Ben Mendelsohn Net Worth 2022, Age, Wife, Children, Height, Parents, Movies, Marvel

Ben Mendelsohn net worth

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Ben Mendelsohn is an Australian actor. He first rose to prominence in Australia for his breakout role in The Year My Voice Broke (1987) and since then he has had roles in films such as Animal Kingdom (2010), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Starred Up (2013), Mississippi Grind (2015), Rogue One (2016), Darkest Hour (2017) and Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One (2018). In 2017, he joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Talos in Captain Marvel (2019) and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019).

Mendelsohn will reprise this role in Marvel Studios’ upcoming Disney+ series Secret Invasion, which is set to premiere in 2022. He starred in the Netflix original series Bloodline (2015–2017), for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2016. In 2020, Mendelsohn starred in the HBO crime miniseries The Outsider.

Early life

NameBen Mendelsohn
Net Worth$10 million
Age52 years
WifeEmma Forrest (2012 – 2016)
Ben Mendelsohn net worth 2022

Paul Benjamin Mendelsohn was born on April 3, 1969 (age 52 years) in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is the son of Carole Ann (née Ferguson) and Frederick Arthur Oscar Mendelsohn. His father is a prominent medical researcher who previously headed the Howard Florey Institute in Melbourne, where he maintains the status of Professor Emeritus. Ben and his two brothers, Tom and David, as well as his mother (deceased), a registered nurse, lived in Europe and the US for long periods of time and returned to Melbourne when he was in high school.

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Mendelsohn attended Mercersburg Academy in the U.S. before attending Heidelberg Primary School and Eltham High School and Banyule High (now Viewbank College). He took drama because he thought it was an easy class. Mendelsohn was the only one of his friends to follow up with an audition for Crawford Productions that was being advertised.

In October 2009, he was featured in an episode of the Australian series Who Do You Think You Are?, which traced the ancestry of his paternal grandfather Oscar Mendelsohn, who was from a Jewish family. It also found convicts on his mother’s side. Searching for a connection to composer Felix Mendelssohn, which was eventually dismissed, he discovered links to 19th-century Prussia. His paternal ancestors were among the first Prussian Jews to be naturalized in Schneidemühl in the province of Posen, now Piła in modern Poland. He also has Greek, German, and the British Isles ancestry.


After several early television roles, including The Henderson Kids alongside Kylie Minogue, Ben Mendelsohn attracted notice in his breakout film, The Year My Voice Broke (1987), and won the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Supporting Actor. His next major role was in The Big Steal (1990), and Spotswood (1992), co-starring with Anthony Hopkins; this was followed in 1994 by Metal Skin and in 1996 by Cosi and Idiot Box. In 2000, he was in two contrasting films, the Australian Mullet and the Hollywood Vertical Limit.

Mendelsohn was preparing to play Mark Antony in the Sydney Theatre Company-produced Julius Caesar in 2005, and he was in the Terrence Malick-directed film The New World. Mendelsohn starred in the second (2005) and third (2006) season of the TV series Love My Way, and in 2008, he appeared in Baz Luhrmann’s Australia. He starred in the first season of the Melbourne TV series Tangle, which premiered on Showcase in 2009. In 2009, he appeared in the American science fiction film Knowing directed by Alex Proyas. The same year, Mendelsohn starred as Ned in Beautiful Kate, directed by Rachel Ward, opposite Bryan Brown and Rachel Griffiths.

He appeared in Animal Kingdom in 2010, starring in the film as Andrew “Pope” Cody, a criminal on the run from the law living in the notorious Melbourne Underworld. The role won him many awards, including IF Award’s Best Actor and the AFI’s award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. He was also named by GQ Australia as Actor of the Year for 2010.

Mendelsohn was selected as one of the subjects in the Who’s Who in Australia 2012 edition. In 2012, Mendelsohn played the supporting roles of John Daggett in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises and Robin Van Der Hook in Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines.

In 2012, he appeared in Florence + the Machine’s music video for “Lover to Lover”. The video was directed by Vincent Haycock. In 2013, he guest-starred in the TV series Girls as the father of Jessa, played by Jemima Kirke. The following year, he appeared in the critically acclaimed Starred Up, directed by David MacKenzie, for which he won Best Supporting Actor at the British Independent Film Awards.

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In 2014, Mendelsohn joined the cast of Bloodline, a Netflix original from the creators of Damages. The first season premiered on the site on 20 March 2015 and was well received. Mendelsohn’s performance on the series was lauded by critics, resulting in a Primetime Emmy Award win as well as a Golden Globe Award nomination. In September 2016, Netflix announced that the show had been canceled and that it would end after its third season in 2017. Season 3 of Bloodline received negative reviews, and Mendelsohn appeared in two episodes of it.

Ben Mendelsohn appeared in the video as an onstage “stand-in” during the Nostalgia For the Present concert tour of Australian singer Sia Furler for her song, “Breathe Me” in 2016. He portrayed the villain Director Krennic in the Star Wars franchise’s Rogue One in 2016. He called the opportunity to act in a Star Wars film “a childhood dream come true”. A couple of years later in 2018, he played the role of Nolan Sorrento in Steven Spielberg’s science fiction film Ready Player One. He was cast in the role of Talos in Marvel’s film Captain Marvel alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Brie Larson. He reprised the role for a brief cameo in Spider-Man: Far From Home, also in 2019.


Ben Mendelsohn is currently single. He was married to British-American journal ist Emma Forrest, they had their wedding in June 2012. He has a daughter Carolina with Forrest, born in 2014, and daughter Sophia Wright from a previous relationship, who, like Mendelsohn, is an actor. Ben Mendelsohn and his wife Forrest divorced in 2016. He is a fan of video games and cites The Last of Us as his favorite.

Ben Mendelsohn net worth

How much is Ben Mendelsohn worth? Ben Mendelsohn’s net worth is estimated at around $10 million. His main source of income is from his career as an actor. Mendelsohn’s successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. He is one of the richest and most influential actors in Australia. However, Mendelsohn starred in the lead role in the HBO crime miniseries The Outsider in 2020. In December 2020, it was announced he would be reprising his role as Talos, along with Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, in the upcoming Disney+ series Secret Invasion. While filming Adoration, Mendelsohn posed for portrait artist Sally West.