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Also Known As: Penn Dayton Badgley Died:
Born: November 1, 1986 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA Profession: actor

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At the height of his career, Penn Badgley had money, fame and the adoration of millions of women who were consumed by the very sight of him. The Baltimore-born actor was catapulted to stardom when he joined the cast of "Gossip Girl" (The CW, 2007- ), the glossy, teen melodrama that followed a group of beautiful and privileged snobs who attend a private school on Manhattan's Upper East Side. As "good guy" Dan Humphrey, he romanced the preppy blonde Serena van der Woodsen portrayed by Blake Lively, who - to the enjoyment of fans and tabloid editors alike - dated Badgley in real life. The sparks between the couple only added more sizzle to the already seductive show, making Badgley a press magnet and one of the more recognized actors of his generation. But the fun ultimately did not last, as Badgley and Lively ended their relationship in September 2010, much to the dismay of fans. Meanwhile, the actor continued his prominent rise with feature roles in "The Stepfather" (2009), "Easy A" (2010) and the financial thriller "Margin Call" (2011), while continuing to inhabit the television role that had made him a star in the first place.

At the height of his career, Penn Badgley had money, fame and the adoration of millions of women who were consumed by the very sight of him. The Baltimore-born actor was catapulted to stardom when he joined the cast of "Gossip Girl" (The CW, 2007- ), the glossy, teen melodrama that followed a group of beautiful and privileged snobs who attend a private school on Manhattan's Upper East Side. As "good guy" Dan Humphrey, he romanced the preppy blonde Serena van der Woodsen portrayed by Blake Lively, who - to the enjoyment of fans and tabloid editors alike - dated Badgley in real life. The sparks between the couple only added more sizzle to the already seductive show, making Badgley a press magnet and one of the more recognized actors of his generation. But the fun ultimately did not last, as Badgley and Lively ended their relationship in September 2010, much to the dismay of fans. Meanwhile, the actor continued his prominent rise with feature roles in "The Stepfather" (2009), "Easy A" (2010) and the financial thriller "Margin Call" (2011), while continuing to inhabit the television role that had made him a star in the first place.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Paper Store, The (2015)
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 Cymbeline (2014)
4.
 Margin Call (2011)
5.
 Easy A (2010)
6.
 Stepfather, The (2009)
7.
 Forever Strong (2008)
8.
 Drive Thru (2007)
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10.
 Fluffer, The (2001) Young Sean
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1998:
Pursued a singing career and recorded a pop single
1999:
First credit was voice work for the video game "Mario Golf 64"
1999:
First screen acting credit was on an episode of "Will & Grace" (NBC)
2000:
Lent his voice to the video game "Mario Tennis"
2000:
First gained notice with his role as Phillip Chancellor IV on the soap opera "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)
2002:
Played the lead role on The WB series "Do Over"; canceled just short of a full season
2004:
Cast as Sam Tunney on the short-lived series "The Mountain" (The WB)
2006:
Played the lead in another short-lived series "The Bedford Diaries" (The WB)
2006:
Co-starred in the film "John Tucker Must Die"
2007:
Apppeared in "Drive-Thru" with future "Gossip Girl" co-star Leighton Meester
2007:
Cast as Dan Humphrey, a budding writer and son of former rock star Rufus Humphrey, on The CW drama series "Gossip Girl"
2009:
Starred in the remake of "The Stepfather"
2010:
Nominated for the 2010 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Drama
2010:
Co-starred opposite Emma Stone in the comedy "Easy A"
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Drama
2011:
Joined the ensemble cast of the financial drama thriller "Margin Call"
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Education

Santa Monica College: Santa Monica , California -
University of Southern California: Los Angeles , California -
Charles Wright Academy: Tacoma , Washington -
Seattle Children's Theatre: Seattle , Washington -

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