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50 facts about rising star Ansel Elgort: has been dating Violetta Komyshan, his high school sweetheart

50 facts from young life of native New Yorker and actor Ansel Elgort.

1. Elgort has a 24/7 fun site ansel-elgort.org/.

2. His first movie was 'Carrie,' where he played Tommy Ross.

3. He is not only an actor, but also music producer, and DJ.

4. Is born New Yorker! Elgort born on March 14th, 1994 in New York City, NY.

5. He is the youngest of three siblings.

6. His brother, Warren is a Film Editor.

7. His sister, Sophie is a Photographer.

8. His father Arthur, is a famous fashion photographer well known for his work on "Vogue" Magazine.

9. His mother Grethe is an Opera Director.

10. As a child has always aspired to be an actor, singer or dancer.

11. He found his love for performing through dance.

12. Elgort was featured tap-dancing at the CFDA Awards.

13. As a child he performed both in "The Nutcracker" & "Swan Lake" at Lincoln Center with the New York City Ballet.

14. As a singer, Ansel has worked with many composers including Jason Robert Brown, Glen Roven and Louis Andriessen.

15. When Ansel was 9, his mom took him to tryouts for the School of American Ballet.

16. At age 12, he began taking acting classes.

17. Attended to La Guardia High School of Performing Arts as a drama major, where he starred in a production of "Guys and Dolls" as Sky Masterson, and the musical version of "Hairspray" starring Link Larkin. He graduated in 2012.

18. He also attended to Stagedoor Manor for seven years, there he performed on the productions of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat" as Joseph, and "Rent" as Collin.

19. Ansel has been featured in several "Vogue" photoshoots taken by his father, who always took him to the photoshoots if they needed an extra.

20. He didn't want to be a model even though his father used him for some photoshoots.

21. On Broadway he appeared in "Regrets" featuring the famous actress Alexis Bledel in 2012.

22. Ansel remixes music under his stage name "Ansolo".

23. Released music remixes independently, but also has plans to release more from a record label.

24. In his spare time he likes to paint as well.

25. Ansel Elgort wrote a biography about himself at his fan website http://ansel-elgort.org/biography/.

26. His father is of Russian Jewish descent.

27. His mother is of English, German, and Norwegian ancestry.

28. His maternal grandmother, Aase-Grethe, was in the Norwegian resistance during World War II, and saved Norwegian Jewish children by moving them into neutral Sweden; because of these activities, she was imprisoned in a concentration camp.

29. In January 2015, Elgort had signed to play the lead, Addison Schacht, in the book adaptation The November Criminals with Chloë Grace Moretz.

30. Had Billy Madison 100 percent memorized. Him and his siblings would shoult out the lines to each other.

31. Elgort reunited with Moretz to present the award for Best Visual Effects at the 2015 Oscars.

32. Elgort created a SoundCloud account to publish electronic dance music, and he has remixed songs such as "Born to Die" by Lana del Rey.

33. In a livestream in February 2014 he stated he had signed a record deal with Tom Staar's new label Staar Traxx and Steve Angello Size Records.

34. His first record "Unite" was released on April 21, on Beatport, and May 5, 2014 on iTunes.

35. His second record, "Totem", was released July 21 on Beatport and iTunes.

36. He played in the Electric Zoo Festival main stage in 2014.

37. As New Yorker he loves holiday season during winter.

38. He also played in the Ultra Music Festival main stage in March 2015/

39. Opened some The Chainsmokers shows, a NERVO show, and some others shows with his friends Nicky Romero and Martin Garrix .

40. He played his first headline show on his 21st birthday on Pacha NYC.

41. Has been dating Violetta Komyshan, his high school sweetheart, since 2012.

42. The couple broke up in August 2014 primarily due to the actor's burgeoning career and hectic schedule but reconciled after five months of separation.

43. When he was child he used to play with Playmobil and had hundreds of people.

44. His brother would call him An Solo. That's name is now his DJ and producer name.

45. He is a big basketball fan. He is Knicks fan.

46. Ansel is a trained ballet dancer! Ansel even trained with Olga Kostritzky, the woman who trained Natalie Portman for her role in Black Swan.

47. Got his name from an artist. Ansel's named after Ansel Adams, a famous photographer.

48. Attended a high school that has famous graduates like Jennifer Aniston and Adrien Brody. The school is LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City.

49. He was cyber-bullied once when he was younger.

50. He thinks everyone should take a break from technology sometimes.

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