Arjun Gupta as William “Penny” Adiyodi

For Penny to know you is for Penny to loathe you. Perpetual annoyance might be the best way to describe his demeanor. It'd be less infuriating if Penny wasn't so talented. So gifted, in fact, that the true limits and nature of his powers may be unknown. Brakebills may be the best thing for a loner like Penny but he'd never, ever admit that.

About Arjun Gupta:
Arjun Gupta made his television debut on Showtime's hit series Nurse Jackie opposite Edie Falco. He portrayed Sam, a part of the hospital's nursing team who, like Nurse Jackie, had a fondness for prescription pills, alcohol and sex. Gupta and his castmates were nominated for a 2013 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Gupta also appeared in How to Get Away With Murder, opposite Viola Davis. He played Kan, a law student and legal aid volunteer that gets involved in a love triangle with a member of Davis' team.
In his feature film debut, Gupta worked alongside Uma Thurman and Minnie Driver in Motherhood (Killer Films). Other film credits include The Ossining Project, opposite Christian Camargo and Bobby Cannavale;
Hairbrained starring Brendan Fraser; Stand Up Guys starring Al Pacino and Chris Walken, and the Lifetime original movie Baby Sellers, opposite Jennifer Finnigan and Kirstie Alley. Gupta can also be seen in the independent feature The Diabolical, a paranormal thriller that premiered at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival. He also produced and starred in the play Dead Fish at Here Arts Center, and can be seen in the webseries The Walker, starring Carey Mulligan, Zoe Kazan, Lily Rabe and Gabourey Sidibe.
Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, Arjun is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He co-writes and produces the podcast American Desis with comedian Akaash Singh, and is the artistic director and co-founder of the LA-based Ammunition Theatre Company.