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Chris Penn


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Birth Name: Chris Penn
Born: 10/10/1965
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Death Place: Santa Monica, California, USA
Died: 01/24/2006

Born Christopher Shannon Penn in Los Angeles on Oct. 10, 1965, he was the son of Leo Penn, a stage veteran and later, a prolific director for television, and his mother, Eileen Ryan, a supporting player whose career reached back to the days of live television in the 1950s. Raised in L.A., he and his older brother Sean studied acting as adolescents under Peggy Feury at her Loft Theater. Penn attended Santa Monica High School for two years, where his classmates included fellow future stars like Rob Lowe and Emilio Estevez, before dropping out to pursue acting. His screen debut came with a minor role in the obscure 1979 family film "Charlie and the Talking Buzzard." Supporting roles in Francis... Continue Bio >>


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