orn on November 1, 1986, in Baltimore, Maryland, Penn Badgley is the son of Duff and Lynne Murphy Badgley.
His father, Duff Badgley, led a multifaceted career, initially working as a newspaper reporter before transitioning into carpentry and home building. Notably, he also ventured into politics, emerging as the Green Party candidate for governor of Washington in 2008. This familial connection to the realm of public service and journalism may have influenced Penn’s own views and engagement with societal issues.
Penn Badgley’s upbringing was shaped by a familial trio, as he was the only child of Duff and Lynne Badgley. His educational journey commenced at Woolridge Elementary, where his mother took an active role as the PTA president, underscoring the family’s commitment to community involvement and education.
A pivotal moment in Penn’s educational trajectory was his transfer to St. Christopher’s School in Richmond, Virginia. This shift marked a formative period for the budding actor, providing an environment that potentially nurtured his artistic inclinations and set the stage for his future endeavors.
Later, Penn continued his educational pursuits at Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma, Washington. These formative years likely played a role in shaping the actor’s worldview and may have contributed to the depth and authenticity he brings to his diverse roles on screen.