Born in Baltimore, Md. in 1986, Penn Badgley is best known for his role as Dan Humphrey on the CW’s cult hit Gossip Girl.
Badgley first made a splash in the acting world when he guest starred on Will & Grace in 1999, and received critical acclaim for his stint on the soap opera The Young and the Restless, a role he held from 2000-2001.
He has appeared on the silver screen in John Tucker Must Die and Drive-Thru, but it was his role as Humphrey – a Brooklyn boy trying to make it in New York City’s elite Upper East Side social scene – on Gossip Girl that has proved to be his biggest to date.
Badgley has dated his Gossip Girl costar Blake Lively and Zoe Kravitz in recent years.