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Cool Dad Job: Actor

Cool Dad Vibe: Leading Man

Cool Dad Bona Fides: Michael Peña is probably best known as Paul Rudd’s charming best friend, the fast-talking ex-con Luis in both Ant-Man and Ant-Man and the Wasp. In reality, Peña is just as warm and funny, but ten times more laid back. He’s quick with a joke, but he’s also the kind of guy who knows when to just listen to everyone around him. As a father, Peña tries to take his wife and grade-school-aged son with him wherever he goes whether it’s filming for Netflix’s Narcos or getting tiny with Paul Rudd. That connection to family is a necessity deeply rooted in Pena’s parenting philosophy. He understands parents know when they didn’t show up as strongly as the could have, but he also believes parents need to give themselves a break. After all, the job of a parent is way more difficult and important than helping superheroes.