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Kal Penn

Kal Penn

Actor, Harold & Kumar; Former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement
SPEAKER FEE RANGE: $38,000–$63,000 [FEE NOTE]
TRAVELS FROM: New Jersey
• Kal Penn is an actor, writer, producer, and former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement.
• He is best known for starring roles including the
Harold and Kumar franchise, House, Designated Survivor, and most recently the patriotic immigration comedy Sunnyside, which he co-created for NBC and Hulu. Other credits include roles on Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, New Girl, 24, and Law & Order: SVU.
• From 2009 to 2011, Penn took a sabbatical from acting when he was appointed by President Obama to serve as an Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. He later served as a national co-chair for President Obama’s re-election campaign in 2012, and on the President’s Committee for the Arts and Humanities.
• Penn's memoir,
You Can't Be Serious, is a humorous and inspiring collection of stories about ambition, fame, and his unusual career path.
• He has maintained careers in both entertainment and public service, has been an active member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and most recently completed several global documentary series for Amazon, VICE, and National Geographic.
• Penn can be seen as the host of
Getting Warmer With Kal Penn, a show focused on the intersection of climate, clean energy, and business.

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