Augustus Waters better known as Ansel Elgort made us go weak in the knees with his beautiful performance in the movie The Fault in Our Stars. But before making us fall in love with August Waters and drown us in a pool of tears at his death, Ansel himself cried his heart out (every ten pages) when he read the book on which the film is based.
At just 23 years of age, the super talented Ansel Elgort is already on his way to stardom. Here are 23 fun facts about this 23-year-old hottie.
Ansel's father and sister are photographers, his brother is a film director, and his mother is an opera singer. A talented bunch!
Ansel is quite the expert at making eggs, "I make really good over easy eggs… I think I spent like a year making eggs every day. I wanted to perfect the over easy."
He might not look like it on the silver screen, but Ansel Elgort is of height 6'4".
Yeah, that's what Ansel goes by. Nicknamed Ansolo by his brother, Ansel uses it as his DJ and producer name.
Ansolo has been publishing his electronic dance music on SoundCloud for quite a few years now. It landed him a record deal in 2015 with Island Records.
His father Arthur Elgort is of Russian Jewish descent and mother Grethe Barrett Holby is of Norwegian, English and German ancestry.
Elgort's film debut was a secondary role in the 2013 remake of Carrie.
In the movie Divergent, Ansel Elgort essayed the role of Caleb Prior, the brother of Beatrice Prior essayed by Shailene Woodley.
Fashion photographer for Vogue, Arthur Elgort, Ansel's father sometimes placed Ansel in the background of his shots. "My dad would throw me in the picture if they needed an extra."
Elgort considers crying a release and doesn't mind showing his emotional side.
Ansel is a big fan of singing sensation Adam Lambert. "I only watched American Idol for one season, and it was the season that Adam Lambert was on. I thought he was the best singer I had heard in my whole life."
The hugely talented Ansel Elgort (actor, DJ, singer, producer) can dance too. Ansel was trained in ballet by the famous Olga Kostritzky when he was just nine-years-old. Ansel also tap dances and was featured tap-dancing at the CFDA awards.
Ansel marked with Broadway debut in 2012 with the play Regrets with actress Alexis Bledel.
Ansel has been dating his high school sweetheart ballet dancer Violetta Komyshan since 2012 but is pretty secretive about his girlfriend. ''It goes back to what Kate Winslet (his Divergent co-star) told me: 'There's a part of your life that needs to be your own.' I don't know why who I'm in love with needs to be public knowledge," says Elgort.
Senior Elgort admired the famous photographer Ansel Adams and named his youngest son Ansel.
Ansel sizzles in the kitchen and has quite a times shown us his cooking skills and his toned body going shirtless on his Instagram pics. Hell's kitchen is his favorite cooking reality show and whenever he cooks something he imagines what Chef Ramsay might say about it.
"If I ask them, 'What do you do?' and they're like, 'What do you mean?' that's not a good sign." So all you girls out there who are crazy after Ansel, now you know that he likes girls with interests and goals.
Ansel modeled for a calendar that goes by the name 'The 12 months of Ansel' for a fundraiser for his school.
Ansel loves being back home in New York in the holiday season during the winters. "I'm from New York. It's cold, there's something magical in the air... and then in January and February it's awful because it's still cold and Christmas is done!"
He is a big Knicks fan and doesn't care who's on the team. For him even if the entire team switches he'd still love the Knicks.
"I don't like when you've already pressed the elevator button and guys come up and they press it again," he says. "Also, people who slam the door close button over and over again. It doesn't actually work! The door close doesn't do anything."
Oh! How did we forget to mention this? Besides being an actor, singer, dancer, DJ, producer, Ansel likes to paint in his spare time. And he writes too. He's written a biography about himself on his fan website.