Birth Name: Sean Justin Penn
Place of Birth: Santa Monica, California, USA
Date of Birth: August 17, 1960
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Italian, Irish (mother)
Sean Penn is an American actor, director, and political activist. He has twice won the Academy Award for Best Actor, for Mystic River (2003) and Milk (2008).
He is the son of actor and director Leo Penn and actress Eileen Ryan (born Eileen Annucci). He is the sibling of musician Michael Penn and actor Chris Penn. His father was Jewish (the son of immigrants from Russia and/or Lithuania) and his mother is of half Italian and half Irish ancestry. Sean was previously married to actress Robin Wright. They have two children, Hopper and model Dylan Penn.
Sean’s mother has said said that his father could have had Sephardi Jewish ancestry, as the family’s original surname is said to be Pinon.
Sean’s paternal grandparents were Moische/Maurice Daniel Penn (the son of Bebka or Lillian) and Elizabeth M. Melincoff (the daughter of Maurice Melincoff/Malinikoff and Sarah). Moische was a Jewish immigrant from Merkinė, Lithuania. Elizabeth was also a Jewish immigrant, from Russia or Lithuania.
Sean’s maternal grandfather was Americus William Annucci (born Amerigo Giuseppe Annucci, the son of Federico/Francisco Annucci and Sofia/Sophia Bettini). Francisco and Sophia were both Italian immigrants. Federico was the son of Antonio Annucci and Gratzia Cappobianco. Sofia was the daughter of Luigi Bettini and Vincenza D’Antonio.
Sean’s maternal grandmother was Rose Isabel Ryan (the daughter of Thomas Ryan and Mary Sheehan). Rose was born in New York, to an Irish father and a mother who was born in New York, to Irish parents.
Sean’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Sean’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Sean’s maternal great-grandparents, Federico/Francisco Annucci and Sofia/Sophia Bettini – https://familysearch.org
Sean’s maternal grandmother, Rose Isabel Ryan, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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