TV Actor

Penn Badgley

American actor and musician Penn Badgley is known for roles in Gossip Girl, You.

Full Name
Penn Dayton Badgley
Birthday
Nov 1, 1986
Age
36
Born
United States
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Relationship
Married
Height
5′ 9″
Net Worth
$8M
Death Date

About

Penn Badgley is an American actor and musician who first rose to fame for his portrayal of Dan Humphrey in the popular teen drama Gossip Girl. He has since starred in a number of other television series, films and theatre productions.

Life Timeline

January 2012
Co-founder Dan finishes the economics degree he promised his mum he’d complete, only to never use it and start his own clothing business (love you mum).
Co-founder Dan finishes the economics degree he promised his mum he’d complete, only to never use it and start his own clothing business (love you mum).

<div id='' class='timeline_item_2'><div id='w-node-_710bfc84-4b40-5011-fd32-beffa643a1cb-6675e3f8' class='timeline_left'><div id='' class='timeline_date-text-4'>1986</div></div><div id='w-node-_710bfc84-4b40-5011-fd32-beffa643a1ce-6675e3f8' class='timeline_centre'><div id='' class='timeline_circle-4'></div></div><div id='' class='timeline_right'><div id='' class='margin-bottom-medium'><div id='' class='timeline_text-5 timeline_text_title'>Penn Badgley is Born</div></div><div id='' class='margin-bottom-medium'><div id='' class='timeline_text-5'>On November 1, 1986, Penn Badgley was born in Baltimore, Maryland.</div></div></div></div><div id='' class='timeline_item_2'><div id='w-node-_710bfc84-4b40-5011-fd32-beffa643a1cb-6675e3f8' class='timeline_left'><div id='' class='timeline_date-text-4'>1998</div></div><div id='w-node-_710bfc84-4b40-5011-fd32-beffa643a1ce-6675e3f8' class='timeline_centre'><div id='' class='timeline_circle-4'></div></div><div id='' class='timeline_right'><div id='' class='margin-bottom-medium'><div id='' class='timeline_text-5 timeline_text_title'>Debut Film Appearance</div></div><div id='' class='margin-bottom-medium'><div id='' class='timeline_text-5'>Appears in the film "Will & Grace" as a young Will Truman.</div></div></div></div><div id='' class='timeline_item_2'><div id='w-node-_710bfc84-4b40-5011-fd32-beffa643a1cb-6675e3f8' class='timeline_left'><div id='' class='timeline_date-text-4'>2002</div></div><div id='w-node-_710bfc84-4b40-5011-fd32-beffa643a1ce-6675e3f8' class='timeline_centre'><div id='' class='timeline_circle-4'></div></div><div id='' class='timeline_right'><div id='' class='margin-bottom-medium'><div id='' class='timeline_text-5 timeline_text_title'>Cast as Forbidden Love Interest on "The Young and the Restless"</div></div><div id='' class='margin-bottom-medium'><div id='' class='timeline_text-5'>Badgley is cast as forbidden love interest Rafe Kovich Jr. on the CBS soap opera "The Young and the Restless".</div></div></div></div><div id='' class='timeline_item_2'><div id='w-node-_710bfc84-4b40-5011-fd32-beffa643a1cb-6675e3f8' class='timeline_left'><div id='' class='timeline_date-text-4'>2007</div></div><div id='w-node-_710bfc84-4b40-5011-fd32-beffa643a1ce-6675e3f8' class='timeline_centre'><div id='' class='timeline_circle-4'></div></div><div id='' class='timeline_right'><div id='' class='margin-bottom-medium'><div id='' class='timeline_text-5 timeline_text_title'>Stars in Gossip Girl</div></div><div id='' class='margin-bottom-medium'><div id='' class='timeline_text-5'>Badgley stars in the CW teen drama series "Gossip Girl" where he plays Dan Humphrey.</div></div></div></div><div id='' class='timeline_item_2'><div id='w-node-_710bfc84-4b40-5011-fd32-beffa643a1cb-6675e3f8' class='timeline_left'><div id='' class='timeline_date-text-4'>2009</div></div><div id='w-node-_710bfc84-4b40-5011-fd32-beffa643a1ce-6675e3f8' class='timeline_centre'><div id='' class='timeline_circle-4'></div></div><div id='' class='timeline_right'><div id='' class='margin-bottom-medium'><div id='' class='timeline_text-5 timeline_text_title'>Appears in Easy A</div></div><div id='' class='margin-bottom-medium'><div id='' class='timeline_text-5'>Badgley appears in the comedy film "Easy A" playing the love interest of Emma Stone's character.</div></div></div></div><div id='' class='timeline_item_2'><div id='w-node-_710bfc84-4b40-5011-fd32-beffa643a1cb-6675e3f8' class='timeline_left'><div id='' class='timeline_date-text-4'>2018</div></div><div id='w-node-_710bfc84-4b40-5011-fd32-beffa643a1ce-6675e3f8' class='timeline_centre'><div id='' class='timeline_circle-4'></div></div><div id='' class='timeline_right'><div id='' class='margin-bottom-medium'><div id='' class='timeline_text-5 timeline_text_title'>Stars in Netflix Series "You"</div></div><div id='' class='margin-bottom-medium'><div id='' class='timeline_text-5'>Badgley stars in the psychological thriller series "You" where he plays Joe Goldberg.</div></div></div></div><div id='' class='timeline_item_2'><div id='w-node-_710bfc84-4b40-5011-fd32-beffa643a1cb-6675e3f8' class='timeline_left'><div id='' class='timeline_date-text-4'>2020</div></div><div id='w-node-_710bfc84-4b40-5011-fd32-beffa643a1ce-6675e3f8' class='timeline_centre'><div id='' class='timeline_circle-4'></div></div><div id='' class='timeline_right'><div id='' class='margin-bottom-medium'><div id='' class='timeline_text-5 timeline_text_title'>Leads Cast of Netflix Thriller "The Haunting of Bly Manor"</div></div><div id='' class='margin-bottom-medium'><div id='' class='timeline_text-5'>Badgley leads the cast of Netflix's horror anthology series "The Haunting of Bly Manor". </div></div></div></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's an Amazing Actor</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Penn Badgley is an amazing actor, with a range of roles from Gossip Girl to You. He has also been in other hit shows such as Easy A and The Stepfather. His performances have earned him awards and recognition, making him one of the most talented TV actors working today.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Great Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Penn Badgley is a great role model for young fans. He speaks out about important issues like climate change and social justice, and he has also advocated for mental health awareness. He is a strong supporter of equality and inclusivity, showing his dedication to making the world a better place.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's Fun to Follow on Social Media</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Penn Badgley is very active on social media, which makes it easy for fans to follow his activities. He often posts behind the scenes photos from his work, shares funny anecdotes, and even participates in live Q&A sessions with fans. Following him on social media can be an entertaining experience!</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-heading'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1.</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Started Acting at Age</h3><p class='facts-text'>Penn Badgley started his acting career at the age of 10, appearing in several national commercials and TV shows.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-heading'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2.</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Appeared in Music Videos</h3><p class='facts-text'>Penn Badgley has appeared in music videos by bands such as Panic! At the Disco and The Killers.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-heading'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3.</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Was a Singer in a Band</h3><p class='facts-text'>Before becoming an actor, Penn Badgley was the vocalist for the band "Momsen" with Gossip Girl co-star Taylor Momsen.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-heading'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4.</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Married to Domino Kirke</h3><p class='facts-text'>Penn Badgley is married to singer and actress Domino Kirke, sister of Girls star Jemima Kirke.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-heading'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5.</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Is a Vegan</h3><p class='facts-text'>Penn Badgley is a vegan and advocates for animal rights and welfare. He also supports environmental causes such as reducing plastic waste.</p></div></div>

01

Started Out as a Writerading

Before becoming an actor, Morgan Freeman worked as a screenwriter. He wrote scripts for The Electric Company and another children's show called Sesame Street.

05

Was Arrested for DUI

In 2008, Morgan Freeman was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. He was released after several hours and later pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

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