Ed Westwick is a British actor and musician, who gained immense popularity with the American TV series ‘Gossip Girl’ (2007). He played the role of Charles “Chuck” Bass in the TV series.
Edward Jack Peter Westwick was born on Saturday, 27 June 1987 (age 35 years; as of 2022) in Hammersmith, London, UK. He was brought up in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England. His zodiac sign is Cancer.
At the age of 6, he started music classes at a Saturday morning drama school. He did his schooling at Barclay Academy, Stevenage, England. He then did his A-levels in business, law, and communication from North Hertfordshire College, Stevenage, England. Later, he did a two-week summer course at the National Youth Theatre in London, England.
Height (approx.): 5′ 11″
Hair Colour: Golden Brown
Eye Colour: Hazel Brown
Parents & Siblings
His father, Peter Westwick, is a university lecturer, and his mother, Carole Vivien Blenkiron, is an educational psychologist. He has two elder brothers named William “Will” Westwick and Guy Barlow Westwick.
In December 2008, he started dating the American actress Jessica Szohr. After dating for almost 2 years, the couple broke up. Reportedly, Ed caught Szohr cheating on him with one of Ed’s friends. According to the media sources,
Jessica recently celebrated her birthday in LA and was being openly affectionate and flirty with Marco. They ended up back at the same hotel, but nobody knows what happened behind closed doors. Her flirty behaviour shocked a lot of their friends, so word quickly got back to Ed, who has been filming in Europe.”
The media source further wrote,
He immediately ended their relationship on the phone, and Jessica, who denied anything happened with Marco, was so distraught that she flew to London last Friday with just the clothes on her back. She’s been begging Ed to take her back, but he is deeply hurt. He can’t believe that she carried on this way with one of his friends.”
In 2011, Ed was in a rumoured relationship with the Australian actress Phoebe Tonkin.
In May 2017, he started dating the American model Jessica Serfaty. After being in a live-in relationship for a few months, the couple got separated in September 2018.
In 2019, he was in a relationship with a London-based social media influencer Tamara Francesconi. Within two years of their relationship, the couple broke up in 2021. Reportedly, the reason for their break-up was Ed’s infidelity.
In June 2022, he made his relationship official with the British actress Amy Jackson, who has worked in various Indian films.
In 2006, he made his film debut with the English film ‘Children of Men’ in which he played the role of Alex.
He then appeared in a few other English films such as ‘J. Edgar’ (2011), ‘Romeo & Juliet’ (2013), ‘Bone in the Throat’ (2015), ‘Freaks of Nature’ (2015), and ‘Me You Madness’ (2021).
In 2006, he made his TV debut with the British TV series ‘Doctors’ in which he played the role of Holden Edwards.
Some of his other British TV series are ‘Casualty’ (2006), ‘Afterlife’ (2006), and ‘White Gold’ (2017).
He gained immense popularity with his American debut TV series ‘Gossip Girl’ (2007) in which he played the role of Charles “Chuck” Bass.
He has acted in various American TV series like ‘Californication’ (2009), ‘Wicked City’ (2015), and ‘Family Guy’ (2017).
He was the lead singer of the British rock band The Filthy Youth. In an interview, while talking about his band, he said,
I am so proud of the music that we put together, so proud it breaks my heart that I can’t actually do it right now. Performing live – it’s just the rush you get. You’re just bringing something to life, a performance to life. Music gets inside you, music captures you. Music becomes your heartbeat. It’s drug and makes you feel whatever the song’s about. I just love, love playing it and I love getting on stage. I love playing for other people. My friends, we go out and just make a night of it for ourselves.”
He worked as a model for the 2011/2012 campaign for the Philippine clothing brand Penshoppe. In 2018, he appeared in the English music video “Give Me Your Hand” sung by Shannon K.
Allegations of Sexual Assault
In November 2017, he was accused of sexual assault by three women named Kristina Cohen (actor), Rachel Eck (film producer), and Aurélie Wynn (actor). The three women claimed that Ed sexually assaulted three of them separately in 2014. Kristina and Aurélie accused him of rape, whereas, Rachel accused him of sexual assault. In a Facebook post, Kristina Cohen wrote,
After dinner with my boyfriend and Westwick I fell asleep and woke to find him on top of me.”
Later, Ed released a statement in which he said,
Unverified and probably untrue. I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman. I certainly have never committed rape.”
In July 2018, the office of the Los Angeles District Attorney said,
Westwick would not be prosecuted regarding the claims of rape and sexual assault. Witnesses identified by the first two alleged victims were not able to provide information that would enable the prosecution to prove either incident beyond a reasonable doubt, with prosecutors unable to contact the third claimant.”
- 2008: Teen Choice Award for Choice TV – Villain for the American TV series ‘Gossip Girl’
- 2009: Teen Choice Award for Choice TV – Villain for the American TV series ‘Gossip Girl’
- 2009: Young Hollywood Award for Young Hollywood Breakthrough – Male
- 2009: Young Hollywood Award for Breakthrough Performance – Male
- 2010: British GQ’s Breakthrough Talent award
- Black coloured Rolls-Royce
- White coloured Rolls-Royce
As of May 2022, his net worth is US $6 million (approx.).
- Film(s): The Godfather Part II (1974) and The Dark Knight (2008)
- Music Band(s): The Doors, The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, The Rakes
- Fashion Designer: Paul Smith
- At the age of 10, he used to shoplift bags of M&M’s from a local store. He was then caught by his father.
- Ed loves to play soccer in his leisure time. He has played soccer matches for various charity events.
- He has walked the ramp for various fashion shows.
- He has got many tattoos inked on his body including a few on his chest, arms, and hands.
- Ed is often spotted smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol.
- Ed Westwick follows a non-vegetarian diet.
- He has been featured on the cover page of various magazines like August Man, Elle Girl, Garage.