Gossip Girl: Where Are the Stars Now?
It's been six years since Gossip Girl ended, and we still miss it. Those Upper East Siders were a big part of our lives for six seasons, and since Gossip Girl was revealed, they've gone their separate ways. Some of the stars have moved on to new shows, while the queen bees of New York City have gotten married and had babies. While a lot has changed for the stars in the past few years, we will be heading back to the Upper East Side very soon. WarnerMedia announced they are creating a Gossip Girl spinoff series with brand-new characters for its new streaming service, HBO Max. As we cross our fingers for a cameo from Serena and Blair, take a look ahead to see what the original stars of Gossip Girl are all up to now.
Blake Lively as Serena van der Woodsen
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Lively has moved onto movies since wrapping Gossip Girl. She most recently starred in Paul Feig's adaptation of A Simple Favor alongside Anna Kendrick and Crazy Rich Asians star Henry Golding. She also started a lifestyle website called Preserve, before shutting it down not long after. Oh, and Lively has also been super busy being married to Ryan Reynolds and producing two beautiful children with a third child on the way!
Leighton Meester as Blair Waldorf
Penn Badgley as Dan Humphrey
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After retiring from Gossip Girl, Badgley put his focus on his music with his band, MOTHXR. Though the group eventually disbanded, he recently returned to TV with Netflix's You, a thriller which has a few similarities to Gossip Girl. On the personal front, he tied the knot with Domino Kirke in February 2017 and became the stepfather to her 9-year-old son, Cassius.
Chace Crawford as Nate Archibald
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Crawford had a brief stint on ABC's Blood & Oil before its cancellation in 2015. He is set to star on Amazon's new superhero drama The Boys this July.
Ed Westwick as Chuck Bass
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In 2015, Westwick appeared on ABC's short-lived series Wicked City. He most recently starred on the TV reboot of Snatch alongside fellow Brit Rupert Grint, and Netflix's White Gold.
Kelly Rutherford as Lily van der Woodsen
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Rutherford has been sticking to the small screen recently, appearing on Quantico, Jane the Virgin, and Dynasty. She most recently starred on Freeform's Pretty Little Liars spinoff, The Perfectionists.
Matthew Settle as Rufus Humphrey
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Settle has been in a few smaller films like Marshall's Miracle and the TV movie Paper Angels.
Taylor Momsen as Jenny Humphrey
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Momsen has put her acting career on hold to pursue music with her band, The Pretty Reckless.
Jessica Szohr as Vanessa Abrams
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Szohr has been juggling movies and TV, appearing in films like Ted 2 as well as the medical drama Complications on the USA Network, and Kingdom. She currently stars on Fox's The Orville.
Zuzanna Szadkowski as Dorota Kishlovsky
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Szadkowski is all over the place, popping up on Elementary and Girls. She also appeared on The Good Wife!
Connor Paolo as Eric van der Woodsen
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Paolo jumped from Gossip Girl to Revenge in 2011, where he starred as Declan Porter for two seasons. He recently starred on Fullscreen's six-episode series Business Doing Pleasure.
Kaylee DeFer as Ivy Dickens
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DeFer reprised her role as Casey (the wife of Rachel Bilson's character) on How I Met Your Mother in 2013. She also starred in a 2013 thriller called Darkroom.
Amanda Setton as Penelope Shafai
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After wrapping Hawaii Five-0 in 2015, she made an appearance as Bootsy Durbrige on Beauty and the Beast's final season.
Margaret Colin as Eleanor Waldorf
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Since 2012, Colin has appeared on Veep, Shades of Blue, and Younger.
Michelle Trachtenberg as Georgina Sparks
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Since Gossip Girl, Trachtenberg has popped up on NCIS: Los Angeles and Sleepy Hollow. She was also in Sister Cities in 2016, alongside Amy Smart, Troian Bellisario, and Stana Katic.
Robert John Burke as Bart Bass
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Burke has a recurring role as Ed Tucker on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. In 2018, he appeared in Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman.
Elizabeth Hurley as Diana Payne
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Hurley starred on the E! original scripted series The Royals as Queen Helena for four seasons, before it was canceled. She is set to join the cast of Hulu's Runaways during season three.
Sebastian Stan as Carter Baizen
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While he appeared on Once Upon a Time as the Mad Hatter, his most notable role since the show has to be Bucky Barnes in the Marvel universe. In 2017, he portrayed Jeff Gillooly in the Oscar-nominated film I, Tonya. He is set to reprise his role as Bucky on the Disney+ show, Falcon & Winter Soldier.