List of Famous people named Ben

Often it's a shorthand for Benjamin. Similar names: Benjamin, Benny, Benno, Beanie, Beno, Beni, Bennie, Benay, Binnie, Benni, Bino, Bina, Binny, Beenie, Beena, Beny, Bean. Here are some famous Bens:

Ben Affleck

Benjamin Geza Affleck
First Name Ben
Last Name Affleck
Born on August 15, 1972 (age 51)
Height 189 cm | 6'2

Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt is an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter and philanthropist. His accolades include two Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. He began his career as a child when he starred in the PBS educational series The Voyage of the Mimi. He later appeared in the independent coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused (1993) and various Kevin Smith films, including Mallrats (1995), Chasing Amy (1997) and Dogma (1999). Affleck gained wider recognition when he and childhood friend Matt Damon won the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for writing Good Will Hunting (1997), which they also starred in. He then established himself as a leading man in studio films, including the disaster film Armageddon (1998), the war drama Pearl Harbor (2001), and the thrillers The Sum of All Fears and Changing Lanes.

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Ben Roethlisberger

Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger Sr., nicknamed "Big Ben", is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Miami University and was drafted by the Steelers in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft.

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Ben Platt

Benjamin Schiff Platt
First Name Ben
Last Name Platt
Born on September 24, 1993 (age 30)
Height 176 cm | 5'9

Benjamin Schiff Platt is an American actor, singer, and songwriter. He began his career in theater as a child and appeared in Broadway productions of The Book of Mormon (2012–2013) and Dear Evan Hansen (2015–2017), receiving multiple accolades for his performance as the title character in the latter, including the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.

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Ben Shapiro

Benjamin Aaron Shapiro
First Name Ben
Last Name Shapiro
Born on January 15, 1984 (age 40)
Height 170 cm | 5'7

Benjamin Aaron Shapiro is an American conservative political commentator and media host. At age 17, he became the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the United States. He writes columns for Creators Syndicate, Newsweek, and Ami Magazine, serves as editor emeritus for The Daily Wire, which he founded, and hosts The Ben Shapiro Show, a daily political podcast and live radio show. He was editor-at-large of Breitbart News between 2012 and 2016. Shapiro has written eleven books, the first being Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America's Youth (2004) and the latest being How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps (2020).

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Ben Kingsley

Krishna Pandit Bhanji
First Name Ben
Last Name Kingsley
Born on December 31, 1943 (age 80)
Height 172 cm | 5'8

Sir Ben Kingsley is an English actor. Throughout his career spanning over five decades, he has garnered numerous awards and nominations, including a Grammy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BAFTA Award, and an Academy Award from four nominations.

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Ben Simmons

First Name Ben
Last Name Simmons
Born on July 20, 1996 (age 27)
Born in Australia, Victoria
Height 204 cm | 6'8

Benjamin David Simmons is an Australian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for one season with the Louisiana State University (LSU) Tigers, after which he was named a consensus first-team All-American and the USBWA National Freshman of the Year. Simmons was selected with the first overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft by the 76ers. After sitting out a year due to an injured right foot, he was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2018. Simmons was named NBA All-Star in 2019 and 2020.

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Ben Whishaw

Benjamin John Whishaw
First Name Ben
Last Name Whishaw
Born on October 14, 1980 (age 43)
Height 175 cm | 5'9

Benjamin John Whishaw is an English film, television and theatre actor. After winning a British Independent Film Award for his performance in My Brother Tom (2001), Whishaw was nominated for an Olivier Award for his portrayal of the title role in a 2004 production of Hamlet. This was followed by television roles in Nathan Barley (2005), Criminal Justice (2008) and The Hour (2011–12) and film roles in Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006), I'm Not There (2007), Brideshead Revisited (2008) and Bright Star (2009). For Criminal Justice, Whishaw received an International Emmy Award and received his first BAFTA Award nomination.

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Ben Carson

Benjamin Solomon Carson
First Name Ben
Last Name Carson
Born on September 18, 1951 (age 72)

Benjamin Solomon Carson Sr. is an American politician, author, and retired neurosurgeon who served as the 17th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 2017 to 2021. He was a candidate for President of the United States in the 2016 Republican primaries. He is considered a pioneer in the field of neurosurgery.

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Ben Aldridge

First Name Ben
Last Name Aldridge
Born on November 12, 1985 (age 38)

Benjamin Charles Aldridge is an English actor. He is best known for is portrayal of Thomas Wayne in the crime drama series Pennyworth and "Arsehole Guy" in the tragicomedy series Fleabag.

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Ben Brereton

Benjamin Anthony Brereton
First Name Ben
Last Name Brereton
Born on April 18, 1999 (age 25)
Height 190 cm | 6'3

Benjamin Anthony Brereton, commonly known as Ben Brereton Díaz, is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for EFL Championship club Blackburn Rovers and the Chile national team.

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