Chace Crawford

Chace Crawford
Chace Crawford

Crawford at the 10th Annual Angel Ball, October 29, 2007.
Born Christopher Chace Crawford
July 18, 1985 (1985-07-18) (age 26)
Lubbock, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2006–present

Christopher Chace Crawford (born July 18, 1985), better known as Chace Crawford, is an American actor. He currently portrays Nate Archibald on the CW television drama Gossip Girl.[1]


Early life

Crawford was born in Lubbock and raised in Dallas, Texas. His father, Chris, is a dermatologist, and his mother, Dana, is a teacher.[2][3][4] He also has a younger sister, former beauty queen Candice Crawford.[5] He lived in Bloomington, Minnesota for four years and then graduated high school from Trinity Christian Academy.[6] After high school, he moved to Malibu, California, to attend Pepperdine University, where he studied broadcast journalism. He struggled to identify a career path, switching to business.[7]


In 2007, Crawford landed the role of Nate Archibald on The CW's Gossip Girl.

Crawford played British singer Leona Lewis's boyfriend in the video for her song "I Will Be". The video was released in January 2009.[8] The same year, Crawford was named "Summer's Hottest Bachelor" by People.[9] He has also done a public service announcement for Do Something's Teens for Jeans campaign.[10]

Crawford signed on to play a lead role as a drug dealer named White Mike in the film Twelve, directed by Joel Schumacher. The film, based on Nick McDonell's novel of the same name, premiered at Sundance Film Festival on January 31, 2010.[11]

Crawford was scheduled to play the lead in the remake of Footloose but dropped out. Zac Efron was also tied to the project at one point before dropping out as well.[12] Kenny Wormald was eventually cast for the role.

In June 2010, it was confirmed that Crawford will join the indie flick Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding alongside Jane Fonda and Catherine Keener. He will portray a war-protesting butcher, Cole, who is a love interest of Fonda's character's daughter.[13][14]

In May 2011, it was announced that Crawford had been cast in the romantic comedy film Responsible Adults opposite actress Katie Holmes, written by Alex Schemmer and directed by Jon Poll. He will portray the role of 22-year-old Baxter Wood. Shooting is expected to start in the fall in Los Angeles.[15]

In June 2011, Crawford signed to play a lead role of South African man accused of murder in a new independent film based on an acclaimed 1998 novel by Nobel Prize winning South African author Nadine Gordimer called The House Gun. The House Gun tells the story of a wealthy, liberal South African, played by Pierce Brosnan, who hires a black lawyer to defend his son Duncan (Crawford) when he is accused of killing his friend in the early years of post-apartheid South Africa.[16]

On July 12, 2011, Lionsgate and the producers of the film adaptation of the worldwide bestselling book What to Expect When You're Expecting by Heidi Murkoff announced that Crawford had been cast to star along with Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez in What to Expect When You're Expecting (film). The film, directed by Kirk Jones who previously directed Waking Ned Devine and Nanny McPhee, was acquired from a script by Heather Hach and re-written by Shauna Cross. Crawford will play Marco in one of the film’s interlocking stories. His character reunites with an old flame after a turf war between their respective food trucks, and they embark on a journey together in the wake of a surprise pregnancy.[17] Shooting began in July 2011 with a release planned for May 11, 2012.[18]

Personal life

On June 4, 2010, Crawford was arrested and charged in Texas with misdemeanor possession of marijuana.[19] Police said Crawford was in a parked car when he was arrested for having less than two ounces of marijuana.[20] Crawford insisted he was innocent and was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.[21] In 2011, it was reported that the charges would be dismissed and his record expunged if he met certain conditions, including performing 24 hours of community service and reporting to a probation officer once a month for 12 months.[22]


List of film credits
Year Film Role  Notes
2006 Long Lost Son Matthew Williams / Mark Halloran TV movie
2006 The Covenant Tyler Simms
2008 Loaded Hayden Price
2008 The Haunting of Molly Hartley Joseph Young
2010 Twelve White Mike
2011 Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding Cole Lead role
2012 What to Expect When You're Expecting Marco Post-production
List of television credits
Year Title Role  Notes
2007–present Gossip Girl Nathaniel "Nate" Archibald Main cast
2008–2010 Family Guy Various 3 episodes; Voice
2009 Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy 1 episode; Voice
2009 Robot Chicken John Connor 1 episode; Voice

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2008 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Drama Gossip Girl Nominated[23]
Choice TV: Male Breakout Star Won[23]
2009 Choice Male Hottie Nominated
TV Choice Actor: Drama Gossip Girl Won[24]
2010 TV Choice Actor: Drama Won[25]
2011 Choice TV Actor: Drama Won[26]
2011 People's Choice Award Favorite TV Drama Actor Gossip Girl Nominated[27]


  1. ^ James, Susan Donaldson (September 20, 2007). "Gossip Girl Triumphs Over O.C., Say New York Preppies". ABC News. Retrieved December 21, 2008. 
  2. ^ Bawden, Jim (September 18, 2007). "Chace Crawford next teen sensation". Toronto Star. Retrieved December 21, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Chace Crawford". Retrieved January 27, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Chace Crawford believes in his genes". Blockbuster. September 19, 2009. Retrieved January 27, 2011. 
  5. ^ Raubolt, Jordan N (November 16, 2007). "Crowning achievement". Columbia Daily Tribune Archive. Retrieved July 17, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Chace Crawford Biography". December 31, 2009.,,,00.html. Retrieved July 17, 2010. 
  7. ^ Bollen, Christopher. "Chace Crawford". Interview Magazine. Retrieved January 25, 2010. 
  8. ^ Garcia, Jennifer (December 20, 2008). "Chace Crawford Pairs Up with Leona Lewis". People.,,20248374,00.html. Retrieved December 12, 2008. 
  9. ^ "Chace Crawford Tops PEOPLE's Hottest Bachelors List". People. June 17, 2009.,,20285376,00.html. Retrieved July 17, 2010. 
  10. ^ Donahue, Emily (February 13, 2009). "The Five Hottest Heartthrobs Without A Date For Valentine's Day". Retrieved July 17, 2010. 
  11. ^ Carson, Angela (April 9, 2009). "Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick Gets Chunky, Chace Crawford Slims Down". The National Ledger. Retrieved July 17, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Chace Crawford Drops Out Of Footloose". April 13, 2010. Retrieved July 17, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding". Retrieved July 17, 2010. 
  14. ^ Kit, Borys (June 16, 2010). "Chace Crawford joins Peace pic". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 17, 2010. [dead link]
  15. ^ Fleming, Mike (May 11, 2011). "Cannes: Katie Holmes, Chace Crawford Team For 'Responsible Adults'". Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  16. ^ "'Gossip' star to set local tongues wagging". iol. July 5, 2011. Retrieved July 28, 2011. 
  17. ^ Chitwood, Adam (July 12, 2011). "Chace Crawford Joins What to Expect When You're Expecting". Retrieved July 28, 2011. 
  18. ^ "'True Blood' star Joe Manganiello joins 'What to Expect When You're Expecting'". July 14, 2011. Retrieved July 14, 2011. 
  19. ^ Stanhop, Kate (June 11, 2010). "Chace Crawford Charged with Marijuana Possession". Retrieved July 17, 2010. 
  20. ^ "Chace Crawford of "Gossip Girl" Arrested on Marijuana Charges". Retrieved April 27, 2011. 
  21. ^ "Chace Crawford May Face 6 Months in Prison For Pot Possession". June 11, 2010. Retrieved July 17, 2010. 
  22. ^ "Chace Crawford Cuts Deal In Pot Case". TMZ. April 29, 2011. Retrieved June 29, 2011. 
  23. ^ a b "2008 Teen Choice Awards Nominees & Winners". 2008. Retrieved August 8, 2011. 
  24. ^ "Winners of the 2009 Teen Choice Awards". buzzsugar. August 9, 2009. Retrieved August 8, 2011. 
  25. ^ "2010 Teen Choice Awards Winners List". August 9, 2010. Retrieved August 8, 2011. 
  26. ^ "Teen Choice Awards winners". August 8, 2011. Retrieved August 8, 2011. 
  27. ^ "People's Choice Awards 2011 Nominees". 2011. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 

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