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Ed Westwick Biography

Edward "Ed" Westwick is an English actor best known for his role as Chuck Bass in the main cast on the American television series Gossip Girl. He is also the lead singer of the English indie rock band The Filthy Youth.

Early life
Westwick was born in Hertfordshire to Carole, an educational psychologist, and Peter Westwick, a business lecturer. He is the youngest of three sons. Westwick attended St Ippolyts Church of England Primary School and the Barclay School. He was a student at North Hertfordshire College when he made his first film, Breaking and Entering, directed by the late Anthony Minghella.

Career
Westwick trained at the National Youth Theatre in London. He appeared on the British television series Doctors (as "Holden"), Casualty (as "Johnny Cullin") and Afterlife (as "Darren"). His film credits include Breaking and Entering, Children of Men and Son of Rambow. He has also been cast in the sequel to Donnie Darko and the upcoming horror film 100 Feet.

Westwick also fronts the British indie rock band 'The Filthy Youth,' composed of himself, Benjamin Lewis Allingham, Jimmy Wright, Mitch Cox, and John Vooght.

Westwick is going to be the new face of K-Swiss, making him the second member of the Gossip Girl cast to endorse sneakers(Leighton Meester is endorsing Reebok).

Personal life
Westwick and Gossip Girl co-star Chace Crawford are currently roomates and reside in New York City.

It was rumoured that at the end of 2008 Westwick and Gossip Girl co-star Jessica Szohr were dating, and in 2009 the pair were photographed kissing in New York.
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