At the 2012 premiere of What to Expect When You're Expecting
|Born||Christopher Chace Crawford
July 18, 1985
Lubbock, Texas, U.S.
|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. 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
Crawford was born on July 18, 1985 in Lubbock, 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. 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, Crawford is no longer attached to the film.
In June 2011, Crawford also signed on to play the lead role of a South African man accused of murder in an 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 McIntosh, Quinn Fabray's (Dianna Agron) new boyfriend, on the 100th episode of the Fox series Glee, which aired on March 18. 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.As of February 2014, he was cast in an as-yet-untitled film project directed and written by Warren Beatty. Deadline.com 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 will also star Eliza Dushku, Brandon T. Jackson, and PJ Byrne.
On March 11, 2015, Deadline.com reported that Crawford had been cast in ABC prime time soap opera Blood and 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.
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.
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 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||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|
|2015||Undrafted||Arthur Barone||In post-production|
|2015||Eloise||Jacob Martin||In post-production|
|2015||Untitled Warren Beatty project||In post-production|
|2006||Long Lost Son||Matthew Williams / Mark Halloran||Television film|
|2007–12||Gossip Girl||Nathaniel "Nate" Archibald||Main role; 115 episodes|
|2008–10||Family Guy||Various voices||4 episodes|
|2009||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"|
|2015||Blood and Oil||Billy LeFever||Main role; upcoming series|
Awards and nominations
|2008||Teen Choice Award||Choice TV Actor: Drama||Gossip Girl||Nominated|
|Choice TV: Breakout Star Male||Won|
|2009||Choice TV Actor: Drama||Won|
|Choice Male Hottie||Himself||Nominated|
|2010||Choice TV Actor: Drama||Gossip Girl||Won|
|2011||People's Choice Award||Favorite TV Drama Actor||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Award||Choice TV Actor: Drama||Won|
|2012||Choice Movie: Male Scene Stealer||What to Expect When You're Expecting||Nominated|
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