Fast Facts

  • 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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