ANSEL ELGORT (Augustus Waters) is quickly amassing an impressive body of work in
a very short amount of time.
A recent graduate of LaGuardia Arts High School, Elgort starred opposite Alexis
Bledel in Matt Charman's play Regrets, directed by Carolyn Cantor for Manhattan
Theater Club, while finishing up his senior year of high school. His performance
received rave reviews, including Bloomberg's "Elgort is a magnetic presence
destined perhaps for the multiplex" and the AP's "Elgort radiates the brooding
magnetism of James Dean, uplifted by a kind of glinting purity." After the
closing of the play, Ansel was cast as the role of 'Tommy Ross' in Kimberly
Peirce's Carrie, opposite Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore. The film was
recently released in October 2013. Since wrapping Carrie, Ansel filmed opposite
Kate Winslet in the Summit feature Divergent, which is based on the popular book
series by Veronica Roth.
Ansel found his love for performing through dance. He was featured tap-dancing
at the CFDA Awards in 2011, and as a child he performed both in The Nutcracker
and Swan Lake at Lincoln Center with the New York City Ballet. As a singer,
Ansel has worked with many composers including Jason Robert Brown, Glen Roven
and Louis Andriessen.
Ansel currently resides in New York.