Michael Penn

Born Aug 1, 1958

Michael Penn is an American singer, songwriter and composer. He is the eldest son of actor/director Leo Penn and actress Eileen Ryan, and the brother of actors Sean Penn and the late Chris Penn.

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1958 Birth Born on August 1, 1958.


1989 30 Years Old Michael Penn is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and film composer. Prior to the release of his 1989 debut album March, Penn was a member of the Los Angeles band Doll Congress, and had appeared as an extra on a few television series, including St. Elsewhere.
1990 31 Years Old March, particularly the first single, "No Myth," brought Penn attention, as well as the 1990 MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist. … Read More
1993 34 Years Old He has worked extensively creating original music for film; among his first work in this field (if not the first) was for 1993's Tales From the Vienna Woods.
1997 38 Years Old He scored two movies released by Paul Thomas Anderson in 1997, Hard Eight and Boogie Nights; he also appears in the latter in a cameo role playing Nick, a recording engineer. … Read More


2003 44 Years Old In 2003, he was nominated for a DVDX Award for Best Original Score in a DVD Premiere Movie for Melvin Goes to Dinner. … Read More
2005 46 Years Old In August 2005, Penn released Mr. Hollywood Jr., 1947 on his own Mimeograph Records label. … Read More


2009 50 Years Old In late 2009, Penn composed the music for the film That Evening Sun.
2012 53 Years Old In 2012 Penn began work as the composer for the HBO TV show Girls. … Read More
2013 54 Years Old He also joined the crew of Showtime's Masters of Sex in 2013 as series composer. … Read More
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