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Michael Peña Biography

Updated On 08 Jan, 2018 Published On 08 Jan, 2018
Michael Peña

Facts of Michael Peña

Date of Birth :
Age : 48 years old
Family Name : Peña
Birth Country : United States
Birth Sign : Capricorn
Height : 5 Feet 7 Inch

Relationship short Statistics of Michael Peña

What is Michael Peña marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Married
How many children does Michael Peña have ? (name): 1 Children
Is Michael Peña having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Michael Peña Gay ? No

American actor, Michael Pena is a Scientologist. He appeared in numbers of hit movies and series like Crash, End of Watch, World Trade Center, American Hustle, Walk Out, Gracepoint and Felicity among others. Pena is a married man, and a father of a child with his longtime girlfriend turned wife.

Early Life and Education

Michael Pena was born Michael Anthony Pena on 13th January 1976 in Chicago, Illinois under the birth sign Capricorn. Pena is American as per nationality, and as far as his ethnicity is concerned, he is Mexican-American. Pena is the son of Nicolasa (a social worker ) and Eleuterio Pena (a factory worker). His parents are Mexican immigrants.

Pena completed his schooling at Marist High School.


Michael Pena debuted in the movie industry in 1996 from My Fellow Americans. The same year, he also appeared in a TV series called, Pacific Blue performing as the character Rabbit.

Pena appeared in numbers of films like Star Maps, Bellyfruit, Crash, Million Dollar Baby, Babel, American Hustle, Hell and Back and Extinction among others. But, he is popularly known for his roles in Crash, World Trade Center, End of Watch, and Shooter.

In 2012, he appeared in End of Watch, alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Martinez, Anna Kendrick, Frank Grillo and David Harbour among others.

Among all his TV series like Touched by an Angel, The Sentinel, 7th Heaven, My Name is Earl, TheShield, Chozen, and Gracepoint; he is popular for Walk Out. In the series, he shared the screen with Edward James Olmos, Alexa Vega, Laura Harring and Efren Ramirez among others.

As of 2017, Pena gave his voice in two movies- The Lego Ninjago Movie and My Little Pony: The Movie. He is also working on his upcoming movies and TV series-Extinction, A Wrinkle in Time, Ant-man and the Wasp, 12 Strong and Narcos.

Awards and Nominations

Michael Pena has won many prestigious awards including:

2004 – ALMA Award for Crash.

2006 – Black Reel Award and Imagen Awards for Walkout.

2013 – New York Film Critics Online Award, Critics’ Choice Movie Award and Screen Actor Guild Awards for American Hustle.

2014 – ALMA Awards and Imagen Awards for Cesar Chavez.

Some of his nominated awards include ALMA Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, MTV Movie Award, and Gotham Awards among others.

Personal Life

Michael Pena married his longtime girlfriend, Brie Shaffer in 2006 in an intimate ceremony in the presence of limited guests including families, close friends, and relatives.

His wife, Shaffer is a fine artist, actress and also a screenwriter. The couple shares excellent chemistry with each other and happy. The pair has a child together named, Roma Pena, born in 2008.

Net Worth

Michael Pena, now 41, has the height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.7m). Pena has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

Some of Pena’s movies that made a good collection at the box office include:

Gone in 60 Seconds = $237.2 million

Crash = $98.4 million

Million Dollar Baby = $216.8 million

Babel = $135.3 million

World Trade Center = $163 million

Shooter = $95.7 million

Battle: Los Angeles = $211.8 million

The Lincoln Lawyer = $87.1 million

Tower Heist = $152.9 million

End of Watch = $57.6 million

Gangster Squad = $105.2 million

Turbo = $282.6 million

American Hustle = $251.2 million

Fury = $211.8 million

Ant-Man = $519.3 million

Vacation = $105 million

The Martian = $630.2 million

Collateral Beauty = $88.5 million

The Lego Ninjago Movie = $123 million

His salary is to increase in the coming days as he is set to cast in anticipated movies of 2018 like Extinction, Ant-man and the Wasp and A Wrinkle in time.

Michael Peña Married

First Marriage with Brie Shaffer

Michael Pena was married to his longtime girlfriend turned wife, Brie Shaffer in 2006. From the day to until today, they are together and is living happily.

Michael Peña Children

SON : Roma Pena

Mother: Brie Shaffer

Roma Pena is the first child of Micahel Pena and Brie Shaffer who was born some years after their marriage in 2008.

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