GOSSIP GIRL Chace Crawford

Chace Crawford: Nate Archibald

Date Of Birth: July 18th, 1985  Hometown:  Lubbock, Texas

In The CW's new drama "Gossip Girl," Chace Crawford plays Nate Archibald, a young man uneasy with all the privileges that have been handed to him by his family, and who finds himself in a love triangle with his longtime girlfriend, Blair (Leighton Meester), and her best friend, Serena (Blake Lively).

Crawford recently wrapped production on the independent movie "She Lived" in Los Angeles, in which he stars as Joseph Young. Haley Bennett from "Music and Lyrics" co-stars and Mickey Liddell is directing. Crawford will next be seen starring in the Wingman Productions film "Loaded," starring alongside Jesse Metcalfe and Monica Keena.

In 2006, Crawford starred alongside Taylor Kitsch, Sebastian Stan and Toby Hemingway in Screen Gems' "The Covenant." The movie follows four young men who belong to a supernatural legacy and are forced to battle a fifth power long thought to have died. Directed by Renny Harlin, "The Covenant" opened at #1 in the box office.

Crawford also appeared in Lifetime's television movie "Long Lost Son" in 2006, in which he portrayed the son of Gabrielle Anwar's character. Directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith, "Long Lost Son" told the story of a mother who realizes 14 years later that the son and husband she believed to have drowned are still alive.

Crawford grew up in Plano, Texas. He moved to Los Angeles to attend Pepperdine University and while there, he began acting as a hobby. Shortly thereafter, he landed his first break as Tyler Simms in "The Covenant."

Currently, Crawford splits his time between Los Angeles and New York City, where "Gossip Girl" is being filmed.