Sean Penn

Actor + Director
Born Aug 17, 1960

Sean Justin Penn is an American actor, screenwriter and film director, also known for his left-wing political and social activism (including humanitarian work). He is a two-time Academy Award winner for his roles in Mystic River (2003) and Milk (2008), as well as the recipient of a Golden Globe Award for the former and a Screen Actors Guild Award for the latter.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Sean Penn.


1960 Birth Born on August 17, 1960.


1974 13 Years Old Penn appeared in a 1974 episode of the Little House on the Prairie television series as an extra when his father, Leo, directed some of the episodes. … Read More


1985 24 Years Old He met pop singer Madonna in February 1985, and they married that August on her birthday. … Read More
1987 26 Years Old The relationship was marred by violent outbursts against the press, including one incident when Penn was arrested for assaulting a photographer on a film set; Penn was sentenced to 60 days in jail in mid-1987, of which he served 33 days. Madonna filed for divorce in December 1987 but later withdrew the papers, only to file them again in January 1989.


1991 30 Years Old At the end of his first marriage, Penn moved in with actress Robin Wright, and their first child, a daughter named Dylan Frances, was born in 1991. … Read More
1995 34 Years Old Penn and Wright separated in 1995, during which time he developed a relationship with Jewel, after he spotted her performing on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. … Read More
1996 35 Years Old Penn and Wright reconciled, married on April 27, 1996, and lived in Ross, California. The couple filed for divorce in December 2007 but reconciled several months later, requesting a court dismissal of their divorce case. … Read More


2002 41 Years Old 1 More Event
On October 18, 2002, Penn placed a US$56,000 advertisement in the Washington Post asking then President George W. Bush to end a cycle of violence. … Read More
2003 - 2005 3 More Events
Penn was born in Los Angeles County, California, the son of actor and director Leo Penn, and actress Eileen Ryan (née Annucci). His older brother is musician Michael Penn. His younger brother, actor Chris Penn, died in 2006. … Read More
On April 19, 2007, Penn appeared on The Colbert Report and had a "Meta-Free-Phor-All" versus Stephen Colbert that was judged by Robert Pinsky. … Read More
2008 47 Years Old In October 2008, Penn traveled to Cuba, where he met with and interviewed President Raúl Castro. … Read More
2009 48 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 22, 2009, Penn received the Academy Award for Best Actor for the film Milk. … Read More
2010 49 Years Old 1 More Event
After the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Penn founded the J/P Haitian Relief Organization, which has been running a 55,000 person tent camp. … Read More


Penn received the designation on January 31, 2012.
2013 52 Years Old In December 2013, Penn began dating actress Charlize Theron. The two announced their engagement in December 2014. Theron ended their relationship in June 2015.
2015 54 Years Old Penn was alleged to have struck Madonna on multiple occasions, but in 2015 Madonna stated the allegations were "completely outrageous, malicious, reckless, and false”.
In January 2016, Penn published an interview (conducted in October 2015) with Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán in Rolling Stone. … Read More
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