Penn Badgley Biography

Penn Dayton Badgley is an American actor and musician. The audience best knows Badgley for his role as Dan Humphrey on The CW’s series Gossip Girl. In addition, he has also starred in a number of movies, including John Tucker Must Die in 2006, Easy A in 2012, Margin Call (2011) and Greetings from Tim Buckley (2012). At the moment, Penn Badgley is the lead singer for Brooklyn-based indie band Mother (MOTHXR).

How Old is Penn Badgley?

Regarding his age, Penn is reaching his 31st birthday soon. He was born in late 1986, so he is still 30 years old.


Penn Badgley and Blake Lively in “Gossip Girl”

Early Life and Education

Penn Dayton Badgley was born on November 1, 1986 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States to Lynne Murphy and Duff Badgley. His father worked as carpenter and newspaper reporter. Moreover, he was the Green Party candidate for governor of Washington State in 2008. His mother was PTA president of Woolridge Elementary school that he attended as a child.

When he was 12, Penn’s parents divorced and he spend next few years of his childhood moving between Seattle, Washington and Woodlake, Virginia.

After attending Woolridge Elementary, Penn transferred to St. Christopher’s School. Furthermore, he attended Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma, Washington. At the same time Badgley was a member of the Seattle Children’s Theatre. That’s where and when he discovered his passion about acting. In addition he started doing voice covers for kids’ radio stations.

Penn Badgley was also a passionate soccer player as a young boy. However, he abandoned this love to pursue another one, acting.

As a teenager, Badgley moved to Hollywood, where he finished Santa Monica College. Consequently, he got accepted to the University of Southern California. However, Penn delayed his admission to the university due to his contractual obligations and enrolled at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon afterwards.

Penn Badgley Wife

Penn Badgley married his girlfriend of three years, Domino Kirke earlier this year. The couple exchanged their vows at the ceremony at Lake Waccabuc in New York. The wedding ceremony took place outdoors, under a beautiful white tent. This actually the second time Penn Badgley and his wife tied the knot.


Penn Badgley and Domino Kirke

They married in February in a courthouse wedding and after arranged the bigger ceremony where they celebrated with their family and friends. Domino’s sisters Jemima and Loa Kirke, both actresses, attended the wedding reception. There is a lot of wedding ceremonies pictures posted on Instagram, for those who want to learn more about the happy event.

Before marriage to Domino, Badgley dated Blake Lively for three years. Lively is now married to famous actor Ryan Reynolds. He was also in a year long relationship with actress Zoe Kravitz, a daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet. On the other hand, Domino Kirke has a child from a previous relationship. Penn and Domino don’t have any children yet.


Penn Badgley with his ex-girlfriend Blake Lively

There is no rumors about Badgley having an affair.

Height and Weight

Penn Badgley is 1.75m tall. As for his weight, he has a body mass of 75kg. Furthermore, his abs prove that Badgey spends some time at the gym every day.

Pen Badgley Net Worth and Income

According to some estimates, Penn Bagley has net worth of 8 million US dollars that he earned from his movies so far, while his yearly salary is around $900,000. In addition, he is making some income as a singer too.


2013, 2012, 2011, for his TV series Gossip Girl, Penn Badgley received Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor Drama in the years 2011, 2012 and 2013 successively.

In 2011 for Easy A he received a nomination for Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Romantic Comedy, which he received later.

Furthermore, Penn got Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance in 2011 for Margin Call and his great performance.

Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Horror/Thriller for his performance in 2010’s The Stepfather.


Penn Badgley in “Greetings from Tim Buckley”

Penn Badgley Ethnicity and Nationality

Penn’s ethnicity background includes English and Irish, as well as German and Scottish, with distant Dutch and Welsh ancestry. Also, one of Badgley’s paternal great-grandfathers, Howard Duff, was an immigrant from Jamaica. According to this,  the actor may be of Afro-Jamaican ancestry as well. As for his nationality, Penn Badgley is an American.

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Born:,November 1 1986
Profession:,Actor and Musician
Net Worth:,$8 million
Hair Color:,Dark Brown
Eye Color:,Brown
Height:,1.75 m
Weight:,75 kg
Married to:,Domino Kirke
Affair with:,N/A
Children:,Not yet
Birth Sign:,Scorpio
Education:,Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma (Washington) / Santa Monica College / University of Southern California / Lewis & Clark College in Portland (Oregon)

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