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Born in New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameBenjamin Alexander Sheinkman
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ben Shenkman was born on September 26, 1968 in New York City, New York, USA as Benjamin Alexander Sheinkman. He is an actor, known for Pi (1998), Blue Valentine (2010) and Angels in America (2003). He has been married to Lauren Greilsheimer since September 17, 2005.

Spouse (1)

Lauren Greilsheimer (17 September 2005 - present)

Trivia (3)

Appeared with Angels in America (2003) co-star Mary-Louise Parker in a 2000 Broadway production of "Proof", for which he was nominated for Broadway's 2001 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) as Hal Dobbs.
Shenkman was born to Jewish parents in New York City, Katherine (nee Ruben; an associate at a law firm) and Shepard A. Sheinkman (who worked for a consulting company). Shenkman graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Philosophy in 1990. He later earned his MFA (Masters of Fine Arts degree) in 1993 from the New York University Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts. His sister, Elizabeth, is married to British publisher Jamie Byng.
The September 18, 2005, wedding announcement for Ben Shenkman and Lauren Greilsheimer noted that he had changed the spelling of his surname from Sheinkman.

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