Date of Birth: June 27th 1987
Ed Westwick stars as Chuck, an overly confident and sexy bad boy, in The CW’s hit drama “Gossip Girl,” from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (”The O.C.”), based on the tremendously popular book series about privileged teenagers who attend an elite private school in New York City.
An emerging young British actor trained at The National Youth Theatre in London, Westwick was recently seen in two high profile features. He played the role of Alex in Alfonso Cuarón’s “Children of Men,” opposite Clive Owen and Julianne Moore. Westwick was also seen playing the role of Zoran in Anthony Mighella’s “Breaking and Entering,” opposite Jude Law, Juliette Binoche and Robin Wright Penn.
Westwick will next be seen in the film “100 Feet,” a supernatural thriller written by and to be directed by Eric Red. Starring alongside Famke Janssen and Bobby Cannavale, Westwick plays Joey, a handsome Brooklyn delivery boy who delivers groceries to Janssen’s character, who is under house arrest. It is not long before they begin a heated affair.
He recently finished shooting “S. Darko.” The film takes place seven years after “Donnie Darko” left off and is due out in 2009.
He was also recently seen in “Son of Rambow,” an independent film directed by Garth Jennings. Westwick played Lawrence, a bully and surrogate father figure to his devoted younger brother. “Son of Rambow,” which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, caused quite a buzz at the festival, selling to Paramount Vantage for the highest amount at the festival.
Additional credits include guest leads in “Afterlife” for ITV1, “Casualty” for the BBC, “Doctors” for the BBC and “Dream Team” for Sky One.
When not filming “Gossip Girl” in New York City, Westwick resides outside London.