• 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 look and her complex, deeply moving performances make her eminently castable. At age 25, the time is right for Setton to appear in a major American film production.