Who is Benjamin Norris?
American actor, screenwriter and producer Benjamin Norris, was born in White Plains, New York State USA, under the zodiac sign Sagittarius on 5 December 1990. He has 26 acting credits, and is perhaps known best for playing Trent Harrison in 34 episodes of the comedy series “Never Have I Ever”, which stars Poorna Jagannathan and Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, and was created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher. It follows the life of an Indian-American girl, the series has been airing since 2020, and has won seven of its 23 award nominations.
Education and early life
Benjamin was raised alongside his sister Nikki Norris in White Plains, by their mother Annie and father Charlie Norris; not many details have been disclosed about Benjamin’s family, because they prefer to be left out of media.
Benjamin studied at a local high school and was into several activities during his time there, as he enjoyed playing various sports, appearing in school plays and playing various instruments. He matriculated in 2018, and then began honing his acting skills at The Groundlings.
He fell in love with acting when he was around 15 years old and was 20 when he made his debut film appearance, portraying James Wilson in the 2010 short crime drama “Mens Rea”, which starred Domenico D’Ippolito and Christopher Chemaly, and was directed by Dexter Loscher and Michael Gugger; this was also Benjamin’s writing debut. It’s about a psychological essence which can dictate someone’s life.
Roles in movies
In 2012, Benjamin appeared in the short comedy “Peanut Buttercups II”, the short fantasy comedy “Super”, and the short comedy “Live Your Life”.
In 2013, he portrayed Staircase Crazy in the horror “13/13/13”, which starred Erin Cocker and Trae Ireland, and was written and directed by James Cullen Bressack. It follows a group of humans as they’re battling demons, and the movie won an Underground Monster Carnival Award for Best Director. Benjamin could then have been seen appearing in the 2014 short drama “Eye on the Ball”, and in 2015 the comedy “The Ugly Friend” and the short drama “Towed”.
In 2016, he starred in the short thriller “Hula”, which also starred Natalie Pellegrini and Lauren Gural, and was written and directed by Kyle Hess; it follows the lives of three strangers. The following year saw him play Jacob in the horror “WTF!”, which starred Callie Ott and Nicholas James Reilly, and was directed by Peter Herro. It follows a group of friends as they’re spending Spring Break in a secluded house in the woods.
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Benjamin’s since appeared in only a single movie, playing Andrew Toledo in the 2021 drama “Pacific Park”, which starred Satya Mai and John Bubniak, and was written and directed by David Gott; it follows the life of a man from Venice, California and the film won two awards.
Roles in TV series
Benjamin’s debut TV series role was playing Adam in the 2014 episode “Adam” of the reality show “Tattoo Nightmares”, and the year 2016 saw him play Sam in the episode “Zoey and Sam” of the comedy “Relationship Goals”.
In 2017, he portrayed Shane in three episodes of the comedy “Up for Adoption”, which starred Quinta Brunson and Amber Coyle, and follows four people as they’re working at an animal adoption center. Also in 2017, Benjamin played Leroy Jankums in three episodes of the comedy “Private Dicks” and Ben in six episodes of the comedy “Unfortunately Ashly”.
In 2018, he portrayed the lead character Connor in seven episodes of the comedy “The Pregame”, which also starred Drew Dorsey and Callie Ott, and was created by Daniel Polis; it follows a group of friends who meet every weekend for their pre-game ritual.
Benjamin’s since appeared in three TV series, voicing Shirtless Guy in the 2019 episode “Cribfest” of the animated comedy “Sugar and Toys”, playing Tony in seven episodes of the 2021 comedy “Superstore”, and Troy in the 2023 episode “iLove Your Shoes” of the romantic comedy “iCarly”.
Benjamin wrote and produced the 2010 short crime movie “Mens Rea”, the short fantasy comedy film “Super” and the short comedy movie “Live Your Life” both in 2012.
He made a guest appearance in a 2017 episode of the talk-show “Stage 5”, and competed in a 2022 episode of the game-show “Celebrity Family Feud”.
Love life and wife
Benjamin shies away from speaking about his love life in public but we know that he’s today a married man.
He and American actress Carolyn Gilroy met on a film set in 2019, and it was around three years later on 20 March 2022, that Benjamin asked her to marry him; they exchanged vows in a small and private ceremony on 28 May 2023, and have since adopted a pet dog Foster.
Carolyn has 11 acting credits, and is perhaps known best for playing Jenny in the 2014 crime thriller movie “Nightcrawler”, which won 44 of its 170 award nominations, including an Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Original Screenplay.
There are no other women whom Benjamin’s perhaps been with, that we know about; he’s married to Carolyn Gilroy as of September 2023 and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Benjamin’s a huge lover of animals, and he and his sister volunteered at a local animal shelter while they were growing up.
Close to 500,000 people are following Benjamin on Instagram today; he’s posted over 130 pictures and videos onto the network, most of which show him during his everyday life, whether he’s travelling with his wife, shooting for his movies, or working out at the gym.
Benjamin’s interested in fashion and enjoys going shopping for clothes.
One of his favorite actors is Danny Trejo, and some of his favorite movies include “Desperado”, “From Dusk Till Dawn” and “Machete Kills”.
Appearance and net worth
Benjamin’s age is 32. He has brown eyes and black hair, weighs around 165lbs (75kgs) and is 6ft (1.83m) tall.
Benjamin’s net worth’s been estimated at over $200,000, as of September 2023.