Michael Penn

About Michael Penn

Who is it?: Composer, Soundtrack, Music Department
Birth Day: August 01, 1958
Birth Place:  New York City, New York, United States
Birth Sign: Virgo
Genres: Alternative Pop/Rock
Occupation(s): Singer-songwriter, composer, musician,
Instruments: Guitar piano bass vocals
Years active: 1989–present
Labels: RCA Sony Mimeograph
Associated acts: Doll Congress
Website: www.michaelpenn.com

Michael Penn Net Worth

Michael Penn was bornon August 01, 1958 in  New York City, New York, United States, is Composer, Soundtrack, Music Department. Michael Penn was born on August 1, 1958 in New York City, New York, USA as Michael Daniel Penn. He is a composer, known for Sydney (1996), The Last Kiss (2006) and Boogie Nights (1997). He has been married to Aimee Mann since December 29, 1997. He was previously married to Kate Dornan.
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💰 Net worth: $700,000

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Biography/Timeline

1989

Michael Penn is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and film Composer. Prior to the release of his 1989 debut album March, Penn was a member of the Los Angeles band Doll Congress, and had appeared as an extra on a few television series, including St. Elsewhere.

1990

March, particularly the first single, "No Myth," brought Penn attention, as well as the 1990 MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist. Penn's follow-up albums Free-for-All (1992), Resigned (1997), MP4: Days Since a Lost Time Accident (2000), Mr. Hollywood Jr., 1947 (2005) and Palms and Runes, Tarot and Tea (2007) weren't able to match the commercial success of March, although critics continued to praise his songcraft.

1993

He has worked extensively creating original music for film; among his first work in this field (if not the first) was for 1993's Tales From the Vienna Woods. He scored Paul Thomas Anderson's films Hard Eight (1996) and Boogie Nights (1997); he also appears in the latter in a cameo role playing Nick, a recording Engineer. During the editing of the film, Anderson directed a music video with Penn for "Try" from Resigned (the video can be found on the Boogie Nights DVD). Other films scored by Penn include Alan Cumming's first two directorial efforts, The Anniversary Party and Suffering Man's Charity; American Teen, Sunshine Cleaning; the documentary The Comedians of Comedy; and The Last Kiss. In 2003, he was nominated for a DVDX Award for Best Original Score in a DVD Premiere Movie for Melvin Goes to Dinner.

1997

Penn met fellow singer-songwriter Aimee Mann, and during the recording of her album I'm with Stupid (to which Penn contributed), the two struck up a friendship, which blossomed into romance and their December 29, 1997, marriage. Together with manager Michael Hausman they formed United Musicians, an independent music collective founded on "the principle that every Artist should be able to retain copyright ownership of the work he or she has created and that this ownership is the basis for artistic strength and true independence." Penn and Mann live in Los Angeles.

2005

In August 2005, Penn released Mr. Hollywood Jr., 1947 on his own Mimeograph Records label. Its songs are set against the background of post-World War II Los Angeles; Penn said he chose the year because of several notable events that took place then, including the passage of the National Security Act and the invention of the transistor. The album was reissued by Legacy Recordings in April 2007 with bonus tracks from a KCRW session.

2009

In late 2009, Penn composed the music for the film That Evening Sun.

2012

In 2012 Penn began work as the Composer for the HBO TV show Girls.

2013

He also joined the crew of Showtime's Masters of Sex in 2013 as series Composer. The show's pilot episode was initially set to be scored by Thomas Newman, but this did not come to fruition and Penn scored both the pilot and the rest of the series.

2018

In 2018, he joined two new TV series as a Composer - Good Girls on NBC and Here and Now on HBO.