Michael Peña

Biography

Peña was born and raised in Chicago, to Nicolasa, a social worker, and Eleuterio Peña, who worked at a button factory. His parents were originally from Mexico, his mother from Charcas in San Luis Potosí and his father from Villa Purificación in Jalisco. After graduating from high school, he went to an open casting call for the Peter Bogdanovich feature To Sir, with Love II (1996), and to his surprise, beat out hundreds of other young men for a role. After relocating to Los Angeles Peña quickly booked a succession of roles in features including Star Maps, Fuga dalla Casa Bianca (1996) (opposite Jack Lemmon and James Garner), Invito ad uccidere (1998) (winner of the Best Picture in the Austin Film Festival), Bellyfruit (1999), and the Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer feature Fuori in 60 secondi (2000). Michael Peña resides in Los Angeles where he plays bass guitar with his band, plays golf and boxes for relaxation.

Filmography

Movie Name Release Date
Ant-Man and the Wasp January 1, 1970
American Hustle December 20, 2013
Million Dollar Baby December 15, 2004
Ant-Man July 14, 2015
Fury October 17, 2014
The Vatican Tapes July 29, 2015
Collateral Beauty December 16, 2016
The Martian October 2, 2015
12 Strong January 31, 2018
A Wrinkle in Time March 29, 2018