Ben Shenkman - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 14, 2022

Ben Shenkman
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Royal Pains (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $2 million

Personal Details

Born on : September 26, 1968 (age 55)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Benjamin Alexander Shenkman
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Horoscope: Libra
Father's Name: Shepard A. Sheinkman
Mother's Name: Katherine Sheinkman
Siblings: 1

Elizabeth Sheinkman (sister)

University: Brown University, New York University's Tisch School of the Arts
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi-Jewish
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: September 17, 2005
Wife's Name: Lauren Greilsheimer
Children: 2


Body Measurements

Height: 1.90 meter (6 feet 3 inch)
Weight: 75 kg (165.35 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Ben Shenkman?

Ben Shenkman is an actor who has earned Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations. The American is best known for starring in the comedy-drama series Royal Pains and the HBO miniseries Angels in America.

Ben Shenkman in Angels in America (Image: IMDb)

Ben Shenkman – Age, Parents, Siblings

Ben Shenkman’s birth took place on September 26, 1968, in New York City, New York, USA. His birth name is Benjamin Alexander Shenkman. His mother Katherine Sheinkman was an associate at a law firm while his father Shepard A. Sheinkman worked for a consulting company. He is not the only child of his parents and has a sibling, a sister named Elizabeth Sheinkman.

Education, Ethnicity

Following high school graduation, Ben Shenkman was educated at Brown University. He went on to study at New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts and obtained a Masters of Fine Arts in 1993. His ethnicity is Jewish.

Ben Shenkman – Wife, Girlfriend, Children, Divorce

He married his longtime girlfriend Lauren Greilsheimer on17 September 2005 after years of dating. With his wife, he has two children, both boys. The name of his sons is not revealed publicly.

Currently, the pair seems to be in a happy marriage. Also, there are no rumors of divorce or extra-marital affairs surrounding them.

Ben Shenkman and Lauren Greilsheimer with one of their sons in June 2018 (Image: Zimbio)

Ben Shenkman – Career

Early Days

Ben Shenkman began his professional career as an actor in the 1994 film Quiz Show. This was followed by roles in the films Camp Stories (1997), 30 Days (1999), Requiem for a Dream (2000), Chasing Sleep (2000), etc. Meanwhile, he also had guest appearances in the TV series Law & Order (1993; 1999), and New York Undercover (1996).

Finally, in 2003, he was cast as Louis Ironson / The Angel Oceania in the miniseries Angels in America. This is his breakthrough role.

Films, Series

Over the years Shenkman has appeared in the films Must Love Dogs (2005), Breakfast with Scot (2007), Blue Valentine (2010), The Key Man (2011), Concussion (2013), The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020), among others. He has also portrayed characters in the TV series Canterbury's Law (2008), Burn Notice (2009), Grey's Anatomy (2009), Damages (2010), Billions (2016-2020), For the People (2018-2019), Curb Your Enthusiasm (2020).

But most of all Shenkman is known for playing the recurring character Dr. Jeremiah Sacani in the comedy-drama Royal Pains from 2012 to 2016.

Ben Shenkman in Royal Pains (Image: TV Guide)


On the set of The Trial of the Chicago 7, Ben Shenkman has worked with Jeremy Strong, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Caitlin FitzGerald, Noah Robbins, Sacha Baron Cohen, and John Charles MacKenzie.

Ben Shenkman – Awards, Nominations

Ben Shenkman has been nominated for Tony Award (2001), Golden Globe Awards (2004), Gold Derby Awards (2004), and Primetime Emmy Awards (2004).

Ben Shenkman – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Ben Shenkman is estimated to be around $2 million while the figure on his annual salary is under review.

Ben Shenkman – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Shenkman is absent.

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