Ben Platt is a film and theater artist who has played some great roles. He is also a good singer and has received the Tony Award for the best actor in a Musical in the year 2017. A sneak peek today into his bio to know about his varied roles and career!
Ben Platt-birth, family, education
Ben Platt was born on 24 September 1993 in Los Angeles, CA. He is 24 now and has American nationality. His full name is Benjamin Schiff Platt. His father is film, TV and stage producer Marc E Platt. His mother Julie Platt is also a singer and theater artist.
He has three older and one younger sibling. The names of his siblings are Jonah (actor), Samantha, Hannah, and Henry. His maternal grandfather is Robert M. Beren and maternal grandmother is Joan Schiff.
He studied at the Harvard-Westlake School and graduated in 2011. He joined Columbia University but has kept his studies at bay momentarily due to his busy schedules in the theater.
Ben Platt was just 9 when he starred in The Music Man at The Hollywood Bowl. He played the character of Winthrop Paroo in it. At 11, he did a tour and also performed. At the age of 17, Ben was cast as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables at the Kidz Theater.
More roles came his way due to his excellent acting skills and he was cast in 2012 in the role of Elder in the Chicago production of The Book of Mormon. He got critical acclaim for this role. The same year he starred in Pitch Perfect.
It was a commercial success and again Ben’s role was lauded. In 2015, Ben appeared as the main cast in the musical called Dear Evan Hansen. The show got an overwhelmingly positive reception and was transferred to the off-Broadway. He is managed by One Entertainment.
Ben is also into music and was signed in 2017 by the Atlantic Records. At the time of signing, he had said:
“It has been a longtime dream to create original music; I am so excited to be working on this debut album and even more excited for the day I can share it with the world.”
He has given live musical performances in 2018 at the Grammys. His net worth is $ 900k.
Ben Platt has social media accounts and is active on it. His Instagram has 947k fans following and his Twitter has around 435k followers while his Facebook account seems to be absent.
His height is 5 feet and 9 inches and he weighs 69 kg. He has a slim build and has light brown hair and brown eyes. His chest is 39 inches, waist 32 inches and biceps are 13 inches.
Ben Platt and personal life
Ben is extremely secretive when it comes to his personal life. He has not been seen dating any girlfriend in the public area and he is not married and has no children.
His sexuality is said to be straight.
Source: en.eikipedia.org, imdb.com, popbuzz.com