Ben Mendelsohn is a well-known Australian actor who has been popularly known for his roles in the movies “The Year My Voice Broke”, “Animal Kingdom”, “The Dark Knight Rises”, “Starred Up” and more. Mendelsohn has been seen working actively on his career since the year 1984.

Quick Info
Full NamePaul Benjamin Mendelsohn
Date of BirthApril 3, 1969
Birth PlaceMelbourne, Australia
Parent(s)Frederick Arthur Oscar Mendelsohn
Carole Ann Mendelsohn
Partner(s)/Spouse(s)Emma Forrest (2012-2016)
Net WorthUS $9 million

Personal Life and Relationship

Ben Mendelsohn, whose real name is Paul Benjamin Mendelsohn was born on 3 April 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as a son of his father, Frederick Arthur Oscar Mendelsohn, and mother, Carole Ann Mendelsohn. His father is a prominent medical researcher where his mother worked as a nurse. He has two brothers, Tom and David as siblings.

In June 2012, Mendelsohn married to British0American journalist Emma Forrest and then, in 2014, they gave birth to their daughter where he also has one daughter from his previous relationship.

Ben Mendelsohn

Nationality and Physical Stats

Mendelsohn holds an Australian nationality and belongs to the ethnicity of Askenazi Jewish, Greek, Scottish, English, Irish, Northern Irish, and German. Currently, he is 51 years old with a height of 6 feet (1.83 m) and a weight of 78 kg. He had got salt and pepper hair with blue eyes. As Ben Mendelsohn was born on 3 April, his zodiac sign is Aries.


Early Life and education

Earlier, Mendelsohn used to live in Europe and the US but when he was in high school level, he returned to Melbourne with his family. For his education, he had attended Mercersburg Academy in the US, and then, he also went to join Heidelberg Primary School and Eltham High and Banyule High school. Before, Ben Mendelsohn thought that the drama class is easy for him so that he took drama for his study.



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Television Career

Mendelsohn started his acting career by doing some television work. In 1984, he had been cast on an Australian television series “Special Squad”. After that, he was seen appearing as Luke Dawson on an Australian television soap opera “A Country Practice” in 1985. In the same year, Ben Mendelsohn was cast as Ted Morgan on an Australian television series “The Henderson Kids”. Later, he was seen playing the role of Bartholomew “Bart” Jones” on a series “Prime Time” in 1986. In that year, he was also cast as John on an Australian TV series “Fame and Misfortune”.

Ben Mendelsohn

From the year of 1986 to 1987, he was seen playing the role of Warren Murphy on an Australian television soap opera “Neighbours”. Likewise, he was cast on several series like “The Flying Doctors”, “All the Way”, “This Man… This Woman”, “G.P.”, “Roughnecks”, “Snowy River: The McGregor Saga”, “Police Rescue”, “Halifax fp”, “Close Ups”, “Good Guys, Bad Guys” and “Queen Kat, Carmel & St Jude”. After that, Ben Mendelsohn was seen appearing in several television movies like “Secret Men’s Business”, “Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story” and “Second Chance”.

Further, he was cast as Sko on an Australian-American science fiction television series “Farscape” in 2002. Later, in 2005, he appeared as Rob on an Australian television drama series “The Secret Life of Us”. In addition, he was seen on several series including “Love My Way”, “Tangle”, “Girls”, “Bloodline”, “Infinity Train” and “The Outsider”. Further, he will be seen appearing in the main role as Talos in an upcoming series “Secret Invasion”.


Film Career

Mendelsohn started his film career after he had been cast as Peter on an Australian movie “The Still Point” in 1986, which was directed by Barbara Boyd-Anderson. After that, Ben Mendelsohn was cast as Trevor Leishman on an Australian Coming of age drama movie “The Year My Voice Broke” in 1987. Later, he was seen appearing in a short movie “Lover Boy“ as Gazza in 1989.

Further, he was seen playing the roles in several movies like “Return Home”, “Nirvana Street Murder”, “The Big Steal”, “Quigley Down Under”, “Spotswood”, “Map of the Human Heart”, “Say a Little Prayer”, “Sirens”, “Metal Skin”, “Cosi”, “Idiot Box”, “True Love and Chaos”, “Amy”, “Love Brokers”, “Sample People”, “Vertical Limit”, “Mullet”, “Black and White”, “The New World”, “$9.99”, “Australia”, “Knowing”, “Prime Mover”, “Beautiful Kate”, “Animal Kingdom” and “Needle”. In the year 2011, Ben Mendelsohn cast as Martin in an action thriller movie “Killer Elite” and then, in the same year, he was cast as Elias in an American crime thriller movie “Trespass”.

In 2012, he was cast as Russell on an American neo-noir crime movie “Killing Them Softly” which was written as well as directed by Andrew Dominik. After that, he was also seen as john Doggett in a superhero movie “The Dark Knight Rises”. Likewise, Ben Mendelsohn was cast in several movies such as “The Place Beyond the Pines”, “Adoration”, “Starred Up”, “Lost River”, “Exodus: Gods and Kings”, “Black Sea”, “Slow West”, “Slow West”, “Mississippi Grind”, “Guns for Hire”, “Una”, “Rogue One”, “Darkest Hour”, “Ready Player One”, “Untogether”, “The Land of Steady Habits” and “Robin Hood”.

Ben Mendelsohn

Later, in 2019, he appeared as Talos on an American superhero movie “Captain Marvel” and then, he was also reprising his role of Talos on an American superhero movie “Spider-Man: Far From Home” in the same year. Further, he was seen as King Henry IV in an epic historical war drama movie “The King” and as Henry Finlay in an Australian comedy-drama movie “Babyteeth”. Mendelsohn was also seen providing his voice over the character Killian on an American computer-animated spy comedy movie “Spies in Disguise”. Likewise, Ben Mendelsohn was also seen playing the role in the movie “Gorillaz: Reject False Icons” in 2019. He will also be seen on an upcoming American musical movie “Cyrano” later.



In his career, he had won several awards including AACTA Award for Best Actor in Supporting Role in 1987 from the movie “The Year My Voice Broke”, Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actor-Male in 1994 for the movie “Metal Skin”, Camero Award for Best Actor in 1997 from the movie “Amy” and AACTA Award for Best Actor in Leading Role, IF Award for Best Actor, Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actor-Male in 2010 from the movie “Animal Kingdom”.

In addition, he had also won BIFA Award for Best Supporting Actor from the movie “Starred Up”, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in Drama series from the movie “Bloodline” and Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film from the movie “Bloodline” in 2016.  


Net Worth

The estimated net worth of Ben Mendelsohn is $9 million.