Gossip Girl cast ages: How old was the cast then (and now)?

Gossip Girl. Photograph by Courtesy of WarnerMedia
Gossip Girl. Photograph by Courtesy of WarnerMedia /
2 of 2

Penn Badgley

Penn Badgely in Gossip Girl (then and now)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 23: Penn Badgley speaks onstage during Vibe Check: Saeed Jones, Sam Sanders, Zach Stafford In Conversation With Penn Badgley at 92NY on June 23, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images) /

Penn Badgley was just 20 when Gossip Girl began, but he had even more reason to celebrate that season with his 21st birthday. Fast forward to July 2023, and he is now a suave 36-year-old, with his next birthday coming up on November 1, 1986.

In addition to his unforgettable role as Dan Humphrey, Penn Badgley has left his mark on both TV and film. You might have caught him in the thrilling TV show You, or perhaps you remember his charismatic presence in movies like Easy A and Greetings from Tim Buckley. Stay in the loop with Penn on Instagram, where you can find him under the handle “@pennbadgley.

Chace Crawford

Chace Crawford in Gossip Girl (then and now)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 27: Chace Crawford attends the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 27, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/VF22/Getty Images for Vanity Fair) /

Chace Crawford, with his dashing looks and charm, made quite the entrance at 22 when he joined the Gossip Girl crew. Now, in July 2023, he’s a dapper 38-year-old, having recently celebrated his birthday on July 18, born in the year 1985.

Beyond Gossip Girl, Chace Crawford continued to make his mark in entertainment. Fans might recognize him from his role in the gripping TV show The Boys, or perhaps you caught him in the movie What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Stay connected with the star himself on Instagram! You can follow him under the handle “@chacecrawford.”

Taylor Momsen

Taylor Momsen in Gossip Girl (then and now)
TEMPE, ARIZONA – FEBRUARY 25: Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless performs during the 2023 Innings Festival at Tempe Beach Park on February 25, 2023 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/WireImage) /

Taylor Momsen enchanted us with her portrayal of Jenny Humphrey at the tender age of 14. As of July 2023, she’s blossomed into a talented 30-year-old, born on July 26, 1993.

Taylor Momsen’s journey in the entertainment world has seen her appear in the TV show Pretty Little Liars and the family adventure movie Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams. Stay updated on her endeavors by following her on Instagram: “@taylormomsen.”

Ed Westwick

Ed Westwick in Gossip Girl (then and now)
MILAN, ITALY – NOVEMBER 27: Ed Westwick attends Milan Games Week & Cartoomics 2022 at Fiera Milano City on November 27, 2022 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Rosdiana Ciaravolo/Getty Images) /

Ed Westwick entered our lives as the enigmatic Chuck Bass when he was just 20. Now, in July 2023, he’s a seasoned 36-year-old, born on June 27, 1987.

Ed Westwick’s acting prowess extends beyond Gossip Girl; you might have caught him in the TV show White Gold or seen him shine in the movie J. Edgar. Stay in touch with him on Instagram, where you can find him under the handle “@edwestwick.

As we reminisce about the unforgettable characters they brought to life, let’s raise a toast to these remarkable actors, cherishing the moments they shared with us on screen and looking forward to the bright future ahead!

Next. Are Gossip Girls stars Blake Lively and Leighton Meester still friends?. dark