Ben Foster (actor)


Ben Foster (actor)

Infobox actor
name = Ben Foster


caption = Foster at the Sundance Film Festival, 2006
birthdate = birth date and age|1980|10|29
birthplace = Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Ben Foster (born October 29, 1980) is a Daytime Emmy- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American actor. He is known for his roles in the teen movies "Liberty Heights" and "Get Over It", as well as the action films "Hostage" (2005), ' (2006), "Alpha Dog" (2007) and ' (2007).

Biography

Early life

Foster was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Stephen Foster, a restaurateur. [ [http://www.filmreference.com/film/31/Ben-Foster.html Ben Foster Biography (1980-) ] ] He has a younger brother, Jon, who is also an actor. Foster's parents, whom he has described as "free-spirited, Vietnam-protesting hippies", relocated to the small town of Fairfield, Iowa four years after he was born, and after their Boston house was burglarized while they were present.cite journal | last =Miller| first=Gerri| authorlink =| coauthors =| title =Foster Reaches for the "Heights"| journal =JVibe| volume =| issue =| pages =| publisher =|date=1999 | url =http://ben-foster.org/!/articles/article_jvibe.php| doi =| id =| accessdate =2006-12-12 ] Foster is Jewish; his paternal grandmother emigrated from Russia to escape Pogroms.cite news|last=Breed|first=Allan G.|coauthors=|title=Ben Foster has been stealing the show since second grade|pages=|publisher=Associated Press Archive|date=1999-01-25|url=http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=NewsLibrary&p_multi=APAB&d_place=APAB&p_theme=newslibrary2&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0F8A0766A15A3B0F&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM|accessdate=2007-12-10]

Career

At the age of sixteen, Foster dropped out of high school and moved to Los Angeles. In 1996-97, he appeared in the television series "Flash Forward". In the next three years, Foster had small roles in two made-for-TV movies and in two episodes of the series "Freaks and Geeks". In 2001, he acted in "Get Over It". Foster also had a recurring role as Russell Corwin (22 episodes) in the HBO Original Series, "Six Feet Under". After he made ' and "The Punisher", Foster also appeared in "Hostage" with Bruce Willis, Kevin Pollak and Michelle Horn. In 2006, Foster appeared in ' as the comic-book hero Angel/Warren Worthington III. A notable role was in the crime thriller "Alpha Dog", in which he played Jake Mazursky, a drug addict. Foster added glaucoma drops to his eyes during filming in order to simulate the appearance of a drug abuser.cite news | last =| first =| coauthors=| title =X-MEN STAR FOSTER RISKS EYESIGHT TO PLAY DRUGGIE| pages=| publisher =Contact Music| date =2006-12-12 | url =http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/article/x-men%20star%20foster%20risks%20eyesight%20to%20play%20druggie_1016263| accessdate =2006-12-12 ] In 2007, he played cold-blooded killer Charlie Prince in the critically acclaimed "".

Personal life

According to Gossip, Foster has been dating Zoe Kravitz for over five months, [ [http://www.bossip.com/4764/zoe-kravitz-down-with-the-swirl/ Bossip » Archive » Some Morning Swirl ] ] [http://img121.imagevenue.com/img.php?
] and he took her to the premiere of "3:10 to Yuma". [ [http://movies.about.com/od/310toyuma/ig/310-to-Yuma-Premiere-Photos/310toyumaprem11.htm Zoe Kravitz and Ben Foster Photo - 3:10 to Yuma Movie Premiere Zoe Kravitz and Ben Foster Photo ] ] Most recently the two were seen together at LAX on January 4, 2008. [ [http://www.dlisted.com/node/21058 My New Favorite Couple | Dlisted ] ]

Filmography

References

External links

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