Edward Gregory Westwick was born on June 27 1987 in the town of Stevenage County Chartership in the UK. His father was a teacher at the University and his mother was a certified psychologist. Ed has two older brothers.
Ed Westwick became the third youngest child in the family. Westwick first studied in a private school, and after he was transferred to the school under the name “Barclay School”. Then Ed went to North Hertfordshire College. And already as a student he began to build his career. Along with learning Westwick starred in his debut film. It was an “Invasion”, the young man played a character Zoran. It happened in 2006. The film was directed by the Anthony Minghella. However, before this Ed also had the opportunity to work as an actor, but, the role, he played were completely unremarkable. For example, the actor played in the British films “the Catastrophe” and “the Doctors” in 2000. And in 2005 he began work on the series “After death”. It is worth noting that Ed Westwick is a professional actor. The young man perfected his skills of acting some time in London youth theatre under the title “National Youth Theatre”.
Wide audience remembered Ed Westwick on his fate in the films “Son of Rambow” and “Children of men”. These are also British pictures.
Well, the popularity came to Ed after he played in the TV series “Gossip girl” on the CW channel. Viewers saw him on the screens for the first time in 2007. The actor played the role of Chuck Bass. This is an American junior comedy, which is based on the popular novels by Cecily von Ziegesar.
In 2009 Ed Westwick was called for the role of Randy Holt in the movie “S. Darko”. The character appeared in the sequel picture Donnie Darko. And besides, in the third season of “Californication” on the TV channel “Showtime” the actor had to play a student who was fond of vampire literature. In early 2011, Ed Westwick participated in the work on the picture “J. Edgar” by Clint Eastwood. It’s a biopic, which is dedicated the first Chapter of the FBI Edgar Hoover. The main role in the film is played by Leonardo DiCaprio. And almost at the same time Ed worked on the romantic comedy along with Felicity Jones, “How to marry a billionaire”.
In addition, Ed Westwick participated in voicing audio versions of the book “City of fallen angels” by Cassandra Clare. Later, the actor voiced another novel by the same writer entitled “Mechanical Prince”. This is an edition of the series “Hell’s design”.
The young actor is involved in a new adaptation of Shakespeare’s play “Romeo and Juliet”. There Ed played Juliet’s cousin Tybalt (Juliet incidentally, is played by an actress Hayley Stanfill).
Ed Westwick is a very nice young man, he is in good shape (his height is 175 cm and his weight is 74 kg). The personal life of the popular brown-eyed actor, periodically comes under the scrutiny of journalists. During the filming of Gossip girl and thanks to it at the end of 2008, the actor met Jessica Szohr and started dating her. It all started with the fact that the paparazzi noticed the couple happily kissing each other. Before Jessica, Ed Westwick dated and was married to a girl named Renee Diamond. However, the marriage was very short-lived and the relationships with Jessica were short as well. In May 2010, the lovers parted. And the reason for the break was grotesquely banal. According to Westwick, “There are too many headaches from the girls “. But in August 2010 the actors again were destined to meet. It happened on the set of the fourth season of “Gossip girl”.
Primarily Westwick is known for his role as Chuck in Gossip girl. The job of an actor twice was awarded the “Teen Choice Awards”. It happened in 2008 and 2009. And he received the Young Hollywood Awards for this role.
In 2008 Westwick was named the new face of the renowned company K-Swiss. This is the second star of the television series who advertises athletic shoes and clothing. By the way, the previous celebrity Leighton Meester works together with the Reebok brand. In addition to working in film, Ed Westwick actively played in an indie band called “The Filthy Youth“. Benjamin Lewis Allingham (vocals and guitar), Mitch Cox (bass guitar) and John Voogh (drums) are also in the team. Now the young man has given up his work in music to focus on his acting career. By the way, the other band members live in UK and cope without their famous colleague. Westwick plans to create his own group in New York. Ed says he loves to make music, because it comes from the subconscious, it helps to relax and unwind.
Now the actor lives in New York and rents an apartment together with his partner on “Gossip girl” Chase Crawford in the city center. The actor played the role of Nate. Ed Westwick is a fan of football club Arsenal from his childhood. One of the most beloved movies of the actor – thriller 2000’s “American psycho”. Ed often revises the picture together with his neighbor Chase.