Michael Pena is a famous American actor who acted in many films and television series. He is best known as Paco Hernandez in the comedy-crime series American Hustle and Sal Castro in the television film Walkout. Michael Pena has been nominated for many awards for his acting in the film industry.
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The early life of Michael Pena
Michael Pena was born in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States of America. His father’s name is Eleuterio Peña, a factory worker. His mother is Nicolas Peña, and she worked as a social worker. His parents have originated farmers who emigrated from Mexico, Michael’s father came from Villa Purificacion, Jalisco, and his mother came from Charcas, San Luis Potosi.
There is no information about his siblings, and it is also unknown whether he has a sibling or is the only child in his family. He spent his early life in his birthplace Chicago and later moved to North Lawndale and lived there with his family. Since childhood, he has been interested in acting, and he will use to watch more films and television series.
Michael Pena education
Michael Pena attended Marist High school in North Lawndale, then moved to Hubbard High school. While in high school, Michael participated in the state qualifier in track and wrestling. After graduating from high school, he joined St. Nicholas of Tolentine Elementary.
Personal details of Michael Pena
|Real Name||Michael Anthony Peña|
|Celebrity Name||Michael Pena|
|Age||46 Years old|
|Date of Birth||January 13, 1976|
|Birth Place||Chicago, Illinois, the United States of America|
Body Measurements of Michael Pena
|Height in Centimetres||178 Cm|
|Height in Inches||5 Feet 9 Inch|
|Weight in Kilograms||70 Kg|
|Weight in Pounds||154 lbs|
|Body Measurements||40-36-11 Inch|
|Chest Size||40 Inch|
|Waist Size||36 Inch|
|Biceps Size||11 Inch|
|Spouse Name||Brie Shaffer|
Michael Pena’s personal life
Michael Pena was born in Chicago, Illinois, the United States of America, on January 13, 1976, to Eleuterio Peña and Nicolasa Peña. His full name is Michael Anthony Peña, and he is 46 years old as of 2022. Michael did not disclose more information about his personal life to the media, and he always wanted to keep his personal from his acting career.
Michael Pena’s net worth
Michael is an actor who acted in many films and television series and is estimated to have a net worth of $ 13 million as of 2022. However, his actual salary and annual incomes are unknown.
Michael Pena relationship
Michael Pena is a married man, and his wife’s name is Brie Shaffer. They both got married in 2006, and in 2008, they welcomed their son, and there is no information about their son’s date of birth and name. Michael was living happily with his family and used to spend more time with them.
Michael Pena Awards and Achievements
Michael Pena is an actor who acted in many films and television series and has many fans for his acting. But still, now he did not win any awards or honours so far for his acting. But he was nominated for many awards. In 2004, he was nominated for the Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Cast as an outstanding actor. In 2011, he was nominated for the ALMA Award for Favorite Movie Actor.
Then in 2012, Michael was nominated for the MTV Movie Award for Best Latino Actor and Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male. In 2014, he was nominated for the ALMA Award for Special Achievement in Film and Imagen Award for Best Actor in Feature Film. Apart from the above awards, Michael has been nominated for many awards for his acting, and he will win more awards and honours for his acting in the upcoming years.
Michael Pena’s social media
Michael is active on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. On Facebook, he has more than 60K fans and followers, and he will use to post more pictures and videos in it. Michael tweets regularly and has more than 98K followers on Twitter. On Instagram, he has more than 99K fans and followers, and he will use it to upload more pictures and videos in it.
Michael Pena’s hobbies and interests
Michael’s main hobby is reading books, and he will read more in his free time. He will use to watch more films and television series in his free time, and his favourite actor is Tom Cruise, and his favourite actress is Jennifer. Michael likes to travel and has travelled to many countries; his favourite destination is Europe. His favourite colours are green and blue, and he likes Chinses dishes very much.
Michael Pena’s career in films
Michael first acted in the film My Fellow Americans as Ernesto in 1996, and in 1997, he acted in Star Maps as Star Map Boy. Then Michael acted in the films like Boogie Boy in 1998, Buffalo Soldiers in 2001, The Calcium Kid in 2004, World Trade Center in 2006, My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? In 2009, 30 Minutes or Less in 2011, American Hustle in 2013, Cesar Chavez in 2014, Collateral Beauty in 2016, Ant-Man and the Wasp in 2018, and many others.
In 2019, Michael acted as Cole Marquez in the comedy film Dora and the Lost City of Gold. In 2020, he acted in the film Fantasy Island as Mr Julian Roarke and in 2022; he acted in the superhero comedy film Secret Headquarters as Ansel Argon. Apart from acting, Michael has given his voice to the characters in some of the films.
Michael Pena’s career in television series
Michael Pena first acted in the television series Pacific Blue as Rabbit in 1996, and in 1997, he acted in the series Touched by an Angel as Reynaldo Estes. Then Michael acted in series like Homicide: Life on the Street in 1998, Tracey Takes On…in 1999, Men, Women & Dogs in 2001, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in 2005, The Twilight Zone in 2003, The Shield in 2005, My Name Is Earl in 2008, Eastbound & Down in 2010, Gracepoint in 2014, and many others. In 2018, Michael acted in the series Narcos: Mexico as Kiki Camarena.