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Ansel Elgort: Controversies, Relationships & Net worth

Ansel Elgort is a talented American actor known for playing the role of Augustus Waters in The Fault in Our Stars and Miles in Baby Driver.

Moreover, Elgort is a Golden Globe Award winner who is also heavily involved in singing and is a DJ; his DJ name is Ansolo.

Ansel posing for a photoshoot.
Ansel is posing for a photoshoot.

He is signed to Island and Universal Records. Ansel is genuinely one of a kind as he is an incredible actor who releases exciting songs!

The New Yorker is known for his versatile form of acting as he can play from horror to comedy genre of a movie with ease.

This article describes early life, career, relationships, controversies, and much more about Ansel Elgort.

Quick Facts

Birth Name Ansel Elgort
Other Names Ansel, Ansolo, Elgort
Date of Birth March 14, 1994
Age 30 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Place of Birth Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Current Residence Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York
Profession Actor, Singer, DJ
Instruments Vocals, DJ
Genres Hip Hop, R&B, Electronic Soul
Labels Island, Universal (2015-present)
Associated Acts Logic, Tom Staar, Too Many Zooz
Active years 2012-present
Nationality American
Father Arthur Elgort
Mother Grethe Barret Holby
Siblings 2
Marital Status Unmarried
Ex-Girlfriends Kaitlyn Dever
Shailene Woodley
Violetta Komyshan
School Trinity School New York City
High School The Professional Performing Arts School
Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School
Other Education Stagedoor Manor
Languages English, a bit of French
Religion Judaism
Ethnicity German, Norwegian, Russian, English
Complexion White
Distinctive Feature Long neck, Big Height
Hobbies Basketball, Playing Piano, Rock Climbing, Painting, Making miniature models
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Favorite Food Peking Duck
Favorite Actor Al Pacino
Favorite Actress Kate Winslet
Favorite Color Blue
Favorite Singer Adam Lambert
Height In feet: 6ft 4in
In centimeters: 193 cm
Weight In Kilograms: 79 kg
In Pounds: 174 lbs
Body Build Slim
Shoe Size 9 U.S.
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Hazel Green
Net Worth $15 million
Social Media Instagram, Facebook, YouTube
Last Updated May 2024

Ansel Elgort: Early Life, Family, and Education

On March 14, 1994, Ansel was born in Manhattan, New York City, to parents Arthur Elgort and Grethe Barrett Holby.

Likewise, Arthur was a fashion photographer widely known for his work for Vogue magazine. Grethe, his mother, was an opera director interested in movies.

The American’s Norwegian maternal grandmother was a war hero; she served the nation during World War II.

Similarly, Ansel was raised alongside his older siblings, Sophie Elgort and Warren Elgort.

Additionally, Sophie was born in 1986 and is a fashion photographer. Whereas Warren was born in 1989, he is a cinematographer.

Moreover, Elgort was named after a photographer, Ansel Adams, by his father, Arthur.

Furthermore, the actor is of Russian, Norwegian, English, and German ancestry.

Grethe knew since Ansel was a child that he was into art and media, so she enrolled him in the School of American Ballet.

He studied there for around five years! Similarly, Ansolo attended the Trinity School in New York City during his childhood.

Further growing up, he was enrolled in The Professional Performing Arts School due to his interest in art and singing.

Ansel with a magazine with a childhood picture of himself.
Ansel with a magazine with a childhood picture of himself.

Elgort also attended Fiorello H.LaGuarda High School and was sent to Stagedoor Manor summer camp by his parents.

Most importantly, in LaGuardia, Ansolo took acting classes at the tender age of 12.

There he developed impressive acting skills, which helped him in the future.

Moreover, during his high school years, Elgort performed in Hairspray and starred in Guys and Dolls, one of the school’s production.

In addition to that, the actor appeared in Teen Vogue alongside Jac Jagaciak in 2009.

Similarly, his father photographed Ansolo on his first magazine cover.

Ansel Elgort: Age, Height, and Weight

The 30 Years Old outstanding actor is 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs about 79 Kilograms.

Likewise, Elgort has Brown colored hair and beautiful Hazel-green-colored pupils.

Moreover, he has a slim body build and wears 9 U.S-sized shoes.

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Ansel Elgort: Career


Before graduating from high school, Elgort began his career as an actor. After reaching 18, he acted in Regrets’s off-broadway production as a lead actor.

In 2013, Ansel made his film debut in Carrie; he acted as Tommy Ross in the supernatural horror film.

Additionally, after that, he was called to audition for a role in Divergent. Ansel was selected immediately and was cast as Caleb Prior in the science fiction movie.

Most importantly, after acting in Divergent, Elgort was highly admired by critics and received multiple roles in movies.

Moreover, Ansolo was cast as Augustus Waters in The Fault in Our Stars, rated 7.7 by IMDb.

He was cast as Tim Mooney in Men, Women & Children the same year. Furthermore, in 2015, Ansolo returned as Caleb in The Divergent Series: Insurgent.

Additionally, Elgort did a cameo role in Jake Schreier’s Paper Towns, which stars Cara Delevigne.

Likewise, in 2016, Ansel acted in The Divergent Series: Allegiant, for which his fans loved him.

Ansolo while filming Baby Driver.
Ansolo while filming Baby Driver.

In 2017, the American actor starred in Baby Driver and portrayed the leading role of Baby/Miles.

Similarly, his acting was highly admired by the critics in the action film directed by Edgar Wright.

He was cast as Addison Schacht in November Criminals the same year. Furthermore, in 2018, the New Yorker was cast in Jonathan and Billionaire Boys Club.

In 2019, Ansolo portrayed the role of Theodore Decker in The Goldfinch. The talented actor-singer was cast as Tony in West Side Story.

Interestingly, Steven Spielberg directed West Side Story movie and was released in 2021.

Upcoming projects

Ansel will be acting in his first television series, Tokyo Vice, which will be released in April 2022.

Likewise, Ansolo will be cast as Jake Adelstein in the series and was executive producer.

The crime drama HBO series was halted due to the global pandemic. Moreover, Ansel is set to portray the role of John F. Kennedy in Mayday 109.

Furthermore, Elgort is cast in Finest Kind opposite Jake Gyllenhaal.

Similarly, after a few years, the actor is set to act as Arthur Samarin in The Great High School Impostor.

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Singles, Remixes, and Music Videos

The multi-talented singer has been releasing singles since 2014, and fans love his incredible dedication in the music field.

The same year he performed at the Electrical Zoo Festival. In 2014, Elgort released Unite and Totem, and in 2015, he released The Right Stuff and To Life.

Likewise, he played at the Ultra Music Festival held in Amsterdam in March.

Most importantly, Ansolo has opened some shows such as The Chainsmokers, Nicky Romero, Nervo, Martin Garrix over, etc., in his incredible music career!

Moreover, in 2015, the singer signed a million-dollar record deal with Island/ Universal Records. In 2016, the American released Ying Yang and Home Alone.

Similarly, some of the non-album singles he released in 2017 are Thief, You Can Count on Me ft Logic, and All I Think About Is You.

In 2018, Elgort released Supernova, and in 2021, he sang Balcony Scene alongside Rachel Zegler.

Likewise, some of the songs he has featured in are:

  • Killing Spree by Logic
  • Believe by Don Diablo
  • Something’s Coming
  • Maria
  • One Hand, One Heart
  • Cool

Be the One, Thief, Supernova, and Off da Zoinkys are some of the music videos in which Ansel has appeared.

Ansolo is also known for his incredible DJ skills and has mixed some great songs. Some of his notable mixes are:

  • Clarity by Zedd
  • Runaway by Pierce Fulton
  • Strong by Arno Cost
  • Runaway (U & I) by Galantis 
  • I Wanna Know by Alesso ft. Nico & Vinz

Ansel Elgort: Awards and Achievements

  • Nominated for Breakthrough Actor for Divergent
  • Won multiple awards for The Fault in Our Stars alongside Shailene Woodley
  • Nominated for Best Actor for Baby Driver presented by Golden Globe Awards
  • Teen Choice Award nominee for Choice Movie Actor for The Divergent: Insurgent

Ansel Elgort: Controversies

In July 2020, a woman accused Ansel of sexually assaulting her when she was 17 years old in 2014.

Moreover, people criticized Elgort for keeping a sexual relationship with an underage girl!

Furthermore, the woman also stated in a statement posted on Twitter that she didn’t want to have sex with the actor.

But eventually, they did it! Similarly, the now-deleted Tweet also stated that Ansel had asked her nudes multiple times.

Most importantly, she stated that Elgort proposed a threesome with one of the girls’ friends.

In addition to that, Ansolo denied the allegations placed against him. Besides, he told the media that his relationship with the girl was consensual.

He did accept that he ghosted the girl and completely ignored her after their quick hookup!

Furthermore, the same day another woman posted on Twitter that Ansel sent her pictures of his genitals in 2014.

The then 8th grader girl stated that Elgort’s behavior was predatory, and she was disturbed and terrified by his actions.

Likewise, another Twitter user also alleged to Ansel that he sent her multiple messages.

Moreover, she stated that Elgort invited her to his hotel despite the girl being underage!

In addition to that, after a series of allegations against the American actor, he deleted most of his social media posts.

Moreover, Ansel remained inactive for over a year. Ansel wasn’t proved guilty, and he never agreed that he had sexually assaulted anyone ever!

Ansel Elgort: Relationships

The Divergent actor has dated some beautiful and hot celebrities in his career.

Violetta Komyshan is Ansel’s first girlfriend; the high school sweethearts started dating in 2012. Their relationship went on and off in times.

Violetta and Ansel attended the LaGuardia together and fell in love after going on a date in Starbucks.

Furthermore, the couple broke up in 2014 due to Elgort’s busy schedule.

Likewise, after breaking up with Komyshan in August 2014, Ansel was rumored to be dating Men, Women & Children co-star Kaitlyn Dever.

Additionally, both of them never publicly confirmed the rumor, and the news was killed off soon!

Moreover, the dashing actor was also rumored to be dating The Fault in Our Stars co-star Shailene Woodley.

But during an interview with Seventeen magazine, Elgort said that they were only good friends.

By January 2015, Ansel was back with Violetta. Likewise, the couple appeared in basketball games and movie premieres together.

Violetta (Left) with Ansel (Right) during an award show.
Violetta (Left) with Ansel (Right) during an award show.

Furthermore, Viotella appeared in the music video of Thief, one of Elgort’s famous songs.

Most importantly, while Ansel was accused of assaulting a teen, Violetta was still dating him.

Despite the negative energy surrounding the actor, his girlfriend decided to stick with him in his tough times!

On December 7, 2021, they appeared together on the premiere of West Side Story.

Ansel Elgort: Net Worth 

Ansolo Elgort has an estimated net worth of approximately $15 million. The star actor mainly earns from acting.

Moreover, brand sponsorships and endorsements also help Ansel earn some fortune.

Surprisingly, Elgort is the brand ambassador of Thom Browne.

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Ansel Elgort: Charity

In April 2020, the open-minded actor posted a semi-nude picture of himself on social media.

Likewise, the reason for this now-deleted post was for a fundraising effort for the people affected by COVID.

The actor has been generous and often donates to various charitable organizations.

Ansel Elgort: Social Media Presence

The American actor who has a huge fan following is active on Instagram, where he has 8.7 million followers.

Likewise, Elgort is also active on Facebook. The singer has a YouTube channel with around 610K subscribers.

This actor also has a Twitter account with over 3.2M followers.

Additionally, the music video of Supernova, which is posted on his channel, has 32 million views making it one of his best singles.

Ansel Elgort: Fun Facts

  • The actor participated in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Basketball game in 2016 alongside Kevin Hart and Nick Cannon.
  • Likewise, Elgort is fond of painting, and painting miniatures is one of his most preferred hobbies.
  • His father photographed his son if he needed someone extra in the background!
  • Moreover, the American Ansolo revealed to The Buzz Feed that he fears his hands being tied the most.
  • After reading the actual book, he cried aloud before acting in The Fault in Our Stars.


Are Tom Holland and Ansel Elgort related?

The two incredible actors, Tom and Ansel, are not related. Instead, they are good friends.

Tom lost the role of Addison Schacht in November Criminals to Elgort, and they have become friends ever since.

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