Ben McKenzie

Ben McKenzie
Ben McKenzie  American Actor

Ben McKenzie dating history

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Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin
Morena Baccarin and Ben McKenzie have been married for 6 years since 2nd Jun 2017. view relationship


Ben McKenzie has been in relationships with Shelley Hennig (2013), Amanda Loncar (2006 - 2007), Emily VanCamp (2004) and Mischa Barton (2003).


Ben McKenzie is a 45 year old American Actor. Born Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan on 12th September, 1978 in Austin, Texas and educated at St. Andrew's Episcopal School, he is famous for Ryan Atwood on The O.C. in a career that spans 2002–present. His zodiac sign is Virgo.

Ben McKenzie has been in 7 on-screen matchups, including Amy Adams in Junebug (2005), Autumn Reeser in The O.C. (2003), Erin Richards in Gotham (2014), Jamie Chung in Gotham (2014) and Morena Baccarin in Gotham (2014).

Ben McKenzie is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American television actors and American child actors.


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Relationship Statistics

Married1 9 years, 2 months - -
Dating4 21 years, 5 months 5 years, 6 months 7 months, 5 days
Total5 21 years, 5 months 6 years, 3 months 7 months, 5 days


First Name Benjamin
Last Name McKenzie
Full Name at Birth Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan
Alternative Name Benjamin McKenzie
Birthday 12th September, 1978
Birthplace Austin, Texas
Height 5' 8" (173 cm)
Build Athletic
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Sexuality Straight
Religion Other
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Austin High (graduated 1997), St. Andrew's Episcopal School
University University of Virginia, bachelor`s degree 2001.
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Ryan Atwood on The O.C.
Year(s) Active 2000–present, 2002–present
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling) Endeavor Talent Agency
Official Websites,,
Father Pieter Schenkkan (attorney)
Mother Mary Frances Victory (poet-writer)
Brother Nate (older brother), Zack (younger brother)
Favorite People J.m. Coetzee (Author), William Manchester (Author)
Favorite Movies The Natural [1984], Swingers [1996], Dazed And Confused [1993]
Favorite TV Shows The Oc
Favorite Bands Outkast, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Fefe Dobson, Imogen Heap
Favorite Books Empire Falls (Richard Russo) [2001]
Favorite Places Austin, Texas
Favorite Foods Grilled Pork Rips
Favorite Colors Blue, Purple, Green (evergreen), Black (clothes), Red, Grey

Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan (born September 12, 1978) is an American actor, writer, and director. His first high profile role was in 2003, starring as Ryan Atwood in the television series The O.C. and subsequently starred as Ben Sherman in Southland. From 2014 to 2019, he starred as James Gordon in the television series Gotham, for which he also wrote and directed episodes. McKenzie's first starring role in a feature film was in the 2008 film adaptation of Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun. He also appeared in the films Junebug and 88 Minutes, and voiced Batman in Batman: Year One. In January 2020, McKenzie made his Broadway debut in the Bess Wohl play Grand Horizons.

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Ben McKenzie45 VirgoActor
Morena Baccarin45 GeminiActress
Shelley Hennig37 CapricornActress
Amanda Loncar42 PiscesActress
Emily VanCamp38 TaurusActress
Mischa Barton38 AquariusActress


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Frances Laiz SettaFemale2nd March, 20168 years oldMorena Baccarin
ArthurMale9th March, 20213 years oldMorena Baccarin


In the Blood2024TV Show
I Want You Back2022Leighton's DadMovie
Line of Duty2019Dean KellerMovie
The Report2019Scrubbed CIA OfficerMovie
Gotham Stories2016James GordonTV Show
Some Kind of Beautiful2014BrianMovie
Gotham2014James GordonTV Show
Judy Greer Is the Best Friend2014MattShort Film
Decoding Annie Parker2013TomMovie
Goodbye World2013Nick RandworthMovie
The Advocates2013Henry BirdTV Movie
Adventures in the Sin Bin2012MichaelMovie
Men at Work2012BryanTV Show
The Blisters: How Four Became Three2011DaveShort Film
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated2010OdnarbTV Show
Southland2009Officer Ben ShermanTV Show
The Eight Percent2009John KellerShort Film
Johnny Got His Gun2008Joe BonhamMovie
88 Minutes2007Mike Stempt (as Benjamin McKenzie)Movie
The O.C.2003Ryan AtwoodTV Show
The District2000Tim RuskinTV Show
JAG1995Petty Officer SpencerTV Show
MADtv1995Ryan AtwoodTV Show
The Hurt UnitDannyTV Show
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lyndaFeb 29, 2012

Am writing all the way from Nigeria. I really enjoyed your role as ryan in the OC. You were my favorite character,ur handsome face,punches(lol) and your loving nature...buh when i checked your date of birth and saw your age!!! So you were "25" in the first season of the OC and was in high school??? You really look younger than your age. I mean u actually looked 17! And much older than marissa. Although i wasnt really a fan of her.

Dustin OlsonMay 6, 2011

how about a date with joanna garcia?

melissaApr 5, 2011

hey i totally enjoyed watching u in the O.C ur amazing u were a lovely couple with Mischa wish u a good life

sabusDec 29, 2010

ahoj moc te miluju!!!

randySep 10, 2010


IfeanyiSep 4, 2010

Ben, why dint you date Mischa both of you were a perfect pair. I am writing from far away Nigeria

MickAug 17, 2010

You`re my model and you `Re an amazing actor! The O.C is the best serie ever :)

JynxJun 21, 2010

Benjamin, you are so beautiful and I loooovvvveeee the OC. ;)

Claire JamiesonJun 11, 2010

Hey, Ben. :) Your are a fantastic actor the best yet. Your role in the OC is the best part played. Your a fantastic role model to my generation. And i think everyone probaly thinks the same as me. :) I wish i could meet you in person. That is my main goal in life. So come to Scotland. Have a night cap at mine. Ha. :) Anyway im soon to move to Los Angles so if i bump into you then i would be a very happy girl. :) Byee. :) xx

courtz AnnandaleJun 7, 2010

i think Ben and Mischa r the perfect couple!!! but Ben i am single!! ha ha !! I WISH!!!

emmanuelApr 15, 2010

ben you and mischa are aperfect couple

c2389CelebsMar 24, 2010

He`s a great actor,we should see more of him on Southland,cute girls friends to.

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