Ansel Elgort - Updated Jun 2024

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Ansel Elgort

Ansel Elgort is a multi-talented American actor and singer. Ansel Elgort is best known for his roles as Augustus Waters in the romantic film, “The Fault in Our Stars”(2014).

Early Life

On the 14th of March 1994, in Manhattan, New York City, the United States of America, Ansel Elgort was born. According to his date of birth, this actor is 28 years old and holds American nationality. He has his belief in Judaism and has a birth sign of Pisces.

She is also nicknamed Ansolo and belongs to a mixed ethnicity. His father is of Russian Jewish while his mother is of English, German, and Norwegian descent

The celeb is the son of Arthur Elgort (father) and Grethe Barrett Holby (mother). His father works as a fashion photographer, while his mother Grethe Barrett Holby is an opera director by their profession. In addition, he has two siblings; Warren and Sophie.

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Caption: Ansel Elgort with his parents and siblings (Source: Showbiz Cheat Sheet)


Coming towards his academic qualification, he went to Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School. Moreover, he also took classes at the Stagedoor Manor summer camp and the Professional Performing Arts School.

At the age of nine, his mother took him to try out for the School of American Ballet, which he attended for five years. Similarly, he started taking acting classes at the age of 12, and at LaGuardia, he performed in the American musical “Hairspray.”

In 2009, Elgort appeared in “Teen Vogue” magazine alongside Polish model Jac Jagaciak in an editorial photographed by his father, during his high school days.

Professional Career

Acting Career

Talking about his professional career, Ansel Elgort made his debut appearance as a lead in the Off-Broadway production of Regrets in March 2012. Later, he made his film debut in a supporting role in the horror movie “Carrie” (2013). He rose to fame after playing the role of Caleb Prior in the sci-fi action film “Divergent” (2014). He got his career’s biggest breakthrough after portraying the role of Augustus Waters (a teenage cancer patient) in the 2014 romantic movie “The Fault in Our Stars” alongside Shailene Woodley. For his role in the movie, he was able to earn worldwide recognition and even won several awards. He was named one of the best actors under 20 years of age in 2014.

Ansel Elgort

Caption: Ansel Elgort is known for his roles as Augustus Waters in the romantic film, The Fault in Our Stars (Source: People)

Afterward, he co-starred in the dramatic film “Men, Women & Children” along with his LaGuardia classmate Timothée Chalamet. Again, he reprised his role of Caleb Prior in the second film “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” (2015), and in the third film, “The Divergent Series: Allegiant” (2016).

He played the title role in the 2017 action movie “Baby Driver” and that same year, he played Addison Schacht in the drama thriller film, “November Criminals.” The next year, he played the role of Joe Hunt in the crime drama film “Billionaire Boys Club.”

He portrayed the lead role of Tony in a romantic musical film, “West Side Story.” This film is an adaptation of the 1957 stage musical of the same name directed by Steven Spielberg. In 2021, the film was released, which was critical acclaim, and received seven nominations at the 94th Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Recently, he starred as Jake Adelstein in the crime drama television “Tokyo Vice.” It is a television adaptation of journalist Jake Adelstein’s non-fiction memoir for HBO Max. He is also an executive producer for this drama.

Musical Career

Besides being an actor, he has a successful music career under the name Ansolo. In 2014, he signed a record deal with Tom Staar’s new label, “Staar Traxx”, and Steve Angello’s label, “Size Records”.

On the 21st of April 2014, his debut record “Unite” was released on Beatport and on May 5, on iTunes. On the 21st of July, he released his second record “Totem.” “To Life” his single was released in September 2015.

Similarly, he performed at the Electric Zoo Festival’s main stage and music event in Amsterdam in 2014, the Ultra Music Festival’s main stage in March 2015, and played his first headline show on his 21st birthday in Pacha NYC.

He signed a record deal with Island/Universal Records in 2015. On the 8th of July 2016, he released his debut single on the label, “Home Alone.” Similarly, he released his another single named “Thief” on the 3rd of February 2017 under the name Ansel Engort.

Afterward, he released his single named “Supernova” on 11 January 2018. On Don Diablo’s 2018 single “Believe” he provided vocals for and also was featured.


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Caption: Ansel Elgort WINS Fan Favorite Actor at Young Hollywood Awards 2014 (Source: Just Jared Jr.)

In his career, Ansel Elgort has earned a total of six awards and eleven nominations. He has won the 2014 Choice Movie: Liplock and shared it with Shailene Woodley. That same year, he earned Choice Movie: Chemistry and shared it with Shailene Woodley and Nat Wolff.

The 2014 Fan Favorite Actor – Male Award, Best On-Screen Couple (shared with Shailene Woodley), and Best New Film Actor are some of his awards wins.

Ansel Elgort – Net Worth 2023

From his acting and musical career, the star has made a good sum of money for his living. As of 2022, Elgort’s net worth is estimated at around $12 million, and his earnings and income are still unknown. Moreover, this celeb is the brand ambassador for the designer Thom Browne.

Relationship Status

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Caption: Ansel Elgort with his girlfriend (Source: People)

Talking about his personal life, Ansel Elgort is currently dating his high school sweetheart, Violetta Komyshan. His girlfriend is a professional ballerina and fitness enthusiast and is quite popular with 1.1 million followers on her Instagram: @violetta.

The couple started dating in around 2010 when they first met at LaGuardia High School, however, because of Ansel’s busy career and hectic schedule, they broke up but eventually, they reconciled in 2015. In addition, there was a rumor that Elgort was dating actress Kaitlyn Dever.

Sexual Assault

On the 19th of June 2020, Elgort was in the headlines after a woman called Gabby stated that Elgort sexually assaulted her back in 2014 when she was 17 via a viral Twitter post on her account:@Itsgabby on Friday.

Moreover, she said that she deleted her Twitter account after her accusations drew tens of thousands of retweets, where she even claimed that she met the actor when they messaged on social media and was sobbing in pain when they had sex.

The tweet went viral, on Saturday, June 20, 2020, Elgort ignored assaulting the woman via his Instagram post acknowledging that he knew Gabby and said they had had a “brief, legal, and entirely consensual relationship” when he was 20 in 2014, but he said he did not behave well in their breakup.

Body Measurements

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Caption: Ansel Elgort posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

Regarding his body stats, he is 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs around 79 kg. Moreover, Ansel Elgort has light brown hair with brown eyes color and his other body stats are still unknown.

Ansel Elgort – Social Media

On his Instagram page “@ansel” there are over 8.6 million followers. Likewise, there are over 3.1 million followers on his Twitter account “@AnselElgort” and over 3.4 million on his Facebook page.