Texas native Chace Crawford first made an impression on moviegoers as a prep-school warlock in Renny Harlin's supernatural teen horror film The Covenant before portraying the missing teen whose belated reunion with his mother sparks a series of troubling questions in the Lifetime made-for-television mystery Long Lost Son. While his million-dollar smile and azure gaze virtually ensured a steady teen fan base, Crawford proved that he wasn't afraid to tarnish his Tiger Beat image by appearing as a hard-partying club kid in director Alan Pao's lurid crime drama Loaded. In fall 2007, the actor found his breakthrough role as a prep-school golden boy on the CW's Gossip Girl; his character, Nate Archibald, yearned to break free of the pre-planned life his parents had laid out for him, and had his share of romantic drama as well. In 2008 he acted in The Haunting of Molly Hartley. He appeared Twelve in 2010. 2012 found him part of the ensemble in the comedy What to Expect When You're Expecting.
Biography by Jason Buchanan
- While attending Pepperdine University, considered becoming a doctor like his father, but ultimately decided to pursue acting.
- Made his big-screen debut in the 2006 teen thriller The Covenant.
- His character on CW teen drama Gossip Girl was named for former NBA star Nate Archibald.
- Appeared in a Natural Resources Defense Council video campaign in 2010, urging Congress to pass a climate and clean energy bill.