|Penn Badgley Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||November 1, 1986|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Penn Badgley is an American actor who is best known for his roles as Dan Humphrey in Gossip Girl and Joe Goldberg in You. He has also appeared in a variety of other TV shows and films such as Will & Grace, The Brothers García, The Nightmare Room, What I Like About You, The Twilight Zone, Debating Robert Lee, The Stepfather, Easy A, Greetings from Tim Buckley, The Paper Store, and Here Today. For his acting skills, Penn has won numerous awards such as the Independent Spirit Award.
Penn Dayton Badgley
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Penn Badgley was homeschooled and later attended Woolridge Elementary, followed by Swift Creek Elementary to the honors program. He also went to St. Christopher’s School in Richmond, Virginia.
Penn took a proficiency exam at the age of 14 and started attending Santa Monica College. He later went to Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
After all this, Penn enrolled himself at Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma, Washington and later went to Seattle Children’s Theatre.
- Father – Duff Badgley (Newspaper Reporter and Carpenter)
- Mother – Lynne
- Siblings – He has an older half-sister.
He can play bass, guitar, and strings.
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
71 kg or 175.5 pounds
Girlfriend / Spouse
Penn Badgley dated –
- Blake Lively (2007-2010) – Gossip Girl’ co-stars Penn and Lively dated from late 2007 to September 2010. They claimed that nothing is going in between them. But, it was finally made public at the 2008 Met Costume Institute Gala. Since then, they were seen kissing in Cancun, Mexico and dated publicly. They separated in September 2010.
- Zoë Kravitz (2011-2013) – Penn Badgley started dating young Zoe in October 2011. But, the couple were already linked since July 2011. They separated in 2013.
- Domino Kirke (2014-Present) – In 2014, Penn started dating singer Domino Kirke. In February 2017, they got married in a New York courthouse. Domino already has a son named, Cassius from a previous relationship. After having 2 miscarriages, Domino finally gave birth to a boy which she announced on September 20, 2020, on Instagram.
Race / Ethnicity
Penn has English, Irish, German, a small amount of French-Canadian, Scottish, approx 1/32th African-Jamaican, and distant Dutch, Welsh, and French Huguenot roots.
Dark Brown eyes
He has modeled for H&M to raise money for AIDS charity.
Best Known For
Playing the role of Daniel “Dan” Humphrey in an American teen drama television series, Gossip Girl from 2007 to 2012.
He has also acted in films such as Greetings from Tim Buckley (2013), The Stepfather (2009), John Tucker Must Die (2006).
Penn appeared as Young Sean in the 2001 American independent film The Fluffer.
First TV Show
Penn guest appeared in an American television sitcom, Will & Grace in 1999 for his role as Todd in an episode titled ” Never Promised You an Olive Garden”.
Get a body like Penn Badgley with this “7 days of total body strength workout”. Penn added some muscle mass and simultaneously lost 2 to 3 pounds of body weight.
- Pullup – Do as many repetitions as you can (up to 15)
- Hanging Leg Raise – Three to four sets of 8 to 12 reps
- Bosu Ball Pushup – 15 to 20 reps
- Hammer Curl to Press – 12 to 15 reps
- Lateral Raise – 8 to 12 reps
- V-Up – 10 to 15 reps
- Dip – 8 to 12 reps
- Pushup – Hold for 30 seconds
- Triceps Extension – 8 to 12 reps
Penn Badgley Favorite Things
- Movie – Mean Girls (2004)
- TV Show – Friends (1994-2004)
- Website – Ropeadope.com
- Musician – D’Angelo
- Album – Voodoo
Penn Badgley Facts
- Penn’s parents divorced when he was 12.
- He was born 2 months premature and suffered from a rare life-threatening condition in which his heart and lungs would stop repeatedly throughout the day.
- Megan Murphy is his cousin.
- He has a tattoo on his right leg.
- Penn Badgley has served as a vocalist for the song “Dark Alli” by Dre55. Though, his vocals are obscure.
- Badgley has given his voice to the 1999 video game Mario Golf 64 to a character of Kid and again to the 2000 video game Mario Tennis 64 for the role as Alex.
- He has appeared in a pro-Barack Obama commercial in 2008 during the election as part of the MoveOn’s Youth Vote program.
- In 2010, he joined forces with Brad Pitt to bring FIFA World Cup in 2018 or 2022 in the USA.
- In March 2010, he was announced as a member of the “National Celebrity Cabinet” of the American Red Cross.
- In 2011, Penn was included in People‘s “25 Beauties (and Hotties) at 25” list.
- Penn can sing and also plays guitar and bass. He has served as the frontman of the Brooklyn-based band, Mothxr. The band released their first single titled Easy in June 2014.
- He had his first kiss at the age of 11.
- Parker Posey is his celebrity crush.
- He would like Gary Oldman to play the movie version of his life.
- His dream job would be to become a musician, other than an actor, which he already is.
- He has been photographed smoking cigarettes.
- Before finally accepting the role of Dan Humphrey in 2007, he actually turned down it twice.
- In June 2022, Penn launched his podcast, Podcrushed.
- Penn joined TikTok in October 2022.