Date of Birth : Nov 1st 1986
Badgley was born in Baltimore, Maryland and split his childhood years between Richmond, Virginia and Seattle, Washington. He attended Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma, Washington, and was involved with the Seattle Children’s Theatre. He soon began doing voice-overs for children’s radio stations.
In The CW’s new drama Gossip Girl, Badgley portrays Dan Humphrey, the son of 1990’s former rock star Rufus Humphrey (Matthew Settle). He plays the love interest of Upper East Side’s “it” girl, Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively). The show revolves around the lives of socialite young adults growing up on New York’s Upper East Side who attend elite academic institutions while dealing with sex, drugs, and other teenage issues.
In late 2007, it was reported that Badgley was dating his Gossip Girl co-star and former childhood classmate Blake Lively. In May 2008, People magazine published photos of Lively and Badgley kissing while on vacation in Mexico. The two have since become more open about their relationship.