• 14 March 1994
  •  New York City, New York, USA

Ansel Elgort

Biography

Ansel Elgort is an American actor, known for playing Augustus Waters in the romance The Fault in Our Stars (2014). Ansel was born in New York City to photographer Arthur Elgort and opera director Grethe Barrett Holby. His father is of Russian Jewish heritage, while his mother has English, German, and Norwegian ancestry. As a child, Ansel tried out for the School of American Ballet, and attended Stagedoor Manor summer camp and Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School. He began his professional acting career on stage, appearing in Matt Charman's play "Regrets," which was performed off-Broadway. Ansel made his film debut in the horror remake Carrie (2013), and co-starred with Shailene Woodley in both the science-fiction tale Divergent (2014) (playing her character's brother) and the romantic drama The Fault in Our Stars (2014) (playing male lead Augustus Waters, who is Woodley's character's love interest). Ansel also had a role in Jason Reitman's drama film Men, Women & Children (2014), and returned for the sequel to Divergent, Insurgent (2015).

Filmography

Movie Name Release Date
Baby Driver June 28, 2017
Carrie October 18, 2013
The Fault in Our Stars June 6, 2014
Divergent March 21, 2014
Men, Women & Children October 17, 2014
Allegiant March 18, 2016