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Sean Penn
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Penn in March 2008
Ambassador-at-large for Haiti
Assumed office
January 31, 2012
President Michel Martelly
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Sean Justin Penn

August 17, 1960 (1960-08-17) (age 59)
Los Angeles County, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
  • Madonna (m. 1985–1989)
  • Robin Wright (m. 1996–2010)
Relations Leo Penn (father, dead)
Eileen Ryan (mother)
Michael Penn (brother)
Chris Penn (brother, dead)
Aimee Mann (sister-in-law)
Children Son and daughter
Residence Los Angeles, California
Alma mater Santa Monica College
Occupation Actor, screenwriter, director, producer
Awards Academy Award, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award, Christopher Reeve First Amendment Award

Sean Justin Penn (born August 17, 1960) is an American actor, screenwriter, movie director, producer and activist. He was born in Los Angeles, California, the middle son of actor Leo Penn (1921-1998) and actress Eileen Ryan (born 1928). His brothers are musician Michael Penn (born 1958) and actor Chris Penn (1965-2006).

Penn has starred in many movies, including: Taps, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Colors, Casualties of War, We're No Angels, Carlito's Way, Dead Man Walking, U Turn, The Game, The Thin Red Line, Being John Malkovich, The Weight of Water, I Am Sam, Mystic River, 21 Grams, The Assassination of Richard Nixon, The Interpreter, All the King's Men, Persepolis, Milk, Fair Game, The Tree of Life and This Must Be the Place,

Penn won an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Mystic River and an Academy Award for Milk.

Penn was married to Madonna from 1985 until they divorced in 1989. He and Robin Wright had a daughter in 1991 and a son in 1993. The couple married in 1996 and divorced in 2010.

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