There are a number of famous actors in the history of American art, cinema and theater. Ben McKenzie is one such name who has been able to become a successful actor in a highly tough and competitive world. He was born on September 12, 1978 and has come a long way since his young days.
He is famous both as a television actor and also has done a number of memorable and successful films on the big screen. A closer look at his biography will certainly help us understand more about his acting skills and his ability to have a devoted and committed fan following both in the small and big screens.
His Personal Life
Coming to his personal life, Ben McKenzie was born in Austin, Texas. He was born to Francis Victory Schenkkan, who was a poet and Pieter Meade who was an attorney. Though his nationality is American his ancestors are from different places. He belongs to a good lineage because his Grandfather worked as a Professor at the University Of Texas.
One of his nephew’s was also a Pulitzer prize-winning person. He attended his middle school at St Andrew’s Episopal School and as far as his higher education is concerned he completed the same at Stephen F Austin High School. He did his graduation in foreign affairs and economics at the University of Virginia.
The name of Ben’s wife is Morena Baccarin. She divorced her previous husband and got married to Ben McKenzie and in her divorce declaration she told that she was pregnant with Ben’s child. They got engaged in November 2016 and got married on June 2, 2017. The wedding took place in Brooklyn, New York. Their family is complete with a girl child by the name Frances Laiz Setta, and she was born on March 2, 2016.
His networth is estimated to be around $13 million and it is set to grow significantly over the next few years because of his young age.
His Career Graph
Ben started his acting career with a role in the TV episode titled The District. This happened in the year 2002 and did the role of Tim Ruskin in this episode. The episode was good and it won him many supporters and there were positive reviews too. Since 2002 he has acted in eight TV serials he has some famous achievements under his belt including Southland (43 episodes) and Gotham with 77 episodes. This was a game changer of sorts where Ben McKenzie did the lead role of Captain James Gordon.
Ben McKenzie also has been successful in the big screen and it all started in 2005 with the movie Junebug where his role as Johnny Johnsten was appreciated by his fans and critics alike. This debut led him to acting in ten movies including some good ones like 88 minutes, Goodbye World and Decoding Annie Parker.
Starting 2004 McKenzie has been nominated for seven awards which included some prestigious ones such as Choice Breakout TV Star, and Favorite Actor in A New TV series. Hence, there is no denying the fact that he has been able to make a place for himself both amongst his fans and critics on the strength of his performance. He also is reasonably popular in social media.