Penn Badgley is a famous American actor and musician known for his role in movies, including John Tucker Must Die, The Stepfather, Easy A, Margin Call, and Greetings from Tim Buckley. He got fame after he got a role in The CW drama series Gossip Girl and Netflix series You.
Born In Baltimore, Maryland
Penn Dayton Badgley was born on 1st November 1986 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. His ethnicity is white and holds the American nationality.
Penn is the only child of Duff Badgley and Lynne Murphy. His father, Duff, worked as a newspaper reporter and carpenter and also was a candidate for governor of Washington in 2008 for Green Party. His mother, Lynne, worked as a PTA president at Woolridge Elementary.
His parents split when he was just 12 years old. He also has a half-sibling from his mother's second marriage. He has to split his childhood between Woodlake, Virginia, and Seattle as his parents lived a separate life.
Attended Lewis & Clark College
Badgley attended Woolridge Elementary and later transferred to St. Christopher's School. He moved to Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma, Washington. At the same time, he was also involved with Seattle Children's Theatre and began to do voiceovers for children's radio stations.
He moved to Hollywood to began his career in acting at the age of 11. He completed his California High School Proficiency Exam and continued his studies at Santa Monica College. After his high school, he was accepted to the University of Southern California but later enrolled at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
Begin His Career As Voice Artist
Penn Badgley started his career as a voice artist for the video games Mario Golf 64 in 1999 and Mario Tennis 64 in 2000. He got his first major role as Philip Chancellor in American television soap opera The Young and the Restless.
For his role in The Young and the Restless, he was nominated for Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Daytime TV series: Young Actor in 2001.
In 2000, he got his first movie role of Young Sean in the movie The Fluffer. Two years later, he got his first leading role of Joel Larsen in television series Do-Over.
The actor played another significant role in the 2014 American drama television series The Mountain from 2004 to 2005. A year later, he got another major role in television series The Bedford Diaries. The actor shared the screen with Blake Lively, Leighton Meester and Chace Crawford from 2007 to 2012 with 121 episodes in television series Gossip Girls.
The actor also appeared in various films, including Greeting From Tim Buckely, Parts Per Billion, The Stepfather, and Cymbeline. He won the Manchester International Film Festival for Outstanding Lead Actor for his role in The Paper Store in 2016.
In 2018, the actor portrayed the role of Joe Goldberg in the American psychological thriller series You and continued to work in the series in 2019.
Has Net Worth Of $8 Million
Penn Badgley has a net worth of $8 million. The primary source of his income is generated from his work as an actor in various movies and television series.
The actor appeared in many films which did well at the box office. Here are some of his movies with its budget and box-office collection:
|Movie||Year of Released||Budget||Box-Office|
|John Tucker Must Die||2006||$18 million||$68.8 million|
|The Stepfather||2009||$20 million||$31.1 million|
|Easy A||2010||$8 million||$75 million|
|Margin Call||2011||$3.5 million||$19.5 million|
Happily Married To Domino Kirke
Penn Badgley is a married man. He married actress Domino Kirke on 27th February 2017. The couple first met in 2014 and dated for three years before exchanging the wedding vows at the courthouse in New York.
Penn has a stepson Cassius from Domino's previous relationship. The couple is now living together at their resident in New York.
Before dating Domino, he was in a love relationship with Gossip Girl co-Star Blake Lively. The couple even appeared together in Obama commercial Moveon's Youth Vote Program. The couple ended their relationship after a couple of years of relationships.
Badgley also dated Zoe Kravitz for quite some time before marrying Domino.