Sean Penn

A privileged celebrity born into the spotlight.

Sean Penn
Full NameSean Justin Penn


The illustrious Sean Justin Penn was born into the regal family of Eileen Ryan (née Annucci) and director, actor and writer Leo Penn. As the younger brother of the acclaimed actor Chris Penn, his lineage already provided him with a great platform to reach success. His father was from a Lithuanian Jewish/Russian Jewish family, while his mother had Italian and Irish heritage. Sean was determined to make his mark in the world, and his career as a powerhouse film performer began with a strong-headed role in Taps (1981), later becoming a fan favourite as the fast-talking surfer stoner Jeff Spicoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982). With a talent that could not be denied, he went on to contribute a stellar performance alongside Timothy Huttons in the drama, The Falcon and the Snowman (1985), and has since gone from strength to strength in his illustrious and colourful film career. His private life and political viewpoints have drawn much media attention, making Sean Penn a name that will be remembered for generations to come.

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Yes! They also are a nepo parent! Sean Penn comes from the illustrious Penn-Wright family. They have ten celebrities in their family. With one hundred eighty-nine credited apperances in TV, film, and video.

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  • Oscar2009
    MilkBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
  • Oscar2004
    Mystic RiverBest Actor in a Leading Role
  • Golden Globe2004
    Mystic RiverBest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama


  • SmartLess
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis
  • The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling
  • Family Guy
  • Into the Wild
  • VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World
  • Persepolis
  • Carlito's Way
  • Mystic River
  • The 81st Annual Academy Awards
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Sweet Micky for President
  • The Game
  • Saturday Night Live 25
  • I Am Sam
  • The Thin Red Line
  • Val
  • 21 Grams
  • Milk
  • Dead Man Walking
  • The Beaver Trilogy
  • Witch Hunt
  • Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey
  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • Gaslit
  • The People Speak
  • State of Grace
  • Before Night Falls
  • The Professor and the Madman
  • Licorice Pizza
  • Sweet and Lowdown
  • Pat Metheny Group & David Bowie: This Is Not America
  • Casualties of War
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • The Assassination of Richard Nixon
  • At Close Range
  • The Falcon and the Snowman
  • Love Hate Love
  • Fair Game
  • The Pledge
  • The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live
  • The Tree of Life
  • The 76th Annual Academy Awards
  • Gangster Squad
  • Colors
  • This Must Be the Place
  • Taps

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From the illustrious Annucci and Penn families, Sean Justin Penn is a royal powerhouse film performer of immense talent, capable of deeply moving work. His colorful career has spanned decades and garnered much media attention, both for his celebrated films and his stormy private life and political views. His siblings, Robin Gayle, Dylan, Charlie, Florence Déprez-Wright, Hopper, and Christopher Shannon, are all esteemed stars in their own right. Their father, Leo Penn, was a renowned actor, director and writer; their mother, Eileen Ryan, was an acclaimed actress. Their lineage is of Lithuanian Jewish and Russian Jewish descent on the paternal side, and Italian and Irish descent on the maternal side. Together, this illustrious family of performers stands as a testament to their collective creativity and the power of their bloodline.

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