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Sean Penn and Australian actress Leila George have called it quits.

George, 29, filed for divorce from the Mystic River star, 61, in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, October 15.

George is an Australian-born actress who has recently scored some major roles and has been inspired by her celebrity parents who are familiar with the spotlight.

Sean Penn and Leila George have called it quits. © Getty Sean Penn and Leila George have called it quits.

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You might be curious to know a bit more about George before she crossed paths with one of the biggest actors in Hollywood. We sure are!

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What does Leila George do?

Leila George is an actress. She started out as a camera operator before she got her big break in front of the camera in 2018.

She studied at the Sydney Film School, before her actor father, Vincent D'Onofrio, encouraged her to try her hand at acting.

What films has Leila George starred in?

George is known for her work on Mortal Engines (2018), The Long Home (2019), and Animal Kingdom (2016). She made her screen debut in the Lifetime TV movie Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? alongside Tori Spelling and James Franco.

She's also just finished work on Sci-Fi short film Solus.

How old is Leila George?

Leila George is 29 years old.


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Who are Leila George's parents?

George is the daughter of famous actor Vincent D'Onofrio, 62, and Greta Scacchi, 61. The pair have been in show business for quite some time.

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Her father's most notable roles were Edgar in Men In Black and Robert Goren in Law & Order: Criminal Intent. You may also recognise him from his parts in Jurassic World, The Break Up, and Daredevil.

Leila George and her father Vincent D'Onofrio. © Getty Leila George and her father Vincent D'Onofrio.

Meanwhile, Scaacchi's acting nods include her role as Christina Alibrandi in Looking for Alibrandi and Mrs Weston in Emma.

"Growing up, I'd sit on my mum's sets or my dad's sets for hours and hours and not get bored," George told W Magazine in March 2019. "That's always where I wanted to be."

How did Leila George and Sean Penn meet?

It's believed that George started dating Penn in 2016 when a photo surfaced of them kissing on a beach in Hawaii.

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George started dating Penn in 2016 when a photo surfaced of them kissing on a beach in Hawaii. © Getty George started dating Penn in 2016 when a photo surfaced of them kissing on a beach in Hawaii.

Penn and George tied the knot during the pandemic in July 2020, in an intimate ceremony but had been linked since 2016. Rumours of their nuptials began when they were spotted wearing matching gold wedding bands.

The pair ultimately split in 2021, with George filing for divorce in October.

Penn and George met shortly after Penn split from ex-fiancée Charlize Theron in June 2015.

How many children does Sean Penn have?

Penn has two children that he shares with ex-girlfriend Robin Wright: Dylan Frances Penn, 28, and Hopper Jack Penn, 26. He married Wright in 1996 after the birth of his two children, but they split in 2010.

Dylan, who is one year older than George, is a model and an actress. She featured in Nick Jonas' music video for 'Chain' and starred in Condemned and Elvis & Nixon.


What is Leila George's Instagram handle?

You can follow her at @leilageorge.

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