Chace Crawford

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Chace Crawford
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At the 2012 premiere of What to Expect When You're Expecting
Born Christopher Chace Crawford
(1985-07-18) July 18, 1985 (age 30)
Lubbock, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2006–present
Relatives Candice Crawford (sister)

Christopher Chace Crawford (born July 18, 1985), known professionally as Chace Crawford, is an American actor, known for his portrayal of Nathaniel "Nate" Archibald on The CW's teen drama series Gossip Girl (2007–12).[1] He is also known for starring in the films The Covenant (2006), The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008), Twelve (2010), and What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012).

Early life and education[edit]

Crawford was born on July 18, 1985 in Lubbock, Texas.[2][3] His father, Chris, is a dermatologist, and his mother, Dana, is a teacher.[4][5] He has a younger sister, former beauty queen Candice Crawford.[6] Crawford was raised a Southern Baptist.[7] While his father was at med school, Crawford lived in Bloomington, Minnesota for four years and attended Ridgeview Elementary School.[8]

When his father completed his training, the family moved back to Texas and settled in Plano, a suburb of Dallas.[8][9] He was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) as a child.[7] During high school, Crawford worked in an Abercrombie & Fitch store and modeled for Hollister.[10] He graduated high school from Trinity Christian Academy in Addison, Texas in 2003.[11]

Following his graduation, Crawford attended Pepperdine University, studying broadcast journalism and marketing,[10] but dropped out after a few semesters to focus on his acting career. He temporarily worked as a car valet to make ends meet.[12]


2006–11: Beginnings and television breakthrough[edit]

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.[13]

At Nintendo's Mario Kart launch party, April 2008

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.[14] The same year, Crawford was named "Summer's Hottest Bachelor" by People.[15] He has also done a public service announcement for Do Something's Teens for Jeans campaign.[16]

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.[17]

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.[18] Kenny Wormald was eventually cast for the role. 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.[19][20]

2012–present: Film roles and return to television[edit]

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.[21] 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 was filmed at Dunsmore Park in La Crescenta, California.[22][23]

At The CW's Upfront, May 2009

In January 2014, Crawford signed on to play the guest-starring role of Biff McIntosh, Quinn Fabray's (Dianna Agron) new boyfriend, on the 100th episode of the Fox series Glee, which aired on March 18.[24] 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.[25][26] As of February 2014, he was cast in an as-yet-untitled film project directed and written by Warren Beatty.[27] reported on April 25, 2014 that Crawford had landed the lead role of Jacob Martin in the psychological thriller film Eloise, directed by Robert Legato and written by Chris Borrelli. The film is about four friends who break into an asylum so Jacob could get an inheritance of the death certificate. Once inside the asylum, they will discover the truth about their tragic past. Shooting for the film began on May 5, 2014 at the Eloise Asylum in Westland, Michigan. The film also stars Eliza Dushku, Brandon T. Jackson, and PJ Byrne.[28][29][30]

On March 11, 2015, reported that Crawford had been cast in ABC prime time soap opera Blood & Oil, portraying the lead role of Billy LeFever. The series' pilot was directed by Jonas Pate, and was created by Josh Pate and Rodes Fishburne.[31][32]

Personal life[edit]

Crawford shared an apartment with his 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.[33][34]

On June 4, 2010, Crawford was arrested and charged in Plano, Texas, with misdemeanor possession of marijuana.[35] Police said Crawford was in a parked car when he was arrested for having two ounces of marijuana.[36] [37] 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.[38]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Covenant Tyler Simms
2008 Loaded Hayden Price
2008 The Haunting of Molly Hartley Joseph Young
2010 Twelve White Mike
2011 Peace, Love & Misunderstanding Cole
2012 What to Expect When You're Expecting Marco
2014 Mountain Men Cooper
2015 Eloise Jacob Martin
2015 Undrafted Arthur Barone In post-production; also producer
2016 Untitled Warren Beatty project Completed


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Long Lost Son Matthew Williams / Mark Halloran Television film
2007–12 Gossip Girl Nate Archibald Main role; 115 episodes
2008–10 Family Guy Various characters (voice) 4 episodes
2009 Robot Chicken John Connor / Son (voice) Episode: "Cannot Be Erased, So Sorry"
2014 Glee Biff McIntosh Episode: "100"
2015–present Blood & Oil Billy LeFever Main role


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy Record Store Clerk (voice) Episode: "Things You Never Hear"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2008 Teen Choice Award Choice TV Actor: Drama Gossip Girl Nominated[39]
Choice TV: Breakout Star Male Won[39]
2009 Choice TV Actor: Drama Won[40]
Choice Male Hottie Himself Nominated[41]
2010 Choice TV Actor: Drama Gossip Girl Won[42]
2011 People's Choice Award Favorite TV Drama Actor Nominated[43]
Teen Choice Award Choice TV Actor: Drama Won[44]
2012 Choice Movie: Male Scene Stealer What to Expect When You're Expecting Nominated[45]
2016 People's Choice Award Favorite Actor In a New TV Series Blood & Oil Pending[46]


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  19. ^ "Peace, Love & Misunderstanding". Retrieved July 17, 2010. 
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  21. ^ Chitwood, Adam (July 12, 2011). "Chace Crawford Joins What to Expect When You're Expecting". Collider. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 
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  28. ^ Fleming, Mike, Jr. (April 25, 2014). "Hot Cannes Sales Title: Chace Crawford Stars In Psychological Thriller 'Eloise'". Retrieved April 27, 2014. 
  29. ^ Espina, Alfonso (April 25, 2014). "'Gossip Girl' Alum Chace Crawford to Star in Indie Thriller 'Eloise'". Up and Comers. Retrieved April 26, 2014. 
  30. ^ "Crawford, Dushku lead the cast of asylum thriller Eloise". Movie Hole. April 26, 2014. Retrieved April 27, 2014. 
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