Penn Badgley; Wife, Net Worth, Height, Age, You, Movies, Education

Published Date: 24 Jan, 2020 Updated date: 24 Jan, 2020 By Celebs Podium

A difficult upbringing never hindered the focus and passion Penn Badgley had for his professional career. Though his parents divorced when he was 12, he fought through the tough times and now, he is a fan favorite for his part in the Netflix series, You.

Penn Badgley, an American actor and musician, has a sweetheart wife who supports him in his career endeavors. Moreover, her career path matches with the love and lust of Penn for the music.

Bio & Family: Age, Parents, Education, Height

The 33-years-of-age actor was born as Penn Dayton Badgley on 1 November 1986, in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. He is the only child of his parents, Duff Badgley and Lynne Murphy Badgley. Penn’s father, Duff served as a newspaper reporter and a carpenter, and also was the Green Party candidate for governor of Washington in 2008. Unfortunately, his parents decided to part their ways when Penn was just 12. Since, he stayed with his mother and shared a sibling bond with his half-sister named Jen from his mother’s second marriage.

Penn split his childhood years between Virginia, Woodlake, and Seattle. As per his education, he attended Woolridge Elementary, where his mother became PTA president before he transferred to St. Christopher’s School. Eventually, He attended Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma, Washington, and was involved with the Seattle Children’s Theatre.

Standing tall at a height of 5 feet and 8½ inches (1.74 meters), Penn completed his California High School Proficiency Exam and began attending Santa Monica College when he was 14. Later on, he enrolled at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, for two years.

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Career, Net Worth

The talented and charming actor basks on a compelling professional life, thanks to his commanding earnings. Penn enjoys a promising net worth of $8 million, which he accumulates from his part in more than two dozen movies and TV shows.

Penn had his television breakthrough in 1999 with a short part in the American sitcom, Will & Grace. Similarly, his movie debut came as Young Sean in the 2001 independent flick, The Fluffer. With some further stints on the TV and movies like The Brothers Garcia (2000-2002), The Mountain (2004-2005), and Easy A (2010), Penn landed the main part in the American teen drama series, Gossip Girl, from 2007 to 2012.


Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg on You (Picture: IMDB)

Following the mounting fame, the actor bagged a career-defying role of Joe Goldberg, ‘a psychopath stalker,’ in Netflix’s psychological thriller series, You. He is part of the show since it began airing with the first season in 2018.

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Married Life With Singer Wife

Amidst the growing professional fame, Penn Badgley also cherishes in his soothing relationship life. The You actor shares a perfectly-knit marriage bond with his English-American singer wife, Domino Kirke. The pair started dating since 2014. Subsequently, they decided to walk down the aisle together on 27 February 2017, in a private ceremony in a New York courthouse.


Penn Badgley with his wife Domino Kirke (Picture: The Oprah Magazine)

Before meeting Domino, he had a string of relationships. Firstly, he dated his teenage sweetheart, Seneca Rice, for a while. After that, Penn was in a romantic relationship with his Gossip Girl co-star, Blake Lively for more than three years. The pair started the romantic fling in May 2007 and separated in September 2010. Following that, Penn was dated American actress Zoe Kravitz for nearly two years. They kicked off their romance in July 2011 before parting their ways in June 2013.

As of now, the actor flaunts a successful married life with his beau, while also co-parenting Domino’s son, Cassius, from her previous relationship.

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Some Interesting Facts About Penn Badgley

  • Penn explains his name origination saying, 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. 
  • Penn turned down the role of Dan Humphrey in Gossip Girl (2007) multiple times before finally accepting it.
  • He has inked a tattoo of a feather on his right leg.
  • Penn enjoys singing and also plays guitar and bass.
  • During the 2008 United States presidential election, he expressed his support for Barack Obama over John McCain.
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