Michael Peña
Michael Peña
Real Name/Full Name Michael Antony Peña 
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Michael Peña
Birth Place: Illinois, USA
Date of Birth/Birthday: 13 January,1976
Age/How Old: 48 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms – 70 Kg
In Pounds – 154 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father –Nicolasa Peña
Mother –Eleuterio Peña
Siblings: N/A
School: Hubbard High School
College: N/A
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Brie Shaffer
Kids/Children Name: Yes (Roman Peña)
Profession: American actor and musician
Net Worth: $15 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Michael Peña is an American actor and musician who is immensely known for his roles in films like Million Dollar Baby and Crash. The two films won the Best Oscar Award. Michael Peña is currently working on a forthcoming film called Murderer on the Orient Express and a Wrinkle in Time.

Well, how well do you know about Michael Peña? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Michael Peña’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Michael Peña to date.

Biography and Early Life

Michael Peña was born on 13 January 1976 in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. He is of American nationality and mixed ethnicity of Charcas and Villa Purificacion.

Michael Peña was born to Nicolasa and Eleuterio Peña. His father was a social worker, whereas his mother was a factory worker. Michael Peña grew up in Chicago. However, his family belonged to Mexico. His father was born in Villa Purificacion, Jalisco, whereas his mother was born in Charcas, San Luis Patosi.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Michael Peña in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Michael Peña’s age is 48 years old as of today’s date 20th May 2024 having been born on 13 January 1976. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 170 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 154 lbs in Pound and 70 kg in Kilograms.


Michael Peña attended his high school education at Hubbard High School. While in high school, Michael Peña used to take part in skateboarding. He is still a friend of William Lee Scott. Michael Peña did not participate in school programs.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Michael Peña With Wife Brie Shaffer
Michael Peña With Wife Brie Shaffer

Michael Peña married his sweetheart, Brie Shaffer, in 2006. Two years later, the family received a bundle of joy, son Roman Peña. Roman currently studies Scientology.

Is Michael Peña Gay?

The sexual orientation of Michael Peña is straight. He has a wife called Brie Shaffer, whom he married in 2006.

Professional Career

Michael Peña chose a unique and very different career from the way he had planned it to be. He has featured in renowned movies like Ant-man.

Before landing a career in the acting field, Michael Peña started working in a bank.

Michael Peña started his acting career in 1994 as a regular actor. His career breakthrough came when he got a golden chance to feature in Million Dollar Baby, Best Picture Oscar-Winning Film. Peña made a starring role in films such as Boogie Boys, Bellyfruit, and La Cucaracha.

In 1996, Michael Peña was featured in a Television series called Pacific Blue.

In 2000, Michael Peña also had a starring role in Gone in 60 Seconds film.

In 2004, Michael Peña was featured in Crash movie where he was applauded for making his audience go emotional way.

In 2006, Michael Peña had a starring role as Will Jimeno in the World Trade Center movie. He has also featured in films such as Little Athens, The Calcium Kid, Fitty Pills, The United States of Leland, and Babel.

Michael was also featured in The Shield film, which later won Golden Globe Award. He also played a role in the Babel film.

In 2010, Michael Peña had a role in the Everything Must Go film. In 2011, he had a starring role in Battle: Los Angeles as Joe Rincon. Three years later, Michael Peña starred in the End of Watch film as Officer Zavala. He also had a role as the main actor in Cesar Chavez. Other movies Michael Peña has featured include; Gangster Squad, The Martian Fury, Collateral Beauty, CHiPs, The Vatican Tapes, and 30 Minutes or Less.

In 2014, Michael Peña was featured in Fury film, an action film where he got a huge role enabling him to play the part of Luis in the Ant-Man movie.

Michael had guest roles in films like; American Dad, Life on the Street, Roswell, NYPD Blue, The Shield, Chozen, Gracepoint, Felicity, Men, Women & Dogs, ER, and Eastbound & Down.

Michael Peña is currently working for his role in Murder on the Orient Express movie as Marquez. He is also working on his role as Red in A Wrinkle in Time film.

Away from Michael Peña’s acting roles. Peña has featured in Lego Marvel’s Avenger video game as Luis.


Michael Peña has featured in famous films like Ant-Man and Crash, which have received incredible awards for Peña’s exceptional acting skills. In 2007, Michael Peña was the winner of the Black Reel Award following his Walkout movie role. Peña won ALMA Awards twice and also received the Gold Derby Award thrice during his career time.

In 2013, Peña won the MTV Movie Award Nomination and also nominated for Gotham Independent Film Award.

In 2014, Peña was the winner of the Imagen Awards twice and Screen Actors Guild Award the same year. Still the same year, Peña won the Seattle Film Critics Award.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Michael Peña in 2024

Michael Peña Net Worth
Michael Peña Net Worth

As of 2024, The estimated net worth of Michael Peña currently stands at $15 million. Michael Peña has acquired such wealth from his various roles in films and video games.

Some Interesting Facts You Need to Know

  1. Michael Peña was the executive producer of the CHiPs movie.
  2. Michael Peña has voiced animations such as Turbo, My Little Pony, Hell, Black, and The Lego Ninjago Movie.
  3. He has stayed in a van while pursuing acting work in Los Angeles.
  4. His parents were farmers before relocating to the U.S from Mexico.
  5. In 2011, he was at the scene of a Los Angeles gang shooting with Jake Gyllenhaal while driving with LAPD officers in preparation for their acting roles in End Watch film.
  6. Michael had his first role in acting career To Sir, With Love 2 movie.

Michael Peña is a renowned actor for his exceptional acting skills in films he has acted. His huge contribution to the acting industry has elevated his name to higher levels. He has also voiced animations like Turbo.


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