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Dylan Frances Penn[3] (born April 13, 1991) is an American model and actress. She is the daughter of Sean Penn and Robin Wright. Her early public roles included modelling campaigns for Gap Inc., a magazine cover for treats!, a music video appearance in Nick Jonas' "Chains" and an acting role in Elvis & Nixon.

Dylan Penn
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Dylan Penn in 2015
Dylan Frances Penn

(1991-04-13) April 13, 1991 (age 28)
OccupationModel, actress
Years active2013–present
Parent(s)Sean Penn
Robin Wright
RelativesMichael Penn (uncle)
Chris Penn (uncle)
Leo Penn (grandfather)
Eileen Ryan (grandmother)
Modeling information
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[1]
Hair colorDark blond[1]
Eye colorBlue-green[1]
AgencyWilhelmina Models (New York, Los Angeles)
d'management group (Milan)
Premier Model Management (London)
DT Model Management (Los Angeles) [2]


Early lifeEdit

Penn's mother, Robin Wright, surrendered the role of Maid Marian in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves due to her pregnancy with Dylan.[4] Penn was born to Wright and Sean Penn in Los Angeles on April 13, 1991,[3][5] and raised in Ross, a town in Marin County, California.[6] Her father, Penn, is a two-time Academy Award for Best Actor-winner,[7] while her mother, Wright, is a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama-winner.[8] She has a younger brother named Hopper Jack.[9] She attended Marin Academy,[10] and dropped out of the University of Southern California after one semester.[11] She spent time living in New York City.[12] Her parents' divorce was finalized in 2010.[13] Before modeling, Penn had worked delivering pizzas, as a waitress, and as a freelance screenplay editor.[14] She also worked in New York City as a restaurant hostess and an intern at an advertising agency.[15]


Penn's first modeling billboards were for Gap in 2013.[16] Then she appeared in GQ in December 2013,[17] in W in January 2014,[18] and Elle in March 2014.[15]

Penn posed for photographer Tony Duran for a partially nude cover and an interior layout in the seventh issue of the erotica and fine arts magazine treats!, released in April 2014.[19] Penn said that she had "always loved [Duran's] black-and-white nudes".[11] Within weeks of the issue's release, Penn signed a new modeling contract with Premier Model Management to represent her in the United Kingdom.[16][20]

Penn appeared at #68 on Maxim annual Hot 100 list in 2014,[21][22] and at #93 in the 99 Most Desirable Women list that same year.[23] In June 2014, she filmed a role in the music video for the Nick Jonas song "Chains" at the Hotel Alexandria.[24][25] In September 2014, Penn and Poppy Delevingne played biker women in Rock Roll Ride, a short film directed by Julia Restoin Roitfeld for shoe designer Stuart Weitzman for Paris Fashion Week.[26][27] She appeared on the cover of L'Officiel that December and the cover of Asos in August 2015.[28] In January 2016, Penn and her younger brother, Hopper, did their first joint fashion modeling campaign together,[29] eventually making media appearances at Milan Fashion Week.[30]


Her first film was the horror movie Condemned, directed by Eli Morgan Gesner, in which she plays the girlfriend of a band member living in a rundown building.[31][32] The film opened on Friday the 13th in November 2015.[33] Another early role was in Elvis & Nixon, which stars Kevin Spacey.[34] The movie was presented in at least one spring film festival and was released in April 2016.[35][36] In November 2015 it was announced that she had booked roles in a pair of independent films: GenRX and Unfiltered.[37]


  1. ^ a b c "Dylan Penn". DT Model Management. Archived from the original on July 28, 2014. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  2. ^ "Dylan Penn - Model".
  3. ^ a b MacMinn, Aleene (April 17, 1991). "Cradle Watch". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on March 9, 2012. Retrieved July 27, 2014. Dylan Frances Penn was born Saturday [April 13] at 10:49 p.m. at UCLA Medical Center.
  4. ^ Georgiades, William (March 15, 2013). "Robin Wright: from fairy-tale princess to House of Cards über-bitch". Evening Standard. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
  5. ^ Fink, Mitchell (August 5, 1991). "The Insider". People. Archived from the original on May 14, 2012. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
  6. ^ Tschorn, Adam (April 17, 2011). "Treats magazine fetes Dylan Penn cover, inaugurates Club James". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 31, 2014.
  7. ^ "Sean Penn wins best actor Oscar for "Milk"". Reuters. February 23, 2009. Retrieved August 12, 2015.
  8. ^ Hyman, Vicki (January 12, 2014). "2014 Golden Globes: Robin Wright wins best actress for online-only 'House of Cards'". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved January 13, 2014.
  9. ^ White, Nicholas (December 27, 2007). "Sean Penn and Robin Wright Penn Divorcing". People. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  10. ^ Collie, Mary (Fall 2009). "Sean Penn Visits Marin Academy" (PDF). Marin Academy Nexus: 7. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  11. ^ a b Stern, Marlow (April 9, 2014). "Dylan Penn, the Stunning Daughter of Robin Wright and Sean Penn, Bares All". The Daily Beast. Retrieved August 31, 2014.
  12. ^ Weinger, Erin (April 11, 2015). "Coachella: Dylan Penn Bought Her First Coach Bag for $10 on the Street". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 29, 2015.
  13. ^ Oh, Eunice (August 4, 2010). "Sean Penn and Robin Wright Finalize Their Divorce". People. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  14. ^ Jacobs, Mark. "Dylan Penn". V. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
  15. ^ a b "Up Close With the Newest It-Girl: Dylan Penn". Elle. March 2014. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  16. ^ a b Haylor, Molly (April 29, 2014). "Dylan Penn signed to Premier". Elle UK. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  17. ^ "Sean Penn's Daughter, Dylan Penn, Is Gorgeous In GQ". The Huffington Post. December 19, 2013. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  18. ^ Lawrence, Vanessa (January 2014). "Dylan Penn: It Girl, It Trend: This Hollywood progeny keeps her cool even in chaos". W. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  19. ^ Schuster, Dana (April 9, 2014). "Dylan Penn bares it all in erotic spread". New York Post Page Six. Archived from the original on July 31, 2016.
  20. ^ "Dylan Penn's new modelling deal". Belfast Telegraph. April 23, 2014. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
  21. ^ Sieczkowski, Cavan (May 23, 2014). "Maxim's 2014 Hot 100 List Is Here And Candice Swanepoel Is At The Top". The Huffington Post. Retrieved July 10, 2014.
  22. ^ "Maxim Hot 100 2014". Maxim. May 23, 2014. Archived from the original on February 2, 2015. Retrieved July 10, 2014.
  23. ^ "Top 99 Most Desirable Women: 2014 Edition: #93 Dylan Penn". Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  24. ^ Malkin, Marc (July 1, 2014). "News/ Nick Jonas Gets "Steamy" With Dylan Penn". E! News. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  25. ^ Rodriguez, Javy (July 30, 2014). "Video: Nick Jonas Premieres "Chains" Music Video Featuring Dylan Penn". Us Weekly. Retrieved April 29, 2015.
  26. ^ Carlson, Jane (September 29, 2014). "Dylan Penn Dishes on Stuart Weitzman's New Short Film (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  27. ^ Holmes, Sally (September 29, 2014). "Poppy Delevingne and Dylan Penn Go Pantsless for Stuart Weitzman". Elle. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  28. ^ Sinha, Barnali Pal (July 30, 2015). "Sean Penn's Daughter Dylan Penn Flaunts Washboard Abs On Asos Magazine Cover". International Business Times. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  29. ^ Fisher, Kendall (January 29, 2016). "Sean Penn's Kids, Dylan Penn and Hopper Penn, Star in Their First Fashion Campaign Together". E! News. Retrieved April 29, 2016.
  30. ^ Paton, Elizabeth (February 25, 2016). "Sound Bite: Dylan and Hopper Penn at Milan Fashion Week". The New York Times. Retrieved April 29, 2016.
  31. ^ Spencer, Amy (November 11, 2015). "Dylan Penn: I have an ego just like my dad". New York Post. Retrieved April 29, 2016.
  32. ^ Malkin, Marc (March 25, 2014). "The Face's Lydia Hearst to Terrorize Dylan Penn in New Horror Movie". E! Online. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  33. ^ Miller, Julie (November 13, 2015). "Dylan Penn on Her Acting Debut and Bringing Dates Home to Dad Sean". Vanity Fair. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  34. ^ Kit, Borys (February 4, 2015). "'Pretty Little Liars' Star Ashley Benson Joins Kevin Spacey in 'Elvis & Nixon' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 12, 2015.
  35. ^ Debruge, Peter (March 29, 2016). "Tribeca Film Review: 'Elvis & Nixon'". Retrieved April 29, 2016.
  36. ^ Bowen, Chuck (April 20, 2016). "Elvis & Nixon". Slant. Retrieved April 29, 2016.
  37. ^ Stern, Marlow (November 19, 2015). "Dylan Penn, the Stunning Daughter of Robin Wright and Sean Penn, Is Ready For Her Close-Up". The Daily Beast. Retrieved January 17, 2016.

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