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Ben McKenzie Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Benjamin Schenkkan
Place Of Birth
Austin, USA
45 years old
Birth Date
September 11 1978

Ben McKenzie Facts

Child Star?
Education & Qualifications
Austin High School
Net Worth
Current Partner
Morena Baccarin
Frances Laiz Setta Schenkkan ,Arthur
Pieter Meade Schenkkan ,Mary Frances Victory
Zack Schenkkan , Nate Schenkkan

About Ben Mckenzie 

Ben Mckenzie is of English, Dutch-Jewish, and Scottish descent.

In 2003, Ben McKenzie began his carrier as a television series actor. He is famous for the crime series 'Gotham' based on the character of Batman, broadcast by DC comics.

In 2019, he directed and authored episodes for the television series 'Gotham'. In 2008, McKenzie's first leading character role was in 'Johnny Got His Gun' by Dalton Trumbo. McKenzie made his Broadway debut in Bess Wohl's 'Grand Horizons' in January 2020. Ben began as detective James Gordon on 'Gotham' in 2014 and appeared in every episode of the five-season series. He wrote 'The Trial Of Jim Gordon', 'The Demon's Head', and directed 'These Delicate And Dark Obsessions', '13 Stitches', and 'One of My Three Soups'. McKenzie played in the films 'Line Of Duty' and 'The Report' in 2019 and performed on Broadway in 'Grand Horizons' at the Hayes Theater in early 2020.

Ben Mckenzie Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Ben Mckenzie’s net worth?

Ben McKenzie's net worth has been estimated at over $13 million.

Ben Mckenzie's network includes property, earnings, and cash. He earns most of his income from his work as an American actor, director, and writer. Ben has amassed wealth from various sources of income, yet he likes to live a modest lifestyle. His earnings mainly come from his roles in 'Southland' and 'The OC'.

How much does Ben Mckenzie earn per year?

The annual average salary of Ben Mckenzie is $25,000.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Ben Mckenzie?

Ben Mckenzie is 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) tall. Ben Mckenzie has medium brown hair and brown eyes.

How old is Ben Mckenzie?

Ben Mckenzie is 43 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

On September 12, 1978, Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan was born in Austin, Texas. He pursued his schooling in Andrew’s Episcopal School, and he was on the flag football team and attended the match at Stephen F. Austin High School. He played middle school football with the Super Bowl star, Drew Brees. He played football at Stephen F. Austin High School, where he was a wide receiver as well as a defensive back. He has undergone his higher studies at the University of Virginia in economics and foreign affairs and graduated in 2001. He also lectured at the 2004 National Democratic Congress.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Ben Mckenzie's partner?

Morena Baccarin is the wife of Ben Mckenzie. They got engaged two years after interacting during the shooting of 'Gotham' in 2014, where they met. The ceremony took place at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens in New York City. Ben McKenzie is the father of Frances Laiz Setta Schenkkan and Arthur. Morena Baccarin is a Brazilian-American actress known for 'Deadpool', 'Homeland', 'Greenland', and 'Deadpool Two'.

Pieter Meade Schenkkan and Mary Frances Victory are the parents of Ben Mckenzie. Pieter Meade Schenkkan has worked in Business Litigation, and his mother, Mary Frances been an editor, poet, and newspaper reporter. He has two siblings, Zack Schenkkan and Nate Schenkkan. From 2014 to 2015, Zack Schenkkan worked for the former Honourable Judge George H. King as a registrar and member of the commercial development team. Nate Schenkkan also has several on-stage teams as a dancer and actor. Some of his works include 'Betrothed', 'The Eliots', 'Death In Vacant Lot'and many more. His grandfather, Robert Schenkkan, worked in public television stations and radio and won the Pulitzer Award in 1992 for his work 'The Kentucky Cycle'. The junior cousin is Sarah Drew, who played Hannah Rogers in 'Everwood'.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

McKenzie went to New York City after finishing his studies at the University of Virginia, where he performed part-time employment and productions. In addition, he took part in the Williamstown Fest and summer stock theater during this stage. At 23, he relocated to Los Angeles, where he waited tables and slept under his companion Ernie Sabella's living room floor. He played Ryan Atwood in the short film 'The OC'. As a result of the success of 'The OC', McKenzie got revealed in magazines including In Touch Weekly, People, and US Weekly. Benjamin McKenzie is currently working on a book on cryptocurrency that emphasizes on fraud and industry corruption, along with writer Jacob Silver.

'The Research' was originally produced by Ben McKenzie, who is currently working with an excellent cast for a feature film, a Reading of Robert S. Mueller III's Review on the Examination into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Campaign, called 'A Search For The Truth In Ten Acts'. McKenzie portrays president Donald Trump's son, top adviser, president Trump, and outgoing security advisor Michael Flynn.

He is best known for his parts Ryan Atwood, Bryan, Tim Ruskin, Ben Sherman, Odnarb, and James Gordon for the films 'Men At work', 'The OC', 'The District', and 'The Southland'.

Charity Work

Speaking of spending, Ben McKenzie has a great ambition to help numerous people through his charity. McKenzie smiles as he poses with a bouncing ball for a Fundraiser photo.

What awards has Ben Mckenzie won?

In 2006, McKenzie won Germany's Bravo Otto Prize for Best Male Television Star. His role in 'The OC' earned him four nominations for the Teen Choice Awards. In 2012, Ben was nominated for a PRISM Award for men's performance in a Multi-episode Storyline drama series for 'Southland' and 'Gotham'. He was also nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Favorite Family TV Actor and nominated for the People's Choice Award in a New TV Series.

Ben Mckenzie’s Hobbies And Interests

Lending an ear to music and playing instruments is his favorite hobby.

Other Interesting Ben Mckenzie Facts And Trivia

  • At the beginning of 'The OC' first season, Benjamin McKenzie was 25.
  • McKenzie created a name for himself in the film industry with 'Junebug', a short movie starring Embeth Davidtz and Amy Adams.
  • McKenzie's film received the Sarasota Film Prize and was considered for Outstanding Ensemble Acting and Best International Film.
  • McKenzie was expected to appear in the thriller 'Snakes On A Plane', formerly known as 'Pacific Air 121'.
  • He performed as Jim O'Connor in a Mark Taper Forum production of 'The Glass Menagerie' in 2010.
  • He dubbed Batman Bruce Wayne in 'Batman Year One' and Odnarb in 'Scooby-Doo Mystery Incorporated' in 2011.
  • McKenzie also acted in the films 'Goodbye World' in 2013, 'Adventures In The Sin Bin' in 2012, 'Some Kind Of Beautiful', 'Decoding Annie Parker' in 2012, and produced and starred in the 2011 short film 'The Blisters How Three Became Four' in 2014.

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