Who Is Penny In Top Gun

In Top Gun: Maverick, Penny is portrayed by Jennifer Connelly, an actress who has taken on various film roles, including her Oscar-winning turn as Alicia Nash (the wife of mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr.) in Ron Howard's A Beautiful Mind. Penny Benjamin is introduced in Top Gun: Maverick as the owner and bartender at the bar popular with Top Gun and other military personnel. It is clear that she and Maverick have known each other for a long time.

Penny is the daughter of a former admiral and she is actually mentioned in Top Gun by Commander Tom "Stinger" Jordan, who is Nick "Goose" Bradshaw (Anthony Edwards) and Bill "Cougar" Cortell's (John Stockwell) commanding officer.