Ben Mckenzie

Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan or shortly Ben Mckenzie, was born on September 12, 1978 in Austin, Texas. His parents were: mother, a poet Victory Schenkkan and father, Pieter Meade Schenkkan who worked as an attorney. His grandfather Robert Schenkkan was quite respected person, he worked at the University of Texas at Austin with a rank of professor.

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Ben liked football very much and used to play at a local football team at the St. Andrew's Episcopal School. After finishing the middle school, Ben Mckenzie attended Austin High School where he continued to play as a wide receiver. In 1997, he entered the University of Virginia. This university was not only his choice, his father also, along with Ben’s grandfather graduated from University of Virginia. At the university, he studied foreign affairs and economics.

In 2001, he successfully graduated from the university and began to search for a job. From the beginning he craved to become an actor so while he worked on part time jobs, he was looking for a real job in film industry. The luck smiled to him in 2003, when he was chosen for the role of Ryan Atwood in an American teen drama The O.C.

This first role has been his breakthrough. The O.C. has lasted for four seasons, but it became really well known. Only the first season won four Teen Choice Awards, had two another nominations on Teen Choice Awards and one nomination on TCA Award for Outstanding New Program. On the wave of huge success of this series, Ben Mckenzie got his own awards, namely, "Choice TV Chemistry" and "Choice Breakout TV Star - Male". In addition, he was nominated on The Teen Choice Awards, "Choice TV Actor - Drama/Action Adventure" and "Choice TV Actor: Drama". Apart from fame, this role allowed him to earn more than 15 thousand dollars for each episode.

Thanks to this drama series, Ben Mckenzie became a sex idol for hundreds thousands of people all around the USA. He appeared in the front page of such magazines, like People, In Touch Weekly and Us Weekly. He was ranked #5 in the list of "100 Sexiest Men Alive" (Independent Online magazine), he appeared in the list of "25 Sexiest Stars under 25" (Teen People magazine). In 2005, he was chosen in the list "10 Hottest Bachelors Of Summer" of a famous women’s fashion magazine InStyle.

This enormous success for the first serious role boosted up his career drastically. After that, he starred in MADtv, Southland, Decoding Annie Parker, Gotham and many other movies and TV shows. Ultimately, all these roles got him net worth about 13 million dollars.

According to the last available information in news, he is not married yet. However, he and his girlfriend co-star of Gotham, Morena Baccarin are expecting their first child. In September 2015 they announced that they are going to get married in the nearest future. If you are interested in his current marital status, we recommend follow his twitter or facebook, and you always will be aware about fresh information.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 12 Sep, 1978
Age: 41 yrs
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Austin
Education: University of Virginia
Gender: Male
Description: American actor and producer
Twitter Id: Ben_mckenzie
Spouse: Morena Baccarin [M. 2014]
Net Worth 2021: 13 million
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Last Modified: Jun 27 2020
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