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 50)
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 29)
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 39)
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 79)
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 26)
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 42)
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 71)

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 37)

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 24)
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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Ben Askren

First Name Ben
Last Name Askren
Born on July 18, 1984 (age 38)
Height 178 cm | 5'10

Benjamin Michael Askren, is an American retired professional mixed martial artist and amateur wrestler. Askren was the former Bellator and ONE Welterweight Champion before competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

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Ben Stiller

Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller
First Name Ben
Last Name Stiller
Born on November 30, 1965 (age 57)
Height 168 cm | 5'6

Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller is an American actor, comedian, producer, film director, and screenwriter. He is the son of the late comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.

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Ben Foster

Ben Anthony Foster
First Name Ben
Last Name Foster
Born on April 3, 1983 (age 40)
Height 193 cm | 6'4

Ben Anthony Foster is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Championship club Watford and the England national team. He holds the record for the most saves (1,178) in Premier League history.

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Ben Schwartz

Benjamin Schwartz
First Name Ben
Last Name Schwartz
Height 180 cm | 5'11

Benjamin Schwartz is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, writer, director and producer, who portrayed Jean-Ralphio Saperstein on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, Clyde Oberholt on the Showtime series House of Lies, voices Dewey Duck in DuckTales, Leonardo in Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and appears many times in the CollegeHumor web series Jake and Amir.

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Ben Barnes

First Name Ben
Last Name Barnes
Born on August 20, 1981 (age 41)

Benjamin Thomas Barnes is an English actor and singer. He is best known for his roles as Prince Caspian in The Chronicles of Narnia film series, Logan Delos in Westworld, and Billy Russo in The Punisher. He is set to star in the forthcoming Netflix series Shadow and Bone.

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Ben Stokes

First Name Ben
Last Name Stokes
Born on June 4, 1991 (age 31)

Benjamin Andrew Stokes is an English international cricketer and current vice-captain of the England cricket team in Test cricket. Stokes was part of the England squad that won the 2019 Cricket World Cup. In July 2020, Stokes captained the England team for the first time, for the first Test match against the West Indies. Born in Christchurch, New Zealand, Stokes moved to northern England with his parents at the age of 12, where he learnt the game and began playing club cricket for local teams. As a left-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium swing bowler, Stokes is regarded as one of the best all-rounders in the world. Since July 2020, he has been the top-ranked Test all-rounder in the world.

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Ben Hardy

First Name Ben
Last Name Hardy
Born on January 2, 1991 (age 32)

Ben Hardy is an English actor. He is known for playing Peter Beale in the BBC soap opera EastEnders (2013–2015). Hardy made his film debut as Archangel in the superhero film X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), and played Roger Taylor in the biographical film Bohemian Rhapsody (2018).

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Ben Rothwell

First Name Ben
Last Name Rothwell
Born on October 17, 1981 (age 41)
Height 193 cm | 6'4

Ben Rothwell is an American mixed martial artist who competes as a Heavyweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He also competed for the Quad Cities Silverbacks of the IFL where he held an undefeated 9–0 record before leaving the promotion due to a contract dispute. He has also had one-fight stints in Affliction, M-1 Global, and King of the Cage.

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Ben Mendelsohn

First Name Ben
Last Name Mendelsohn
Born on April 3, 1969 (age 54)
Born in Australia, Victoria
Height 179 cm | 5'10

Paul Benjamin Mendelsohn is an Australian actor, who first rose to prominence in Australia for his breakout role in The Year My Voice Broke (1987).

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Ben Eisenkop

First Name Ben
Last Name Eisenkop
Born on August 9, 1986 (age 36)

Ben Eisenkop, better known by his Reddit pseudonym Unidan, is an American ecologist. He became popular on the social media website Reddit as the "excited biologist" who answered questions and explained concepts related to biology and ecology before being banned. He was banned from the website for vote fraud – using multiple secret accounts to increase the popularity of his own posts and decrease the popularity of competitors' posts.

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