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Michael Peña


Michael Peña is an American actor, model, and musician. Michael Peña is famous for his role in movies such as The Martian (2015), Collateral Beauty (2016), Ant-Man (2015) and its sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), A Wrinkle in Time (2018), and the role of DEA agent Kiki Camarena in season one of the Netflix series Narcos: Mexico (2018). Likewise, the famous actor has garnered a huge fan following on his social media platforms as well.

Early Life

Michael Peña was born in the year 1976 and celebrates his birthday on the 13th of January every year. Likewise, the American actor is 46 years old. Michael was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Likewise, Michael Peña belongs to American nationality and was born under the star sign Capricorn.

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Caption: Michael during his childhood days(Source: Instagram)

Moving on to Michael Peña’s family, he was born to Nicolasa and Eleurerio Pena. His father Eleuteriowas a factory worker and his mother was a social worker. Moreover, Michael is the only child of his parents. Likewise, he grew up in the North Lawndale area with his parents. Michael had picked up an interest in acting during his childhood and had decided to pursue a career in it.


Michael Peña first went on to attend St. Nicholas of Tolentine Elementary School. Following his elementary school graduation, he attended Marist High School and later graduated from Hubbard High School. During Michael’s high school, he participated in and was a state qualifier in wrestling and track.

Career and Professional Life

Michael Peña is a successful American actor, model, and musician. The actor has been getting success in his various career fields. Micheal is a successful actor who was present in various TV shows and movies. Moreover, he had to act without a shirt on in some films and television shows whenever the script asks it. But the actor has no problem with what the director asks for. Also, Micheal has been present in the best television shows and great films which have taken his popularity to the next level. Likewise, Micheal had an act in the My Fellow Americans film where he was Ernesto.

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Caption: Michael during shooting with Chris Hemsworth(Source: Instagram)

Although Micheal had been acting in independent movies and shows since 1994, he was finally able to take a step forward when he was present in Million Dollar Baby. The actor received a huge uncover from being in the movie because the movie was the winner of an Oscar for Best Picture. Likewise, Michael played Omar in the film Million Dollar Baby alongside Clint Eastwood and Hilary Swank. In the year 2006, Peña starred in the HBO film Walkout as Sal Castro, a Mexican-American high school teacher.
Furthermore, In the year 2012, he co-starred with Jake Gyllenhaal as a Los Angeles police officer, in End of Watch. Michael also appeared alongside Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, and Jon Bernthal in the World War II-set action film Fury (2014), and portrayed Luis in Ant-Man (2015). The actor is loved by fans and followers for his comedy acts and charming personality.

Michael Peña – Net worth 2023

When it comes to awards, Michael has not received any of them. Likewise, the talented actor has been nominated for awards a couple of times. Moreover, Michael has earned a decent sum of wealth throughout his acting career. As of now, Michael Peña has a net worth of $12 million.

Relationship status

Micheal is a married man. He is married to Brie Shaffer. Their marriage was held in the year 2006 in an intimate ceremony. After almost two years of their marriage, Brie together with her husband welcomed their only child in September 2008. The kid is a boy and his name is Roman Pena. Currently, the actor is living a happy and peaceful life with his wife and son.

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Caption: Micheal with his wife and son(Source: Instagram)

Michael has not involved himself in any scandal or controversies. Likewise, the American actor has maintained a clean internet profile and has stayed miles away from any trouble and controversies. 

Michael Peña – Body measurements 2022

Michael stands tall at 5 feet 9 inches and weighs 70 kg. Likewise, the actor has black eyes with black hair.

Michael Peña – Social Media 2022

Michael has garnered a huge fan following on his social media accounts. Pena has over 310k followers on his Instagram and over 82k followers on his Twitter account.