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Michael Anthony Peña is an American actor and musician. He has starred in many films, such as Crash (2004), World Trade Center (2006), Shooter (2007), Observe and Report (2009), Tower Heist (2011), Battle: Los Angeles (2011), End of Watch (2012), Gangster Squad (2013), American Hustle (2013), Fury (2014), Frontera (2014), The Martian (2015), Collateral Beauty (2016), CHiPs (2017), My Little Pony: The Movie (2017), Ant-Man (2015) and its sequel (2018), and A Wrinkle in Time (2018). Peña also had the starring role of Cesar Chavez in the biopic of the founder of the United Farmworker's Union.
Micheal Pena

Micheal Pena Early life

Peña was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Nicolasa, a social worker, and Eleuterio Peña, a factory worker. Peña's parents were originally farmers, and emigrated from Mexico; his father was from Villa Purificación, Jalisco, and his mother was from Charcas, San Luis Potosí. He grew up in the North Lawndale area and attended Marist High School.

Micheal Pena Career

Though Peña has been a regular in independent productions since 1994, his breakthrough performances came in two Best Picture Oscar-winning Paul Haggis-penned films, Million Dollar Baby (2004) and Crash (2004). The former was helmed by Clint Eastwood, and the latter was directed by Haggis. Though both films are critically acclaimed, Peña received attention for his particularly emotional performance in Crash. The following year, he appeared on the Golden Globe winning series, The Shield. In 2006, he starred in Oliver Stone's film based on the September 11, 2001 attacks, World Trade Center. He also had a small role in Alejandro González Iñárritu's film Babel. This gives him the rare distinction of having appeared in three consecutive Oscar nominated films.
Peña as the Master of Ceremonies for the Cesar E. Chavez Memorial in 2012
In 2006, Peña starred in the HBO film Walkout as Sal Castro, a Mexican-American high school teacher who inspires a group of East L.A. high school students to fight for Chicano rights.
He also starred alongside Mark Wahlberg in Shooter (2007) as novice FBI agent Nick Memphis.
In 2009, he played a mall security guard alongside Seth Rogen in Jody Hill's Observe and Report.
In 2012, he co-starred with Jake Gyllenhaal as a Los Angeles police officer, in End of Watch. The same year, he began filming César Chávez, a biopic about the life of American labor leader César Chávez, who founded the United Farm Workers. Peña stars as Chávez.[7] He appeared alongside Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, and Jon Bernthal in the World War II-set action film Fury (2014),[8] and portrayed Luis in Ant-Man (2015).
Peña also voiced the character Ricky in the FX animated comedy Chozen. He also formed the Los Angeles rock band Nico Vega in 2005, which is named after his mother Nicolasa. He left the band in 2007 to concentrate on his acting career but co-wrote the track, "Beast" which reached #26 on the Billboard Hot Rock Songs Chart. Peña played animated roles, including Turbo where he voiced Tito and My Little Pony: The Movie where he voices Grubber.
Peña starred in 12 Strong along Chris Hemsworth and the 2018 remake of A Wrinkle in Time, where he played the main antagonist, The IT, in his human form name, Red.
In December 2017, it was reported that Peña had joined the cast of Narcos for its upcoming fourth season. It was later revealed that the fourth season would be a new series, Narcos: Mexico, with Peña starring as DEA agent Kiki Camarena.

Micheal Pena Television Career

Pena made his television debut in 1996, in the American crime drama series Pacific Blue (1996). Subsequently, he appeared in minor roles in TV shows such as Homicide: Life on the Street (1998), The Sentinel (1998), and the Profiler (1999). In 1999, Pena appeared in five episodes of the acclaimed American drama series Felicity created by J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves. In the next five years Pena starred in several TV shows such as Roswell (2001), The Twilight Zone (2003), and the successful medical drama E.R. (2003).
However, it was only in 2005 that Pena bagged his first substantial role, in the TV series The Shield. Essaying the character of Detective Armando Renta, Pena was seen in the fourth season of the show appearing in 10 episodes. The following year, Pena earned his big break on television with a role in the HBO TV movie, Walkout, which was inspired by the true story of the 1968 East L.A. walkouts. Pena portrayed the character of Sal Castro in the acclaimed tv movie, a performance which won him the Black Reel Award for Network/Cable - Best Supporting Actor and the Imagen Award for Best Actor - Television. He has since starred in TV shows such Eastbound & Down (2010), Chozen (2014), and Gracepoint (2014).

Micheal Pena Movies

YearTitleRoleNotes
1996My Fellow AmericansErnesto
1997Star MapsStar Map Boy
1998Boogie BoyDrug Dealer
1998La CucarachaOrderly
1999BellyfruitOscar
2000Gone in 60 SecondsIgnacioCredited as Michael A. Peña
2001Buffalo SoldiersGarcia
2003The United States of LelandGuillermo
Love ObjectRamirez
2004The Calcium KidJose Mendez
CrashDanielALMA Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Nominated – Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast
Million Dollar BabyOmar
2005Little AthensCarlos
SueñoJimmy
2006Fifty PillsEduardo
BabelJohn - Border Patrol
World Trade CenterWill JimenoNominated – ALMA Award for Outstanding Actor - Motion Picture
2007ShooterNick Memphis
Lions for LambsErnest
2008The Lucky OnesT.K. Poole
2009Observe and ReportDennis
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?Detective Vargas
2010Everything Must GoFrank Garcia
2011Battle: Los AngelesJoe RinconNominated – ALMA Award for Favorite Movie Actor
The Lincoln LawyerJesus Martinez
The Good DoctorJimmy
30 Minutes or LessChango
Tower HeistEnrique Dev'reaux
2012End of WatchOfficer ZavalaNominated – Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male
Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Latino Actor
2013Gangster SquadNavidad Ramirez
TurboTito Lopez (voice)
American HustlePaco HernandezNew York Film Critics Online Award for Best Ensemble
Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
2014Cesar ChavezCésar ChávezALMA Award for Special Achievement in Film
Imagen Award for Best Actor in Feature Film
FronteraMiguel
FuryTrini 'Gordo' Garcia
2015Ant-ManLuis
The Vatican TapesFather Lozano
VacationNew Mexico Cop
The MartianMajor Rick Martinez
Hell and BackAbigor (voice)
2016War on EveryoneBob Bolano
Collateral BeautySimon
2017CHiPsFrank "Ponch" PoncherelloAlso executive producer
The Lego Ninjago MovieKai (voice)
My Little Pony: The MovieGrubber (voice)
201812 StrongSergeant First Class Sam Diller
A Wrinkle in TimeRed
Ant-Man and the WaspLuis
ExtinctionPeter
Next GenMomo (voice)
The Mule
2019Dora the ExplorerFilming
TBAFantasy IslandMr. Roarke

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