Ben Foster is an American actor. He was born as Benjamin A. Foster on October 29, 1980, in Boston, Massachusetts in the U.S.A. to Gillian Kirwan and Steven Foster, who are running a restaurant. His younger brother, Jon Foster, is also an actor and a musician. When Ben was just 4-years old, his family shifted to Fairfield in Iowa after some robbers broke into their house in Boston. He was brought up as a Jewish. He practiced a mantra called, Transcendental Meditation Technique. Ben studied at the Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa. He got engaged with actress
in the early 2014 but ended their relationship in November 2014. They reconciled but still decided to end their relationship.
Ben started his acting career at the age of 16. After he had dropped out high school, he shifted to L.A. to pursue his career. In 1995, he was starred in Disney’s Flash Forward and later had an audition for Richard Kelly’s sci-fi psychological thriller drama film, Donnie Darko; however, he was not selected for the lead role. In the following years, he did small roles in two telefilms and appeared in two episodes of the teen comedy-drama series, Freaks and Geeks.
In the year 2001, Ben made a performance in the teen comedy film, Get Over It, alongside
and Melissa Sagemiller in the lead roles. He had a recurring role on HBO’s serial drama,
Six Feet Under
. He is also part of the indie thriller, 11:14 in 2003 and Jonathan Hensleigh’s The Punisher in 2004. In the following year, he acted with
in the action thriller drama film, Hostage and later played the role of Warren Worthington in the superhero film, X-Men:
The Last Stand
in 2006. In the same year, he played as Anton Yelchin’s brother in the crime drama film, Alpha Dog, where he needed to put glaucoma drops in his eyes so he can look like a drug addict. He did a Western film entitled 3:10 to Yuma in 2007, which stars Russell Crowe.
In early 2013, he did his first theater appearance as he replaced
in Lyle Kessler’s Broadway play, Orphans. He made a performance in Benedict Andrews’ A Streetcar Named Desire at the Young Vic in London in 2014, together with Gillian Anderson and
. The show earned critical acclaim and became the fastest selling show that the Young Vic was produced. He is yet to appear in the epic fantasy film, Warcraft in 2016 and will be playing as Lance Armstrong in a biopic. He is working in the American thriller film, Inferno, which stars
in the lead roles and the upcoming heist crime film, Comancheria, alongside