Nan Zhang's parents raised her with a strict, traditional Chinese upbringing, but she tried to live as the typical American teenager.
According to Jason Schwartz (creator of Gossip Girl), Nan Zhang enrolled in Brown University during the writer's strike and did not tell anyone on the show.
Both of Nan Zhang's parents are doctors.
Nan has decided to pursue her education and has currently left Gossip Girl for the rest of the show's first season.
Nan shares her birthday with her Gossip Girl co-star Penn Badgley.
Nan was always ranked at the top of her high school class, as a result she graduated as a valedictorian.
Nan's acting career began when a casting director discovered her in a nail salon in New York's Upper East Side.
Nan began modeling after being selected in Chanel/Seventeen Magazine's New Model of the Year contest.
Nan Zhang loves playing the piano, jazz dance, painting and traveling.
Nan is a model turned actress.
Nan believes that she is a nerd.
Nan has been professionally trained in archery and loves snowboarding.
Nan has brown eyes.
Nan made her film debut in the year 2007 in the movie West 32nd.
Nan is 5 feet 8.5 inches (1.74 metres) tall.
Nan is an only child.
Before acting, Nan was involved with the Pre Med program at John Hopkins University to pursue a career in medicine particularly neuroscience.
Nan grew up in China, but moved to New Orleans when she was six years old.
Nan Zhang: I studied for ophthalmology and neuroscience research, and later I focused on photoreceptor retinal damage and ear protection. So just after the [first Gossip Girl episode] wrapped, I was also working on stem cell research.