Wes Bentley

Wes Bentley whose birth name was Wesley Cook Bentley was born in the year 1978 on the 4th o f September. He was given birth in the town Jonesboro, which is located in Arkansas, United States of America. He had 4 brothers of which he was the 3rd. His mother is a Chaplain while the father is a minister.

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West Bentley attended Sherwood’s Sylvan Hills High School which is located in Arkansas. He proceeded to the drama division of Julliard School in the year 1996 where he was a member of Group 29. He however did not complete the school as he left after a year to start his career in acting.


Wes Bentley has acted in a lot of movies including Ghost Rider, P2, The 4 Feathers and American Beauty that won Oscar awards. He also featured in Cadillac, a thriller by Dolan which was acted on Stephen King’s short story. He was also a major subject in My Big Break, a documentary which Tony Zierra directed. The documentary featured him alongside Greg Fawcett, Brad Rowe and Chad Lindberg’s story of how they were able to break into Hollywwod and become successful. In the year 2007, Bentley was featured as Blackheart in the movie Ghost Rider. He featured as the major antagonist who was a demonic being.

In the year 2010, he co-acted with Nina Arlanda in the first episode of Venus in Fur, a play by David Ives which was shown in the city of New York’s Classic Stage Company. In the year 2012, he was selected to act as Seneca Crane in the film The Hunger Games. In the same year, he also co-acted with Vincent Piazza and Amber Tamblyn in a movie directed by Gabriel Cowan. The movie which John Suits produced was titled 3 Nights in the Desert.

He was chosen in the year 2013 to feature in Open along with Scott Speedman, a HBO production by Ryan Murphy.

He got a promotion to be the major cast for American Horror Story’s 5th season after featuring as a guest in the year 2014. The 5th season which was titled Hotel saw him feature as Detective John Lowe.

Personal Life

Wes Bentley and his former wife actress Jennifer Quanz got married in the year 2001. They however got divorced in the year 2009 as a result of his drug addiction. He subsequently got married to Jacqui Swedberg in the year 2010. The union resulted in the birth of Charles (male) in the year 2010 and a Brooklyn (female) in the year 2014.

According to him, as stated in an article published by the New York Times, his drug addiction started after his role in American Beauty which was a success. He hid the addiction from his wife. He was arrested in the year 2008 and started a 12-step program and counseling. He however continued to take heroin.

He has also being quoted to have said that he told a friend about his drug addiction and that he needed help. He started another 12-step program. Since then, he has stopped his drug addiction and is recovering. He is estimated to have a net worth of $1 million. His official twitter account is @wesbentley.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 4 Sep, 1978
Age: 41 yrs
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Jonesboro
residence: Los Angeles
Education: Juilliard School
Sylvan Hills High School
Gender: Male
Description: American actor
Net Worth 2021: 3 million
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Last Modified: Jun 27 2020
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