Ben Foster Bio-Wiki, Age, Wife, Kids, Movies, Height and Net Worth

Who is Ben Foster?

Ben Foster (full name: Benjamin A. Foster) is an American actor born in Boston, Massachusetts, the U.S. He has taken up many roles in films which include The Punisher (2004), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), Alpha Dog (2006), The Messenger (2009), Pandorum (2009),[2] The Mechanic (2011), Contraband (2012), Kill Your Darlings (2013), Lone Survivor (2013), The Program (2015), and Leave No Trace (2018).

Foster attended the Maharishi University of Management at the time he was living in Fairfield. He also attended Interlochen Arts Camp as a youth and during this time, he studied theatre. He began his acting career at the age of sixteen. In the years 1996 and 1997, Foster starred in the Disney Channel television series FlashForward.

For his role in 3:10 to Yuma (2007), Foster was nominated for a Saturn Award and a Satellite Award. For his role as Tanner Howard in Hell or High Water (2016), Foster won an Independent Spirit Award. He has continually received praise from critics for his “intense” and “unhinged” performances in numerous films.

A photo of Ben Foster
A photo of Ben Foster

How Old is Ben Foster?

Foster is 39 years old as of 2019. He was born on October 29, 1980, in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Ben Foster Family

Ben was born to restaurant owners Gillian Kirwan and Steven Foster. Foster has been raised Jewish and even had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony. He has gone ahead describing his parents as “free-spirited, Vietnam-protesting hippies”.

Foster also has a younger brother, Jon, who is also an actor. His family relocated to Fairfield, Iowa when he was just four years old. This is after their Boston home was broken into by robbers while they were present.

Foster’s paternal grandparents were Celia (Segal) and Abraham Foster. Abraham Foster was a prominent judge and politician in Boston; their families emigrated from Russia.

Ben Foster Wife – Laura Prepon

Foster is married to actress Laura Prepon. The couple announced their engagement in October 2016. The couple has children together.

In his dating life, Foster has also dated several other celebrities. He dated German actress Antje Traue, his co-star in the movie Pandorum. Antje revealed in an interview that she had moved to Los Angeles and lived there with Foster until their relationship ended around 2010. In early 2012, he began a relationship with actress Robin Wright. The couple became engaged in early 2014 but later called off their engagement on November 12, 2014.

In early 2015, Wright and Foster reconciled but later announced on August 29, 2015, that they were ending their second engagement.

Ben Foster Children

It was announced in January 2017 that Foster and Prepon were expecting their first child. Their daughter Ella was born in August 2017. The couple had their first child before they even got married. It was announced in October 2019 that the couple was expecting their second child. Foster and Prepon welcomed their second child, a son in February 2020.

Ben Foster Height

Foster stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches.

Ben Foster Net Worth

According to some reliable sources, Foster has an estimated net worth of $20 million. He has earned his fortune from his longtime acting career.

Ben Foster Movies

  • TBA – Violence of Action
  • 2020 – Medieval as Jan Žižka
  • 2020 – Harry Haft as Harry Haft
  • 2018 – Leave No Trace as Will
  • 2018 – Galveston as Roy Cady
  • 2017- Rock’n Roll as Ben Foster
  • 2017 – Hostiles as Sergeant Charles Wills
  • 2016 – The Finest Hours as Seaman Richard Livesey
  • 2016 – Hell or High Water as Tanner Howard
    • Warcraft as Medivh
    • Inferno as Bertrand Zobrist
  • 2015 – The Program as Lance Armstrong
  • 2013 – North of South, West of East as Cass
    • Kill Your Darlings as William Burroughs
    • Ain’t Them Bodies Saints as Patrick Wheeler
    • Lone Survivor as Matthew “Axe” Axelson
  • 2012 – Contraband as Sebastian Abney
  • 2011 – The Mechanic as Steve McKenna
    • Here as Will Shepard
    • 360 as Tyler
    • Rampart as Terry
  • 2009 – The Messenger as Staff Sergeant Will Montgomery
    • Blink as AJ
    • Pandorum as Bower
  • 2008 – Birds of America as Jay
  • 2007 – 3:10 to Yuma as Charlie Prince
  • 2007 – 30 Days of Night as The Stranger
  • 2006 – Alpha Dog as Jake Mazursky
  • 2006 – X-Men: The Last Stand Warren Worthington III / Angel
  • 2005 – Hostage as Marshall “Mars” Krupcheck
  • 2004 – The Punisher as Spacker Dave
  • 2004 – The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things Fleshy Boy
  • 2003 – Northfork as Cod
  • 2003 – 11:14 as Eddie
  • 2002 – The Laramie Project as Aaron Kreifels
    • Big Trouble as Matt Arnold
    • Phone Booth as Big Q
  • 2001 – Get Over It as Berke Landers
  • 1999 – Liberty Heights as Ben Kurtzman
  • 1996 – Kounterfeit as Travis

Ben Foster Television Shows

  • 2012 – Robot Chicken as Orville Redenbacher / Time traveller
  • 2007 – My Name Is Earl as Glenn
  • 2005 – The Dead Zone as Darren Foldes
  • 2003–2005 – Six Feet Under as Russell Corwin
  • 2002- Bang Bang You’re Dead as Trevor Adams
  • 2001–2002 – Boston Public as Max Warner
  • 2000 – Family Law as Jason Nelson
  • 1999–2000- Freaks and Geeks as Eli
  • 1998 – You Wish as Earl
    • I’ve Been Waiting for You
    • Breakfast with Einstein Ryan
  • 1996–1997- Flash Forward as Tucker “Tuck” James
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