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Chace Craw­ford has shaken off his most fa­mous role – as up­per-class Nate Archibald from teen drama Gos­sip Girl (20072012) – to get greasy as work­ing-class miner Billy Le­Fever in drama show Blood & Oil (2015). “It’s a huge change for me,” says the 31-year-old. “I think it’s a step up for me in terms of the work.”

Chace al­most never got into act1

ing. He stud­ied busi­ness and com­mu­ni­ca­tions at Pep­per­dine Univer­sity, Cal­i­for­nia in 2004 with plans to go into PR or ad­ver­tis­ing, only to drop out in 2005 to pur­sue a show­biz ca­reer.

Luck­ily for Chace, his school­teacher 2

mom Dana and der­ma­tol­o­gist dad Chris sup­ported his de­ci­sion. “My folks saw me pan­ick­ing [about univer­sity] and my dad said, ‘Chace, just do it, man. Just go!’ That’s what it took.”

Act­ing also gave the Texas na­tive 3

his best friend. While film­ing Gos­sip Girl, Chace rented an apart­ment with co-star Ed West­wick (Chuck Bass on the show) and they didn’t bother to move out un­til three years af­ter the show be­came a hit.

In 2010, Chace was ar­rested while 4

in pos­ses­sion of mar­i­juana and was given the op­tion of com­mu­nity ser­vice or ap­pear­ing in court. He did his com­mu­nity sen­tence a year later in Texas and the case was dis­missed.

While he likes keep­ing his pri­vate 5

life un­der lock and key, ru­mour has it Chace is dat­ing his Blood & Oil wife Re­becca Rit­ten­house (Cody).

Over the years, Chace has been 6

sent some weird gifts from fans but the strangest came from “a hobolook­ing man on the streets of LA”. He gave Chace a lunch­box with Chace’s face on, which he uses as an ash­tray.

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