Michael ‘Anthony’ Pena is a popular American actor. He is best known for his performances in Crash (2004) as Daniel, World Trade Center (2006) as Will Jimeno, Shooter (2007) as Nick Memphis, Observe and Report (2009) as Dennis, Tower Heist (2011) as Enrique Devereaux. He is also famous for his roles in Netflix’s Narcos: Mexico (2018) as Kiki Camarena, End of Watch (2012) as Officer Zavala, American Hustle (2013) as Paco Hernandez / Sheik Abdullah, Ant-Man (2015), and its sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) as Luis.

Quick Info 
Full NameMichael Anthony Peña
Date of Birth January 13, 1976
Birth PlaceChicago, Illinois, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Parent(s)Eleuterio Pena and Nicolasa
OccupationActor
Age45 years
Height5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m)
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Brie Shaffer (m. 2006)
Children1 (Roman)
Net worth US $12 million

Early Life and Bio

Michael was born on the 13th of January 1976, in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America (USA). His father’s name was Eleuterio Pena, and his mother’s name was Nicolasa. His father worked as a factory worker, and his mother worked as a social worker. His parents migrated from Mexico to the USA. They worked as farmers when they were in Mexico. He doesn’t have any siblings.

Michael Pena

Nationality and Physical Stats

Michael Pena is currently 45 years old. He has an average build of height 5 feet 7 inches or 1.70 m and weight 68 kg or 150 lbs. The color of his hair is salt and pepper and he has dark brown eyes. 

Michael’s nationality is American while his ethnicity is Hispanic. In 2000, he became a member of Scientology.

His zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Education: Schooling

We don’t have much information about his education except that he studied at the Marist High School and later attended the Hubbard High School.

We will update this section as soon as we find new information about his education.

Career

Movies

Michael Pena made his movie debut in 1996’s My Fellow Americans as Ernesto. He got his big breakthrough in 2004 when he did movies named Crash and Million Dollar Baby. He slowly got more fame over time as he kept on doing more films. Now, he is known all over the world for his excellent performances in several films.  

Some of his notable movies are Crash (2004) as Daniel, World Trade Center (2006) as Will Jimeno, Shooter (2007) as Nick Memphis, Observe and Report (2009) as Dennis, Tower Heist (2011) as Enrique Dev’reaux, End of Watch (2012) as Officer Zavala, American Hustle (2013) as Paco Hernandez / Sheik Abdullah, Ant-Man (2015) and its sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) as Luis, Gone in 60 seconds (2000) as Ignacio, Shooter (2007) as Nick Memphis, Battle: Los Angeles (2011) as Joe Rincon, The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) as Jesus Martinez, The Good Doctor (2011) as Jimmy, Gangster Squad (2013) as Navidad Ramirez, Turbo (2013) as the voice of Tito Lopez, 12 Strong (2018) as Sergeant First Class Sam Diller, and many more.

Michael Pena

Ant-man

Michael Pena has played the character of Luis in this 2015 Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie. The movie was directed by Peyton Reed and starred Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Anthony Mackle, Wood Harris, Judy Greer, Michael Douglas, and David Dastmalchian. The movie was a huge commercial hit like any other MCU movie. The film grossed $519.3 million. The film was rated 7.3 by IMDb.

Television Shows

Michael Pena made his first appearance on television in 1996’s Pacific Blue as Rabbit. He has done many TV shows over the years. Some of his popular TV shows are: Touched by an Angel (1997) as Reynaldo Estes, The Sentinel (1998) as Johnny, The District (2000) as Sante, American Family (2002), The Twilight Zone (2003) as Noah, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2005) as Juanito Concha, The Shield (2005) as Detective Armando Renta, Narcos: Mexico (2018) as Kiki Camarena and many more.

Narcos: Mexico

In this American crime drama television series, he has brilliantly portrayed the character of Kiki Camarena. The show was created by Carlo Bernard, Chris Brancato, and Doug Miro, starred Michael Pena, Diego Luna, Tenoch Huerta Mejia, and many more actors and actresses. The show has two seasons and 20 episodes. The show is rated 8.4 by IMDb.

Michael Pena

Awards and Achievements

Michael Pena has won several prestigious awards so far for his outstanding performances in TV shows and movies. He has been honored with awards like ALMA Awards, Black Reel Awards, Film Independent Spirit Awards, Gotham Awards, MTV Movie + TV Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Seattle Film Critics Awards, Gold Derby Awards, Awards Circuit Community Awards, and many prestigious awards.

Personal Life: Wife

Michael Pena is married to a woman named Brie Shaffer. The couple got married in 2006. The pair are blessed with a baby boy named Roman, who was born in 2008. They are still together and living a happy married life.

What is Michael Pena’s Net Worth?

Michael Pena has been working in the movies and television industry from 1994 to the present. Doing many excellent movies and TV shows, he can amass a huge fortune for himself and has a net worth of $12 million.

Social Media Presence

Michael Pena is not much active on his social media. He has 82.5K followers on Twitter (@realmichaelpena) and 304K followers on Instagram (@mvegapena). He doesn’t have a Facebook account.

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