Penn Badgley Net Worth

Penn Badgley Net Worth is
$8 Million

Penn Badgley Biography

He has since made an appearance in such film and tv tasks as “Will & Grace”, “The Youthful and the Restless”, “Daddio”, “Bull”, “The Nightmare Area”, “What I LOVE About You”, “Debating Robert Lee”, “The Twilight Area”, “The Mountain”, “John Tucker Must Die”, “The Bedford Diaries”, “Drive-Thru”, “Easy A”, “Margin Contact”, and “Greetings from Jeff Buckley”. Penn Badgley can be an great Actor from Baltimore .This American Actor started his career in 1999. Name

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NamePenn Badgley
Net Worth$8 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 1, 1986
Height1.75 m
ProfessionFilm producer, Actor, Singer
EducationSanta Monica College, University of Southern California, Woolridge Elementary School, Swift Creek Elementary School
ParentsDuff Badgley, Lynne Badgley
AwardsIndependent Spirit Robert Altman Award
NominationsTeen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor - Drama/Action Adventure, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Romantic Comedy, Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Horror/Thriller
MoviesEasy A, Greetings from Tim Buckley, The Stepfather, Cymbeline, John Tucker Must Die, Margin Call, Forever Strong, Parts per Billion, The Fluffer, Debating Robert Lee, Adam Green's Aladdin, Drive-Thru, Sadako 3D, Loch Ness Terror, The Paper Store, Fight for Survival, One Night with You, Darkness Falls, The Juggler
TV ShowsGossip Girl, The Bedford Diaries, The Mountain, The Brothers García, Do Over, Daddio

Interesting Facts

1 Joked he would rather be named Penn than other tennis brands Dunlop or Wilson.
2 When asked who his best and worst on-screen kissing experience was with he said Blake Lively. It was the best because of their relationship and the worst because their characters were still together after they broke up.
3 Close friends with fellow Baltimore native and civil rights activist DeRay McKesson.
4 While in a relationship with former girlfriend Zoë Kravitz he met band mate Jimmy Giannopolous, who is also in Zoe Kravitz's band Lolawolf.
5 Long before they played star-crossed lovers on Gossip Girl (2007), Penn Badgley and Blake Lively dated in real life from 2007 to 2010.
6 Long before starring together on Gossip Girl (2007), Penn Badgley and Blake Lively were home schooled together as children.
7 Penn's band, Mothxr is composed of transplants from other bands. Jimmy Giannoppulos of Pretty Good Dance Moves, Lolawolf and Reputante. Simon Oscroft of No. Darren Will of Rathbourne and Lakis Pavlou of Drowners.
8 Was in a relationship with Birth Doula, Domino Kirke from Spring 2014 until Winter 2014.
9 First single, Easy, from his band Mother was released June 3, 2014 on iTunes.
10 Penn is the frontman of the Brooklyn based band, Mothxr. Originally the band had been called Mother but they found it extremely difficult to promote because it's impossible for people to google.
11 His favorite musician of all time is D'Angelo. His favorite album is 'Voodoo'.
12 Penn, Leighton Meester and Blake Lively are the only Gossip Girl cast members to appear in every single episode of the series.
13 Living in New York [April 2013]
14 Penn's two passions in life are music and acting.
15 Penn was accepted to the University of Southern California, but deferred admission to pursue his acting career. He has joked that he will attend when he's age 30.
16 In 2001 he was nominated for a Young Artist Award for his work on "The Young and the Restless" when he was age 15.
17 Penn's ancestry includes English and Irish, as well as German and Scottish, and remote Dutch and Welsh; also, one of Penn's paternal great-grandfathers, Howard Duff, was an immigrant from Jamaica, and may have had Afro-Jamaican ancestry. Penn's patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to George Badgley, who was born, c. 1616, in Bakewell, Derby, England.
18 Penn has traveled to South America and experienced ayahuasca, the legendary vine of the souls, multiple times. Ayahuasca is a brew of psychoactive ingredients that can produce a feeling of enlightenment and spirituality when ingested. Many people say that it made profound positive changes in their lives after consumption. In October 2012 Penn took part in the 5th annual Ayahuasca Monologues which took place at Webster Hall in New York City where he described his experiences comically in front of an audience. He described his latest experience as the simplest but most profound moment of his life so far.
19 Sings completely live in the film 'Greetings from Tim Buckley'.
20 Owns many guitars including a Gibson ES-175 and L-5, Collings C-10, two fenders: A sea-foam green Stratocaster and a Telecaster Custom. The L-5 and Collings were gifts to himself when he found out he landed the role of Jeff Buckley in 'Greetings from Tim Buckley'.
21 Has known Blake Lively since he was eleven years old but is adamant that they didn't actually know each other well until Gossip Girl, where they became close.
22 Penn's most embarrassing moment was forgetting the words to "The Star-Spangled Banner" while singing at a minor-league baseball game.
23 Good friend of Shawn Pyfrom.
24 Penn turned down the role of Dan Humphrey twice before accepting.
25 Penn highly admires TV actresses Tina Fey and Parker Posey.
26 Penn's mother once drove him 50 miles to appear in a community production of Music Man.
27 Did voice-over work for Nintendo games.
28 In March 2010, The American Red Cross announced Penn Badgley as a member in National Celebrity Cabinet.
29 During the 2008 United States presidential election, Badgley expressed his support for Barack Obama over John McCain.
30 Plays guitar, bass and sings.
31 Was in an on and off relationship with Zoe Kravitz from summer 2011 until 2013.
32 Has a tattoo on his right leg.
33 Parents divorced when he was age 12.
34 Cousin is Megan Murphy.
35 Boyfriend of Blake Lively. [2007-2010].
36 Upon being asked how his name originated, he says his father was bouncing a Pilot Pen tennis ball in frustration while trying to think of baby names. When his mother got her ultrasound, he referred to the baby looking like the size of the tennis ball. And thus, they named him Penn.
37 Attended Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma, Washington.
38 Has an older half sister.


1 Gap in teeth
2 Deep voice
3 Curly dark hair
4 Doe brown eyes


1 [asked by People magazine what rock star he liked as a child] One of my bigger crushes was Eve. I loved her 'cause she was kind of hard. I love those tattoos.
2 Passion is number one and trust is number two. You need to start with a passionate connection, and if you can maintain it and cultivate it, that's most important. Then trust can develop.
3 [talking about getting into character to play Jeff Buckley] At that time I was falling madly in love in a way that was changing me and opening me up. And it was an integral part of playing Jeff. Technically, I could probably play guitar and sing better now because I have a year of consistent experience under my belt, but, at the time, I was kind of going through what Jeff was going through emotionally in the movie in the sense that the worlds of music and love and women and art were opening up to me. Honestly I needed it. It was like this cosmic intervention where, if you're going to play somebody like Jeff you've got to at least be in love, you know? And being in love, real, true, earth-shattering love - even though it sounds hyperbolic I really was going through it - helped me be as good as I could be. For me, this movie is a beautiful step forward. Gossip Girl has given me everything that I have now. It gave me the opportunity to live in New York and to be in a position to get this role. It also put me in New York City so I could meet Zoe.
4 I would say, it is a huge commitment to make. I mean it's amazing that someone chooses to do this for a living and I would encourage it no matter who you are but I think that you just have to realize that it's a life commitment the same way that someone might commit themselves to becoming a lawyer or a doctor. You know, you go to law school for seven years, I had been in LA for eight years. I feel like that is the equivalent of you know, paying your dues. It's a lot of work and you can't really treat it casually if you really want to succeed but it is the best job there is, I think. So if you can do it, I would say, go right ahead.
5 I couldn't date someone who didn't like dogs. There are exceptions to the rule, but I find that if someone doesn't like animals, I am a little suspicious of them.
6 I want to be an actor. I don't want to be a celebrity. They are two different things and people have forgotten that they are different.
7 I had actually told my agent at one time, 'If someone ever makes a Jeff Buckley movie, I have to do it'. I felt that it called for a person that hears this music and is deeply, deeply moved more than just someone who is able to look like him, or play like him, or sing like him.
8 [on the advantage of fame] I've had some fun nights. But I learned early on that that stuff is never satisfying in the end. There's a reason the French call the moment of orgasm la petite mort, "the little death." No matter how good the moment was, the moment after is always revealing.
9 [on marriage] Yeah. Eventually. I want the ceremony. I want the bond.
10 [on what he wish he had been told as a teen] I wish I had known that vulnerability is universal for everyone, regardless of how cool or not cool they are. You have such a heightened awareness of yourself, so even small things seem life-changing - a bad day turns into, 'Oh my gosh, my life is over.' If I were still a teen, I would want to hear: 'It's okay. Take a deep breath and move on,'"
11 I've written a song for every woman I've been with.


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Jury Special Mention Manchester International Film Festival (MANIFF) Outstanding Lead Actor The Paper Store (2016)
2016 Festival Award Oxford International Film Festival, UK Best Actor The Paper Store (2016)
2012 Robert Altman Award Independent Spirit Awards Margin Call (2011) J.C. Chandor (director)

Tiffany Little Canfield (casting director)

Bernard Telsey (casting director)

Simon Baker (ensemble cast)

Paul Bettany (ensemble cast)

Jeremy Irons (ensemble cast)

Mary McDonnell (ensemble cast)

Demi Moore (ensemble cast)

Zachary Quinto (ensemble cast)

Kevin Spacey (ensemble cast)

Stanley Tucci (ensemble cast)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Drama Gossip Girl (2007)
2012 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Margin Call (2011) Kevin Spacey

Paul Bettany

Jeremy Irons

Zachary Quinto

Simon Baker

Mary McDonnell

Demi Moore

Stanley Tucci

Aasif Mandvi
2012 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Drama Gossip Girl (2007)
2011 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Best Ensemble Performance Margin Call (2011) Kevin Spacey

Paul Bettany

Jeremy Irons

Zachary Quinto

Simon Baker

Mary McDonnell

Demi Moore

Stanley Tucci

Aasif Mandvi
2011 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Acting Margin Call (2011) Kevin Spacey

Paul Bettany

Jeremy Irons

Zachary Quinto

Simon Baker

Mary McDonnell

Demi Moore

Stanley Tucci

Susan Blackwell

Aasif Mandvi

Ashley Williams
2011 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Romantic Comedy Easy A (2010)
2011 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Drama Gossip Girl (2007)
2010 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Drama Gossip Girl (2007)
2010 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Horror/Thriller The Stepfather (2009)
2009 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Drama Gossip Girl (2007)
2008 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Drama Gossip Girl (2007)
2001 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Daytime TV Series - Young Actor The Young and the Restless (1973)



Adam Green's Aladdin 2016 Prince of Monaco
The Paper Store 2016 Sigurd Rossdale
The Slap 2015 TV Series Jamie
Cymbeline 2014 Posthumus
Parts Per Billion 2014 Erik
Gossip Girl 2007-2012 TV Series Dan Humphrey
Greetings from Tim Buckley 2012 Jeff Buckley
East of Eden 2012 Short
Periods. 2012 Short
Margin Call 2011 Seth Bregman
Easy A 2010 Woodchuck Todd
The Juggler 2009/I Short The Stud
The Stepfather 2009 Michael Harding
Forever Strong 2008 Lars
Drive Thru 2007 Van
John Tucker Must Die 2006 Scott
The Bedford Diaries 2006 TV Series Owen Gregory
The Mountain 2004-2005 TV Series Sam Tunney
Debating Robert Lee 2004 Matt's Debate Opponent
The Twilight Zone 2003 TV Series Trace Malone
Do Over 2002-2003 TV Series Joel Larsen
What I Like About You 2002 TV Series Jake
The Brothers Garcia 2000-2002 TV Series Eddie Bauer
The Nightmare Room 2002 TV Series Student
The Fluffer 2001 Young Sean
The Young and the Restless 2000 TV Series Phillip Chancellor IV
Daddio 2000 TV Series Todd
Bull 2000 TV Series
Mario Tennis 2000 Video Game Alex (voice, as Penn Badgely)
Will & Grace 1999 TV Series Boy #1, Todd
Mario Golf 1999 Video Game Kid (voice)


Moth 2009 Short executive producer


Gossip Girl: XO XO 2012 TV Movie documentary special thanks


Big Morning Buzz Live 2013 TV Series Himself
A Big Farewell to Our Upper East Siders 2013 Video short Himself
Gossip Girl: Series Retrospective 2012 TV Movie Himself
Gossip Girl: XO XO 2012 TV Movie documentary Dan Humphrey / Himself
5 Years of Iconic Style 2012 Video short Himself
Gossip Girl: Gossip Girl Turns 100 2012 Video short Himself
Easy A: The School of Pop Culture 2010 Video short Himself
The Making of Easy A 2010 Video short Himself
Vocabulary of Hilarity 2010 Video short Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2010 TV Series Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 2010 2010 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Made in Hollywood 2009 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2009 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009 TV Series Himself
Fifth Avenue Meets Gossip Girl 2009 Video short Himself
Stylish Confessions: The Fashion of 'Gossip Girl' 2009 Video short Himself
Gossip Girl Couture 2008 Video short Himself
The Beginning, XOXO 2008 Video short Himself
Rachael Ray 2008 TV Series Himself
Total Request Live 2008 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2008 TV Series Himself
Gossip Girl Revealed 2008 TV Movie Himself
The View 2007 TV Series Himself
Grrrl Power 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Kodiak Yearbook 2006 Video documentary short Himself
The Making of, Debating Robert Lee 2006 Documentary short Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2002 TV Series Himself

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