Michael Peña Wiki, Biography, Age, Net Worth, Contact & Informations


Michael Peña
Wiki, Biography, Age, Net Worth, Contact & Informations

Here you can learn about Michael Peña’s career and private life facts, read the latest news, find all the awards he has won and watch photos and videos.


Age: 45 years
Height: 170 cm
Born in: Chicago, United States
Born on: 13/01/1976

Spouse: Brie Shaffer (born 2006)


Michael Anthony Peña is born the January 13, 1976 in Chicago, but has Mexican origins from both parents who emigrated from Mexico before his birth. After graduating, he finds a job in a bank, but Michael dreams of something else: acting. In fact, in recent years, he participates in various auditions, which unfortunately often do not have positive results. So after a lot of trying, in 1994 he manages to get a very small part in A teddy bear as a friend, only two years later, however, will be in the cast of Escape from the White House of Peter Segal (1996) with Jack Lemmon is James Garner protagonists; in the same he made his debut on the small screen, appearing in an episode of the TV series Pacific Blue (1996).

This was followed by several participations in independent productions, in which Peña mostly played minor characters, until the 2000s, when, after taking part in films such as The Fitzgerald murder (2003) and Buffalo Soldiers (2001), gets noticed more and begins his climb to success. A success that will not be long in coming, because 2004 is an excellent year for Peña, he takes part, in fact, in two films that will then win the coveted gold statuette: Million Dollar Baby of Clint Eastwood is Crash – Physical contact of Paul Higgs, with which he won an ALMA Award nomination for Best Actor for his particularly emotional performance.

On the television front he takes part in some episodes of successful TV series, such as ER – Doctors on the front line (2003), The Shield (2005) and CSI: Crime scene (2005); but it is the cinema that puts him in the spotlight, giving him fame and a thriving career, in fact in 2006 he appears in Babel of Alejandro González Iñárritu, the third film he works in that is nominated for an Oscar. After many minor roles – in which however his acting skills stand out – in 2006 Peña finally arrives a relevant part in a great production with World Trade Center (2006) of Oliver Stone, where together with Nicolas Cage he plays one of the policemen who try to rescue the wounded in the attack on the Twin Towers, remaining buried themselves under the rubble. The role of law enforcement will also cover him in subsequent works: he is the FBI agent Nick Memphis in Shooter (2007) with Mark Wahlberg and Detective Vargas in My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009) of Werner Herzog.

Now known in the world of cinema, not only does it work alongside stars like Robert Redford, Meryl Streep is Tom Cruise in Lions for lambs (2007), but his agenda is full of commitments, just think that only in 2011 his name appears in five films: World Invasion, 30 Minutes or Less, Tower Heist – High level shot, The Good Doctor is The Lincoln Lawyer. The following year he is the protagonist together with Jake Gyllenhaal of End of Watch – Zero tolerance (2012), crime thriller shot as a fake documentary showing the friendship and work of the two policemen. Ruben Fleischer, after 30 Minutes or Less, directs it back to Gangster Squad (2012), in which Peña shares the set with Sean Penn, Emma Stone, Josh Brolin is Ryan Gosling. In 2013 he measured himself with dubbing for the animated film Turbo – experience that he will repeat in 2017 with LEGO Ninjago – but he is also in the cast of a fourth Oscar-nominated film in his acting career, American Hustle – Appearances can be deceiving of David O. Russell.

After playing the trade unionist César Chávez in the bio-pic dedicated to him, Peña joins the cast of Fury (2014), war film with Brad Pitt is Shia LaBeouf. 2015 is another busy year for the actor, especially because he has a decisive role in cinecomic Ant-Man as Luis, the superhero’s best friend – a character he will also reinterpret in Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) – and in yet another Oscar nominated work with him in the ranks of performers, Survivor – The Martian (2015). In the meantime he also achieved success on the small screen with two TV series: first with Gracepoint (2014), remake of the British Broadchurch (2013); then with the entry into the cast of the fourth season of Narcos (2018).

Continue the roundup of characters in uniform with CHiPs (2017), film inspired by the 1980s TV series of the same name, in which Peña is one of the protagonists with the director Dax Shepard. The following year with In the folds of time (2018) adds his first Disney fantasy film to his resume.


13 Photo Michael Peña Browse the gallery


Tom & Jerry

Tom & Jerry

Role: Actor
Year: 2021

Fantasy Island

Fantasy Island

Role: Actor
Year: 2020

Dora and the lost city

Dora and the Lost City (Dora the Explorer)

Role: Actor
Year: 2019

Il Corriere - The Mule

Il Corriere – The Mule (The Mule)

Role: Actor
Year: 2019 Go to the Complete Filmography


Narcos: Mexico

Narcos: Mexico (Narcos: Mexico)

Role: Actor
Year: 2018 Go to all TV series


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