Nate Archibald is a wealthy, good-looking lacrosse player at St. Jude's school.
His mother is a French socialite and his father is a former Navy captain. Nate smokes copious amounts of marijuana and was once caught and sent to rehab for buying a dimebag in the park. Tough luck on that one.
Archibald has dated a number of girls including Jenny Humphrey, Serena, Georgina Spark, and Lexie - but his only serious relationship has been with his on again/off again girlfriend Blair.
Although Nate was originally planning to attend Yale University and play lacrosse, he eventually left to sail across the world with his father's Navy mentor, Captain Chips White, to figure his life out.
Serena: But what makes you think we'll win? You're not exactly a card shark?
Nate: Well, this one night Bree told me every one of P.J.'s tells. So you'll know exactly when to call his bluff.
Serena: Wait, what? Me?
Nate: Oh, yeah. You're gonna be playing.
Nate: What's going on?
Dan: Charlie said something that kind of weirded me out. I'm hoping it's just a crazy misunderstanding and not actual crazy.
Nate: What'd she say?
Dan: Well, ah, we were kissing. And then things started to, you know. So then she says, "Call me Serena."
Nate: Woah. Are you sure? I mean maybe that's just what you wanted to hear.
Dan: Nice one. But yeah. Yeah I'm sure.