Best known for being the daughter of actors Sean Penn, she has also found success as a model. She was photographed for a Gap, Inc. advertising campaign and she was featured in photo editorials for GQ, Elle, and W magazines.
Before beginning her acting and modeling careers, she lived in New York City and worked as a waitress, advertising agency intern, pizza delivery girl, and editor.
She and Julia Restoin Roitfeld-directed short film that served as an advertisement for the Stuart Weitzman shoe brand. In 2015, she appeared in three films: Unfiltered, Elvis & Nixon, and Condemned.
She is the older sister of Hopper Jack Penn. The siblings were raised in Marin County, California.
She briefly dated Twilight star Robert Pattinson.