While Penn Badgley
had appeared in several WB television series and the 2006 romantic comedy John Tucker Must Die
, it wasn't until he was cast as lovable Brooklyn boy Dan Humphrey on Gossip Girl
that he became a household name. It's been a career highlight for the young actor, but it's also changed his personal life as well. Badgley has been dating co-star Blake Lively
for over a year.
Badgley and the rest of the Gossip
gang have been renewed for another season and his latest film The Stepfather
will hit theatres in October.