Christopher Chace Crawford (born July 18, 1985), better known as Chace Crawford, is an American actor. He currently portrays Nate Archibald on The CW's teen drama television series Gossip Girl. Crawford was born in Lubbock and raised in Dallas, Texas. His father, Chris, is a dermatologist, and his mother, Dana, is a teacher. He also has a younger sister, former beauty queen Candice Crawford. He lived in Bloomington, Minnesota for four years and then graduated high school from Trinity Christian Academy. After high school, he moved to Malibu, California, to attend Pepperdine University, where he studied broadcast journalism. He struggled to identify a career path, switching to business. In March 2007, Crawford landed the role of Nate Archibald on The CW's Gossip Girl. Crawford played English singer Leona Lewis's boyfriend in the video for her song I Will Be, released in January 2009. The same year, Crawford was named Summer's Hottest Bachelor by People. He has also done a public service announcement for Do Something's Teens for Jeans campaign. Crawford signed on to play a lead role as a drug dealer named White Mike in the film Twelve, directed by Joel Schumacher. The film, based
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