Ansel Elgort (born March 14, 1994) is an American actor, singer, dancer, and DJ (under the name Ansølo). Born to photographer Arthur Elgort and stage producer Grethe Barrett Holby, he began his acting career with a supporting role in the horror film Carrie (2013).
Elgort gained wider recognition for starring as a teenage cancer patient in the romantic drama The Fault in Our Stars (2014) and for his role in The Divergent Series franchise. In 2017, he played the title character in Edgar Wright's action thriller Baby Driver, for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. As a singer, he has released the singles "Thief" (2017) and "Supernova" (2018).
Elgort was born in Manhattan, New York City. His parents are Arthur Elgort, a fashion photographer who has worked extensively for Vogue for over 30 years, and Grethe Barrett Holby, an opera director. Elgort's father is of Russian Jewish descent, and his mother is of Norwegian, English and German ancestry.