Kal Penn

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Kal Penn
The photograph of Kal Penn
Kal Penn in 2010
Associate Director in the White House Office of Public Engagement
In office
April 8, 2009 – July 2011
President Barack Obama
Personal details
Born Kalpen Suresh Modi
April 23, 1977 (1977-04-23) (age 40)
Montclair, New Jersey, U.S.
Political party Democratic Party[1]
Alma mater University of California, Los Angeles
Occupation Actor, film producer, civil servant
Religion Hinduism

Kal Penn (born Kalpen Suresh Modi; April 23, 1977) is an American actor, producer, and civil servant. He is best known for his role as Lawrence Kutner on the Fox television program House. He is also well known for appearing in the movies Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004), Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008), and A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011).

Penn was born in Montclair, New Jersey. He is the son of an Indian family. He started acting after graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1998. He lives in Los Angeles, California.[2]

Penn was the Associate Director in the White House Office of Public Engagement for Barack Obama from 2009 through 2011.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Why do Indian-Americans flock to the Democratic Party?". 6 September 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  2. "Kal Penn biography". biography.com. Retrieved February 8, 2014. 

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