Award-winning movie star Ansel Elgort is celebrated as a vocalist cum actor, popular for his role in The Fault in Our Stars where he portrayed the character of Augustus Waters – a cancer victim who fell in love with another cancer patient. The movie earned him worldwide fame and eventually became a blockbuster with a #1 position at the Box Office opening weekend, grossing over $307 million all over the world. He made his acting debut on the set of Kimberley Pierce Carrie – a 2013 American horror film and since then, he has gone ahead to appear in other productions like The Divergent Series film franchise which was released in 2014, Baby Driver where he played the role of the title character in 2017 and the remake of West Side Story where he portrayed the character of Tony in 2019.
He is also an accomplished singer; he created a SoundCloud account which he uses to publish electronic dance music. His record deal with Steve Angello Size Records and Tom Staar’s new label Staar Traxx was signed in February 2014. The same year, he released a couple of records titled Unite – which came on the 21st of April and Totem, released on the 21st of July. Ansel Elgort went into another record deal with Island/Universal Records, releasing his first single Home alone (July 2016) and the next year, another single titled Thief came to light. His latest release – Supernova came in 2018. He has rightly bagged some prestigious awards and nominations for his efforts, notable among them is a Golden Globe Nomination in the category of Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy which he got for his role in Baby Driver.
Age & Bio Of Ansel Elgort
Ansel was born on the 14th of March 1994 in New York City, New York, USA. He is obviously of American nationality but his ancestry is mixed. His dad Arthur Elgort – a Russian Jew, is a notable photographer who has been with Vogue for more than three decades and his mum has been identified as an opera director known as Grethe Barrett Holby who has an English, Norwegian and German ancestry. His parents named him after a popular photographer Ansel Adams.
He was born into a family of three children where he occupies the last position, his older sister Sophie Elgort who earns a living as a fashion photographer was born in 1986 while his brother, a cinematographer named Warren Elgort came into the world in 1989. Ansel Elgort received training for five years at the School of American Ballet where his mum took him to at the age of nine.
He achieved his early education at the Professional Performing Arts School. He then moved over to Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School and later went to Stagedoor Manor summer camp. At age 12, he commenced acting classes at LaGuardia where he took part in a rendition of Hairspray alongside his schoolmate Kyle Jean-Baptiste. Ansel also took the starring role in his school’s production of the movie titled Guys and Dolls. He spends his leisure time on the skateboard and is an enthusiastic sportsman; the actor is frequently seen playing pickup basketball. His other hobby is miniature painting and some of his works are on display.
Even though his annual income has never been published by any source, Ansel’s net worth has been pegged at a tidy $2 million. This has come majorly from his acting career, though his music projects will definitely account for a few digits of his wealth. Expectations are high that his net worth will show some positive growth at the next review.
Who Is His Girlfriend?
There is scanty information on his dating life but it has been established by sources that he has been in a love relationship with Violetta Komyshan – his high school sweetheart. Violetta was born in 1996 and earns a living as a ballerina. The duo commenced their affair since high school and have been together ever since. Though they had a short break from their relationship in August 2014 as a result of Ansel’s growing career and busy schedule, they came back together in January the next year and have been going strong ever since. The couple currently resides in Brooklyn.
Ansel Elgort is in the league of the tall guys in the entertainment industry, he stands at a gigantic height of 6 feet 4 inches which approximates 193cm. His body weight was last listed as 79 kg which is just right for his great height. His general body measurements are summarized as 38-13-32 inches, broken down as 38 for chest, 13 for biceps and 32 for hips. The famed actor is a handsome man with light brown eye color and dark brown hair.
Is He Gay Or Trans?
It has never been mentioned that Ansel Elgort is gay, neither has anything been heard on the issue of him being a transgender. Besides, his dalliance with Violetta which started as early as his high school days proves that his sexual orientation can only be straight unless of course, he proves otherwise.