Edward Jack Peter Westwick, popularly known as Ed Westwick, was born on June 27, 1987, in Hammersmith, London. He was raised in Stevenage, Hertfordshire by his mother, Carole, and father, Peter, and he is the youngest of four boys. His mother worked as an educational psychologist and his father was a university lecturer. Westwick is an actor and musician best known for his role in “Gossip Girl” where he plays the character Chuck Bass.
Edward Jack Peter Westwick, also known as Ed Westwick, was born on June 27, 1987, in Hammersmith, London. He was raised in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. His mother worked as an educational psychologist and his father was a university lecturer. From the age of six, Westwick took music lessons and attended a drama class. He attended The Barclay School and North Hertfordshire College, and later trained at the National Youth Theatre in London. Westwick became an actor and musician and is best known for his role in “Gossip Girl” — he played the character Chuck Bass.
Westwick made his feature film debut in 2006 in a film titled “Children of Men.” He has since starred in the films “Breaking and Entering” in 2006, “Son of Rambow” in 2007, “S. Darko” in 2009, “Chalet Girl” and “J. Edgar” in 2011, “Romeo & Juliet” in 2013, “Bone in the Throat” in 2015, “Freaks of Nature” in 2015, “Billionaire Ransom” in 2016, and “Me You Madness” in 2021.
He was cast as the character of Chuck Bass in “Gossip Girl” in 2007 after a short trip to Los Angeles. Because of his success on the show, Westwick was named ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ by “People” magazine in 2008. In 2008 and 2009, Westwick earned the awards for ‘Best TV Villain’ at the Teen Choice Awards. In 2010, he was named ‘Breakthrough Talent’ by “GQ.”
Westwick was also in a British band by the name of The Filthy Youth, a punk band inspired by the Rolling Stones, The Doors, and Kings of Leon.
Westwick makes his feature film debut in “Children of Men.”
Westwick lands the role of Chuck Bass in “Gossip Girl.”
Westwick earns an award for ‘Best TV Villain’ at the Teen Choice Awards.
Westwick stars in the film “Me You Madness,” making it his latest film as of writing.
Why We Love Ed Westwick
Westwick’s style is very sleek and elegant. He can often be seen wearing a long coat, a button-up shirt, and freshly shined shoes.
He loves his mom
Who doesn’t love a momma's boy? Westwick loves his mother to bits and he’s not afraid to show it on his social media accounts.
He’s not afraid to have fun
Westwick loves to post funny and goofy videos on his TikTok. In one, he dresses in drag and he also likes to duet videos to share his reactions.
5 Surprising Facts
Westwick shared an apartment with his “Gossip Girl” co-star, Chase Crawford, for two years.
His favorite sports team
Westwick supports the football club Chelsea F.C.
Westwick is currently dating British actress Amy Jackson.
His role in “Gossip Girl”
Bass only got the role in “Gossip Girl” because he went on a trip to L.A. for a month.
Chuck Bass’ character
Westwick based Bass’ character on the character Carlton Banks from “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”
Ed Westwick FAQs
Where is Westwick now?
He continues to grow his acting resume.
How old was Westwick in “Gossip Girl”?
He was 20 years old.
Who is Westwick’s ex-girlfriend?
He used to date Tamara Francesconi.
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