Penn Badgley is an actor and a musician. He is mostly known for his role as Dan Humphrey in ‘Gossip Girl’ and has starred in many films including John Tucker Must Die. The Stepfather, Easy A and much more, He is currently the lead singer for Brooklyn-based Indie band Mother (stylized as MOTHXR).
Early Life Of Penn Badgley
Penn is the son of Lynne Murphy and Duff Badgley. He spent his childhood between Woodlake, Virginia, Seattle. He studied at Woolridge Elementary School and St. Christopher’s School.
Badgley then attended Charles Wright Academy and was involved in Seatle Children's Theatre. Penn also studied at Santa Monica College, the University of Southern California and Lewis & Clark College.
Penn Badgley's Career
Penn started his acting career at the age of 11. His first work was voice work for the video game ‘Mario Golf 64’ and his first appearance on television was in an episode of ‘Will & Grace.'
He has also worked in series such as 'Gossip Girl,' ‘Daddio,' ’The Brother Gracía’ and ‘What I Like About You.' Badgley won the hearts of many women as Dan Humphrey in Gossip Girl, starring opposite his then-girlfriend Blake Lively.
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Penn has won numerous awards for his performance in movies and TV series. He won a nominee for Gotham Independent Film Award in 2011, has won Oxford International Film Festival Award.
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Besides acting Penn is also a musician and has a band named MOTHXR. This band released their first album titled ‘Centerfold’ on February 26, 2016. He also became National Celebrity Cabinet in March 2010.
Penn Badgley's Personal Life
Moving to Penn’s personal life, he was in a relationship with American actress Blake Lively for three years. They dated from May 2007 and separated in September 2010.
These two dated for three years after meeting in 2014. They don’t have any children till date neither is there any rumor and news on extramarital affair or divorce. They seem to be living a healthy happy married life.
He as a step-son with his wife.
Penn Badgley's Net worth
This American actor and musician, well known in Hollywood are one of the American actors with a net worth of $8 million. His salary is estimated to be around $969,000.
Penn Badgley Affairs
First Affair with Blake Lively
Penn Badgley and American actress Blake Lively was involved in a relationship for three years. They started dating in 2007 and separated in 2010.
Second Affair with ZoŽ Kravitz
Penn was in relation with another American actress ZoŽ Kravitz for a year. Their relation started from July 2011 but separated in June 2013.