Ben Mendelsohn Bio, Height, Age

  • Ben Mendelsohn
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  • Net Worth: $ 9,000,000
  • Birthday: 3 Apr 1969
  • Age: 53
  • Country: Australia
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Zodiac sign: Aries
  • Sexual orientation: Straight
  • Body Measurements
  • Height: 5.11 ft
  • Weight: 172 lb
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Personal Life
  • Birth Name: Paul Benjamin Mendelsohn
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Nickname: Ben
  • Religion: Not known
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Family Details
  • 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
  • Distinctive Features
    • 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.

Parents, Siblings

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.

Known for movies

    Captain Marvel
    Captain Marvel (2019) Talos, Keller
    Ready Player One 2018
    Ready Player One (2018) Sorrento
    Robin Hood 2018
    Robin Hood (2018) Sheriff of Nottingham
    Darkest Hour 2017
    Darkest Hour (2017) King George VI
    Star Wars Rogue One 2016
    Rogue One (2016) Orson Krennic
    Mississippi Grind 2015
    Mississippi Grind (2015) Gerry
    Bloodline 2015
    Bloodline (2015) Danny Rayburn
    Black Sea 2014
    Black Sea (2014) Fraser
    Killer Elite 2011
    Killer Elite (2011) Martin
    Beautiful Kate 2009
    Beautiful Kate (2009) Ned Kendall
    Knowing 2009
    Knowing (2009) Phil Beckman

Personal Life

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 Emma Forrest (2012 - 2016) Emma Forrest and Ben Mendelsohn were married from 2012 to 2016.


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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


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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).

Major Awards

Primetime Emmy Award - 2015
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in Bloodline (2015)
British Independent Film Award - 2013
Best Supporting Actor in Starred Up (2013)
Astra Award - 2010
Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor - Male in Tangle (2009)
AFI Award - 2010
Best Lead Actor in Animal Kingdom (2010)
AFI Award - 1987
Best Actor in a Supporting Role in The Year My Voice Broke (1987)

Net Worth & Social Media

Net Worth $ 9,000,000