- Bhattacharya, Sanjiv (7 September 2010). "GQ Men Of The Year 2010 – Breakthrough Talent: Ed Westwick". GQ. Retrieved 6 December 2011.
- "The Best & Worst of 2008". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 7 September 2009.
- Odell, Amy (5 November 2008). "Ed Westwick Lands K-Swiss Campaign". NY Mag. Retrieved 6 December 2011.
- Stransky, Tanner (1 May 2009). "Showtime's "Californication" adds Ed Westwick, Eva Amurri as season 3 guest stars.". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 30 June 2009.
- Jaafar, Ali (14 May 2009). "Cast taken to new 'Heights'". Variety. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
- Lyons, Margaret (11 January 2011). "Ed Westwick cast in 'J. Edgar'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 6 December 2011.
- Wilkinson, Amy (6 December 2011). "EXCLUSIVE: 'Clockwork Prince' Author Cassandra Clare Interviews Audiobook Narrator Ed Westwick". MTV. Retrieved 6 December 2011.
- Alejo, Annie S. (14 June 2011). "Ed Westwick works his ‘Chuck Bass’ to thrill Manila crowd". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
- Almo, Nerisa (28 May 2011). "Gossip Girl actor Ed Westwick will be in Manila to shoot new campaign of local clothing brand". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
- Chitwood, Adam (23 May 2011). "Ed Westwick to Play Tybalt in ROMEO AND JULIET". Collider. Retrieved 15 January 2012.
- "Romeo and Juliet (2012)". IMDb. Retrieved 15 January 2012.
- Pressler, Jessica and Rovzar, Chris (21 April 2008). "The Genius of Gossip Girl". New York.
- Vena, Jocelyn (24 September 2008). "'Gossip Girl' Stars Leighton Meester, Ed Westwick Parlay TV Success Into Music Careers". MTV. Retrieved 24 November 2009.
- Waterman, Lauren (March 2009). "Bass Appeal". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 29 June 2009.
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