Ansel Elgort has quickly amassed an impressive body of work in a very short amount of time.
Elgort can currently be seen in Allegiant, the third installment in the Divergent series, which is based on the popular book series by Veronica Roth. The Lionsgate film was released March 18, 2016.
Later in 2016 Elgort can be seen alongside Chloë Grace Moretz and Catherine Keener as a teenager that takes on his own investigation of a murder in Washington, D.C. in Sacha Gervasi’s crime drama November Criminals for Sony. He will also appear in Billionaire Boys Club alongside Taron Egerton, Emma Roberts and Kevin Spacey. Written and directed by James Cox, this drama tells the story of a group of wealthy boys in Los Angeles during the early 1980s who establish a get rich quick scam that turns deadly.
Elgort is currently in production for Edgar Wright’s action crime thriller Baby Driver opposite Lily James, Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey. Due out in 2017, the film follows a young getaway driver who finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail after being coerced into working for a crime boss.
He also recently signed on to appear in Black Label Media’s Code Name Veil set for a 2017 release. Michael Cuesta will direct this drama, which follows a rookie CIA agent who investigates the first terrorist attacks against America – the Embassy and Marine barracks bombings in Beirut in 1993.
Elgort’s additional film credits include a cameo in Twentieth Century Fox’s Paper Towns, Paramount Pictures’ Men, Women & Children, Screen Gems’ Carrie and most notably Fox 2000’s The Fault in Our Stars. The film earned Elgort a slew of awards including a Teen Choice Award for Choice Breakout Star and Choice Movie Actor: Drama, a Young Hollywood Award for Fan Favorite Male Actor, and a MTV Movie Award for Movie of the Year.
A graduate of LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts, Elgort starred opposite Alexis Bledel in Matt Charman’s play Regrets, directed by Carolyn Cantor for Manhattan Theater Club, while finishing up his senior year of high school. His performance received rave reviews, including Bloomberg’s “Elgort is a magnetic presence destined perhaps for the multiplex” and the AP’s “Elgort radiates the brooding magnetism of James Dean, uplifted by a kind of glinting purity.” After the closing of the play, Ansel was cast as the role of ‘Tommy Ross’ in Kimberly Peirce’s Carrie opposite Julianne Moore.
Ansel found his love for performing through dance. He was featured tap-dancing at the CFDA Awards in 2011, and as a child he performed both in The Nutcracker and Swan Lake at Lincoln Center with the New York City Ballet. As a singer, Ansel has worked with many composers including Jason Robert Brown, Glen Roven and Louis Andriessen.
Elgort also DJ’s and produces Electronic Dance Music under his Ansolo logo. In between countless performances, he has continued to evolve his sound. With an ingrained sense of melody dating back to musical theater, Ansolo’s productions veer into fresh territory for the genre. His 2015 single “To Life” evinced that progression. A collaboration with New York “brass house” sensation Too Many Zooz, whom he met on the subway, the track merges an uncontainable upbeat bounce with swaggering horns, striking clarinet, and one swooning chant, “L’Chaim”—Hebrew for “To Life.”
Ansel currently resides in New York.