Eileen Ryan, actress and mother of Sean Penn, dies aged 94
(NEXSTAR) – Eileen Ryan, actress and mother of Michael, Sean and Chris Penn, has died, her son announced Monday. She was 94.
in one Twitter Post, her eldest son Michael wrote: “We lost mom yesterday.” Ryan died at her home on Sunday, a week before her birthday, as confirmed by People and CNN. Further details on her cause of death were not released.
According to her IMDb page, Ryan has appeared in over 60 films and TV shows during her decades-long career.
She has appeared in several films, including Magnolia, I Am Sam, and Feast, and has had television roles on shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, NYPD Blue, and Bonanza.
Some of the projects she appeared in were directed by her son Sean Penn, including The Indian Runner and All the King’s Men. In the 1986 film At Close Range, Ryan played the grandmother to Sean and her youngest son, Chris.
Ryan’s last role was in the 2016 film Rules Don’t Apply.
She met her husband, director Leo Penn, in 1957 and the couple married a few months later, reports CNN. Penn died in 1998 at the age of 77.
Together, Ryan and Penn have three sons: Michael, a singer-songwriter best known for his 1989 hit “No Myth”; actor Sean; and actor Chris, who died in 2006.
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