Christopher Chace Crawford (born July 18, 1985) is an American actor. He plays the role of Nate Archibald in Gossip Girl on The CW.
Crawford was born in Lubbock and raised in Plano, 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, vacillating among advertising, business, and communications majors.
In 2007, Crawford landed the role of Nate Archibald on The CW's Gossip Girl.