Right off the heels of the finale of The O.C., Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage scooped up the rights to the popular book series Gossip Girl and spun it into another hugely successful American teenage drama series. Similar to The O.C., but a tackling a whole new ball game, Gossip Girl told the story of the social hierarchy that goes on with private school kids who come from the most elite, rich families in New York City. Viewers got to see all the scandalous drama that occurs behind closed doors. Like all great shows, it was the hilariously, devious characters who made the show come together like Blair Waldorf, Chuck Bass, Serena van der Woodsen and Dan Humphrey were all impeccably cast. Gossip Girl ran for six seasons from 2007 to 2012 and had many complex storylines that required a revolving door of characters. Fans saw a lot of minor and recurring roles come and go over the years, but there were a handful who left a lasting impression on us. Here’s a look at the 8 minor characters on Gossip Girl who stole the show!
8. Penelope Shafai
Penelope definitely wasn’t a big character on the show, but she was definitely the most memorable of Blair’s minions. She was no stranger to being a mean girl and she’d do whatever it takes to impress Blair, especially when it came to taking down Jenny Humphrey. However, she made her most memorable mark when she stood up to Blair one or two times and, unlike some of the other minions from their high school days, she stuck around for quite some time, making appearances well into the later seasons which is a true testament to her performance.