Daniel Randolph "Dan" Humphrey (born April 26, 1990) is a fictional character in the best selling Gossip Girl book series. He is one of the main male characters in the television series of the same name and is portrayed by Penn Badgley. Dan Humphrey is the son of Rufus Humphrey and has a younger sister, Jenny, while his mother remains absent for the majority of the series. Dan and his family live in Brooklyn, New York, the alternative of the old-moneyed and conservative Upper East Side. He attends St. Jude's Preparatory School for Boys on the West Side as a scholarship student.
He is described as being attractive and sensitive, loves to write poetry, and one of his poems, "Sluts," was featured in The New Yorker. He revealed his favorite word is death and drinks copious amounts of dark coffee. He over analyses and is easily frustrated. Dan is very close and protective of little sister Jenny who attends an exclusive private school, called the Constance Billard School for Girls, a small, elite, all-girls school located at 93rd and Madison Avenue.
... has kept a steady string of admirers, including Nate Archibald, Dan Humphrey, Aaron Rose, and an entire a cappella group at Yale University ... Dan Humphrey is a thin, sensitive, caffeine-addicted poet who often sees the darker side of things ... Jenny Humphrey is Dan's younger sister and an aspiring artist who wishes to be more like Serena, whom she eventually befriends ...
... Further information Dan Humphrey Portrayed by Penn Badgley since the pilot and the only character other than Serena, Blair and Gossip Girl herself (and the only male ... at a party where she seemed to be the only person who spoke to Dan when she greeted him ... Dan is an aspiring writer who dedicates his first poem to Serena and later becomes an assistant to a popular writer ...
... In Season 6, Dan tells Serena that the reason he didn't give her an answer to the "I love you" was due to the fact that it was easier to focus on his anger at Blair ... Dan and Serena throw their first Thanksgiving as a couple together, where Serena affirms her love for Dan by rejecting both Steven and Blair by saying that Dan is her soul-mate and the ... Dan also solidifies his love by telling Georgina and Rufus that he had a plan all along to win and that there is no winning without Serena ...
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