"Gossip Girl" stars Penn Badgley, 23, and his TV dad Matthew Settle, 40, showed up to the same event in NYC on Wednesday.Question is ... READ MORE >
Jeffrey Matthew Settle (born September 17, 1969) is an American actor best known for playing Captain Ronald Speirs on the HBO show Band of Brothers and Rufus Humphrey on Gossip Girl. Settle is making his Broadway debut in a strictly limited engagement in Chicago The Musical, appearing as Billy Flynn from April 19 through June 13. He also had a guest appearance on Law and Order SVU in Season 7 as a reporter in the episode Storm. Settle can also be seen as Rufus Humphrey on the CW show Gossip Girl, in which he is the father of Dan and Jenny, two of the main characters. His well known past roles include his portrayal of Capt. Ronald Speirs in the award winning HBO mini-series Band of Brothers. He also played the part of John in the film Beneath. Settle was born in Hickory, North Carolina, the son of Joan and Dr. Robert Settle, who is a Baptist minister. He is the youngest of six children, having two sisters and three brothers. In 2007, Settle revealed that in 2006, at age 37, he had eloped to marry Israeli Jewish actress/model Naama Nativ. They had their first daughter on March 5, 2009, Aven Angelica Settle. As of February 2010, Naama and Matthew have separated, there is speculation they will divorce. On February 17, 2010 Settle confirmed the separation.