Ansel Elgort is a young New York City actor born on March 14, 1994. His parents are Arthur Elgort, a photographer who works for Vogue and Grethe magazine Barret Holby, an opera director. Elgort has two brothers namely Warren who works as a film editor and Sophie who follows in his father’s footsteps as a photographer. At the age of 9, he was admitted to the American Ballet School by his mother and continued his studies at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School and Stagedoor Manor. Elgort himself began taking acting classes at the age of 12 and had starred in a school production drama called Guys And Dolls. He appeared on a show which was part of Broadway, namely Regrets handled by Matt Charman.
The show at Regrets is the first professional acting career that he went through. The first appearance on the screen was a remake film titled CARRIE in 2013. Elgort won popularity because of his role as Caleb in the film adaptation of Veronica Roth’s novel DIVERGENT which he starred with Shailene Woodley. DIVERGENT itself was released on March 21, 2014. After the filming of the film was completed in May 2013, he was announced to portray Augustus Waters for the film THE FAULT IN OUR STARS which was based on the same novel by John Green. Elgort also re-clashed with Shailene Woodley and was released on June 6, 2014.
He was reportedly starring in the MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN comedy film directed by Jason Reitman. On June 23, 2014, Elgort was confirmed to play in a film based on Howard Reich’s biography, namely Van Cliburn. Not only talented in acting, Elgort is also interested in music. His famous work is a remix song owned by Lana del Rey entitled Born To Die which he uploaded through a Soundcloud account under the name Ansolo. This led him to contract with Tom Staar’s recording company, namely Staar Traxx in February 2014. His first work was a track with the title Unite which was released on April 21, 2014, and launched on iTunes on May 5, 2014.