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.
Nate: Listen, I'm sorry I had to be the one to tell you.
Tripp: Yeah, I doubt that. I'm sorry you're enjoying every second of this.
Nate: I know our history isn't exactly pristine, Tripp, but we're still family.
Nate: I want you out of here. Today.
Diana: After all the fun we've had together?
Nate: What would people think if they knew about your side business?
Diana: Is that a threat? Because I am your main financial backer and we did sleep together. Sometimes right here in these very offices. So exposing me would only embarrass The Spectator. And you.
Nate: Then I'll find another way.