- Was involved in the Pine Nut Players community theater in Monroe and the Seattle Children's Theater while growing up in Washington.
- Passed his high-school proficiency test at age 13.
- An early credit was voice work for Mario Golf 64, in 1999.
- An embarrassing moment, he told TV GUIDE in 2002, was forgetting the words to "The Star-Spangled Banner" while singing at a minor-league baseball game.
- Appeared in the 2006 film John Tucker Must Die, a teen comedy that earned praise from Roger Ebert, while USA Today, though not enamored of the movie, praised Badgley's "verve" in his role.
- After taking on TV roles in the 2002 sitcom Do Over, the 2004-to-2005 drama The Mountain and a 2006 drama, Bedford Diaries, he hit pay dirt with the popular teen drama, Gossip Girl, which debuted in 2007.
- Sometimes wonders whether teens should be watching Gossip Girl, telling Moviephone, "I feel that maybe they're too young" for some of the series' subject matter.
- Appeared in the edgy, funny and well-received 2010 teen comedy-drama Easy A.
- An avid promoter of soccer.
- Named to the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet in 2010.
- 2012, Independent Spirit Awards — Robert Altman Award: Winner
- Lynne — Mother
- Zoë Kravitz — Ex-significant Other
- Duff Badgley — Father
- Blake Lively — Ex-significant Other
- Birth Place: Baltimore, MD
- Profession: Actor
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