|Kal Penn Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||April 23, 1977|
Kal Penn is an American actor, producer, and former White House staff member in the Barack Obama administration, who rose to fame as an actor after playing the role of Jackie Newton in the comedy film Express: Aisle to Glory (1998). Penn gained further acclaim by starring in several other notable movies including the Harold & Kumar series where he portrayed the protagonist Kumar Patel. He has been featured in various TV shows like Designated Survivor (2016-2019). Kal has also produced a number of films and television programs such as Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj (2006) and Sunnyside (2019), respectively. He has amassed more than 310k followers on Instagram.
Kalpen Suresh Modi
Montclair, New Jersey, United States
He went to Marlboro Middle School in Marlboro Township in New Jersey. He then enrolled in The Fine and Performing Arts Academy as a Theater major at Howell High School for his freshman year, after which he transferred to Freehold Township High School for sophomore, junior, as well as senior years, both the schools being parts of the Freehold Regional High School District.
In 1995, he moved to Los Angeles in order to study at the University of California‘s School of Theatre, Film, and Television, graduating in 2000 with a double major in Film and Sociology. He also went to Stanford University.
Actor, Producer, Civil Servant
- Father – Suresh Modi (Engineer)
- Mother – Asmita Bhatt (Fragrance Evaluator)
- Siblings – Pulin Modi (Brother) (Peta 2‘s Senior Coordinator)
He has been represented by Industry Entertainment Productions, LLC and United Talent Agency.
His net worth was $10 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
80 kg or 176.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
He has dated –
- Josh (2010-Present) – Penn has been dating Josh since 2010. In October 2021, during promoting his memoir You Can’t Be Serious, he declared that he and his long-time partner were engaged to be married.
Race / Ethnicity
- Thick eyebrows
- Expressive eyes
- Beard and mustache
Kal Penn Favorite Things
- Outfit – Hoody, having felt very happy in one
- Dish – Tacos, that he has considered being the perfect food
- Hobby – Reading
Source – Just Jared
Kal Penn Facts
- In April 2009, Penn had started to serve the Obama administration as the Principal Associate Editor in the White House Office of Public Engagement.
- He has been a strict vegetarian and has aspired to turn vegan.
- Kal had once been able to make two West Point athletes get identical tattoos in honor of the largest radio telescope on earth.
- He has regarded one of his proudest accomplishments to be winning an episode of the popular cooking game show Celebrity Master Chef.
- Kal has recalled that while making the comedy film Harold and Kumar go to White Castle (2004), there was a scene with a famished cheetah, who would be fed dinner only after the shoot. Penn had tensed up thinking he would get mauled by the hungry animal and end up as its dinner.
- Penn is trilingual having been fluent in English, Gujarati, and Hindi and he has enjoyed communicating in different languages.
- He has cherished love public transit, particularly the New York City subway.
Featured Image by Kal Penn / Instagram