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Ansel Elgort

Ansel Elgort is an American actor, soon to star as the male lead in the romance The Fault in Our Stars (2014). He was born in New York City, to photographer Arthur Elgort and opera director Grethe Barrett Holby. His father is of Russian Jewish heritage, while his mother has English, German, and Norwegian ancestry. As a child, Ansel tried out for the... See full bio »

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 2014 2014 MTV Movie Awards (TV Movie)
Himself - Presenter
 2014 Janela Indiscreta (TV Series)
- Episode #1.215 (2014) ... Himself
 2014 Conan (TV Series)
- Episode #4.60 (2014) ... Himself
 2014 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Joel McHale/Ansel Elgort/Benmont Tech (2014) ... Himself - Guest

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6' 4" (1.93 m)

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Ansel's paternal grandfather, Harry Elgort, was a Russian Jewish immigrant, while Ansel's paternal grandmother, Sophie Didimamoff, was the daughter of immigrants from Russia. Ansel's maternal grandfather, Warren Barrett Holby, was a prominent Westchester real estate developer, and had English and German ancestry. Ansel's maternal grandmother, Aase-Grethe, was Norwegian; during World War II, she ... See more »

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