Kal Penn Biography
Born Kalpen Suresh Modi, Kal Penn is an American actor 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. 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.
Kal Penn Age and Birthday
Kal is 44 years old 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
Penn stands at a height measurement of 5 feet and 10 inches.
Kal Penn Family | Parents
The Money Hungry host, Kal was born to his parents, his father named Suresh Modi, and his mother named Asmita Modi. He 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
The Money Hungry host, Penn leads a private life when it comes to his dating. There is no source linking him to any romantic relationship.
Kal Penn Education
Penn attended the Fine Arts and Performing Arts Academy at Howell High School. He then 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 Money Hungry
Penn is the host of the new original Food Network show called Money Hungry. The five-episode series premiers on August 8, 2021, at 10/9c before it moves to its regular time slot on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 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 Career | TV Shows
Penn made his acting debut in 1988 in Express: Aisle to Glory. Since then, he has appeared in numerous projects that include American Desi, Van Wilder, Malibu’s Most Wanted, Love Don’t Cost a Thing. 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. His latest venture is called Money Hungry premiering on August 8, 2021, on the Food Network.
Penn was actively involved in former president Barak Obama’s campaign in 2007. He was the Principal Associate Director in the White House Office of Public Liaison in the Obama administration after his 2009 appointment. Following the appointment, he took a two-year sabbatical from acting.
In addition, the actor has several awards under his belt including Teen Choice Award(Nominee)in 2005 under Choice Movie Rocester Moment for singing Hold on and Harold&Kumar go to White castle in 2004. In addition, he won the Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009).
Kal Penn Networth
Kal has an estimated net worth of over $10 million. He has accumulated his wealth throughout his career as an actor and television host.
Kal has an Instagram account@kalpenn. His handle is verified and he has a huge following of over 250k as of August 4, 2021.