Michael Pena Bio, Movies, Age, Height, Weight, and More

Michael Pena originally known as Michael Anthony Pena was born on 13th January 1976 in Chicago Illinois, US.

Michael Pena is an American film actor as well as Television Actor. Pena is aged 43, and he currently lives in Los Angeles, California, US.

Since the year 1994, he was independently involved in regular productions. He started giving his evolutional performance in the Oscar-winning movie, i.e. Million Dollar Baby released in 2004 and Crash which was released in 2004. Despite being an actor, he also plays bass guitar with his band members in Los Angeles.

He is fond of playing golf and boxes for recreation. Pena’s zodiac sign is Capricorn. Michael had featured in many famous movies including World Trade Center(2006), Battle: Los Angeles (2011), American Hustle (2013), Antman (2015), the sequel Antman and the Wasp (2018) and many more. Currently, Pena is working for his role as the co-lead actor in the series named Narcos which started in 2018.

Quick Facts of Michael Pena

Birth Date 13th January 1976
Age 43
Birth Place Chicago, Illinois, US
Profession Actor and Musician
Active Year since 1994
Marital Status Married
Ethnicity Mixed(Charcas and Villa Purification)
Height 5 feet 7 inches
Weight 68 kg
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Relationship Married
Spouse Brie Shaffer
Sibling Cook County
Net Worth US $5 Million

Early Life

Michael Pena was originally born in Chicago, but his parents migrated from Mexico. Pena is the son of Nicolosa (mother) who is a social worker and Elevterio Pena (father), a factory worker. Pena’s parents originally were farmers when they were in Mexico.

His father initially was from Villa Purificación, Jalisco, and his mother was from Charcas, San Luis Potosí. Pena grew up in North Lawndale. He studied at Marist High School which was in North Lawndale. Michael was not much interested in studies. But he was a Scientologist. But later on, Pena graduated his high school from Hubbard High School. He didn’t join university for further studies.


Michael Pena started his career as an actor since the year 1994. Pena started giving his evolutional performance in the Oscar-winning movie i.e. Million Dollar Baby released in 2004 and Crash which was released in 2004.

Pena had also featured in the Golden Globe-winning series named The Shield. After starring in The Shield, his acting career was taken into a new level. Pena enunciated the character of Ricky in FX animated comedy movie Chozen. Pena too had his band back in Los Angeles in the year 2005 which was named as Nico Vega, after his mother’s name Nicolasa.

To go along with his acting career, he gave up with his band in 2007 but then he also had co-written the tacked called “Beast” which became successful as it reached #26 on the Billboard Hot Rock Songs Chart.

Michael had played many animated roles too that includes Turbo and My Little Pony: The Movie. Pena also had great characters in the Marvel movies Antman and Antman and the Wasp and had joined the cast of Narcos in December 2017 for its fourth season. Pena featured in the Narcos: Mexico as DEA agent.

Highlights and Achievements

Michael Pena had got three awards in his acting career, and they are Screen Actors Guild Award for the category of Outstanding Performance for the movie American Hustle in the year 2014. Pena also won ALMA Award for the category of Favorite Movie Actor for Crash in the year 2006. And another award he won was ALMA Award for the category Favorite TV actor for Walkout in the year 2007.
Michael Pena used to live in a van while he was pursuing his acting in Los Angeles city. The first role that was offered to him and he did feature in was in Peter Bogdanovich’s movie of the week named To Sir, With Love 2.


Michael used to live with New York City Port Authority police officer Will Jimeno and his family before he played the role of Jimeno in the movie named World Trade Center released in 2006.

He is renowned for his protruding roles in movies Crash, Observe and Report and World Trade Center. Pena also got an opportunity to be featured in Nickelback’s music video for the song Savin’ Me.


Michael Pena is a married man. Pena got married in the year 2006 with Brie Shaffer. Pena also has a son with her named Roman Pena who was born in the year 2008.

He had no extramarital affairs which means that he is happily married and have a great family. He also has a brother named Cook County. Pena’s mother is Nicolosa who is a social worker and father is Elevterio Pena, a factory worker.

Michael Pena Net Worth

Michael Pena’s Net Worth is $5 million dollars.

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