Christopher Chace Crawford, who prefers to use his second name professionally, is most recognized for portraying Nate Archibald in Gossip Girl television series. That part brought him worldwide fame and four Teen Choice Awards.
Hailing from Lubbock, Texas, Chace drew his first breath in the family of Dana, an educator, and Chris Crawford, a dermatologist. His younger sister is named Candice and she is the winner of 2008 Miss Missouri USA.
Chace started his career with modeling and didn’t plan to deal with performing arts at first. He studied journalism and marketing at Pepperdine University but didn’t graduate as he decided to concentrate on developing his acting skills. In 2006, Crawford made a big screen debut in The Covenant and the same year, he first appeared on TV in Long Lost Son.
Following his breakthrough with Gossip Girl, Chace Crawford embarked on roles in other television projects, including Blood & Oil and The Boys. Among his movie credits are The Haunting of Molly Hartley, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Twelve and Eloise.
Crawford was romantically linked to musician Carrie Underwood in 2007-2008 and model Rachelle Goulding in 2013-2014. In 2015, he began dating his Blood & Oil co-star Rebecca Rittenhouse, but they called it quits in 2019.
A curious fact: when the shooting of Gossip Girl started in 2007, Chace became roommates with Ed Westwick. They lived in the same apartment till 2009.