Ben Mendelsohn

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  • Birth Name: Paul Benjamin Mendelsohn
  • Birth Place: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Began acting as a teenager, appearing on Australian TV series The Henderson Kids and Neighbours.
  • Originally believed he was related to composer Felix Mendelssohn; when his ancestry was profiled on a 2005 episode of Who Do You Think You Are?, he failed to find a connection.
  • Planned to pull out his teeth for his role in The Place Beyond the Pines (2012), but was stopped by a producer.
  • Appeared in Florence + The Machine's music video for "Lover to Lover" in 2012.

Awards

  • 1995, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2010, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Lead Actor: Winner
  • 2001, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Lead Actor: Nominee
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2007, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama: Nominee
  • 1987, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 2009, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Lead Actor: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1991, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1990, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2016, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Male Lead: Nominee
  • 2016, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2017, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Carolina — Daughter
  • Carole Ann Ferguson — Mother
  • Emma Forrest — Wife (separated)
  • Frederick Arthur Oscar Mendelsohn — Father
  • Kate Fischer — Ex-significant Other

Details

  • Birth Name: Paul Benjamin Mendelsohn
  • Birth Place: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Profession: Actor

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