Date of Birth: September 12, 1978
Original name: Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan
The eldest of three children, Ben McKenzie was brought up in Austin, Texas, where he played football in secondary school. With Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Robert Schenkkan as his uncle, Ben had an enthusiasm for acting, however peer weight shielded him from communicating it. Be that as it may, while examining Foreign Affairs and Economics at the University of Virginia, he started performing in creations, for example, Measure for Measure and Zoo Story. Following graduation in 2001, he moved to New York to seek after an acting profession.
Ben showed up off-Broadway in Life Is a Dream at the Soho Rep, and in Street Scene and The Blue Bird at the Williamstown Theater Festival. In 2002 he moved to Los Angeles, where he changed his name to Ben McKenzie to maintain a strategic distance from perplexity with Ben Schenkman, an on-screen character effectively enlisted with the Screen Actors Guild. A new face on the scene, he soon landed visitor parts on shows, for example, JAG and The District before being picked in 2003 to assume the lead part of Ryan Atwood in the Fox arrangement The O.C., which immediately ended up being the breakout hit of the season.
Ben influenced his element to film make a big appearance playing Johnny in Junebug (2005). He lives in Santa Monica.