ANSEL ELGORT (Theo) is a Golden Globe-nominated actor who
has quickly amassed an
impressive body of work as both an actor and musician.
Elgort is currently in production on Steven Spielberg's adaptation of the
musical "West Side Story," in which he stars as Tony. Tony Kushner penned the
revival of the
1957 musical, which will be released on December 18, 2020.
Next up, he will star in and executive produce the drama series "Tokyo Vice,"
Jake Adelstein's non-fiction book of the same name. Elgort will star as Jake
American journalist who embeds himself into the Tokyo Vice police squad to
In 2017, Elgort starred in Edgar Wright's hit action crime thriller "Baby
Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx and Lily James, earning a Best Actor Golden Globe
nomination for his
performance. The acclaimed film grossed $227 million worldwide, against a
of $34 million.
Elgort rose to prominence as the lead of the romantic drama "The Fault in Our
The film earned him a number of awards, including a Teen Choice Award for Choice
Star and Choice Movie Actor: Drama; a Young Hollywood Award for Fan Favorite
and an MTV Movie Award. The film also won the MTV Movie Award for Movie of the
In addition to acting, Elgort is an accomplished recording artist. His success
generated a passionate fan base, driven by the singles "Supernova" and "Home
Alone." He also
collaborated with Grammy-nominated artist Logic on Elgort's "You Can Count on
Logic's "Killing Spree."
A graduate of LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts, Elgort starred
Alexis Bledel in Matt Charman's play "Regrets," directed by Carolyn Cantor for
Theater Club, while finishing up his senior year of high school. His performance
reviews. Elgort found his love for performing through dance. He was featured tap
the CFDA Awards in 2011, and, as a child, he performed both in "The Nutcracker"
Lake" at Lincoln Center with the New York City Ballet. As a singer, Elgort has
worked with many
composers, including Jason Robert Brown and Louis Andriessen.
He currently resides in New York.
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