Saturday, October 22, 2011

10 Things You Don’t Know Penn Badgley

Penn Badgley at Coachella 2011

The American actor Penn Badgley and also known for his role as Dan Humphrey on the CW television series Gossip Girl.

A lot of people are keeping on eye on him since he got the role of late musician Jeff Buckley in the upcoming biopic movie “Greetings from Tim Buckley,” other than that role of a life span isn’t the only one Penn has been working on. He will be also cast alongside big names stars like Demi Moore, Zachary Quinto and Kevin Spacey in the upcoming Wall Street thriller “Margin Call”, which is set to release on theaters on Friday October 21, 2011.

In the latest celebrity update, there are 10 things Penn Badgely fans didn’t know to help you to know him more.

1st Penn, in fact turned down the role of Dan Humphrey two times in a row before accepting it.

2nd Penn knows his stuff and he got his GED at the age of 13 years old only, so he and his mother could move to LA and start auditioning.

3rd Penn was named after a tennis ball. Well his dad was a “Pilot Penn tennis ball” in frustration while trying to come up with baby names. He was look like a ball during the ultrasound and that’s the time they named it Penn.

4th Penn also did some voice in video games so if you’re playing Mario games especially “Mario Tennis in 2000” and Mario Golf 64 in 1999” he was there and yes you eventually heard his voice.

5th Penn was an acclaimed actor before the Gossip Girl days. In fact, in 2001, he was nominated for a Young Artist Award for his performance in the TV series ‘The Young and the Restless.’

6th Penn was also in the commercial for pro-Barack Obama alongside with his ex-girlfriend Blake Lively to support him and as part of MoveOn’s Youth Vote Program.

7th Penn is so jealous of one of his ‘Gossip Girl’ co-star. It was Ed Westwick’s chest hair because his character Dan Humphrey doesn’t get to have any of it.

8th Penn is a huge fan of singing and when the time he was singing at a minor-league baseball game, he forgot the lyrics of the song so it was his the most embarrassing moment.

9th Penn was one of the named as a member of the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet in 2010, where celebrities help out using their talents and resources in furthering the cause of the organization.

10th Penn is a big fan of Soccer. Actually he also joined forces with Brad Pitt in the USA bid committee in 2010 to bring the FIFA World Cup to the United States in 2018 and 2022.

So there you have it the 10 things you may know about him.

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