Penn Badgley has successfully made a name for himself as one of Hollywood's rising stars. After making fans fall in love with his character as Dan Humphrey in Gossip Girl, he becomes the man who many love to fear in You.
But aside from being a good actor, Badgley is also a musician. With that said, how successful does the 35-year-old star have become, and how much net worth does he already have?
Penn Badgley's Blossoming Career
According to his Wikipedia page, Badgley started his acting career in the late 1990s. But he became known as part of the soap opera The Young and the Restless, earning him a Young Artist Award nomination.
It was followed by a role in John Tucker Must Die and Drive-Thru. From there, he made several more movies.
He was seen in The Stepfather, Easy A, Margin Call, Greetings from Tim Buckley, and The Paper Store.
Many award-giving bodies didn't leave Badgley's great acting talent unnoticed. He won the Independent Spirit Award for the movie Margin Call.
He also received six Teen Choice Award nominations for his role in Gossip Girl. Alternatively, he got the MTV Movie & TV Award and Saturn Award nominations for You.
In addition to acting, Badgley also has musical talents. He used to be the lead singer for the Brooklyn-based indie band MOTHXR, whose debut album titled Centerfold dropped in 2016.
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These works and more have helped Badgley amass a net worth of $8 million, per Celebrity Net Worth.
Will Penn Badgley Become a Part of Marvel Cinematic Universe's Fantastic Four?
With Badgley's continued rise to prominence, he is now becoming one of the most popular choices to play the role of Reed Richards, aka Mr. Fantastic, in Fantastic Four.
In fact, editor-in-chief Devin Faraci revealed Marvel Studios has been eyeing Badgley to play the said part.
"The guys that [Marvel Studios] been talking to about it are all white guys. That guy [Badgley] from the show You, who probably has the role already, frankly, he's a white guy," he said, per The Direct. "They're going with the standard... And he's terrific, by the way, that's a good choice. But, they're going very classical."
Badgley is said to be a perfect fit. At the age of 35, with the same fame level and status as other MCU stars, he has a strong potential to be a household name like Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston.
So, it looks like fans have to wait and see who will be the next Mr. Fantastic.
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