Sean Justin Penn is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and producer born to his parents Leo Penn (father) and Eileen Ryan (mother) know all about his Parents , Family, Wife, Children and Career in this article
Sean Penn Parents ( Mother and Father )
Penn was born in Santa Monica, California. His older brother is musician Michael Penn. His parents’ names are Leo Penn (father) and Eileen Ryan (mother). His father was an actor and director and his mother was an actress.
His younger brother, actor Chris Penn, died in 2006. His father was Jewish, the son of emigrants from the Russian Empire,while his mother is a Catholic of Irish and Italian descent.
Sean Penn Education
Penn was raised in a secular home in Malibu, California, and attended Malibu Park Junior High School and Santa Monica High School, as Malibu had no high school at that time.He began making short films with some of his childhood friends including actors Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen, who lived near his home.
Sean Penn Wife and Relationships
Penn was engaged to Elizabeth McGovern, his Racing with the Moon co-star (1984). He was also in a relationship with Susan Sarandon for a short time. In January 1985, Pen met Madonna on the set of her “Material Girl” music video. On Madonna’s 27th birthday, August 16, 1985, they married; Penn was 25 the next day. Madonna dedicated her third studio album True Blue (1986) to Penn, referring to him in the liner notes as “the coolest guy in the universe.” The two starred in the critically panned and widely derided Shanghai Surprise (1986), directed by Jim Goddard, and Madonna dedicated her third studio album True Blue (1986) to Penn, referring to him as “the coolest guy in the universe.” Penn’s angry rants against the press shattered his marriage.
Madonna filed for divorce in December 1987, but two weeks later she withdrew the papers.Madonna reportedly withdrew an assault charge against Penn, alleging that he had beaten her at their Malibu, California home over the New Year’s weekend, in January 1989.During their marriage, Penn is said to have struck Madonna several times.Madonna, on the other hand, declared in 2015 that the charges were “absolutely absurd, spiteful, reckless, and baseless.”
Penn started dating actress Robin Wright in 1989, and their first child, Dylan Frances, was born on April 13, 1991.Hopper Jack, their second child, was born on August 6, 1993.Penn and Wright divorced in 1995, and during that time he began seeing Jewel after seeing her perform on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. He asked her to write a song for his 1995 film The Crossing Guard, and he accompanied her on tour.
Penn and Wright reconciled and married on April 27, 1996.They were residents of Ross, California.The couple filed for divorce in December 2007, but reunited a few months later, seeking that their divorce case be dismissed by the court.Penn filed for legal separation in April 2009, only to withdraw the case when the pair reconciled in May.
Wright re-filed for divorce on August 12, 2009.On July 22, 2010, the couple’s divorce was finalised; the pair negotiated a confidential agreement on child and spousal support, asset split, and custody of Hopper, who was almost 17 at the time.Penn began dating South African actress Charlize Theron in December 2013.
In June of 2015, their relationship came to an end.Despite claims to the contrary, Theron has confirmed that they have never been engaged.Penn directed The Last Face (2016), which Theron starred in while they were still dating.Penn began dating Leila George, an Australian actress, in 2016.On July 30, 2020, they will tie the knot.On October 15, 2021, George filed for divorce.
Sean Penn Career
Penn has appeared in more than 50 films and won many awards during his career as an actor and director. He has won two Academy Awards for Best Actor for Mystic River (2003) and Milk (2008),and was nominated three more times in the same category for Dead Man Walking (1995), Sweet and Lowdown (1999), and I Am Sam (2001).He also received a Directors Guild of America nomination for directing Into the Wild (2007).
Penn began his acting career in television, with a brief appearance in episode 112 of Little House on the Prairie on December 4, 1974, and directed by his father Leo Penn. Following his film debut in the drama Taps (1981), and a diverse range of film roles in the 1980s, including Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) and Bad Boys (1983). Penn garnered critical attention for his roles in the crime dramas At Close Range (1986), State of Grace (1990), and Carlito’s Way (1993).
He became known as a prominent leading actor with the drama Dead Man Walking (1995), for which he earned his first Academy Award nomination and the Best Actor Award at the Berlin Film Festival.
Penn received another two Oscar nominations for Woody Allen’s comedy-drama Sweet and Lowdown (1999) and the drama I Am Sam (2001), before winning his first Academy Award for Best Actor in 2003 for Mystic River and a second one in 2008 for Milk. He has also won a Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival for the Nick Cassavetes-directed She’s So Lovely (1997), and two Best Actor Awards at the Venice Film Festival for the indie film Hurlyburly (1998) and the drama 21 Grams (2003).
Penn made his feature film directorial debut with The Indian Runner (1991), followed by the drama film The Crossing Guard (1995) and the mystery film The Pledge (2001); all three were critically well received. Penn directed one of the 11 segments of 11’09″01 September 11 (2002), a compilation film made in response to the September 11 attacks. His fourth feature film, the biographical drama survival movie Into the Wild (2007), garnered critical acclaim and two Academy Award nominations.
In addition to his film work, Penn has engaged in political and social activism, including his criticism of the George W. Bush administration, his contact with the Presidents of Cuba and Venezuela, and his humanitarian work in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the 2010 Haiti earthquake.