Amanda Setton is a New York actress known for her recurring role in Gossip Girl as Penelope Shafai. After landing several roles in daytime soaps, Setton appeared in 2008’s Sex and the City and What Happens in Vegas.
Is there life after Gossip Girl for Setton? We’d like to think so. Her sultry, mediterranean face (Setton reminds me of Kiera Knightley, but brings a completely new look to the table) and her complex, deeply moving performances make her eminently castable. The time is right for Setton to appear in a major American film.
We’re betting our money on Amanda Setton and would not be surprised to see her appear in the next Judd Apatow, Steven Soderberg or J.J. Abrams production—look for Amanda Setton to appear at a movie theatre near you very soon.