Ben Mendelsohn is an Australian actor who has actively worked in the industry from 1984 to date. He has worked in the Australian as well as in the Hollywood industry. This actor first came into the Australian drama film ‘The Year My Voice Broke’ as Trevor Leishman. He is also well-known for his critically acclaimed role in the Netflix drama thriller series ‘Bloodline’ where he played the role of Danny Rayburn.

Moreover, Ben is also known for his role as Talos in the Marvel productions film. Apart from acting in films and series, he has also lent his voice to video games and has acted in music videos. Likewise, he has also received prestigious nominations and awards for his amazing acting skills.

Quick Info
Full NamePaul Benjamin Mendelsohn
Birth Date3 April 1969
Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
Parents NameFrederick Arthur Oscar Mendelsohn
Carole Ann
Siblings2 younger brothers- Tom and David
WifeEmma Forrest (2012-2016)
Children2 daughters - Carolina Mendelsohn and Sophia Wright
Net Worth 2021$9 million
Height5 feet 11 inches (180 cm/1.80m)
Weight78 kg (172lbs)

Ben Mendelsohn

Where was Ben Mendelsohn born?

Ben’s full name is Paul Benjamin Mendelsohn, born on 3 April 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Although his parents came from a medical background, his father, Frederick Arthur Oscar Mendelsohn, was a prominent neuroscientist who headed the Howard Florey Institute in Melbourne. Likewise, his mother, Carole Ann, worked as a nurse. He has younger brothers named Tom and David. Moreover, he also has two half-brothers from his father’s second marriage. Additionally, he is currently 54 years old with an Aries sun sign.

Where did Ben receive his education?

Ben Mendelsohn completed his education in Heidelberg Primary School and in Eltham High & Banyule High Schools. He also shortly attended Mercersburg Academy, a boarding school in Pennsylvania. Likewise, he then enrolled at the Heidelberg Theater Company, where he studied acting.

What are Mendelsohn’s distinctive features?

Ben Mendelsohn holds an Australian nationality, and as per his ethnicity, he is White. Besides, he stands 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm/1.80m) tall and weighs around 78 kg (172lbs). Moreover, he has an average body type measuring 41-13-33 inches, respectively. Moreover, Ben has a pair of blue-colored eyes and a salt and pepper hair color.

Who is Ben Mendelsohn’s wife?

Ben Mendelsohn previously dated different actresses like Kate Beahan, Emily Barclay, Justine Clarke, etc. He then married screenwriter Emma Forrest in June 2012 and had a daughter, Carolina, in 2014. Sadly, they divorced on 1 December 2016. Moreover, he also has another daughter named Sophia Wright from his previous relationship.

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How did Ben Mendelsohn begin his acting career?

TV Shows

Ben Mendelsohn landed his first television role in ‘Special Squad’ in 1984. He then appeared in series like ‘A Country Practice,’ ‘The Henderson Kids’ in 1985, ‘Prime Time,’ ‘Fame and Misfortune,’ ‘Neighbours’ in 1986, and ‘The Flying Doctors’ in 197 and 1989. Likewise, he also starred as Lindsay Seymour in ‘All the Way’ in 1988, Matthew Clarke in ‘This Man… This Woman’ in 1989, and as Max Fisher, Phillip Barton in ‘G.P’ in 1989 and 1994. Moreover, he also landed roles in an episode of different series like ‘Police Rescue,’ ‘Halifax f.p.,’ and ‘Snowy River: The McGregor Saga’ in 1995, ‘Good Guys, Bad Guys’ in 1997, and ‘Farscape’ in 2002. Meanwhile, he also played in television films like ‘Secret Men’s Business,’ ‘Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story,’ and ‘ Second Chance.’

Similarly, he also played Lewis Feingold in a critically acclaimed Australian series ‘ Love My Way,’ which ran from 2006 to 2007. His other series were ‘Tangle’ in 2009, ‘Girls’ in 2013, and ‘Infinity Train’ in 2019. Ben received critical acclaim from his Netflix series Bloodline,’ where he had the supporting role of Danny Rayburn. This series ran from 2015 to 2017, starring stars like Kyle Chandler, Sam Shepard, Linda Cardellini, Jamie McShane, Katie Finneran, etc. His recently played series is ‘The Outsider’ in 2020, where he also became an executive producer.


Ben Mendelsohn had his first movie role in ‘The Still Point’ in 1986. The next year, he received his breakthrough role in the Australian film industry in ‘The Year My Voice Broke’ as Trevor Leishman. Likewise, he also acted in movies like ‘Lover Boy’ in 1989, ‘Return Home,’ ‘The Big Steal,’ in 1990, ‘Spotswood’ in 1991, ‘Map of the Human Heart’ in 1992, ‘Metal Skin,’ ‘Sirens’ in 1994, ‘Idiot Box,’ and many more. Ben also starred in a survival thriller film ‘Vertical Limit’ in 2000, ‘Muller’ in 2001, ‘Black and White’ in 2002, and ‘The New World’ in 2005. Moreover, he also had a voice role in ‘$9.99’ in 2008 and played in ‘Australia’ the same year. His other notable films are ‘Beautiful Kate’ in 2009, ‘Animal Kingdom’ in 2010, ‘Killer Elite’ in 2011, and many more.

Furthermore, he starred in the superhero film ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ in 2012, drama film ‘Adoration’ in 2013, fantasy mystery drama film ‘Lost River’ in 2014, and drama film ‘Mississippi Grind’ in 2015. Likewise, he also played in ‘Rogue One’ in 2016 as Director Orson Krennic, ‘Darkest Hour’ as King George VI in 2017, and ‘Ready Player One,’ ‘The Land of Steady Habits,’ and ‘Robin Hood’ in 2018. This actor gained more hype when he became one of the Marvel productions film ‘Captain Marvel’ and ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ as Talos in 2019. The same year, he also started in ‘The King,’ ‘Babyteeth,’ and ‘Spies in Disguise’ in a voice role. His upcoming film ‘Cyrano’ is working in post-production. It starred Peter Dinklage, Brian Tyree Henry, Haley Bennett, and Kelvin Harrison Jr.

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Has Ben Mendelsohn won any awards?

Ben Mendelsohn has received various nominations from the AACTA award, out of which he has won two of them in 1987 and 2010. He has also won the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actor in 1994 and the Camério Award for Best Actor in 1997. Likewise, he has also won two awards for his work in ‘Animal King’ named IF Award and Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actor in 2010. He also won the BIFA Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2013. Furthermore, he has also won two prestigious awards; Primetime Emmy Award and Satellite Award under the Best Supporting Actor category for his series ‘Bloodline’ in 2016.

What is the Net Worth of Ben Mendelsohn?

Ben Mendelsohn earns from his acting career. He has not only earned money, but he has also amassed huge popularity. He has an estimated net worth of $9 million as of 2024.