Benjamin Bratt - Biography

Last Modified: Jun 21, 2020

Benjamin Bratt
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Law & Order, Coco, Doctor Strange, Cat woman
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $12 million

Personal Details

Born on : December 16, 1963 (age 58)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Benjamin George Bratt
Birth Place: San Francisco, California, USA
Horoscope: Sagittarius
Father's Name: Peter Bratt Sr.
Mother's Name: Eldy Banda
Siblings: 4

Georgia Bratt (sister)
Nadya Bratt (sister)
Peter Bratt (older brother)

High School: Lowell High School
University: University of California
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (English, German, Peruvian, Austrian)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: April 13, 2002
Wife's Name: Talisa Soto
Children: 2

Sophia Rosalinda Bratt (daughter)
Mateo Bravery Bratt (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.87 meter (6 feet 2 inch)
Weight: 90 kg (198.42 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 13 US
Bicep Size: 16 inch
Chest Size: 40 inch
Waist Size: 33 inch

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Who is Benjamin Bratt?

Benjamin Bratt is an actor and producer.

Benjamin Bratt: Age, Mother, Father, Siblings

Benjamin Bratt’s birth took place on December 16, 1963, in San Francisco, California, U.S.A. His full name is Benjamin George Bratt. His mother is Eldy Banda, a nurse and activist and father is Peter Bratt Sr., a sheet metal worker. 

He has four other siblings, him being the third oldest. Bratt’s sister’s names are Nadya Bratt and Georgia Bratt and his older brother’s name is Peter Bratt, now a film writer and director. The name of his other siblings is still a mystery.

Source: (from left: Benjamin Bratt, Dolores Huerta, Peter Bratt)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Benjamin Bratt attended Lowell High School in San Francisco. After graduation, he enrolled at the University of California, graduating in 1986 with a Bachelor’s degree in fine Arts. Bratt also did attend American Conservatory Theater’s M.F.A. program for a short while before leaving to star in 1987 film Juarez.

His ethnicity includes English, German, Peruvian, Austrian.

Benjamin Bratt: Girlfriend, Marriage, Wife, Children, Affair, Divorce

Bratt has been romantically linked to several high profile women of Hollywood. He was the boyfriend of documentary filmmaker Monika from 1990 to 1996. He then went on to date actress Jennifer Esposito in 1996 but broke off things only 8 months later.

Benjamin Bratt dated one of the most gorgeous women on the planet, Julia Roberts, the aunt of actress Emma Roberts. In 1998, they became the “A-list” celebrity couple and were the talk of the Hollywood when he escorted Roberts to the 2001 Academy Awards. The couple dated four years from 1197 to 2001 and were even engaged to be married.

Source: Pinterest (Benjamin Bratt with Ex-fiancée  Julia Roberts at 2001 Academy Awards)

But the entire relationship and engagement soon ended, Bratt’s girlfriend Roberts became his ex-girlfriend.

In 1993, Bratt had met actress Talisa Soto while casting audition of Blood In Blood Out. Since then they were in an “on and off again relationship.” But it was not until 2001, their relationship became serious and began dating in 2002.

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Source: Zimbio (Benjamin Bratt with wife Talisa Soto)

The couple married on April 13, 2002, in San Francisco and they welcomed their first child on December 6, 2002, and named their daughter Sophia Rosalinda Bratt. Benjamin Bratt became a father for the second time when Soto gave birth to their son Mateo Bravery Bratt on October 3, 2005.

Benjamin Bratt: Career

Early Days

In 1989, he was cast in NBC’s TV series Nasty Boys (1989–1990). Benjamin Bratt then went to star in One Good Cop (1991), Demolition Man (1993), The River Wild (1994), The Next Best Thing  (2000), Miss Congeniality (2000), Cat woman (2004), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013), Snitch (2013), Despicable Me 2 (2013), Justice League: Gods and Monsters (2015), Doctor Strange (2016), Coco (2017), among others.

Source: Getty images (Benjamin Bratt on the set of Law & Order)

Films, Series

In the world of TV series, Benjamin Bratt has starred in Knightwatch (1988–1989), Homicide: Life on the Street (1996–1999), E-Ring (2005-2006), The Cleaner (2008-2009), Modern Family (2010-present), Private Practice (2011-2013), 24: Live Another Day (2014), Star (2016-2018), etc.

Among all the list of series and films, Benjamin Bratt has starred in, he is best known as Detective Rey Curtis in Law & Order. He portrayed Curtis from 1995- 1999 and again in 2009.


On the set of Law & Order, Bratt has worked with Jerry Orbach, S. Epatha Merkerson, Jill Hennessy, Richard Brooks, Carolyn McCormick.

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Benjamin Bratt: Awards and nominations

Benjamin Bratt has received several awards and nominations for his continued work in acting. He has been nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards (1997, 2000), ALMA Awards (1999), Primetime Emmy Awards (1999), Imagen Awards (2010, 2013).

Source: KTLA (Benjamin Bratt with Anthony Gonzalez)

Among all the nominations, he has won ALMA Awards  (1999, 2002, 2009), Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000), Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (2001), HOLA Awards (2002), PRISM Awards (2009), Imagen Awards (2010), etc.

Benjamin Bratt: Net Worth, Salary

His net worth has been estimated to be around  $12 million while the figure on his annual salary has not been shared with the public.

Benjamin Bratt: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handle including Instagram, Facebook Benjamin Bratt has has several hundred thousand followers but is absent from Twitter. 

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