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Nate Archibald, played by Chace Crawford

Name
Nathaniel 'Nate' Archibald

First Appearance
1x01 Pilot

Background
Nate was born to the successful business magnate Howard Archibald and his wife Anne. He is close friends with Chuck Bass and attends the St. Jude's School for Boys. Nate is charismatic and brave while he tries to do the right thing. He soon had to face the financial problems of his family and his father's drug addiction. Nate was the longtime boyfriend of Blair Waldorf, on which he cheated with her best friend Serena van der Woodsen. After Blair and he tried it several times, they broke it off in spring 2008. Nate then gets involved with Vanessa Abrams. But because he doesn't feel ready for a relationship, they decide to stay friends.
Over the summer he begins an affair with Catherine Beaton, who isn't just married to a British duke, but also blackmailing Nate for sex. When it comes out that Catherine also has a secret affair with her step-son Marcus, who was dating Blair, the former couple gets together to throw Marcus and Catherine out of their lives. Still having financial problems, Nate finds a good friend in Dan, who let him move in with him, his dad and his younger sister Jenny. Nate becomes attracted to Jenny and tries to help her when she makes wrong choices. Jenny wants to know why he's helping her at all. Nate can't give her an answer, when she decides to kiss him. Believing that it was a mistake, Jenny wants to go away when Nate holds her back the two fall into a passionate kiss. Nate has to admit that he has feelings for Jenny. But then Dan finds out about them and with everything going on, they go their separate ways. Nate leaves town for a while and finds himself with Vanessa when he came back. They date for a while, before Nate leaves her to be with Blair again. But this doesn't work out either and Blair breaks things off with him at their senior prom. Over the summer, Nate has planed to do an internship in the mayor's office. But when she wants more from him, he quits and instead decides to go on a backpacking trip through Europe with his ex Vanessa.
With his return, Nate begins an affair with the daughter of his family's political rival, Bree Buckley. The love doesn't last long, when Nate finds out about Bree's true intentions. Instead he gets involved in politics by assisting the campaign of his cousin Trip, who runs for the congress. Maureen, Trip's wife, uses a scheme to make sure that Trip wins the election. Nate and Trip blame their grandfather William, much to Maureen's pleasure. Serena begins to work for the elected congressman and grows closer to Trip. They are about to start an affair, when Serena asks Nate for help to protect her from doing something stupid. As Nate spends time with Serena he suddenly becomes interested in her again.

Family
Howard Archibald - Father
Anne van der Bilt Archibald - Mother
William van der Bilt - Grandfather
Trip van der Bilt - Cousin

Romantic relationships
Blair Waldorf (dated)
Serena van der Woodsen (one night stand)
Blair Waldorf (dated)
Vanessa Abrams (fling)
Catherine Beaton (affair)
Jenny Humphrey (lovers)
Vanessa Abrams (dated)
Blair Waldorf (dated)
Bree Buckley (lovers/dated)
 
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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Romance/Dating
Status: Ended
Network: CW ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 19, 2007
Ended: December 17, 2012
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