Wolfgang Novogratz Wiki Bio
Wolfgang Frances Novogratz was born in Manhattan, New York City USA, on 9 May 1997 – his zodiac sign is Taurus and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor with nine credits to his name, probably known best for his portrayal of Trig Carson in the romantic comedy movie “The Half of It”, written and directed by Alice Wu, and which starred Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer and Alexxis Lemire. It follows the smart teenager Ellie Chu who writes a love letter to a boy and then becomes his best friend; the movie won two of the 10 awards for which it was nominated.
Early life, siblings and education
Wolfgang was raised in Manhattan alongside his six younger siblings, by their parents Courtney and Robert Novogratz, who have since founded their design team in Los Angeles, California.
He attended a local high school at which he was interested in acting, and appeared in many plays, portraying mostly leading characters. Wolfgang was also physically active, as he played soccer and tennis; he planned to launch a career as a photographer, however, upon matriculating in 2015, he chose not to pursue a college degree, but to dedicate his time to acting.
Roles in movies
Wolfgang made his debut film appearance in 2017, with his portrayal of a young guy in the short fantasy drama “Buckets”, written and directed by Julia Jones, and which also starred Olivia Nikkanen, and Martin Harvey. It follows a girl who’s about to learn that she has to sacrifice many things for her love. It won a National Film Festival for Talented Youth Jury Award, for Best Narrative Short.
In 2018, he played Dave, aka Rando Dude in the critically acclaimed crime action “Assassination Comedy”, written and directed by Sam Levinson, and which starred Odessa, Abra and Suki Waterhouse. The film follows a hacker who has revealed the secrets of all the people living in the American city Salem, while four girls now have to fight if they want to live. It won one of the five awards for which it was nominated.
The same year saw Wolfgang play Drew in the romantic comedy drama “Sierra Burgess Is a Loser”, written by Lindsey Beer, directed by Ian Samuels, and which starred Shannon Purser, Kristine Froseth and RJ Cyler. It’s about the most popular girl in the school who befriends the school’s biggest loser so that both of them could win the hearts of their crushes – it was nominated for two awards. In 2019, Wolfgang starred as Chris alongside Natalia Dyer and Timothy Simons in the hit comedy drama “Yes, God, Yes”, written and directed by Karen Maine, and which follows a Catholic teenager who has just learned about masturbation, and has to suppress her urges because of her religion. The movie won two of the three awards for which it was nominated.
Later that year, he played Foster in the romantic comedy “The Last Summer”, written and directed by William Bindley, and which starred K. J. Apa, Norman Johnson Jr. and Maia Mitchell. It follows the lives of a group of friends as they’re growing up, and spending their final summer before college together. The movie was nominated for three awards.
His most recent movie role has been his portrayal of Nick in the 2020 family comedy “Feel the Beat”, which starred Sofia Carson, Pamela MacDonald and Sonia Laplante, and follows April who hasn’t made it on Broadway, and has returned to her hometown where she begins training a team of young dancers for a competition. The movie won one of the three awards for which it was nominated.
Wolfgang’s currently shooting for the upcoming romantic fantasy “Hush, Hush”, in which he’ll be starring alongside Liana Liberato.
Roles in TV series
Wolfgang has appeared in only a single TV series; in 2018 he played Chad in the episode “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” of the comedy drama “Grown-ish”, created by Larry Wilmore and Kenya Barris, and which stars Yara Shahidi, Trevor Jackson and Francia Raisa. The series has been airing since 2018, and follows Zoey Johnson who has just started college and has to learn how to deal with sex, drugs and relationships. It’s been nominated for 19 awards.
In 2010, Wolfgang appeared in nine episodes of his parents’ reality show “9 by Design”, while the same year saw him appear in an episode of the talk-show “Rachael Ray”.
In 2011, he appeared in an episode of his parents’ show “Home by Novogratz”, and the following years saw him make a guest appearance in various talk-shows, such as “Made in Hollywood”, “BuzzFeed Celeb” and “Group Chat with Jayden and Brent”.
Most recently in 2020, he appeared in the episode “Summer Staycation #35” of the talk-show “The Kelly Clarkson Show”.
Love life and girlfriend
Wolfgang hasn’t spoken of any girls or boys he has perhaps dated, as he prefers to keep his personal matters to himself, however, there are rumors circulating the internet regarding both his past and present relationships, and his sexual orientation.
Many of his fans believe that he was in a short-term relationship with Natalia Dyer, a famous American actress whom he starred alongside in the movie “Yes, God, Yes”.
The two have apparently been seen spending time together on many occasions while off set, but both have stated that they are just close friends.
There are also those who believe Wolfgang to be gay, because he doesn’t talk about girls, and two of his fans have even claimed to have seen him being rather too close to his male friend at a club in Los Angeles, however, no evidence has been provided to support these claims.
As of April 2021, Wolfgang seems to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Wolfgang’s physically highly active, as it’s important for his acting career to stay fit. He has a couple of training sessions at the gym each week, is following a strict diet, and occasionally does yoga and meditates.
He’s passionate about travelling, and his acting career has already taken him to a couple of US states, while it’s believed that the popular actor has also had an opportunity to visit Paris in France (Europe).
He enjoys being active on Instagram because of the attention he receives from his fans. Wolfgang’s account is followed by close to 450,000 people, while he’s uploaded around 20 pictures, most of which have been taken during the shooting of his movies.
He likes to watch movies in his spare time – his favorite actor and actress are the late Heath Ledger and Natalie Portman, while a couple of his favorite films are “The Dark Knight”, “Brokeback Mountain” and “V for Vendetta”.
Age, height and net worth
Wolfgang’s age is 23. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 6ft 3ins (1.91m) and he weighs around 187lbs (85kgs).
As of April 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $200,000.