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Ansel Elgort Biography
Actor Ansel Elgort played Augustus “Gus” Waters in the 2014 tear-jerker The Fault in Our Stars, based on the novel by John Green.
Born and raised in Manhattan by a Vogue photographer and an opera director, Elgort got into performing at an early age and made his off-Broadway debut in 2012, while he was still in high school.
That led to his first screen role, as good guy Tommy in the 2013 remake of Stephen King‘s Carrie.
In 2014, Elgort co-starred with Shailene Woodley in both Divergent — he played her brother — and The Fault in Our Stars, the film that made him a vaunted Hollywood heartthrob.
His other films include the sequels to Divergent, Insurgent (2015) and Allegiant (2016), and the Edgar Wright movie Baby Driver (2017).
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- Actors born in New York (187)