Quick Facts of Sean Justin Penn

  • Full NameSean Justin Penn
  • Net Worth$150 Million (approx.)
  • Date of Birth17 August, 1960
  • NicknameSean Penn
  • Marital Status Divorced
  • BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, U.S.
  • Ethnicity Mixed
  • ProfessionActor, Filmmaker, Director
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1974–present
  • Eye colour Dyed Red
  • Hair colour Brown
  • BuildAverage
  • SpouseMadonna (m. 1985; div. 1989), Robin Wright (m. 1996; div. 2010)
  • Height5′ 8″
  • EducationSanta Monica High School
  • Children2
  • Horoscope Leo

The two-time Academy Award winner, Sean Penn is successfully established in his career as an American actor, director, and filmmaker. He has appeared in 112 episodes of Little House on the Prairie which was directed by his father who was also a film director. He is the brother of Chris Penn and Michael Penn.

The 59 years old, Sean is active in the entertainment industry since 1974 and accumulated a net worth of approximately $150 Million. Mentioning his marital status, he married twice in his life where both of his marriages ended with a divorce. Also, he has two children from his marriages. Who is his kid?

Let’s find out all the answers in the lower sections. Stay tuned.

Early Life of Sean Penn

It becomes common when a child of the family handles the business of his parents. Sean Penn was born in California to his American parents. His father, Leo Penn was an American actor and director who died at the age of 77 in California. Whereas, his mother, Eileen Ryan died in 1998 and was active in her career as an American stage, film, and TV actress. As a matter of fact, Sean was born from the second marriage of his father. Prior to Eileen, Leo was married to Olive Deering from 1947 to 1952.

The photo of Sean Penn's father, Leo Penn
The photo of Sean Penn’s father, Leo Penn
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His mother, Eileen was a Catholic believer and came from Irish-Italian descent. Sean grew up along with his older brother, Michael Penn, an American singer-songwriter who is currently married to
Aimee Mann. Sadly, his younger brother, Chris Penn died in 2006. In order to pursue his dream of being a filmmaker, Sean started filming short movies at an early age from the inspiration of his late father. At an early age, he also made films with his childhood friends, Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen.

Career Highlights

Sean Penn first entered the entertainment industry through his appearance in his father’s 1974 TV series, Little House on the Prairie. He then appeared in a film, Taps (1981). He received wide recognition from his role in the hit comedy, Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982). After a year, he played the role of Mick O’Brien in the drama TV series, Bad Boys (1983). He earned two Academy Award for his performance in Mystic River (2003) and Milk (2008).

Talking about his filmmaking career, Sean first directed The Indian Runner (1991). Following, he went to direct some music videos like Dance with the One That Brought You (1993), North Dakota (1993), The Barry Williams Show (2002), etc. He then directed three films, The Crossing Guard (1995), The Pledge (2001), Into the Wild (2007). Besides, Atria Books has written and published his novel titled Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff.

Married Twice In Life

The American actor, Sean Penn married twice in his life where both of his weddings ended with a divorce. Mentioning from the first, he was first engaged to the famous actress, Elizabeth McGovern. The former partners were the co-stars in Racing with the Moon (1984).

Sean Penn with his first and former wife, Madonna Louise Ciccone
Sean Penn with his first and former wife, Madonna Louise Ciccone
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After calling quits with Elizabeth, Sean started dating the American singer, Madonna Louise Ciccone. The couple dated for a long and finally exchanged their wedding vows on the day of Madonna’s birthday in August 1985. The two have also appeared in the 1986 British-American film, Shanghai Surprise. After some time of their marriage, Sean got into a controversy after assaulting a photographer on the set and spent 60 days in prison.

Sean Penn with his second and former wife, Robin Wright
Sean Penn with his second and former wife, Robin Wright
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After sharing four years of marriage, the couple separated their paths with a divorce in 1989. The reason for their divorce was based on an assault complaint. Sean then started a relationship with Robin Wright and shared two children; Dylan Frances, born on April 13, 1991, and Hopper Jack, born on 6th August 1993. The couple reconciled married and stayed in Ross, California until the couple filed for divorce in December 2007.

Sean Penn with his son, Hooper Jack during an event
Sean Penn with his son, Hooper Jack during an event
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Their divorce was finalized on 22nd July 2010 with the agreement of spousal support, division of assets and custody of Hopper. Recently, in December 2013, he had begun dating Charlize Theron and engaged in December 2014. Again, their relationship was ended in June 2015. Since then, Penn has not been involved in any sort of relationship.

Net Worth

The American filmmaker, Sean Penn is serving the film industry for a long time. Over the past years, he has appeared in many films, TV series and also has directed famous movies. He has an estimated net worth of $150 Million in 2020 as per The Wealthy Gorilla.

Similarly, his biopic, Milk was made with a total budget of $20 Million which grossed $54.6 Million on the box office collection. Sean has also founded the J/P Haitian Relief Organization and ran 55,000 person tent camp during the 2010 Haiti Earthquake and also active on other charity works.

So, there is no surprise how he maintained such a capital. Therefore, he is leading a lavish life at present.