Amanda Setton is an actress who is best known for her recurring role, Penelope Shafai, on Gossip Girl. A graduate of Ithaca College, she studied abroad in Barcelona Spain in an IES program and completed a comprehensive Meisner Technique program at The Actors Workshop of Ithaca. In 2005, she made her debut in the short feature film Surrendering Serendipity: A Rock Opera. This was followed by minor roles in Sex and the City, What Happens in Vegas and Blue Bloods. In 2008, she started to appear on Gossip Girl as one of Blair's minions and continued to do so until 2012. At the same time, she also had a recurring role on the soap opera One Life to Live, playing Kimberly Andrews. In 2012, she joined the cast of The Mindy Project, which stars Office actress Mindy Kaling.
Great Neck, New York City, New York, USA