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Is Sean Penn Vincent D'Onofrio's Son-In-Law?

The "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" actor married Leila George D'Onofrio in July 2020.

Published Feb. 14, 2021

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 08: Sean Penn (L) and Leila George arrive at the "Meet Me In Australia" event benefiting Australia Wildfire Relief Efforts at Los Angeles Zoo on March 08, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Actor Sean Penn (born 1960) is the son-in-law of Actor Vincent D'Onofrio (Born 1959).


On July 30, 2020, actor Sean Penn married his girlfriend of two years: Leila George D'Onofrio, an actress known professionally as Leila George. George, born in 1992, is the daughter of Australian actress Greta Scacchi and American actor Vincent D'Onofrio. Though not news at the time of this reporting, the realization that this marriage would make Sean Pean the son-in-law of actor Vincent D'Onofrio became a topic of discourse on social media.

Because the father of Sean Penn's wife is Vincent D'Onofrio, the claim that the former is the son-in-law of the latter is true.

Alex Kasprak is an investigative journalist and science writer reporting on scientific misinformation, online fraud, and financial crime.

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