Penn Badgley

Actor
At the height of his career, Penn Badgley had money, fame and the adoration of millions of women who were consumed by the very sight of him. The Baltimore-born actor was catapulted to stardom when he joined the cast of ... Read more »
Born: 10/31/1986 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Filmography

Actor (24)

Anarchy 2015 (Movie)

Posthumus (Actor)

Anarchy 2015 (Movie)

Posthumus (Actor)

The Slap 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Young and the Restless 1972 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Drive Thru 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Parts Per Billion 2014 (Movie)

Erik (Actor)

The Paper Store 2014 (Movie)

Sigurd (Actor)

Gossip Girl 2007 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Greetings From Tim Buckley 2013 (Movie)

Jeff Buckley (Actor)

2010 MTV Video Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Margin Call 2011 (Movie)

Seth Bergman (Actor)

Easy A 2010 (Movie)

Woodchuck Todd (Actor)

The Stepfather 2009 (Movie)

Michael Harding (Actor)

Forever Strong 2008 (Movie)

Lars (Actor)

Gossip Girl Revealed 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

John Tucker Must Die 2006 (Movie)

Scott Tucker (Actor)

The Bedford Diaries 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mountain 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Do Over 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Twilight Zone 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

What I Like About You 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Daddio 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Fluffer 2001 (Movie)

Young Sean (Actor)

Will & Grace 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

At the height of his career, Penn Badgley had money, fame and the adoration of millions of women who were consumed by the very sight of him. The Baltimore-born actor was catapulted to stardom when he joined the cast of "Gossip Girl" (The CW, 2007- ), the glossy, teen melodrama that followed a group of beautiful and privileged snobs who attend a private school on Manhattan's Upper East Side. As "good guy" Dan Humphrey, he romanced the preppy blonde Serena van der Woodsen portrayed by Blake Lively, who - to the enjoyment of fans and tabloid editors alike - dated Badgley in real life. The sparks between the couple only added more sizzle to the already seductive show, making Badgley a press magnet and one of the more recognized actors of his generation. But the fun ultimately did not last, as Badgley and Lively ended their relationship in September 2010, much to the dismay of fans. Meanwhile, the actor continued his prominent rise with feature roles in "The Stepfather" (2009), "Easy A" (2010) and the financial thriller "Margin Call" (2011), while continuing to inhabit the television role that had made him a star in the first place.

Relationships

Zoe Kravitz Actor

Companion
Reportedly began dating in June 2011

Blake Lively Actor

Companion
Met in 2007 while co-starring on "Gossip Girl" (The CW) Split in September 2010 after dating for three years

EDUCATION

Santa Monica College

Santa Monica , California
Attended for two years

Seattle Children's Theatre

Seattle , Washington

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California
Accepted as a Junior, but deferred admission due to contractual obligations

At the age of 14, Badgley took the California High School Proficiency Exam

Charles Wright Academy

Tacoma , Washington

Milestones

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Drama

2011

Joined the ensemble cast of the financial drama thriller "Margin Call"

2010

Co-starred opposite Emma Stone in the comedy "Easy A"

2010

Nominated for the 2010 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Drama

2009

Starred in the remake of "The Stepfather"

2007

Cast as Dan Humphrey, a budding writer and son of former rock star Rufus Humphrey, on The CW drama series "Gossip Girl"

2007

Apppeared in "Drive-Thru" with future "Gossip Girl" co-star Leighton Meester

2006

Co-starred in the film "John Tucker Must Die"

2006

Played the lead in another short-lived series "The Bedford Diaries" (The WB)

2004

Cast as Sam Tunney on the short-lived series "The Mountain" (The WB)

2002

Played the lead role on The WB series "Do Over"; canceled just short of a full season

2000

First gained notice with his role as Phillip Chancellor IV on the soap opera "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)

2000

Lent his voice to the video game "Mario Tennis"

1999

First screen acting credit was on an episode of "Will & Grace" (NBC)

1999

First credit was voice work for the video game "Mario Golf 64"

1998

Pursued a singing career and recorded a pop single

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