Sean Justin Penn

Sean Justin Penn  (born August 17, 1960)

Sean Justin Penn is an American actor and director. 

He has won two Academy Awards, for his roles in the mystery drama Mystic River (2003) and the biopic Milk (2008).

Penn began his acting career in television, with a brief appearance in episode 112 of Little House on the Prairie on December 4, 1974, directed by his father Leo Penn.

Penn was born in Santa Monica, California, to actor and director Leo Penn and actress Eileen Ryan .

His father was Jewish, the son of emigrants from Lithuania, Merkinė while his mother is a Catholic of Irish and Italian descent.