Penn Badgley American Actor Biography
Penn Badgley American Actor Biography
-Professional Life and Career
Penn Badgley is a popular American actor and singer. Penn Badgley is famous for his role as Dan Humphrey in “Gossip Girl”.
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.
In terms of his family, he was born to Duff Badgley and Lynne Murphy, his father. He grew up in the Virginia towns of Woodlake and Seattle, Washington. When he was 12 years old, his parents divorced. He doesn’t have any biological siblings, but through his mother’s second marriage, he has a half-sister named Jen.
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.
He is also a musician in addition to being an actor. He is a member of the band MOTHXR. On February 26, 2016, the band released their debut album, “Centerfold.”He is also a musician in addition to being an actor. He is a member of the band MOTHXR. On February 26, 2016, the band released their debut album, “Centerfold.”
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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 received numerous honors. He earned the Robert Altman Award for his film “Margin Call” at the Film Independent Spirit Awards in 2012. In 2016, he also won a Festival Award in the category of “Best Actor.”
In the same year, he won the Manchester International Film Festival’s “Outstanding Lead Actor” award. He recently received the ELLE Style Awards in the category “International Star” in 2019.
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.
Penn had only a few romances prior to his marriage. Blake Lively was his prior girlfriend. Blake is an actress from the United States. The ex-couple began dating in 2007 and separated three years later in 2010. He was also in a relationship with Zoe Kravitz, an American actress. They began dating in July 2011 and ended their relationship in June 2013.
Body Measurements and social media
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.
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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.