Birth Name: Sean Penn
Birth Place: Burbank, California, USA
Sean Penn was born on Aug. 17, 1960 to actors Eileen Ryan and Leo Penn. His father was a drama teacher at the Actor's Studio who had fled from L.A. to New York during the 1950s after he was blacklisted from Hollywood for refusing to testify in anti-Communist hearings. While performing in a production of "The Iceman Cometh" on Broadway, he met actress Ryan. The pair married and moved back to Los Angeles, where Penn had a successful career as a television director and Ryan raised the couple's three sons, Michael, Sean and Chris, before returning to acting later in her life. Eldest brother Michael - who went on to make a name for himself as a songwriter and musician - had all the musical talent...
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