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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 21 June 1982Georgia, USA
Birth NameBenjamin Walker Davis
Nickname Ben
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Benjamin Walker was born Benjamin Walker Davis in Georgia, and was raised in Cartersville, GA, the son of Jeannine (Walker), a music teacher, and Greg Davis, who worked in finance and owned a movie rental store. He has one older brother. Walker was educated at Cartersville High School in Georgia and the Interlochen Arts Academy in Traverse City, Michigan, before studying acting at the Juilliard School in New York.

Whilst at Juilliard, Walker got his first experiences of performing for paying audiences as a stand-up comedian. His acting break came in 2007, when he was cast as Bertram Cates in a Broadway production of 'Inherit the Wind'. Further theater roles followed, including playing Andrew Jackson in the rock musical 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson', which was critically acclaimed.

Walker first came to film-goers' attention when he played the young Kinsey in Kinsey (2004). Other film and TV roles followed including Harlon Block in Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers (2006), and playing another president, Abraham Lincoln in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Mamie Gummer (16 July 2011 - present) (separated)

Trivia (6)

Engaged to Mamie Gummer [May 2010].
He graduated from Juilliard in 2004.
Turned down the role as Beast in X-Men: First Class (2011) to star as Andrew Jackson in the Broadway musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.
Walker is a gifted comedian and has performed at Caroline's (NYC), Comedy Village (NYC) and The Comedy Store (Los Angeles). His comedy show, "Find the Funny", which features comics and taped short narratives and skits, is performed regularly in New York City.
Son-in-law of Meryl Streep and Don Gummer.
Played President Abraham Lincoln in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) in the same year that Daniel Day-Lewis played the part in Lincoln (2012). Day-Lewis was presented the Best Actor Oscar for the role by Walker's mother-in-law, Meryl Streep.

Personal Quotes (1)

I started Find the Funny in college, as a way to perform and give other new comics stage time, and it has grown into a wonderful community of comics, writers, and performers. It is that community that inspires me, that group of people continuing to learn and perfect their craft. Stand-up is a passion for me because it is theater at its most basic: one person stands up in front of the group and tells a story. The more isolated we become as a generation, the more we need that type of interaction.

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