27 June 1987
Born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, to his father; a lecturer in Business Studies and his mother; an educational psychologist. Ed is the youngest of three boys. Ed’s dream career was to become a landscape gradener, but had alwasy had an interest in both acting and music. He attended and trained at the National Youth Theatre in London, and has been acting in movies since 2004.
RISE TO FAME
Ed began acting in Guest appearances in shows such as Doctors and Afterlife, but didn’t gain much attention until he acquired the role as Chuck Bass in the wildly popular television series, Gossip Girl. Fans embraced his charasmatic and menacing portrayal as the upper east sider.
Ed also took on roles in many indie movies, one being the Donnie Darko sequel, S. Darko, alongside One Tree Hills, James Lafferty. He also played the fiance on another One tree Hill Star, Sophia Bush, in the movie, Chalet Girl.
Ed won many awards at the Teen Choice awards throughout the years for his portrayal as Chuck, and continues to wow the audience with his sizzling chemistry with fellow costar, Leighton Meester.
Ended April 2010
Ed’s style is totally different from his characters, as he shys away from stylish richboy look and goes for the grungy and casual look, opting for black skinny jeans, chest-bearing V-neck t shirts with scarfs and cardi’s over the top. His goes for whites, grays and and dark wash denim skinnies.
He is always seen in gold-rimmed aviator sunglasses.
Even though it isn’t as stylish as the character he plays, he manages to make himself look every bit as cool as he is.
DID YOU KNOW?
‘I learn so much every day, every week, every episode. And everyone on the show has created this great bond. We’re like a family’