Penny Proud[3] is the protagonist of Disney Channel's The Proud Family franchise.


Penny is the show's 14-16 year-old female protagonist who is usually embarrassed by the way her father, Oscar Proud, acts. She is a normal teenager who is trying to have the life that she dreams for, despite her parents forbidding her to go on dates with boys.


Penny enjoys hanging out with her friends, even though they have gotten her into trouble and left her to face danger by herself many times. She sometimes listens to and always respects her parents, but often caves in to peer pressure and acts very bratty if she doesn’t get what she wants. She is also somewhat of a feminist at times and is very logical. Penny hangs out with Dijonay, Zoey, and Sticky. However, their friendship with her is questionable at times as they all have a habit of ditching Penny when she is in a difficult situation. Penny's arch-nemesis is LaCienega Boulevardez, her cousin and rich next door neighbor. While they don't get along, their parents are best friends. The Proud Family Movie, Penny turns 16 and she begins to want independence, but her father has issues letting her go. She saves the world, makes up with him, gains some independence and learns to appreciate her family more. 

Talents and Abilities

She is a very talented singer, as shown when she becomes a solo singer for Wizard Kelly Productions, but quits after missing her old life. Penny's also a straight-A student. She's on the football team and the newspaper staff. Penny tried out for cheerleading, but due to having an accident, LaCienega got the last spot on the cheerleading squad. Penny is also good at reciting poetry and becomes jealous when Dijonay becomes just as good as her.

Physical Appearance

Penny has black hair that's tied in curly-looking pigtails. She wears a white shirt with a pinkish red sweater, a burgundy skirt, and also has white socks and burgundy shoes.


Penny friends

Penny and her friends.

Penny hangs out with Dijonay, Zoey, LaCienega, and Sticky. However their so-called "friendship" with Penny is questionable at times as they all have a habit of ditching Penny whenever she is in a difficult situation, taking advantage of her and even backstabbing her many times. 

Episode Appearances

All of the episodes. 

Other Appearances

Kim Possible

Penny makes a cameo appearance in the show, and is seen after the events of the episode "Graduation", where Kim and Ron's friends and classmates wave goodbye as they travel away in a flying car. At the very end of the background, Penny also waves at them as a result of Kim being her hero.

Lilo & Stitch: The Series

Penny makes a guest appearance in the episode "Spats" when she and her family go on a vacation. She then meets Lilo and Stitch.


Penny makes a cameo appearance in Fillmore! as one of the students of the main protagonist's school.

American Dragon: Jake Long

In American Dragon, Penny Proud was mentioned by Jake Long as one of his close childhood friends.


  • Over the course of the series, Penny's skin color changed.
  • She is friends with the peanut people in the movie.
  • She was a solo artist who had her own smash single until she gave it up for her friends.
  • She was shown kissing only two boys.
  • Penny, Oscar, Trudy, Suga Mama, and Dijonay are the only characters to be in all the episodes. 
  • Throughout the series, LaCienega and Nubia constantly make fun of Penny's large forehead, even though their foreheads are larger. 
  • When getting wet, Penny's hair appears to be straight, but wears down without her hair ties. 


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The Proud Family: Penny ProudOscar ProudTrudy ProudBeBe & CeCe ProudSuga Mama ProudPuff the DogBoonetta ProudRay Ray Proud, Sr.Ray Ray Proud, Jr.Bobby ProudS'mo ProudSista Spice

The Parker Family: Dr. Vincent ParkerMaureen ParkerReuben ParkerLeslie ParkerDiana ParkerChanel ParkerCoco
Other Characters: Dijonay JonesZoey HowzerLa Cienega BoulevardezSticky WebbMichael CollinsThe Gross SistersDoctor PaynePeaboFelix BoulevardezSunset BoulevardezPapi BoulevardezWizard KellyLittle WizJohnny LovelyAgatha OrdinarioChester the DuckAl RokerDebra WilliamsFifteen CentJohnny McBrideLisa RayeMegaSmart BabyThingyDr. CarverDr. Carver's cloneChang TripletsGinger S. KellyTabascoMyron LewinskiOmar PhillipsThe AltosKwok WongMr. GrossBethany JonesDuke AnoiGarrett KrebsMr. ChangTimothy SmytheCrandall SmytheSergiRadika ZaminFunny Toned Security GuardProctor LeeStephanieCoach CollinsCarlosMiss HightowerWallySunny Stevens/IeshaLou RawlsClarence Saint-JohnAjayTristanReverend HaygoodChef O'BoyMongo
Guest Characters Lilo PelekaiCaptain GantuSpatsDr. JumbaStitchPleakley

Season One: "Bring it On" • "Strike" • "Rumors" • "Tiger Whisperer" • "EZ Jackster" • "Spelling Bee" • "She's Got Game" • "Forbidden Date" • "Teacher's Pet" • "Seven Days of Kwanzaa" • "Makeover" • "The Party" • "Love Thy Neighbor" • "I Had a Dream" • "I Love You Penny Proud" • "Puff's Magic Adventure" • "Enter the Bullies" • "The Altos" • "Hip-Hop Helicopter" • "Romeo Must Wed"

Season Two: "A Star is Scorned" • "A Hero for Halloween" • "Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thingy Baby" • "Poetic Justice" • "Behind the Family Lines" • "Hooray for Iesha" • "Camping Trip" • "Crouching Trudy, Hidden Penny" • "Pulp Boot Camp" • "Tween Town" • "One in a Million" • "Hmmm… Tastes Like" • "There's Something About Rene" • "Adventures in Bebe Sitting" • "Surf and Turf" • "The Legend of Johnny Lovely" • "The Camp, the Counselor, the Mole, and the Rock" • "It Takes a Thief" • "Wedding Bell Blues" • "Penny Potter"
Season Three: "Monkey Business" • "Thelma and Luis" • "Culture Shock" • "Election" • "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" • "Smack Mania 6: Mongo Vs. Mama's Boy" • "Suga Mama's Believers" • "Twins to Tweens" • "She Drives Me Crazy" • "Who You Callin' a Sissy" • "Psycho Duck"