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  • Angels in America

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  • Breathe In

  • Blue Valentine

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  • Then She Found Me

  • Just Like Heaven

  • Must Love Dogs

  • Angels in America

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Ben Shenkman Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jan 1, 0001
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

Actor Ben Shenkman received a Masters of Fine Arts degree from New York University in 1992, and soon launched an acting career, dividing his time between regional theater, film, and television work. He made his TV debut in 1993 in an episode of the courtroom drama series [[Feature~V242082~Law & Order~laworder[tvseries]]], and, in 1994, appeared on the big screen for the first time with a small role in [[Performer~P107758~Robert Redford~robertredford]]'s film [[Feature~V133412~Quiz Show~quizshow]]. Shenkman's career began to heat up later in the decade, when he won strong supporting roles in two breakout independent feature films, [[Feature~V160233~Pi~pi]] and [[Feature~V181286~Jesus' Son~jesusson]], as well as the lead in [[Feature~V184321~30 Days~30days]]; he also landed a recurring role as Nick Margolis on [[Feature~V242082~Law & Order~laworder[tvseries]]] (not the character he played in his 1993 debut on the show). The actor remained in demand for his stage performances, as well, starring opposite [[Performer~P55116~Mary-Louise Parker~marylouiseparker]] in the Manhattan Theatre Club's successful 2000 production of David Auburn's Proof. In 2002, Shenkman was seen in the acclaimed film [[Feature~V259867~Personal Velocity: Three Portraits~personalvelocity:threeportraits]], and was cast in a recurring role on the hit comedy series [[Feature~V220891~Ed~ed[tvseries]]]. He appeared as Louis Ironson in the award-winning adaptation of Angels in America, and went on to appear in Must Love Dogs, Just Like Heaven, Then She Found Me, Brief Interviews With Hideous Men, and the intense marriage drama Blue Valentine. ~ Rovi