Eileen Ryan and son Sean Penn (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
TV - Movies
The Devastating
Death Of
Eileen Ryan
Eileen Ryan, the mother of Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn, has passed away. A representative for the family announced that the actress died on October 9, 2022, at her home in Malibu, California, at the age of 94. The cause of her death has not been disclosed.
Born Eileen Annucci, Ryan met her future husband Leo Penn during rehearsals for a 1957 production of "The Iceman Cometh," and along with Sean, the couple shared sons Michael, a musician best known for his 1989 hit "No Myth," and Christopher, who was also an actor before his death in 2006.
With a career that spanned decades, Ryan guest starred in a laundry list of notable television shows, including "CSI," "Without a Trace," "Grey's Anatomy," and "The Twilight Zone," among numerous others. She also acted alongside Penn in projects like "The Indian Runner," "I Am Sam," "The Pledge," and "All the King's Men.