Sean Penn

  • Birth Name: Sean Justin Penn
  • Birth Place: Burbank, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Producer, Director, Writer
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Fast Facts

  • His actor-director father, Leo Penn, was blacklisted during the 1950s McCarthy era.
  • Made feature-film acting debut as an unruly cadet in Taps (1981). Directorial debut was 1991's The Indian Runner.
  • In 1987, served 32 days of a 60-day sentence for hitting a movie extra trying to photograph him.
  • Briefly dated Jewel, and later directed her music video for "You Were Meant for Me" in 1997.
  • Wrote personal accounts of a 2003 trip to Baghdad and a 2005 visit to Tehran for the San Francisco Chronicle.
  • Helped rescue people in New Orleans affected by Hurricane Katrina in September 2005.
  • Served as president of the 2008 Cannes Film Festival jury.
  • Following the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, cofounded J/P Haitian Relief Organization to provide vital resources to the country.

Awards

  • 1994, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2003, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1995, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2004, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Winner
  • 1996, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 2000, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2009, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 2008, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 2001, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2003, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2003, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2003, Venice Film Festival — Best Actor: Winner
  • 1998, Venice Film Festival — Best Actor: Winner
  • 2004, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actor: Winner
  • 2001, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
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  • 1999, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1996, Berlin Film Festival — Silver Bear for Best Actor: Winner
  • 2007, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 2008, Writers Guild Awards — Adapted Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2009, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Leading Actor: Nominee
  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
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  • 1997, Cannes Film Festival — Best Actor: Winner
  • 2009, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Winner
  • 2004, Independent Spirit Awards — Special Distinction Award: Winner
  • 2008, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Director: Nominee
  • 2009, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actor: Winner
  • 2002, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
  • 1996, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Male Lead: Winner
  • 2012, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Joel Siegel Award: Winner
  • 2004, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
  • 2009, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Male Lead: Nominee
  • 2004, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 2008, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Writer: Nominee
  • 1999, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Male Lead: Nominee

Relationships

  • Scarlett Johansson — Ex-significant Other
  • Michael Penn — Brother
  • Dylan Francis Penn — Daughter
  • Robin Wright — Ex-wife
  • Leo Penn — Father
  • Madonna — Ex-wife
  • Hopper Jack Penn — Son
  • Christopher Penn — Brother
  • Eileen Ryan — Mother
  • Elizabeth McGovern — Ex-fiancée
  • Charlize Theron — Ex-significant Other

College

  • Attended Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, California, United States
Emmys

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MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)
MYKAL-MICHELLE HARRIS, ARICA HIMMEL, ETHAN WILLIAM CHILDRESS

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