Ben McKenzie

Ben McKenzie is a famous American writer, actor, and director. His fame came after he starred as Ryan Atwood in a television series known as The O.C, Ben Sherman in Southland film also as James Gordon in Gotham series. He again starred in roles in Johnny Got His Gun as Dalton Trumbo’s. Keep reading this article to know more about the net worth and biography of Ben McKenzie in 2021.

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Biography and Early Life

Ben McKenzie was born on 12th September 1978 in Austin, Texas, located in the USA. His birth names are Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan. His parents are Frances Victory Schenkkan, his father, and Pieter Meade Schenkkan, his mother. He was born together with his other two siblings, namely Zack Schenkkan and Nate Schenkkan. Ben is a Scottish, Dutch-Jewish, and English man. The name McKenzie belonged to his paternal grandmother. His family is a happy one.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Ben McKenzie in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Ben McKenzie’s age is 42 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 12 September 1978. Though, he is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 185 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 183 lbs in Pound and 83 kg in Kilograms.


Ben went to St. Andrew’s Episcopal School after he was of age. He met a friend there and together they took part in flag football and were teammates. He later enrolled at the University of Virginia and pursued economics and foreign affairs.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Ben McKenzie is a married man to Morena Baccarin, who is an actress. The couple has been married not less than three years. Together they have been blessed with one daughter, namely Frances Laiz Setta Schenkkan. He loves his family and not willing to leave it any time soon. With his family, they reside in Brooklyn, located in New York.

Is Ben McKenzie Gay?

He is neither gay. He has a straight sexual orientation, which says it all. He is also a married man to Morena Baccarin, and together, they have a daughter. Ben’s love for his family can’t make them separate. His family is a happy one, and it lives happily together.

Professional Career

Ben’s career began after he finished and graduated from University, where he relocated to New York City. He began by working several part-time jobs, which helped him survive. He also played a part in far-off Broadway productions and in Williamstown Theatre Festivals and Summer Stock Theatre to make a living. He relocated to LPs Angeles, where he faced a lot of challenges.

Later, he was featured in the cast of The O.C as Ryan Atwood, a series that premiered on 5th August with the help of Fox Entertainment. The series talked about wealthy teenagers residing in Orange County, California, with lives full of criticisms. The show made Ben’s fame come to light. It also earned him Choice Breakout T.V. Star and Choice T.V. Nominations. In addition, he earned $15,000 to $25,000. Ben got much exposure from the shows where he featured in magazines such as U.S. Weekly, People, and In Touch Weekly.

His fame and popularity made him become number 5 on the list of top Sexiest Men Alive, and Teen magazine featured him twice on the annual list of senior sexiest men under 25. Again, he received votes of being among the top 10 Hottest Bachelors of summer. His O.C. series started lowering, and unfortunately, it stopped airing. He had another chance and featured in Junebug together with Amy Adams. The film received Best International Film and Distinguished Ensemble Acting Awards, and it received high ratings too.

He went on where he took part in acting Snake on a Plane thriller film. He later did a solo performance of Johnny Got His Gun, Dalton Trumbo’s novel, which was a live performance, and it earned him a lot of fame. He featured another film known as 8 percent. The movie did well and won following its participation in Delta Air Lines Fly-in Movie Contest. He featured in other films and series like Gotham Series, Michael Flynn, Grand Horizons, and many more.


Ben McKenzie’s career has earned him numerous awards, and he has also been nominated severally. He won;

Bravo Otto Germany Award for the Best male TV Actor, Teen Choice Award Nomination, Blimp Award Nomination for Outstanding T.V. actor, and People’s Choice Actor Award Nomination for the Favourite Actor in the New T.V. Series.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Ben McKenzie in 2021

As of 2021, Ben McKenzie has an estimated net worth of more than $15 million. He has gathered his money from his able career as an actor and a producer. He has played his role very well as an outstanding man who has gained him all that success. He began without but worked hard to gain all that he has.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He is a humble man who began from a humble beginning, and that has made him successful in life.
  • Ben is among the most famous actors who have been found in so many series and films.

Ben McKenzie is a very humble man. He has brought fruits to his table because of that. He is also a hardworking man and a dedicated man working with determination to achieve his goals. He is an example and an inspiration to many actors both in the field and the upcoming one all over the world.


Facts of Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan

  • Gender Male
  • full nameBenjamin McKenzie Schenkkan
  • birthplaceAustin, Texas
  • Date of Birth September 12, 1978
  • Age 45 years 2 months
  • Horoscope Virgo
  • Lucky Number 10
  • Lucky Stone Sapphire
  • Lucky Color Green
  • Best Match for Marriage Taurus, Capricorn
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionDutch-Jewish
  • net worth$15 million
  • professionActor, Writer and Director
  • weightIn Kilograms – 83 Kg, In Pounds – 183 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 185 cm, In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
  • hair colorLight Brown
  • eye colorBlue
  • high schoolSt. Andrew’s Episcopal School

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