Kal Penn

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  • Birth Name: Kalpen Suresh Modi
  • Birth Place: Montclair, New Jersey, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Producer
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Fast Facts

  • Split his first name in two to form his professional moniker. 
  • Made his film debut in the 1999 drama Freshmen.
  • Is a vegetarian and ate veggie burgers during the filming of his hit comedy Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle.
  • In addition to guest spots on shows such as Six Feet Under, Spin City and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, he appeared in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off, Angel.
  • In 2007, joined the cast of the Fox drama House, but he left the series in 2009 to take a position in the Obama administration as Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement.
  • In February 2012, was named a co-chair of the re-election campaign for Barack Obama.

Awards

  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Asmita Modi — Mother
  • Suresh Modi — Father

College

  • Attended University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States

Details

  • Birth Name: Kalpen Suresh Modi
  • Birth Place: Montclair, New Jersey, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Producer

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