Benjamin McKenzie | Biography

Posted On: 17 Jun, 2014


Benjamin McKenzie | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth September 12, 1978
Age 39 Years 1 Month(s)
Nationality American
Profession Actor
Wife/Spouse Not Yet
Girlfriend Not Disclosed
Ethnicity White
Is Gay/Lesbian No
Divorced? N/A
Married Not Yet
Net Worth $13 million dollars
Height 5' 9" (1.74 m)
Weight 74 kg. (approx.)

Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan better known a Ben McKenzie is an American actor who was born on 12th of September, 1978 (his age is 36 years old) in Austin, Texas, United States of America. He was born to Mary Frances and Pieter Meade Schenkkan. Besides him, his parents had two other sons. As a child, he went to St. Andrew's Episcopal School. Later he attended Austin High School, where he also played football as a defensive back. After his graduation in 1997, he was enrolled in the University of Virginia, and majored in Foreign Affairs and Economics as well.

His acting career was debuted in 2003 when he got a role in the TV series named The O.C. That series earned him a "Choice Breakout TV Star - Male" and "Choice TV Chemistry" nominations in The Teen Choice Awards. He became an instant hit, earning much name and also some 15-25 thousand dollars in one episode of the show. His fame brought him other jobs like modeling as he appeared in magazines like People, In Touch Weekly etc. He was also ranked in the 5th position of “100 sexiest men alive” as well as in the Teen People’s list of “25 sexiest stars under 25”. Alongside The O.C, he also played a feature film named Junebug, which was nominated as the “Best International Film” and “Outstanding Ensemble Acting”. He also played in the film 88 minutes, alongside Al Pacino. He also started in southland and was a crew of it till it stopped after 5 seasons. In 2008, he was widely appreciated for his role in the movie Live on Stage: on film which was modified story based on the book Johnny got his gun. He has also appeared in a lot of feature and independent movies.

Ben has got a history of relationships with different actresses. He has been spotted on different occasions with different girlfriends, which reveals his image as that of a Casanova. Starting out with his first recorded relationship, it was with Everwood actress Emily Van Camp. Although they were spotted kissing and holding hands, his publicist said that the two were only friends. But this friendship turned bitter as they broke up just a year later in 2005. It was until 2006, when the actor was seen walking with actress Amanda Loncar. The two came out openly about their relationship in the public which however didn’t last long as well. He was also reported to be dating his co-star, Mischa Barton, but the story wasn’t confirmed by either of the two. Currently, he has been dating Shelly Henning. The couple has been dating since 2013 and is reported to have been together till date. Although there are a lot of rumors regarding his sexual orientation in the web, I don’t think a gay would be dating that lot of sexy women.

Although Benjamin isn’t the tallest of actors, still he’s got a fair amount of height. He measures somewhat 173 cm tall which is about 5 feet and 8 inches tall. He also has a fairly good body which according to him is a result of hard work. In an interview he said “I wasn’t always interested in having a hard body, but now that I have one, I like to keep it this way”. He has posed for several magazines in which he has gone shirtless, revealing that hot body of his. His pictures can be seen on the internet or his official website.

To see and know more about his life, events and works, you can view his page in Wikipedia as well as other websites. To stay in touch with him and catch up all his latest updates, you can follow him on twitter.