American actor Penn Dayton Badgley is well-known for his acting in hit TV shows like “Gossip Girl” and “You.” He was born to Lynne Murphy Badgley and Duff Badgley on November 1, 1986, in Baltimore, Maryland. Between Richmond, Virginia, and Seattle, Washington, where he participated in the Seattle Children’s Theatre and provided voiceovers for a children’s radio station, where he also spent his childhood days.
Badgley gained popularity for his role as Dan Humphrey in the CW teen drama series “Gossip Girl” (2007-2012) and as Joe Goldberg in the Netflix thriller series “You” (2018-present). For his performance in “Gossip Girl,” he received six Teen Choice Award nominations, and for “You,” he earned MTV Movie & TV Award and Saturn Award nominations.
Apart from his acting career, Badgley is also a musician and a member of the band MOTHXR. His band’s first album debuted in 2016, and they have performed around the world.
As of 2023, Penn Badgley is 36 years old, his estimated net worth is $9 million and he stands at a height of 5 feet and 9 inches (175 cm or 1.75 m) tall.
Actor and musician
In the movie: The Fluffer (2000)
In TV: Will & Grace (1999)
Best Known for
You, Gossip Girl
Alternative, rock, indie
- Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Daytime Series (nominated, 2001)
- Choice TV Actor: Drama (nominated, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
- Choice Movie Actor: Horror/Thriller (won, 2009)
- Best Actor, Oxford Film Festival (won, 2016)
- Jury Special Mention – Lead Actor, Manchester Film Festival (won, 2016)
- Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television (nominated, 2019)
- MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Villain (nominated, 2019)
Date of Birth
1 November 1986
As of 2023, Penn Badgley is 36 years old.
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
School / College / University
- Woolridge Elementary
- Swift Creek Elementary
- Charles Wright Academy
- Seattle Children’s Theatre.
He studied at Woolridge Elementary School and St. Christopher’s School before attending Charles Wright Academy in Washington, where he was involved in Seatle Children’s Theatre.
He completed his California High School Proficiency Exam and began attending Santa Monica City College at the age of 14. Later, he transferred to the University of Southern California but deferred. He also studied at Lewis & Clark College.
Penn Badgley is a Baha’i believer, which teaches the essential worth and oneness of all faiths and advocates for the unity and equality of all people, working to establish justice, harmony, and peace in every nation. Since 2018, he has openly discussed how the Baha’i faith has shaped his life and worldview.
Race / Ethnicity
Badgley is of English, Irish, and smaller amounts of French-Canadian, German, Scottish, and remote Dutch, Welsh, and French Huguenot ancestry. He is also most likely 1/16th or 1/32 African-Jamaican. Badgley’s mother is English, German, and Irish, and his father is American. He was raised in Seattle and Woodlake, Virginia.
Physical Stats & More
- In feet: 5′ 9″
- In Centimeters: 175 cm
- In meters: 1.75 m
- In kilograms: 71 kg
- In Pounds: 175.5 lbs
- Chest Size: 40 inches
- Biceps Size: 14 inches
- Waist Size: 30 inches
Duff and Lynne Murphy Badgley had Penn Badgley in Baltimore, Maryland, on November 1, 1986. His father is American and his mother is English, German, and Irish. Badgley was a theatre student at Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma, Washington, where he was raised in Baltimore.
Penn Badgley married Domino Kirke. James, their first child, was born in August 2020. Domino’s son Cassius is from her previous relationship with Morgan O’Kane.
Domino Kirke (2017–Present)
Duff Badgley (Newspaper Reporter and Carpenter)
Cassius Riley (stepson)
James Badgley (Son) (Born on August 11, 2020)
Megan Murphy (cousin)
Relationship & More
Married to Domino Kirke
27 February 2017
Girlfriend and dating history
Blake Lively (2007–2010)
Penn Badgley and Blake Lively had a romantic relationship while co-starring in the hit television series “Gossip Girl”. The two actors were able to keep their relationship relatively low profile despite being young Hollywood’s hottest new couple at the time. They reportedly preferred to spend time together in low-key activities such as browsing candle aisles. Badgley has spoken positively about his former relationship with Lively, calling it “fun and fast-paced” and crediting her with helping him stay grounded during their time on “Gossip Girl”. In fact, Badgley has even stated that their relationship “saved” him while filming the show. In separate interviews, the two have expressed respect and admiration for each other since their 2010 breakup.
Zoë Kravitz (2011–2013)
Penn Badgley and Zoë Kravitz split in 2013 after nearly two years together. They shared a New York City flat but kept their relationship private. According to Badgley, he fell madly in love with Kravitz while they were filming the Jeff Buckley biopic “Greetings From Tim Buckley” in 2013. The couple split amicably in 2013 after nearly two years together.
Domino Kirke (2014–Present)
Penn Badgley and Domino Kirke married in 2017. They started dating in July 2014 and married in 2017. They reportedly met through mutual friends and bonded over their shared love of music, as they are both musicians.
James, Badgley and Kirke’s son, was born in August 2020.
- Favorite Movie – Mean Girls (2004)
- TV show – Friends (1994-2004)
- Favorite website – Ropeadope.com
Net Worth 2023
As of 2023, Penn Badgley’s estimated net worth is $9 million. Penn Badgley makes money primarily from his acting career in television and film. He first gained recognition for his role as Phillip Chancellor IV on the soap opera The Young and the Restless and later starred in the comedy films John Tucker Must Die and Drive-Thru. However, he is best known for playing the role of Dan Humphrey on the popular television show Gossip Girl and more recently, Joe Goldberg on the Netflix thriller series You.
In addition to acting, Penn Badgley is also a musician and has contributed to various musical projects throughout his career. As a producer and director on the show You, he may also receive additional income from those roles. He recently purchased a home with his wife, musician Domino Kirke, for $1.83 million.
Badgley earned $55,000 per episode for the first season of “You,” totaling $495,000. He made $100,000 per episode in season two.
|Ed Westwick Net worth|
Net worth Growth
|Net worth in 2022||$8 million|
|Net worth in 2021||$6.5 million|
|Net worth in 2020||$5 million|
|Net worth in 2019||$4 million|
|Net worth in 2018||$3.5 million|
|Yearly Salary||$1 million|
|Monthly Salary||$83 million|
|Weekly Salary||$20 thousand|
|Salary Per Episode||$60 thousand|
In 2021, Badgley and his wife, musician Domino Kirke, purchased a $1.8 million apartment in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn. The apartment has three bedrooms, and two bathrooms, and costs $2,364 in monthly maintenance. The building was designed by architect Martyn N. Weinstein and is also known as the “Art Deco Building”.
Penn Badgley facts and unknown things
- Before being an actor Badgley was given his voice to video games. He has given his voice in 2 Mario games, they are ‘Mario Golf’ which released in 1999, and ‘Mario Tennis’ which released in 2000.
- His name “Penn” was given suddenly after watching the tennis ball of Penn Brands. During his mother’s first pregnancy scan, his father was so stressed. To be stress-free his father bounced a tennis ball which is of Penn brand. After watching that scan his mother commented that now the child’s size is the same as a tennis ball. So they both decided to give his name Penn.
What is Penn Badgley's background?
Penn Badgley was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on November 1, 1986. He grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and started acting in local theater productions at a young age.
What are Penn Badgley's notable acting roles?
Penn Badgley has played several notable roles throughout his career, including Dan Humphrey in Gossip Girl, Joe Goldberg in You, and Scott Tucker in John Tucker Must Die.
Is Penn Badgley a musician?
Yes, Penn Badgley is a musician and is the lead singer of the indie-pop band MOTHXR, which is based in Brooklyn, New York.
What instruments can Penn Badgley play?
Penn Badgley can play several instruments, including guitar, bass, and piano.
When did Penn Badgley start acting?
Penn Badgley started acting in local theater productions when he was a child. His first major acting role was in the TV series The Young and the Restless in 2000 when he was 14 years old.
Has Penn Badgley won any awards for his acting?
Yes, Penn Badgley won an Independent Spirit Award for his role in the 2011 financial thriller Margin Call.
Is Penn Badgley active on social media?
Yes, Penn Badgley is active on social media and has a TikTok account where he posts videos, often in character as Joe Goldberg from You.
Does Penn Badgley have a podcast?
Yes, Penn Badgley hosts a podcast called Podcrushed, where he reads listener-submitted stories about their middle school experiences.
How long did Blake Lively date, Penn?
Penn and Blake Lively dated each other for 3 years from 2007 to 2010.
Is Penn Badgley still married?
Yes, Penn is still married to his girlfriend Domino Kirke since 2017.
Does Penn Badgley have kids?
Yes, Penn and Domino have a son together named James, who was born on 11 August 2020.
How rich is Penn Badgley?
As of April 2023, Penn Badgley's net worth is $9 million.
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