Who is Penn Badgley?

Penn Badgley is a famous American actor. He was born on November 1, 1986, in the city of ‘Baltimore’ in Maryland, USA.

The famous actor is 1.75 tall and 71 kilos, has brown eyes. He is best known for his role as Dan Humphrey on the famous tv series Gossip Girl.

Born to Lynne Murphy (mother) and Duff Badgley (father), Penn’s father is a newspaper reporter. Penn’s father, Duff Badgley, has been a Green Party of the United States candidate for governor of New York in the past. Penn’s parents divorced when Penn was 11 years old.

Badgley spent his childhood between Richmond and Seattle. He attended Charles Wright Academy in Seattle. Penn Badgley took the first step in his acting career here.

After graduating from Charles Wright Academy, Penn did voice-overs for children’s radios. Badgley also released a pop single in 1998.

At the age of 11, Badgley moved to Hollywood with his mother in 1999. He began pursuing an acting career there and he entered the University of Santa Monica by passing the California High School Skills test. After completing 2 years there, he was accepted to the University of South California (USC) at the age of 17.

Badgley’s first voiceover job was for the video game “Mario Golf 64” in 1999. He continued voiceovers with “Mario Tennis 64” in 2000.

Personal Life:

Badgley dated with his Gossip Girl co-star Blake Lively for three years until 2010. He began dating Domino Kirke in 2014. The actor married singer Domino Kirke in a secret ceremony in February 2017. Badgley became the stepfather of Kirke’s son, Cassius. The couple had their first child in August 2020. 

Penn Badgley loves to sing since his childhood years. The actor also likes to play the guitar. He has a band and he is the pioneer of the indie music group MOTHXR.

Playing the guitar and surfing are among the hobbies of the actor. It is also known that Badgley is fond of football. Badgley and Brad Pitt worked hard to get the FIFA World Cup back to the United States for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments.


Penn Badgley had roles in over twenty films and TV series until today. Penn’s first role in the tv series was a guest role on an episode of Will & Grace.

Penn took his first step into his acting career with his guest role in this series. After this role, Penn also appeared in TV series such as “Daddio”, “The Brothers Garcia” and “What I Like About You”.

After that, he appeared in many movies and TV series and played the character of “Tom Everett Scott” in the sitcom “Do Over”. He also portrayed the role of ‘Scott Tucker’ in the movie ‘John Tucker Must Die’.

Penn Badgley’s acting performance attracted attention in the TV series ‘The Young and Restless. He portrayed the character of ‘Philip Chancellor IV’. For this role, the actor was nominated for the Best Young Artist Award in 2001.

He was portrayed as Sam Tunney in the TV series “The Mountain” from 2004 to 2005, and as Owen Gregory in “The Bedford Diaries” in 2006.

Not long after he made a quick introduction to his acting career between 2001 and 2005, two years later Penn stepped to the point that we can call the peak of his acting career and appeared on the famous TV series Gossip Girl, which brought him recognition.

Penn reached the breakthrough part of his career with the 2007 television series teen drama Gossip Girl. Penn portrayed the character of Dan Humphrey in the 2007 TV series Gossip Girl and received great acclaim for his outstanding performance.

Penn took part in all seasons of the Gossip Girl series, which was broadcast between 2007 and 2012, and played the character of Dan Humphrey in 121 episodes in total.

Although Penn did not take part in many productions after the Gossip Girl series, he continued his acting career on a small scale. Penn last appeared in the Netflix series “You”, which started in 2018 and is still continuing today. 

Penn took the leading role in a Netflix production called You. The actor played the character of “Joe Goldberg” in this series. His performance as “Joe Goldberg” in “You” is praised by audiences and critics.

Tv shows and movies starring Penn Badgley:

Will&Grace, Mario Folg 64, The Brothers Garcia, Bull, Mario Tennis 64, Daddio, The Fluffer, The Young and The Restless, What I Like About You, Do Over, The Twilight Zone, The Mountain, The Bedford Diaries, John Tucker Must Die, Drive-Thru, Gossip Girl, Forever Strong, The Stepfather, The Juggler, Easy A, You.

Penn Badgley Social Media Accounts:

Twitter: @PennBadgley

The actor has more than half million followers on Twitter.

Instagram: @Pennbadgley

Penn shares his work and personal life quite often on Instagram. The famous actor has over 4 million followers on Instagram.

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