Ben Foster Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Oluwatosin Michael
Jan 30, 2024 By Oluwatosin Michael
Originally Published on Aug 29, 2022
Ben Foster is generally known for his memorable roles, and he has been acting in Hollywood for a long time.
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About Ben Foster

Ben Foster's star sign is Scorpio, and he was born on October 29, 1980.

Ben Foster's birth name is Benjamin A. Foster and his birthplace is in Massachusetts (Boston), United States. His parents are Steven Foster and Gillian Kirwan.

Ben's parents were owners of a restaurant in Boston, and he has a brother, and his name is Jon Foster, an actor. Ben Foster's family moved to Fairfield when Foster was just four years old. Robbers broke into their home in Boston

Ben Foster spent his childhood along with his parents and paternal grandparents, Abraham Foster and Celia (Segal), a politician and a prominent judge in Boston, and emigrants of the Russian Empire. Ben Foster is an American citizen, but he belongs to the Jewish community as he was raised by them and had a Bar Mitzvah, a coming-to-age ceremony in Judaism.

Ben Foster Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Ben Foster's net worth?

Ben Foster's net worth is $20 million.

How much does Ben Foster earn per year?

Ben Foster makes $1.5 million per year.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Ben Foster?

Ben Foster is 175 cm tall.

How old is Ben Foster?

Ben Foster will be turning 41 years in 2022.

Childhood And Education

Ben Foster attended his schooling in Fairfield, Lowa, at the Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment, and at a young age, he also attended Interlochen Arts Camp to study theater.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Ben Foster's spouse?

Ben Foster was married to Laura Prepon, an American Actress, in June 2018.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Ben Foster is best known for his roles in 'Alpha Dog', '3:10 to Yuma', 'The Messenger', 'Contraband', 'Warcraft', 'Lone Survivor', 'X-Men: The Last Stand' and 'The Mechanic'. He pursued his career as an actor at 16 years of age. Besides films and television series, Ben Foster was also a part of two-stage performances named 'Orphans' and 'A Streetcar Named Desire.'

He made his first debut in the Disney channel's TV series 'Flash Forward' in 1996 - 1997. He was also a prominent actor in the TV series 'Six Feet Under'. After his debut, he received his first role in the teen comedy film 'Get Over It' in 2001. Ben played one of the famous roles. i.e., Lance Armstrong in a biopic, 'The Program'. Foster acted in all kinds of genre films, and he is known for his unhinged and intense acting, i.e., method acting. His role in 'The Messenger' received the Women Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor.

He was nominated for San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor, Best Actor from St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award, and Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor. Foster was also nominated for Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Children's Or Youth Program Or Series for his childhood role in the Disney TV series 'Flash Forward'. He also received Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer In Children's Programming for his role as Trevor Adams in the television series 'Bang Bang You're Dead'.

Charity Work

There is no record of Ben Foster's charity work.

What awards has Ben Foster won?

Ben Foster received 'Young Hollywood Award' for Breakthrough Performance—Male for his role in 'Alpha Dog' in 2006 and, won the Independent Spirit Award for his role in 'Hell Or High Water' in 2016, and was nominated for Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble, Best Acting Ensemble at Critics Choice Movie Award, and also the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor, Houston Film Critics Society for Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actor from Film Critics Association Award, Washington D.C.

Foster was also nominated for the Saturn Award, Satellite Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast In A Motion Picture and he also won the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor (second place), Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor (second place) for his role in the western film '3:10 To Yuma'.

Ben Foster's Hobbies and Interests

Ben Foster loves being connected to nature, and his favorite food is Rajasthani, Indian cuisine. His favorite colors are mode beige and Facebook blue. His favorite holiday destinations are Sydney, Riga, and Latvia. His favorite actors are Gary Oldman and Philip Hoffman. His favorite actress is Gena Rowlands. He also has a few favorite movies like 'Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned To, Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb', 'Husbands', 'All That Jazz', 'The Iron Giant' and 'The Jerk'.

Other Interesting Ben Foster Facts And Trivia

  • Ben Foster dated Antje Traue, a German Actress, his co-star in the movie 'Pandorum', and the German Actress moved to Los Angeles to live with Foster until they separated in 2010.
  • In 2012, Ben Foster was engaged to Robin Wright, a director, and an American actress. Due to a few reasons, the couple broke their engagement twice. i.e., on November 12, 2014. and August 29, 2015, after mending their relationship in early 2015.
  • Foster was engaged to Laura Prepon in October 2016. In 2017, Laura and Foster had their first child, Ella, and after their marriage in 2018, Prepon gave birth to their second child, a son, in February 2020, and his name is still unknown.
  • He played Matthew Axe Axelson in the film 'Lone Survivor'.
  • He played the character Russell Corwin, which was a recurring role in 22 episodes of the TV series 'Six Feet Under.'
  • Ben Foster practices Transcendental Meditation, which he learned while pursuing his college at Maharishi University.
  • His role as Tanner Howar in 'Hell Or High Water' and Charlie Prince' in 3:10 to Yuma brought him fame by winning and getting nominated to the Independent Spirit Award and Satellite award.
  • Foster's parents, Steven Foster and Gillian Kirwan are free-spirited, Vietnam protesting hippies.
  • Ben Foster also acted in a short film called 'Blink'.
  • Ben Foster played the character Steve McKenna in the film 'The Mechanic'.
  • In 2012, Ben voiced the character Orville Redenbacher who plays a time traveler in the television series 'Robot Chicken.'
  • Foster has acted in over 40 movies, and 12 television series and lent his voice to one of the TV series and two-stage performances.
  • Matt Zoller Seitz, a film critic, described Ben Foster as one of the actors who makes the films worth watching.
  • Foster loves his job as an actor, and he always puts 100% effort into every role he plays.
  • His film 'Leave No Trace,' where he plays a single father, has earned the rare 100% Rotten Tomatoes rating.

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Ben Foster Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Benjamin Foster

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

Boston, Massachusetts



175 cm

Child Star?



American Actor


Maharishi University of Management

Net Worth



Laura Prepon


Steven Foster and Gillian Kirwan


Jon Foster

Annual Earnings

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Written by Oluwatosin Michael

Bachelor of Science specializing in Microbiology

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Oluwatosin MichaelBachelor of Science specializing in Microbiology

With a Bachelor's in Microbiology from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Oluwatosin has honed his skills as an SEO content writer, editor, and growth manager. He has written articles, conducted extensive research, and optimized content for search engines. His expertise extends to leading link-building efforts and revising onboarding strategies. 

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