Kal Penn Biography
Kalpen Suresh Modi popularly known as Kal Penn is a professional American actor. He’s also a former White House member of staff in the Obama administration where he served as the Principal Associate Director in the White House Office of Public Liaison. He’s famous for his role as Kumar Patel in the Harold&Kumar film series as well as the tv program House, where he portrayed Lawrence Kutner.
Kal Penn Age | Birthday
Kal is 44years of age as of August 2021. He was born on April 23, 1977. He celebrates his birthday on the 23rd of April every year.
Kal Penn Height
Pen stands at a height of 5 feet and 10 inches (178cm).
Kal Penn Parents | Family
Kal was born to Gujarati immigrants in Montclair, New Jersey. His father Suresh Modi is an engineer while his mother Asmita Modi is a fragrance evaluator, for a perfume company.
Kal Penn Wife | Partner | Engaged
The #MoneyHungry host, Kal is a very private person when it comes to his love life. He is currently not romantically linked to anyone hence single.
Update: Penn publicly came out as gay and revealed that he is engaged to his longtime partner of 11 years Josh. He came out while promoting his new memoir. On Sunday 31st October 2021 during an interview with CBS Sunday Morning’s Luke Burbank. In his new book, You Can’t Be Serious, he writes about his relationship, as well as his family’s history of public service going back to his grandparents marching with Gandhi in support of Indian independence.
He confirmed his engagement to Josh to People magazine and told the magazine that: ” I discovered my own sexuality relatively late in life compared to many other people. There is no timeline on this stuff. People figure their sh*t out at different times in their lives, so I’m glad I did when I did.”
Kal Penn Education
Penn attended the Fine Arts and Performing Arts Academy at Howell High School for his freshman year.
After graduating from High School, he joined the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where he studied film and sociology. Later on, he completed a certificate course in International Security from Stanford University.
Kal Penn Career | TV Shows
Penn made his acting debut in 1988 in Express: Aisle to Glory. Ever since he’s appeared in numerous projects such as American Desi, Van Wilder, Malibu’s Most Wanted, Love Don’t Cost a Thing, just to name but a few. In 2008, he was hired as a guest instructor at the University of Pennsylvania. He taught two courses, Contemporary American Teen Films, and Images of Asian Americans in the media.
In 2007, Penn was actively involved in former president Barak Obama’s campaign. He took a two-year sabbatical from acting after he was appointed Principal Associate Director in the White House Office of Public Liaison in the Obama administration in 2009. Since then he’s been featured on various shows and films. His latest venture is called Money Hungry premiering on August 8th, 2021 on the Food Network.
In addition, the actor has several awards under his belt such as Teen Choice Award(Nominee)in 2005 under Choice Movie Rocester Moment for singing Hold on and Harold&Kumar go to White castle in 2004. He was also nominated and won an award under the Screen Actors Guild Awards In 2009 just to name but a few.
- You Can’t Be Serious
Kal Penn Money Hungry
Penn will be hosting a new original show on Food Network called ‘Money Hungry ‘. The five-episode series premiers on August 8th, 2021 at 10/9c before it moves to its regular time slot on Tuesday 10th August at 10/9c.
The show will see contestants compete for $50,000 in complex dish-tasting challenges that get harder with each stage. Eventually, only those who make it through to the final tasting will bag $50,000.
Kal Penn Networth
Kal has an estimated net worth of over $10million. He has accumulated his wealth through his profession as an actor and also as a television host.
Kal is active and verified on Instagram with a huge following of over 250k and almost 1k posts as of August 4th, 2021. His handle is @kalpenn