Ben Mendelsohn Bio, Height, AgeLast updated: October 27, 2022
- Net Worth: $ 9,000,000
- Birthday: 3 Apr 1969
- Age: 53
- Country: Australia
- Occupation: Actor
- Zodiac sign: Aries
- Sexual orientation: Straight
- Height: 5.11 ft
- Weight: 172 lb
- Hair Color: Black
- Eye Color: Blue
- Birth Name: Paul Benjamin Mendelsohn
- Nationality: Australian
- Nickname: Ben
- Religion: Not known
- Ethnicity: White
- Father: Frederick Arthur Oscar Mendelsohn (Medical Researcher)
- Mother: Carole Ann Ferguson
- Siblings: Tom Mendelsohn (Younger Brother), David Mendelsohn (Younger Brother). He also has two half-brothers from his father’s second marriage
- Tall and lanky body
Who Is Ben Mendelsohn?
Ben Mendelsohn is an Australian actor known for playing villains and criminals. Ben Mendelsohn began his career from Special Squad (TV Series in 1984). After that, he played in several TV series.
Finally, he got his big breakout film The Year My Voice Broke as Trevor Leishman in the year 1987.
He is the son of Frederick Arthur Oscar Mendelsohn (Medical Researcher) and Carole Ann Ferguson.
He has two brothers Tom Mendelsohn and David Mendelsohn. He also has two half-brothers from his father’s second marriage.
Ben Mendelsohn got married to British-born novelist Emma Forrest in Jun 2012 at Los Angeles’s famous Chateau Marmont hotel. Before he married to Emma he already had one child – a daughter aged nine.
In 2014, she gave birth to a daughter named Carolina. However, they divorced in the year 2016.
- Emma Forrest (2012 - 2016) Emma Forrest and Ben Mendelsohn were married from 2012 to 2016.
Quotes and Sayings
- "If you ride like lightning, you're gonna crash like thunder." - Ben Mendelsohn
- "Life is a lot sweeter, I think, than you can be aware of it at times." - Ben Mendelsohn
- "As an outsider in America, you do see the kind of hypocrisy that's rampant there." - Ben Mendelsohn
- "Acting is a bit of a heart and soul exercise with me. It's kind of all I've got." - Ben Mendelsohn
- "People don't know who I am, and that's not a bad thing at all from my end." - Ben Mendelsohn
- Ford F-150 Pickup
Facts and Trivia
During his teenage years, he had memorized every line from the famous Taxi Driver movie just because Robert De Niro was his acting idol.
He doesn’t like watching his own movies. When he attended the Cannes screening of Killing Them Softly (2012), he had gone 6 years without watching his movie.
To focus on his acting career, he dropped out of school in his mid-teens and used to work as a busboy at the nightclub in Melbourne to make ends meet.
He doesn’t have any social media account.
He appears as Henry IV in The King (2019).
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in Bloodline (2015)
Best Supporting Actor in Starred Up (2013)
Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor - Male in Tangle (2009)
Best Lead Actor in Animal Kingdom (2010)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role in The Year My Voice Broke (1987)