Sean Penn is an American actor and director born in Santa Monica, California, U.S. as Sean Justin Penn on August 17, 1960. Penn was educated at Malibu Park Junior High School and Santa Monica High School.
On December 4, 1974, he started his career in acting by shortly appearing in episode 112 of Little House on the Prairie.
Before gaining other movies roles in movies such as Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), Bad Boys (1983), At Close Range (1986), State of Grace (1990), Carlito's Way (1993), leading role in Dead Man Walking (1995), he made his career debut in the drama Taps (1981).
Penn has received two Oscar nominations, two Academy Awards for Best Actor, including Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival, and two Volpi Cups for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival.
Penn's directorial debut came in 1991 with The Indian Runner (1991), The Crossing Guard (1995), and the mystery film The Pledge (2001).
Besides acting and directing, he has been involved in political and social activism, the likes of his criticism of the George W. Bush administration, his network with the Presidents of Cuba and Venezuela, and his humanitarian work in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
Sean Penn Brother: Chris Penn, Michael Penn
Chris Penn is the younger brother of Sean Penn while Michael Penn is his older brother.
Chris who was an American actor was born Christopher Shannon Penn on October 10, 1965, in Los Angeles, California, United States, and died on January 24, 2006, in Santa Monica, California, United States.
Sean's senior brother, Michael who is an American singer-songwriter and composer, noted for the 1989 single “No Myth”, which was a top 20 hit in the US and successful in several other countries was born Michael Daniel Penn on August 1, 1958, in Greenwich Village, New York, United States.