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Penn Badgley



Baltimore-born actor Penn Badgley first started landing a string of roles in his mid-teens, finding his first major part with the short-lived fantasy comedy series Do Over, on the WB. Then-16-year-old Badgley starred on that program as Joel Larsen, a 34-year-old loser salesman propelled back into his high-school body to relive his teenage years and alter the course of his adult life. Following the cancelation of that show, the WB provided Badgley with his next two major roles, though both turned out to be equally shortlived; he played Sam Tunney on the soapy drama The Mountain (2004) and Owen Gregory on the ensemble collegiate series drama The Bedford Diaries (2006). Shortly thereafter, Badgley could be seen in the high-school teen comedy John Tucker Must Die.



It was in 2007 that the young actor finally found his first small-screen hit, when he was cast in a lead role on Gossip Girl, a teen drama on the fledgling CW network (itself a successor to the WB and UPN). The actor played Dan Humphrey, a Brooklyn-dwelling aspiring writer who goes to an elite private high school where his classmates are mostly Upper East Side snobs; the show became a big hit for the network, and gave Badgley his first taste of true stardom. In 2009, he took on a starring role in the remake of the classic '80s horror film The Stepfather. He went on to be in the high school sex comedy Easy A, and played one of the young corporate bankers forced to deal with the beginning of the financial collapse in Margin Call.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
31% Cymbeline
  • Posthumus
2015
71% Greetings From Tim Buckley
  • Jeff Buckley
2013
No Score Yet Parts Per Billion
  • Erik
2013
88% Margin Call
  • Seth Bregman
2011
85% Easy A
  • Woodchuck Todd
2010
11% The Stepfather
  • Michael Harding
2009
29% Forever Strong
  • Lars
2008
No Score Yet Drive Thru
  • Van
2007
26% John Tucker Must Die
  • Scott Tucker
2006
No Score Yet Grrrl Power
  • Actor
2004
47% The Fluffer
  • Young Sean
2003

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Gossip Girl
2007-2012
  • Dan Humphrey
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
The Twilight Zone
2002-2003
  • Trace
65% The Slap
2015
  • Jamie

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