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Penn Badgley

Penn Dayton Badgley (born November 1, 1986) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Dan Humphrey on the CW television series Gossip Girl. He has also starred in the movies John Tucker Must Die, The Stepfather, Easy A, and Margin Call. Badgley was born in Baltimore, Maryland and split his childhood years between Woodlake, Virginia and Seattle, Washington. He attended Woolridge Elementary, where his mother, Lynne, became PTA president, then he transferred to the honors program at Swift Creek Elementary. He enjoyed playing youth soccer where his dad coached. He attended Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma, Washington. Also Penn was involved with the Seattle Children's Theatre. He soon began doing voice-overs for children's radio stations. At age 11, Badgley relocated to Hollywood and began pursuing an acting career. Badgley also pursued a singing career during this time and recorded a pop single in 1998. At the age of 14, Penn completed his California High School Proficiency Exam and began attending Santa Monica City College. He was later accepted at University of Southern California (USC), where he deferred admission due to contractual obligations. Badgley's first credit

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Penn Badgley vs. Taylor Lautner: Who'd You Rather?

Penn vs. Taylor
Who'd You Rather?

While at different events on different coasts, "Gossip Girl" hottie Penn Badgley, 25, and buff "Twilight" hunk Taylor Lautner, 20, both showed off the growing hairs protruding out of their shirts… READ MORE >

'Gossip Girl' Star Is Lyle Lovett?

'Gossip Girl' Star Is Lyle Lovett?

Here's "Gossip Girl" hottie Penn Badgley at an event in NYC on Wednesday (left) -- and country crooner Lyle Lovett a little while back (right).One of them was married to Julia Roberts in the… READ MORE >

- 1223 days ago
Blake Lively & Penn Badgley Hug It Out

Blake Lively & Penn Badgley
Hug It Out

Blake Lively and Penn Badgley know breaking up is hard to do ... when you work together.For the first time since news broke of their breakup, the former couple was spotted smiling and embracing on… READ MORE >

- 1484 days ago
Dan vs. Nate: Who'd You Rather?

Dan vs. Nate
Who'd You Rather?!

"Gossip Girl" stud Penn Badgley and his pretty boy co-star Chace Crawford snazzed it up at the same Fashion Week event in NYC on Thursday.Question is ... READ MORE >

- 1535 days ago
'Gossip' Boys -- Hairy Chest-Off

'Gossip' Boys -- Hairy Chest-Off

Good morning, Upper East Siders: Chuck Bass and Dan Humphrey have a lot more in common than you may think ... like manly unshaven chests.While "Gossip Girl" bad boy  Ed Westwick rocked his… READ MORE >

- 1580 days ago
Dan vs. Rufus Humphrey: Who'd You Rather?

Dan vs. Rufus Humphrey
Who'd You Rather?

"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 >

- 1656 days ago

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