Chace Crawford. biography
Born Christopher Chace Crawford on July 18, 1985 in Lubbock, Texas, Chace Crawford is an American actor who rose to stardom with his role as a wealthy teenager, Nate Archibald, in CW Network's big hit series Gossip Girl (2007).
After graduating from Trinity Christian Academy in 2003, Chace moved to Malibu, California to attend Pepperdine University. There, he struggled to identify with a particular career, switching back and worth from advertising, business and communications, and even medicine, like his father. By his second year, his parents pursued him to pursue acting, which he credits for his success.
He was soon signed with an acting agency, turning acting into a full time priority. In 2006, Chace landed a role in Lifetime's television movie Long Lost Son, as the son of Gabrielle Anwar's character. Later that year, Chace appeared in the horror film The Covenant (2006) alongside Toby Hemingway, Sebastian Stan, Steven Strait and Taylor Kitsch.
Chace's big break presented itself in 2007 when he earned a lead role in CW's hit drama series Gossip Girl, along with his costars Penn Badgley, Leighton Meester, and Ed Westwick. In 2008, Chace appeared alongside Jesse Metcalfe in Loaded, followed by a role in the independent movie The Haunting of Molly Hartley, with Haley Bennett. He also made a guest appearance on the animated comedy sitcom Family Guy (1999), episode "Family Guy: The Former Life of Brian" (2008). By the end of the year, Chace had won the Teen Choice TV Breakout Star Male award.
Chace's recent work includes, Twelve (2010) alongside Emma Roberts and 50 cent and the blockbuster What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012), starring Cameron Diaz, Matthew Morrison, and J. Todd Smith.
Is Chace Crawford Gay?
In 2008, Perez Hilton expanded on a rumor that Chace Crawford and co-star Ed Westwick were caught making out while on set of Gossip Girl. Chace's publicist was quick to shoot down the fact-less-based rumor, telling US Today, "These endless rumors are absolutely untrue."
When asked by Metro magazine how he dealt with the circulating speculation surrounding his sexuality, Chace replied, "You've got to laugh it off. You haven't made it unless there's been a gay rumor about you. There are so many fabrications. They take your picture with someone and then say you're having a relationship with them. I let it roll off my back."
He was then asked if he was having a gay fling with ex- 'N Sync singer J.C. Chasez, a rumor that had been the center of attention. "No, of course not," he replied.
At a movie premiere in Midtown, New York in early 2012, Daniel D'Addario of The Observer published an online article, on the brink of outing Chace. "The Observer witnessed a young movie and TV star-a dashing young man who's been involved with several starlets despite whispers about his close relationships with other men-sitting for the entire party in close conversation with a well-groomed gent, even as his co-stars circulated. As we passed, the plus-one stared us down, as if to say, 'Step off,' or perhaps, 'Don't you dare write about this.'"
The article was highly criticized for its intention to out a star with little evidence and based solely on speculation. With no proof or conformation, Chace's sexuality has since been a minor topic in the media.
Chace Crawford Girlfriend & Dating History
Chace and Shauna Sand met at a party when he was 18 years old. In 2009, Shauna admitted in an interview that they carried on a "secret" relationship during 2003 . . . Most likely due to the fact that she was 14 years older than him.
August 2007 - March 2008
Chace and country star Carrie Underwood were said to be attached at the hip for a while but mutually detached in 2008, via text message.
When Chace and Ashley Greene were spotted making out in the back of a limo in August, rumors ensued. Though they never confirmed they were in a relationship, friends said they dated on and off prior to gaining fame.
July 2009 - December 2009
Chace and Bar Refaeli had a brief fling while Refaeli was separated from Leonardo DiCaprio. They broke up after dating for less than a year.
June 2010 - June 2010
Chace and lingerie model Elizabeth Minett were caught on a dinner date in June but it didn't seem like the two were more than friends.
February 2011 - March 2011
Rumors that Chace and Emma Roberts were dating erupted when the two were photographed together at Vanity Fair's annual post-Oscar party in February 2011.
May 2012 - Present
According to reports, Chace and ESPN reporter Erin Andrews began dating in May 2012 after they were spotted hanging out together in NYC.