Benjamin McKenzie is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Ryan Atwood in the television show, The O.C. and Ben Sherman in TNT’s Cop Drama, Southland. He made his feature film debut in ‘Junebug’ opposite Amy Adams. Born Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan on September 12, 1978 in Austin, Texas, USA to Mary Frances Victory and Pieter Meade Schenkkan, he belongs to Dutch Jewish, Scottish and English descent. He attended Austin High School, and played wide receiver and defensive back for the school’s football team. He is married to actress Morena Baccarin, with whom he has a daughter.
Benjamin McKenzie Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 12 September 1978
Birth Place: Austin, Texas, USA
Birth Name: Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan
Nickname: Ben McKenzie
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Race/Ethnicity: White (Dutch Jewish, Scottish and English)
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Benjamin McKenzie Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 170 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 77 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 8″
Height in Meters: 1.73 m
Shoe Size: 10 (US)
Benjamin McKenzie Family Details:
Father: Pieter Meade Schenkkan (Attorney)
Mother: Mary Frances Victory (Poet)
Spouse: Morena Baccarin (m. 2017)
Children: Frances Laiz Setta Schenkkan (Daughter)
Siblings: Nate Schenkkan (Brother), Zack Schenkkan (Brother)
Others: Robert Schenkkan (Uncle) (Playwright)
Benjamin McKenzie Education:
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
Stephen F. Austin High School
Austin High School
University of Virginia (B.A.)
Benjamin McKenzie Facts:
*He is the son of Austin attorney Pieter Schenkkan and poet-writer Mary Frances Victory.
*His uncle is playwright Robert Schenkkan.
*He was voted 10th on InStyle’s “10 Hottest Bachelors Of Summer” in July 2005.
*He is best friends with Paul Wesley.
*Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.