Penn Dayton Badgley (born November 1, 1986 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American actor and singer-songwriter. He's perhaps best known for his role as Dan Humphrey on Gossip Girl, who was ultimately revealed to be the titular character in its series finale, and as Joe Goldberg on You (2018). He's also appeared in the films Easy A (as Emma Stone's love interest) and Greetings From Tim Buckley as the late musician Jeff Buckley.
In addition to his acting career, he's also a musician, serving as the lead singer of the band MOTHXR. Their debut album, Centerfold, is set for release in early 2016.
Discography (with MOTHXR)
- Centerfold (2016)
- Do Over (2002) as Joel Larsen
- John Tucker Must Die (2006) as Scott Tucker
- Drive-Thru (2007) as Van
- Gossip Girl (2007 — 2012) as Dan Humphrey
- The Stepfather (2009) as Michael Harding
- Easy A (2010) as "Woodchuck" Todd
- Margin Call (2011) as Seth Bregman
- Greetings From Tim Buckley (2012) as Jeff Buckley
- The Slap (2015) as Jamie
- You (2018 — present) as Joe Goldberg
- Here Today as Rex Burnz