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, acts very bratty if she doesn’t get what she wants, and often throws a tantrum if something doesn’t go her way. 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.
In 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.
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 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.
All of the episodes.
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.
Penny makes a cameo appearance in Fillmore! as one of the students of the main protagonist's school.
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.
- Despite having curly hair, Penny's hair becomes straight when she gets wet, however, her hair wears down instead of usually staying tied in pigtails.