Sometimes life chooses a path for us, other times people close to us and other times, we choose for ourselves. Being born into a family with academic inclinations, one would expect popular British actor and singer, Ed Westwick, to become an academic but instead, he chose his own path and is certainly enjoying it.
His parents were supportive of his passion even from a very young age. Ed Westwick is most popular for the role he played in the CW television series Gossip Girl. The young, handsome and energetic man effectively delivered his role as Chuck Bass in the series. He has been active in the movie scene for over a decade and has received some awards for his contribution to the industry. Let us take a look into the life of the British actor.
Ed Westwick Bio (Age)
Ed Westwick was born Edward Jack Peter Westwick on June 27, 1989, in Hammersmith, London by Carole and Peter Westrick. His mother, Carole, was an educational physiologist whereas his dad was a practicing lecturer. An academic family you might say and you would be right. He is the third child of the family with his other siblings being two elder brothers whose information – identities and occupations – are not known.
He is of English descent and even though he hailed from an academic family, he didn’t choose a career like his parents but went ahead to find his own passion: music and film. Before his career in both began, he attended The Barclay School in Stevenage, Hertfordshire where he was raised. It is interesting to note that by the age of six, Ed Westwick began attending music lessons and drama classes.
After his education at The Barclay School, he furthered his education at North Hertfordshire College. However, he did not attain a degree from this college but took A’ levels or pre-university exams in communication, law, and business.
Ed Westrick began his entertainment career with acting and is most famous for it. Prior to his debut movie in 2006, he attended the National Youth Theatre in London. His first movie appearance was in the movie Breaking and Entering as Zoran. He got this gig as a result of his success in an audition for cast sent to his theatre.
After this movie, he featured in others such as a minor role in Children of Men as Alex. While working on films, Ed was also featuring in British television series such as Doctors, Casualty, and AfterLife.
The following year was very eventful for the young actor as he secured his breakthrough role. Before he starred in the series Gossip Girl which he is most known for, he featured in Son of Rambow as Lawrence Carter. He rose to fame when he appeared in the TV series Gossip Girl. It was an adaptation of the novel Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar. He featured in the movie as Charles ‘Chuck’ Bass and had to take up an American accent. He starred on the show for about three years, appearing on a total of 107 episodes.
This series as has been said earlier, was the game changer for Ed Westwick. He was listed as one of the Sexiest Men Alive in 2008 in People’s Magazine and among the 100 Most Beautiful in the following year as a result of his work in the series. The series also earned him two awards for Best TV Villain at the Teen Choice Awards in 2008 and 2009. In addition, Ed was also in the list of Entertainment Weekly’s Best Dressed TV Character of 2008 and Best Performance.
The years that followed saw more of the screen actor. In 2009 and 2010, Ed was seen on movies such as S. Darko and The Commuter and also the popular television series, Californication. In the latter, he starred as Chris “Batt” a young man intrigued by vampire books, stories, and literature.
Ed Westrick has shown the world that hard work and determination does pay, going by all he has achieved under the space a little over a decade in the industry. His hard work has also earned him endorsement deals one of which includes his deal with the shoe line, K. Swiss in 2008.
In addition to other movies he had featured in, Ed also co-starred in the Shakespearean tragic-romance, Romeo and Juliet, where he played the role of a villain, Juliet’s cousin, Tybalt. In 2017, Ed played the role of Ben Collins in The Crash. He also featured in two television series in that year, one was the animated sitcom, Family Guy and the other, Snatch as Sonny Castillo. Currently, he is working on the series White Gold as Vincent Swan.
In music, Ed has not been so successful. He is part of a punk band called The Filthy Youth. The band was formed in 2006 and has released singles such as Orange and Come Flash All You Ladies. These songs were used in the popular American series, Gossip Girls.
Is He Gay, Dating a Girlfriend or Married to a Wife?
Ed Westwick is definitely not gay neither is he married, however, he is in a relationship, which at the moment is a bit dicey and uncertain – we’ll tell you why in a bit. He began dating Jessica Michael Serfaty in May 2017. Jessica is a single mother of a boy named Roman Serfaty. She is also a model and an actress who is relatively popular.
The couple has been together for about a year and in this time decided to live together. However, recent information as at September 2018 indicates that the actress had left the house they share and now lives alone. A source, however, remarked that he hadn’t split but instead are taking time to focus on themselves and their careers.
The famous former cast of Gossip Girls has worked hard to be where he is now. He had featured in over 10 movies and television series. These gigs have earned him enough to give him the kind of luxury he currently enjoys. In addition to the paychecks from each acting role and also his music, he has also gotten some remunerations from his awards. A recent estimate placed the British actor at a net worth of $4 million.
Height and Body Measurements
To have been listed as one of the Most Sexiest and Most Beautiful people in the world, Ed Westwick would have to be a good looking man and indeed he is. He stands at a height of 5 feet 8½ half inches (174 cm) and weighs about 74 kg. His other measurements are – chest size (109 cm) and waist size (79 cm). His shoe size according to information available is 10 (US).