Sean Justin Penn Net WorthReal Name: Sean Justin Penn
Date of Birth: 08/17/1960
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California
2017 Net Worth: $150 Million
Profession: Actor, filmmaker, political activist
Sean, Sean Penn Biography
Sean Justin Penn was born in August of 1960 in Los Angeles, California. He began acting early on by making home movies with his school chums Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez. Even before he was a teenager, Penn was making appearances with small parts in television series and movies such as Little House on the Prairie. He appeared in small roles on the big screen as well in movies such as Taps, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and The Falcon and The Snowman.
In 1995, Penn earned his first major award nomination for Dead Man Walking. This super acting star has been nominated 5 times for an Academy Award and has won twice. He has also directed several films, including Into the Wild in 2007, which earned him several awards.
Penn is just as passionate about political and social issues as he appears to be about acting and directing. Penn visited Iraq to protest then president Bush’s plans for an air strike. He has also visited Iran, acting a a journalist, and in 2008 he visited with Fidel Castro in Cuba. Perhaps his most recent journalistic foray involved meeting with the escaped Mexican convict Joaquin Guzman, more commonly known as El Chapo. This arranged interview was published by Rolling Stone magazine in January of 2016. Penn has been criticized for meeting with an escaped convicted felon and for not reporting his whereabouts. El Chapo was recaptured four days after this meeting.
Penn is also well known for his volatile relationships. Penn was married to the Queen of Pop, Madonna in 1985. This marriage was most noted for Penn’s violent outbursts and allegedly struck several photographers as well as his wife. (Madonna has since stated that this was not true but at the time, insisted that Penn had “kidnapped” her) Penn married Robin Wright and the couple had two children. They divorced in 1995. Penn had a short affair with singer Jewel but remarried Wright in 1996. The couple has separated several times but finally divorced again in 2010.
Penn is one of the most easily recognized actor in America today. He currently lives in Marin County, just north of San Francisco. He recently sold his Malibu estate for $6.5 million. Penn has a current net worth of $150 million, which is sure to increase as this actor and journalist continues to make both movies and waves.