November 1, 1986 (36)
Penn Badgley is an American actor and musician. He gained popularity for his role as Dan Humphrey in the series Gossip Girl (2007–2012) and later as Joe Goldberg in the Netflix series You (2018). He received Teen Choice Award nominations for his role in Gossip Girls and a MTV Movie & TV Award and Saturn Award nominations for You.
As an actor, Penn Badgley has provided audiences with memorable moments, particularly with his roles in popular television series and films. One of his most identifiable roles came early in his career as Dan Humphrey in the teen drama series “Gossip Girl,” a show that took the world by storm and defined a generation’s television experience. Furthermore, his role as Joe Goldberg in the psychological thriller series “You” has garnered a vast following, showcasing his ability to masterfully blend into diverse characters.
Badgley’s collaborations with fellow artists and celebrities have also been noteworthy. Among his notable co-stars are Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, and Chace Crawford from “Gossip Girl,” as well as Elizabeth Lail and Victoria Pedretti from “You.” On the film front, he has shared the screen with the likes of Emma Stone in “Easy A,” and Zoe Kravitz in “Greetings from Tim Buckley.” Other significant collaborations include working with Imogen Poots in “Greetings from Tim Buckley,” and being directed by the likes of Lee Toland Krieger in “The Age of Adaline.”
In terms of recognition, Penn Badgley has not gone unnoticed. He was awarded the 2011 Teen Choice Award for “Choice TV Actor Drama” for his role in “Gossip Girl.” Additionally, he has received a Saturn Award nomination for “Best Actor in a Streaming Presentation” for his captivating portrayal of Joe Goldberg in “You.”