American-born Hollywood actor Chace Crawford got his career breakthrough on the hit teen drama series Gossip Girl where he portrayed the main character, Nate Archibald. In addition to several other acting credits, Crawford has also had starring roles in movies like the horror film The Haunting of Molly Hartley and the action drama Twelve.
Chace Crawford Bio & Age
Christopher Chace Crawford was born on July 18, 1985, in Lubbock, Texas. He has mainly English roots with remote degrees of Scottish, Northern Irish, and German ancestry. He had his high school education at Trinity Christian Academy in Addison, Texas. As a teenager, Crawford worked as a model for a number of major retail clothing brands. Upon graduation in 2003, he enrolled to study broadcast journalism and marketing at Pepperdine University. However, he did not complete his degree as he dropped out to go full-time into acting. While pursuing his acting career, Crawford equally worked as a car valet to support himself.
The year 2006 was Chace Crawford’s first year as a professional actor. He marked his acting debut in the horror-thriller film The Covenant (2006) where he portrayed the character of Tyler Simms, quickly followed by a role in the thriller telefilm Long Lost Son (2006). A year after marking his acting debut, Crawford landed his breakout role on the highly-acclaimed teen drama series Gossip Girl (2007-2012), starring alongside Penn Badgley, Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, and Ed Westwick. The talented actor played the main character Nathaniel ‘Nate’ Archibald throughout the 6-season run of the series. Crawford’s performance on Gossip Girl earned him the Choice TV Breakout Star Award at the 2008 Teen Choice Awards followed by 3 consecutive Choice TV Actor: Drama Awards in 2009, 2010, and 2011.
During his stint on Gossip Girl, Crawford equally recorded a number of acting credits on the big screen including lead roles in the supernatural horror film The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008) followed by the teen drama film Twelve (2010). Chace Crawford channeled his funny side on the comedy-drama Peace, Love & Misunderstanding (2011) alongside Jane Fonda and Catherine Keener. He also starred opposite Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez in the romantic comedy What to Expect When You’re Expecting (2012).
On the small screen, Chace Crawford has lent his voice to a number of roles on the animated sitcom Family Guy (2008–10) in addition to a guest role on the highly-acclaimed comedy-drama Glee (2014). The talented actor got another shot at TV superstardom when he landed a lead role as Billy LeFever in the prime-time soap opera Blood & Oil (2015). However, the series did not outlive its first season as it was canceled after only 10 episodes. He has since appeared in comedy films like Undrafted (2016), Rules Don’t Apply (2016), I Do… Until I Don’t (2017) as well as the thriller film Eloise (2017).
Is He Married? Girlfriend
In 2009, Chace Crawford was named “Hottest Bachelor” of the year by People magazine. Now in his 30s, the Hollywood star is indeed still very much eligible for that title as he has remained unhitched. Though not married, the Hollywood hunk has had his fair share of high-profile relationships. Since July 2015, he has been romantically involved with fellow movie star Rebecca Rittenhouse. The duo is said to have met in July 2015 when they co-starred on the short-lived soap opera Blood & Oil.
Prior to his relationship with Rebecca Rittenhouse, Chace Crawford was also known to have dated actress and model Rachelle Goulding, singer-songwriter Carrie Underwood and several others.
Is Chace Crawford Gay?
Right from the early stages of his acting career, there have been speculations about Chace Crawford’s sexuality. The rumors first surfaced when Crawford moved in with his Gossip Girl co-star Ed Westwick. The two Hollywood stars shared a Manhattan apartment for 2 years while working together on Gossip Girl. However, Crawford maintains that he is not gay, and going by his relationship history, this is highly plausible.
Chace Crawford’s mother Dana (née Plott) worked as a school teacher and his father Chris Wayne Crawford is a dermatologist. He was raised alongside one sibling, a younger sister named Candice. A former beauty queen, Candice Crawford has also had her time in the spotlight as she was crowned Miss Missouri USA in 2008 and also made it to the top 10 of the Miss USA 2008 pageant. Chace Crawford is also the brother-in-law of former NFL quarterback and sports analyst Tony Romo, who is married to his sister Candice.