Who is Benjamin Wadsworth?
American actor Benjamin Hassan Wadsworth was born under the zodiac sign Scorpio on 8 November 1999, in Houston, Texas USA. He has 26 acting credits, and is perhaps known best for portraying Rocco Baxter in two episodes (2020) of the critically acclaimed crime thriller series “Your Honor”, which stars Michael Stuhlbarg, Hope Davis and Bryan Cranston, and was created in 2020 by Peter Moffat. The series follows the life of a judge whose son has just been charged with a hit-and-run, and the series has won two of its 14 award nominations.
Education and early life
Benjamin was raised in Houston alongside his brother Sully Wadsworth and sister Angel, by their father Atee Wadsworth and mother Maeve; not many other details have been shared about Benjamin’s family, as he respects their privacy.
Benjamin fell in love with acting at a very early age, and his parents began taking him to auditions when he was 10; he was 13 when he made his debut film appearance, playing Ben in the short musical “This Is Houston”, and the same year saw him appear in the short comedy film “Ready? Sex? Wait!”, and the short drama movie “Crime Stoppers: Do Something”.
As Benjamin was steadily making a name for himself in the film industry, his parents decided that it would be best if he was homeschooled; he took and passed his GED tests in 2017. Benjamin hasn’t attended college.
Roles in TV series
Benjamin’s appeared in just seven TV series, including “Your Honor”. His debut was playing Alex in the 2014 episode “Destiny Manifested” of the action science fiction “More Than Human”, and the year 2016 saw him portray Jordan in the episode “Girl Meets Upstate” of the family comedy “Girl Meets World”. From 2014 through 2017, Benjamin appeared as Iggy, one of the main characters in 26 episodes of the comedy “Dad vs. Lad”, which also starred Ed Vela and Canaan Tai Estes, and was created by Ed Vela; it follows the relationship between Herb and his stepson Weston.
In 2017, Benjamin played Alec in the episode “The Wolves of War” of the action fantasy “Teen Wolf”, and in 2018 and 2019, he starred as Marcus Lopez Arguello in all 10 episodes of the popular action adventure comedy “Deadly Class”, which also starred Lana Condor and Benedict Wong, and was created by Rick Remender and Miles Orion Feldsott. It follows a teenage boy who’s begun attending a high school for assassins, and the series was nominated for six awards.
Benjamin’s only other TV series role has been portraying Drew in all 10 episodes of the 2022 drama “Tell Me Lies”, starring Jackson White and Grace Van Patten, and follows a young woman who’s become obsessed with a charming man; the series won a 2023 ReFrame Stamp for TV.
Roles in movies
In 2014, Benjamin starred as Sam in the short drama “Pick Your Poison”, and the year 2015 saw him appear in five movies, including the drama “Preydators”, the horror “Psyn: Pseudo Substances Yielding Necrosis”, and the crime drama “Roller Cokesters”.
In 2016, he starred as Connor in the short drama “The Acting Coach”, which also starred Jameshia T. Bankston and Kenneth Andrews, and was directed by Zulema Nall. It follows the lives of an acting coach and his students, and the film won a 2017 WorldFest Houston Silver Remi Award for Shorts Dramatic Original. Also in 2016, Benjamin appeared in the short crime drama “Putting the Dog to Sleep”, and the short drama “Richard Cory”.
He starred in three short movies in 2017: the drama “The Messengers the Film”, the adventure “Hunter” and the comedy “Pubic Enemy/Number Two”. The same year saw him play Jake in the drama “Joey Comes in the Morning”, which starred Rose Marie Cavanna and Victoria Mast, and was written and directed by Shedrick Cortez-Stokes. It follows a mother and her daughter who are both suffering from cancer, and the movie won one of its two award nominations.
Some of Benjamin’s most recent film roles have been in the 2018 short thriller “The Sleeping Dog”, the 2019 short drama “Recess: Third Street”, and the 2022 horror thriller comedy “Unhuman”.
Some of Benjamin’s recent talk-show appearances have been in “Red Carpet Report”, “Made in Hollywood” and “Paltrocast with Daren Paltrowitz”.
Awards and nominations
Benjamin was nominated for a 2019 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series, for “Deadly Class”.
Love life and daughter
Benjamin doesn’t shy away from speaking about his love life in public, and it’s known that the aspiring actor was once engaged to popular American actress Stella Maeve Johnston; she has 42 acting credits and is perhaps known best for portraying Melissa in the 2012 drama movie “Starlet”. Stella’s 10 years older than Benjamin.
The two met at San Diego’s Comic-Con in July 2018 and became engaged on 31 May 2019; Stella gave birth to their daughter Jo Jezebel on 29 January 2020, but she and Benjamin split in the following year. Many people criticized the two for being in a relationship, because Benjamin was 18 and Stella 28 when they began dating.
There are no other girls who Benjamin’s perhaps been with, that we know about; he seems to be unattached as of September 2023, hasn’t married and has a daughter with former girlfriend Stella Maeve.
— Stella Maeve (@StellaMaeve14) June 1, 2019
Interesting facts and hobbies
Benjamin is of Swedish, French, Iranian, Native American, British and Mexican descent; his mother was born in Tallahassee, Florida USA and his father in Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
Benjamin’s brother Sully has been diagnosed with T-Cell Lymphoma cancer.
He appeared in numerous school plays while attending a local elementary school in Houston, and this was how he became passionate about acting.
Benjamin’s sister Angel appeared in a 2014 episode “Transitions” of the series “Dad vs. Lad”, and this remains her only acting credit.
His uncle’s serving in the US Army as an operating room nurse.
More than 550,000 people are following Benjamin on Instagram today, and he’s posted over 170 pictures and videos onto the network.
He loves motorcycles, and has recently purchased his first.
One of Benjamin’s favorite actors is Tom Holland, and some of his favorite movies are “Cherry”, “The Impossible” and “Spider-Man: No Way Home”.
Appearance and net worth
Benjamin’s age is 23. He has brown hair and eyes, weighs around 155lbs (70kgs) and is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall.
Benjamin’s net worth’s been estimated at over $300,000, as of September 2023.