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Penn Badgley Has a Surprising Multiethnic Background- Here’s All About His Family Background and Past

By Bridgette Dane on February 16, 2023
Penn Badgley’s Ethnicity: The Spectacular You Star Has a Surprising Multiethnic Background

Talking about Penn Badgley's ethnicity, he has a mixed ethnic background which includes Irish, English, German, Scottish, French-Canadian, remote Dutch, Welsh, and French Huguenots. People have been speculating about the 5′ 9ft American actor's acting abilities and his parents since the fourth season of the Netflix series You was broadcast. The actor's parents are separated, and as of right now, he resided in New York with his mother, wife, and two kids.

You'd recognize Penn Dayton Badgley aka Penn Badgley from his remarkable and spine-chilling performance in Netflix's You. Portraying the perfect role of a serial killer who has obsessive compulsion disorder, Badgley has shown the world his caliber.

An actor and musician, Penn Badgley was born on November 1, 1986, in Baltimore, Maryland, to wealthy parents, Duff and Lynne Murphy Badgley. Badgley was raised as an only child by his parents and attended Woolridge Elementary School for schooling before he transferred to St. Christopher's School in Richmond, Virginia.

Penn continued his schooling in Virginia and then attended Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma, Washington. Penn was an active high school student who participated in every activity, including drama and social clubs. Badgley began participating in the Seattle Children's Theatre as a child, and after moving to Washington, he joined the Pine Nut Players community theater in Monroe.

Penn's mother always encouraged him to perform, and when he was 11, they moved to California so he could pursue an acting career. Badgley started his career doing voiceovers for children's radio stations in Hollywood and earned his first screen acting credit on an episode of Will & Grace, which helped him land many shows.

Badgley's breakthrough performance was in The CW's teen drama series Gossip Girl as Dan Humphrey, released in 2007, and helped him earn six Teen Choice Award nominations over the show's run. After that, he started to appear in many big production series, and when he starred as Joe Goldberg in the Netflix series called You, people were amazed by his role.

After the release of Netflix's series You, Part 4, people have been gossiping about Penn Dayton Badgley. From Penn's character Joe's zodiac to his MBTI personality and all about the new season of the show, fans have been neck deep into the You universe.

In this article, we will be discussing Penn Badgley's ethnicity, his personal life, and his parents in detail. To know more, read his article.

Penn Badgley’s Ethnicity: The You Actor’s Paternal Great-Grandfather Was Likely of African-Jamaican Descent!

Penn Badgley's (@pennbadgley) ancestors are Irish, English, German, Scottish, French-Canadian, remote Dutch, Welsh, African-Jamaican, and French Huguenots. When it comes to his real-life partner's ethnicity, she is of English and Iraqi-Jewish descent.

Penn Dayton Badgley has always been in the public eye, and likewise, people are able to track every personal detail about him. When it comes to the 36-year-old American actor's personal life, he has had numerous ups and downs during his childhood, including his parents' divorce.

Penn's parents got divorced when he was 12 years old, and since then he has been living with his mother. He has an older half-sister named Jen from his mother's second marriage. As per multiple sources, the phenomenal actor has a multiethnic background,

Penn Badgley's ancestors are listed as Irish, and English, with minor amounts of German, Scottish, French-Canadian, remote Dutch, Welsh, and French Huguenot; additionally, one of Penn's paternal great-grandfathers, Howard Duff, immigrated from Jamaica and was likely of African-Jamaican descent. Penn's patrilineal ancestors may be traced back to George Badgley, who was born in Bakewell, Derby, England, in 1616.

In terms of his personal life, Badgley had two official relationships before marrying Domino Kirke. The 33-year-old actor was in a relationship with actress and Gossip Girl co-star Blake Lively from 2007 to 2010. He was also in an on-again, off-again relationship with singer Zoe Kravitz from 2011 until 2013.

After failing in two serious relationships, the actor finally seems to have found his soulmate and has been married to Domino Kirke since 2017. They got married in an intimate courthouse ceremony in Brooklyn, New York, followed by a small reception at Maison-May. The pair also shared a baby boy, James, who was born in August 2020.

Although the couple prefers to keep their marriage private, the couple was as expressive of their love as they could. On dec19, 2019 Penn posted his and Domino's picture on the occasion of his wife's birthday. He captioned the photo by mentioning that he was glad to marry his soulmate.

Domino Suzy Kirke-Badgley, also known as Domino Kirke, is a British-American singer, actress, and doula. She was born in London on December 17, 1983, to English and Iraqi-Jewish parents. Suzy was musically taught by her father, Simon Kirke, the drummer for Free and Bad Company, and was a member of the band DOMINO, which was featured in Lena Dunham's independent film Tiny Furniture.

Prior to marrying Penn, Domino was in a relationship with musician Morgan O'Kane, with whom she had a son. As of now, the couple shared a baby together and lived in New York City, U.S. with Domino's previous relationship child, Cassius. After having the two children around, Domino also expressed her feeling about her relationship with Penn and stated:

I was sort of getting used to being a single mom, maybe a little too used to it. I had a really good thing with my kid and we were like this little team. Penn and I were dating, but it wasn’t nearly as serious as it is now, of course. I didn’t think marriage was in the cards for us. So I was sort of just chugging along, surviving and getting through the days, and I think the difference now is that I’m really living.

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