Edward Westwick is better known under the name of Ed Westwick in the entertainment industry. According to recent estimations, the total amount of Ed Westwick’s net worth is as high as $4 million, most of which he has earned as an actor. He is usually recognised as Charles ‘Chuck’ Bass from the television series ‘Gossip Girl’. What is more, Westwick has added to his net worth while working as a model and musician. Ed Westwick has been accumulating his net worth since 2006.
Ed Westwick Net Worth $4 Million
Edward Westwick was born on 27 June 1987 in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England. He became interested in music and drama at a very young age. As a teenager, he attended the National Youth Theatre in London.
Ed debuted on the big screen with a small role in the film ‘Children of Men’ (2006) directed by Alfonso Cuaron. Afterwards, Westwick added to his net worth by appearing in the main cast of the films ‘Breaking and Entering’ (2006) directed by Anthony Minghella, ‘Son of Rambow’ (2007) directed and written by Garth Jennings, ‘100 Feet’ (2008) directed and written by Eric Red, ‘J. Edgar’ (2011) written, co-produced and directed by Clint Eastwood, ‘Romeo & Juliet’ (2013) directed by Carlo Carlei and other films. What is more, he has landed the leading roles in the films ‘S. Darko: A Donnie Darko Tale’ (2009) directed by Chris Fisher, ‘Chalet Girl’ (2011) directed by Phil Traill, and ‘Last Flight’ (2014) directed by Vincent Zhou.
In addition to being a popular feature film actor, Ed has increased his net worth by appearing on television screens. The most important role Westwick has landed on television was the main role in the television series ‘Gossip Girl’ (2007 – 2012) created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. This role has brought him four nominations for Teen Choice Awards. Moreover, he won Teen Choice Award in the category of Choice TV Villain in 2008, 2009, and Young Hollywood Award for the Breakthrough Performance Male in 2009. He was also awarded the Young Hollywood Breakthrough Male in Young Hollywood Awards in 2009. Ed Westwick has also increased his net worth appearing episodically in television series ‘Doctors’ (2006) created by Chris Murray, ‘Casual+y’ (2006) created by Jeremy Brock, Paul Unwin, ‘Afterlife’ (2006) created by Stephen Volk and ‘Californication’ (2009) created by Tom Kapinos.
Currently, Ed Westwick is working on the upcoming films ‘Take Down’ (2014) directed by Jim Gillespie, ‘Kitchen Sink’ (2014) directed by Robbie Pickering and ‘Bone in the Throat’ (2015) directed by Graham Henman. In all three of these films Ed has landed the leading role and it is expected that they will significantly increase his total amount of net worth. He will also appear in the upcoming film ‘A Conspiracy on Jekyll Island’ (2015) directed and written by Aram Rappaport where Ed Westwick has landed a supporting role.
As well as being a great actor, he is also a musician and the leader of the band The Filthy Youth. Ed Westwick is in a long term relationship with his girlfriend Jessica Szohr.
His mother, Carole Vivien (Blenkiron), is an educational psychologist, and his father, Peter Westwick, was a lecturer in business studies. On his father's side, he is the grandson of Fred Westwick and Irene Heath. On his mother's side, he is the grandson of Thomas Blenkiron and Alice Elizabeth Cadby.
He is the lead singer of the band The Filthy Youth.
Gossip Girl (2007) is based on a woman who spreads gossip on the internet, so I guess the concept of the show is stretching out into real life. People chop and change in their relationships. Life imitates art and art imitates life.
[on his chemistry with Leighton Meester] I'm madly in love with Leighton, so that's what helps on my behalf, maybe so much that she doesn't even have to be in love with me. I love enough, she's mine. I'm incredibly close with her, she's a lovely girl.
This is my trademark: I rip my T-shirt. I'm into the whole showing-a-bit-of-chest-hair thing.
My weakness is the neck - when girls get too close to my neck, crazy things start to happen.
I'm childish at times, passionate, a little crazy, I guess. And I pride myself on being one of the last romantics. (on his dating style at 21).
If I want to go out and drink and throw a glass in the street, I'll do it. As long as the reason is that I want to have fun and not that I want to create some sort of tension around me. Then I'd be a d**k, but I'm not. (on his late-night behavior rumors).
I like the glamorous indie rock look, like the Libertines. But you know, without the heroin needle sticking out of my arm. (on his fashion sense).
I'm not a player. (on rumors he's a womanizer, like his character Chuck Bass).
Shaving every day. (on what's annoying about being on Gossip Girl).
They want Chuck, not me. Chicks dig a bad boy. (on why does he think women are attracted to him).
I'm a showman. I wouldn't say I'm a rock star, though...All right, in my dream world, I am.
Music is my release.
My brother and I had a band, Fangs of fury, for about five minutes (when he was 6 years old), I just sat and watched him. So we were a two-men band, with one man doing something.
I've always connected with music. Life's not always what you see; it's what going on in your head. Music is what comes out of your subconscious.
The whole buzz of the city turns me on. I'm a night time kind of guy, so I love going out. I always sense potential in the night - especially during the summer. When the sun's out the girls put on nice dresses. It's like London in the summertime: there's all this energy that's been laying under the earth for eight months of the year that's just been bubbling and cooking until finally it comes out with the sun.
I'm not into sceney spots, so we hang out in people's apartments. I'm only 20. And I'd rather be known for my career rather than my whereabouts. To be respected as an actor it doesn't help to be seen out in the clubs.
But there are a lot more differences than similarities between Chuck and me. When I was 17, I had certain characteristics of Chuck's, but obviously the context was different. I didn't come from the Upper East Side and I didn't have the same desires. Oh, and I didn't have a string of lovers. I'm a good boy.
My brother Will was more of a devil. Though I was easily led astray.