High society and low blows are back as Gossip Girl continues for its much-anticipated sixth and final season season. With a baby and a wedding on the horizon for Blair, the men in her life, including Prince Louis, playboy Chuck Bass and lonely boy Dan Humphrey, continue to vie for her affection. Serena and Nate struggle to find their place in New York's Upper East Side, which looks like it will be dethroning Gossip Girl and taking the reigns from the scandal blogger once and for all.
Penn Badgley stars as Dan Humphrey in Gossip Girl, from Josh Schwartz (The O.C.), based on the tremendously popular book series about privileged teenagers who attend an elite private school in New York City.
Badgley recently starred in Tom Fontana's The Bedford Diaries, opposite Matthew Modine and Milo Ventimiglia. On film, he starred alongside Jesse Metcalfe and Brittany Snow in the hit comedy John Tucker Must Die and the rugby-themed film Forever Strong. His other film work includes the provocative, acclaimed independent feature The Fluffer.
Badgley played the lead in the Warren Littlefield-produced comedy series Do Over. He then segued into McG's drama series The Mountain, with Barbara Hershey and Oliver Hudson.
Although life began for Badgley in Baltimore, he split his formative years between Seattle and Richmond, Virginia. He became actively involved in the Seattle Children's Theater and voice-over work, eventually leading him and his mother to Los Angeles, where he secured an agent.
Upon relocating, he landed a coveted guest-starring role on Will & Grace. Recurring roles on The Young and the Restless, The Brothers Garcia and Daddio shortly followed. He also guest starred on What I Like About You.
When not honing his acting craft, Badgley attended Santa Monica Community College, having already completed his California High School Proficiency Exam at age 14. He has deferred admission to University of Southern California until his work schedule will permit him to return to school. In his spare time, he enjoys surfing, soccer, skiing, snowboarding, singing, and playing the guitar.