Sean Penn grew up in Los Angeles to an acting family. He quickly made his film debut at the age of 21 in Taps, but got his his big breakthrough as the star in 1982's Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Ever since, Penn has had an impressive career which includes roles in The Falcon and the Snowman, Dead Man Walking, I Am Sam, Mystic River, and 21 Grams.
In his personal life, Penn had an infamous marriage with Madonna in 1985. He has also been married to Robin Wright since 1996 and has had two children with her. However, the two recently were divorced on April 9th, 2008.