Ben Shenkman Bio, Age, Family, Career, Movies, Wife, Net Worth, Height, Angels In America, Billions

Last Updated on August 7, 2022 by Administrator

Ben Shenkman Biography

Benjamin Shenkman is an American actor. His name Ben is a short form for Benjamin. Shenkman is famous for his roles in the USA Network drama series Royal Pains and the HBO miniseries Angels in America, which earned him Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations. Appeared with Angels in America (2003) co-star Mary-Louise Parker in a 2000 Broadway production of “Proof”.

Ben Shenkman

Ben Shenkman Age | Family

Ben was born o 26 September 1968 in New York City, New York, USA. He is 50years old. Ben is the son of Katherine Shenkman and Shepard A. Shenkman a consulting company. His mother was an associate at a law firm. Shenkman has a sister called Elizabeth Sheinkman who is married to British publisher Jamie Byng.

Ben Shenkman Education | Career

He graduated from Brown University and obtained a Masters of Fine Arts in 1993 from New York University’s Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts. Ben’s debut in the acting scene started with a small role in the 1994 film Quiz and a guest-starring role on Law & Order, his first of seven appearances throughout the run of the show.

He also began working in theatre, portraying Louis Ironson in Tony Kushner’s play Angels in America at San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theatre. While still in university Shenkman played the role of Roy Cohn in a workshop production of the play. Moreover,  He would reprise the role of Louis seven years after playing the role at ACT in the HBO miniseries adaptation.

The role earned him an Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. Shenkman combined work in off-Broadway productions in New York with small roles in films such as Eraser (1996), The Siege (1998), π (1998), and Jesus’ Son (1999), Chasing Sleep (2000), and Requiem for a Dream (2000).

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In 2000, Shenkman gained success in the theatre, co-starring with Mary-Louise Parker in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of Proof, for which he received a 2001 Tony nomination. After the release of HBO’s Angels in America miniseries, he returned to Manhattan Theatre club in 2004 in Sight Unseen.

Since 2016 Shenkman has played the recurring role of Ira Schirmer on the Showtime series “Billions.” Equally important, 2016 also saw him as Desk Sgt. Klein in the acclaimed HBO limited series “The Night Of.” He is currently a series regular in the Shondaland drama For the People (2017 TV series).

Ben Shenkman Wife | Children

Shenkman is married to Lauren Grelsheimer. The couple got married in 2005. Not to mention, the pair is blessed with two children.

Ben Shenkman and his wife and kid

Ben Shenkman Net Worth

Moreover, Ben has an estimated net worth $3 million USD.

Ben Shenkman Movies and TV Shows

Angels in America – 2003
For the People – 2018 – 2019
Royal Pains – 2009 – 2016
Just like Heaven – 2005
Must Love Dogs – 2005
Blue Valentine – 2010
Then She Found Me – 2007
Billions – Since 2016
Canterbury’s Law – 2008
Roger Dodger – 2002
Pi – 1998
Burn Notice – 2007 – 2013
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men – 2009
The Night Of – 2016
Breakfast with Scot – 2007
Personal Velocity: Three Portraits – 2002
Chasing Sleep – 2000
Eraser – 1996
Quiz Show – 1994
Jesus’ Son – 1999
Requiem for a Dream – 2000
Camp Stories – 1997
The Paul Reiser Show – 2011
The Key Man – 2011
Breathe In – 2013
Solitary Man – 2009
Table One – 2000
Concussion – 2013
Waking Dreams – 2004
Love Shack – 2010
Americanese – 2006
30 Days – 1999
20 Questions – Since 2007

Ben Shenkman Height

In addition, Ben stands at a height of  6′ 1″ (1.85 m).

Ben Shenkman Billions

Shenkman portrays Ira in the Tv series Billions which is an American television drama series created by Brian Koppelman, David Levien. Not to mention Andrew Ross Sorkin, starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis, that premiered on Showtime on January 17, 2016.

Kelly AuCoin is also cast as “Dollar” Bill Stern (recurring season 1–3, starring season 4–). Dennis Boutsikaris plays Kenneth Malverne, a rival of Axelrod’s who leads a competing hedge fund.

Ben Shenkman Royal Pains

Shenkman is an actor who portrays Jeremiah Sacani on Royal Pains. Royal Pains is an American comedy-drama television series that ran on the USA Network from 2009 to 2016. Not to mention, The series is based in part on actual concierge medicine practices of independent doctors and companies.

Ben Shenkman Burn Notice

Shenkman portrays Tom Strickler in Burn Notice. Burn Notice is an American television series created by Matt Nix. In addition the show originally aired on the USA Network for a total of seven seasons from June 28, 2007, to September 12, 2013.

Ben Shenkman Drop Dead Diva

 Moreover, Ben portrays Lex Medlin in the drama series Drop Dead Dive.  Drop Dead Diva is an American legal comedy-drama/fantasy television series that aired on Lifetime from July 12, 2009, to June 22, 2014.

The series was created by Josh Berman and produced by Sony Pictures Television. Equally important, It stars Brooke Elliott as Jane, a plus-sized lawyer whose body is inhabited by the soul of a fashion model.

Ben Shenkman Grey’s Anatomy

Shenkman played Rob Harmon in season five of Grey’s Anatomy. Furthermore, his character also crossed over to the season two Private Practice episode Ex-Life.

Ben Shenkman Angels In America

Ben has a recurring role as Loius Ironson in Angels in America.  Angels in America is a 2003 American HBO miniseries directed by Mike Nichols and based on the Pulitzer-prize winning play by the same name by Tony Kushner. In addition, Set in 1985, the film revolves around six New Yorkers whose lives intersect.

At its core, it is the fantastical story of Prior Walter, a gay man living with AIDS who is visited by an angel. The film explores a wide variety of themes, including Reagan era politics, the spreading AIDS epidemic, and a rapidly changing social and political climate. Jeffrey Wright is also cast as Mr. Lies / Norman “Belize” Ariaga / Homeless man / The Angel Europa.

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