Penn Badgley is a popular American actor and singer. Penn Badgley is famous for his role as Dan Humphrey in “Gossip Girl”.
Table of Biography
Penn Badgley was born on November 1, 1986, in Baltimore, Maryland, America. He is currently 34 years old. Likewise, he is American by nationality and he belongs to the Christian religion. Similarly, his birth sign is Scorpio and he is from a mixed ethnicity of English and Irish.
Talking about his family, he was born to his father Duff Badgley, and his mother Lynne Murphy. He spent his childhood in Woodlake, Virginia, and Seattle, Washington. His parents got divorced when he was 12 years old. He doesn’t have his own siblings but he has a half-sister named Jen from his mom’s second marriage.
Moving towards his educational background, Penn was enrolled at multiple schools and colleges. He attended Woolridge Elementary and St. Christopher’s School.
Later, he enrolled at Charles Wright Academy and also at Seattle Children’s Theatre. In addition, he also joined Santa Monica College, Lewis & Clark College, and the University of Southern California.
Professional Life and Career
Penn started his working career at age of 11 by giving voice work for the video game “Mario Golf 64”. He began his acting career by appearing in an episode of “Will and Grace” in 1999. After that, he started getting roles in many TV series like “Daddio” (2000), “The Brothers Garcia” (2000-2002), and “What I Like About You”.
Penn’s other TV series and movies include “The Young and Restless” (2000-2001), “The Nightmare Room” (2002), “The Slap” (2015), “You”, “The Fluffer” (2000), “Debating Robert Lee” (2003), “Drive-Thru” (2007), “Forever Strong” (2008), “Easy A” (2010), “Adam Green’s Aladin” (2016), and many more.
Along with being an actor, he is also a musician. He is in the band MOTHXR. The band released their first album “Centerfold” on February 26, 2016.
Net Worth and Achievements
With his acting and singing career, Penn has earned a decent amount of money. His net worth is estimated to be around $8 million US dollars. Likewise, his annual income is around $969,000 US dollars.
Penn has won several awards. In 2012, he won Robert Altman Award during Film Independent Spirit Awards for his film “Margin Call”. Similarly, he also won Festival Award under the category “Best Actor” in 2016.
In the same year, he won the “Outstanding Lead Actor” award during the manchester International Film Festival. Recently, in 2019, he won the ELLE Style Awards under the category “International Star”.
Along with this, he also got nominated for many awards like the Saturn award (2019), COFCA award (2012), Teen Choice Award (2008-2013), Young Artist Award (2001), and many more.
Penn Badgley is married to Domino Kirke. They started dating in 2014. After 3 years of dating, the couple decided to get married. The marriage ceremony was held on February 27, 2017. They have no children together. However, Kirke had a son named Cassius from her last marriage. At present, Penn is the step-dad of Cassius. The family is living a happy life.
Before marriage, Penn had few relationships. He previously dated Blake Lively. Blake is an American actress. The ex-couple started dating in 2007 and got separated after 3 years in 2010. Likewise, he was also in a relationship with American actress Zoe Kravitz. They started dating in July 2011 and got separated in June 2013.
Penn has maintained a proper and fit body being an actor. Talking about his physical statistics, he is 5 feet 9 inches (1.75m) tall and weighs around 71 kg (175 lbs.). Similarly, his actual body measurements (Chest-Waist-Hips) are 40-29-36 inches. In addition, he has black hair with a pair of beautiful dark brown eyes.
As an artist, Penn is widely popular on social media sites too. He uses Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as his social media handle. Likewise, he has a Facebook page with more than 2.4 million followers and over 400k likes. He is hugely famous on Facebook.
Moving on, he also has an Instagram account under this own name with over 3.6 million followers. He has 323 posts to date on Instagram that include pictures and videos related to his lifestyle. Similarly, he also has a Twitter account with more than 391.6k followers. He uses Twitter for professional purposes.