18 July 1985, Lubbock, Texas, USA
Christopher Chace Crawford
6′ 0 (1.84 m)
Chace Crawford grew up in Dallas, Texas. His father is a dermatologist and his mother is a teacher. He has one sibling, a younger sister, Candice, who is studying broadcast journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Crawford played football and golf in high school and is a talented artist. He graduated from Trinity Christian Academy in 2003. Although he worked as a model in Dallas, he never pursued acting. He moved to Malibu, California to attend Pepperdine University after high school where he was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity. He struggled to identify a career path, vacillating between advertising, business and communications majors. Midway through his second year, Crawford’s mother encouraged him to pursue acting. He credits her for initiating this bold move. She states that “it was a practical move,” based on a career aptitude test he had taken in high school which revealed that he was best suited for a career in the performing arts. He was signed by the first talent agent that interviewed him, and then committed full-time to acting studies.
In The CW’s new drama “Gossip Girl,” Chace Crawford plays Nate Archibald, a young man uneasy with all the privileges that have been handed to him by his family, and who finds himself in a love triangle with his longtime girlfriend, Blair (Leighton Meester), and her best friend, Serena (Blake Lively).
Crawford recently wrapped production on the independent movie “She Lived” in Los Angeles, in which he stars as Joseph Young. Haley Bennett from “Music and Lyrics” co-stars and Mickey Liddell is directing. Crawford will next be seen starring in the Wingman Productions film “Loaded,” starring alongside Jesse Metcalfe and Monica Keena.
In 2006, Crawford starred alongside Taylor Kitsch, Sebastian Stan and Toby Hemingway in Screen Gems’ “The Covenant.” The movie follows four young men who belong to a supernatural legacy and are forced to battle a fifth power long thought to have died. Directed by Renny Harlin, “The Covenant” opened at #1 in the box office.
Crawford also appeared in Lifetime’s television movie “Long Lost Son” in 2006, in which he portrayed the son of Gabrielle Anwar’s character. Directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith, “Long Lost Son” told the story of a mother who realizes 14 years later that the son and husband she believed to have drowned are still alive.
Crawford grew up in Plano, Texas. He moved to Los Angeles to attend Pepperdine University and while there, he began acting as a hobby. Shortly thereafter, he landed his first break as Tyler Simms in “The Covenant.”
Currently, Crawford splits his time between Los Angeles and New York City, where “Gossip Girl” is being film