Ben Shenkman

Actor
Acclaimed actor of stage and screen Ben Shenkman graduated from Brown University, earned a MFA from New York University, and began acting in movies with a role in 1994's "Quiz Show". He pursued theater and film ... Read more »
Born: 09/26/1968 in Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Filmography

Actor (32)

Royal Pains 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Breathe In 2014 (Movie)

Sheldon (Actor)

Ed 2001 - 2002, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1993 - 1994, 1999, 2001 - 2002, 2004, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lights Out 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Paul Reiser Show 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blue Valentine 2010 (Movie)

Dr Feinberg (Actor)

Damages 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Key Man 2010 (Movie)

Martin (Actor)

Brief Interviews With Hideous Men 2009 (Movie)

Subject #14 (Actor)

Burn Notice 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Breakfast With Scot 2008 (Movie)

Sam Miller (Actor)

Canterbury's Law 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Then She Found Me 2008 (Movie)

Freddy (Actor)

Americanese 2005 (Movie)

Steve (Actor)

Just Like Heaven 2005 (Movie)

Brett (Actor)

Must Love Dogs 2005 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

People I Know 2003 (Movie)

Radio Announcer (Actor)

Personal Velocity 2002 (Movie)

Max (Actor)

Roger Dodger 2002 (Movie)

Donovan (Actor)

Table One 2002 (Movie)

Scott (Actor)

30 Days 2000 (Movie)

Jordan Trainer (Actor)

Chasing Sleep 2000 (Movie)

Officer Stewart (Actor)

Jesus' Son 2000 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

Joe Gould's Secret 2000 (Movie)

David (Actor)

Requiem for A Dream 2000 (Movie)

Doctor Spencer (Actor)

Pi 1998 (Movie)

Lenny Meyer (Actor)

The Siege 1998 (Movie)

Kaplan (Actor)

Eraser 1996 (Movie)

Female No 1 (Actor)

Quiz Show 1994 (Movie)

Childress (Actor)

Angels in America (TV Show)

Actor

Thick As Thieves (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Acclaimed actor of stage and screen Ben Shenkman graduated from Brown University, earned a MFA from New York University, and began acting in movies with a role in 1994's "Quiz Show". He pursued theater and film simultaneously. In 1996, he appeared in the Arnold Schwarzenegger thriller "Eraser". Two years later he was featured in the iconic independent drama "Pi". Carefully balancing his roles, Shenkman thrived in the acting profession. He made a name in the indie community with appearances in such noteworthy independent films as the drama "Jesus' Son", the dark drama "Requiem for a Dream", and the comedy noir "Roger Dodger". In 2001, his performance opposite Mary-Louise Parker in the Manhattan Theatre Club's production of "Proof" earned him accolades and a Tony nomination. In 2003, Shenkman's fame rose with the debut of the HBO drama miniseries "Angels in America", where he played the self-involved lover Louis Ironson. His performance earned him acclaim, including an Emmy and a Golden Globe nomination. Shenkman has continued to balance studio films like the romantic comedy "Must Love Dogs" with indie features like the drama "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men". Shenkman has also made television appearances on shows like the medical drama "Grey's Anatomy", the action series "Burn Notice", and the crime drama series "Damages".

EDUCATION

Brown University

Providence , Rhode Island

Tisch School for the Arts, New York University

New York 1993

Milestones

2005

Cast with Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo in Mark Waters' "Just Like Heaven"

2003

Cast as Louis Ironside in the Mike Nichols-directed production of "Angels in America" (HBO); Mary-Louise Parker also in cast playing Harper Pitt; received a Golden Globe and an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (200

2000

Had featured role in the award-winning play "Proof", starring Mary-Louise Parker; received Tony nomination

1998

Broadway debut in "Deep Blue Sea"

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