Sean Justin Penn is an American actor, filmmaker and a political activist. He was always under limelight of the media due to his Private life and the viewpoints he had about politics.
Sean was born in 17August1960, in Santa Monica, California, United States. Sean Penn was brought up in a middle class family. His parents were Leo Penn who was an actor and director and Eileen Ryan who was an actress. He is their second son. Penn’s elder brother Micheal Penn was a Musician. His younger brother was the actor, Chris Penn. He married to Robin Wright from 1990 to 2010 and Madonna from 1985 to 1989. He has two children Dylan Frances Penn and Hooper Jack Penn.
Sean attended Santa Monica High School along with Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen, and Rob Lowe. He moved to New York at the age of 19 and became a part of the Broadway Play, Heartland.
Sean Penn was also an active social activist. He was noted for his criticism against the administration of George W Bush and his contacts with the presidents of Cuba and Venezuela.
He made his debut by enacting in the Little House, which was a series in the Prairie television. His debut film was Taps in 1981, in which he played a role of military cadet. He made outstanding performance in the movie, The Falcon and the Snowman in 1985 followed by the movie At Close Range.
In 1985, Penn married the pop icon Madonna. During the period of their four year old marriage, he produced and starred in the movie, Shanghai Surprises in the year 1986. Madonna and Penn divorced in 1989.
Penn’s debut direction was for the movie, The Indian Runner in the year 1991. He also played the role of music director for the videos like Sahina Twain’s Dance with the One That Brought You in 1993, Lyle Lovett’s North Dakota and Peter Gabriel’s The Barry Williams Show. Other films under her direction were The Crossing Guard in 1995, The Pledge in 2001, and Into the Wild in 2007.
Penn was nominated for Academy Awards for the Best Actor 5 times and he won the award twice. Those two movies were Dead Man Walking and Sweet and Lowdown. He also received one Golden Globe Award, and one Screen Actor’s Award.
Sean Penn’s assets include a home in San Francisco which had about 10,000 square feet and was bought at a price of $2.1 million, a home at Malibu which was bought for a sum of $3.8 million. He also has a Ford Mustang, 1987 Black Buick, a convertible BMW Z3, and a Nissan Titan.
Sean Penn can be considered as a gifted actor with versatility and always progressive in his career. He is well known for his acting style which contains emotional style of acting. He was ranked number 76 in the Empire’s Magazine from the top 100 in 1997. His performance in the movie Fast times at Ridgemont High in the year 1982 was ranked number 9 in the Premiere Magazine’s top 100 Great characters in the movie.
Full name: Sean Justin Penn
Date of birth: 17 August 1960
Birth place: Santa Monica, California, United States
Age: 55 Years
Profession: American actor, Filmmaker, Political activist
Height: 1.73 m
Weight: 68 Kg