Ben Platt

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Full Name Ben Platt
Age 27 Years Old
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Gender Male
Famous As Actor and Singer
Birth Date September 24th, 1993
Birth Place Los Angeles, California

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Ben Platt is an American actor, singer, and songwriter. He is the recipient of Grammy Awards for Best Musical Theater Album for his work in "Dear Evan Hansen" in 2018. He is also the nominee of a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy for his performance in the series "The Politician" in 2020. Critics has called him as "one of the greatest leading male performances ever seen in a musical". His Instagram Account is bensplatt and has 1.6 million followers. His twitter account is Ben Platt and has 575.5K Followers. Read on to get more information about his full biography, family details, birthday, wiki, news, sexual orientation, movies, and many more.

Famous For

  • For his appearance in Broadway productions of The Music Man (2002), The Book of Mormon (2012–2013), and Dear Evan Hansen (2015–2017).
  • For his roles in box office hit movies like Pitch Perfect (2012), Pitch Perfect 2 (2015), and Ricki and the Flash (2015).

Ben Platt in the movie The Politician

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Early Life of Ben Platt

Ben Platt was born on September 24, 1993 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. His Birth name is Benjamin Schiff Platt. His birth sign is Libra. Her birthday falls on 24th of September every year. He holds an American nationality and belongs to Ashkenazi Jewish ethnicity. His father name is  Marc Platt who is a film, television, and theater producer and mother's name is Julie Platt who is a graduate and trustee of the  University of Pennsylvania. He has four siblings. He grew up along with his four siblings in his home town Los Angeles and attended Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, graduating in 2011. Then he attended Columbia University in New York but dropped out after six weeks due to his film career.

Career of Ben Platt

  • Ben Platt began his career at acting from the very small age of 9 as a stage actor. In 2002, he made debut as a child stage actor in the musical drama "The Music Man" at the Hollywood Bowl. 
  • At 11, he appeared in a brief national tour of "Caroline, or Change".
  • At 17, he played Jean Valjean in Kidz Theater's production of "Les Misérables".
  • In 2012, Platt was cast as Elder Arnold Cunningham in the Chicago production of "The Book of Mormon".
  • The same year he made his big-screen debut by playing a supporting role in the musical comedy film "Pitch Perfect".
  • In 2015, Platt reprised his role as Benji Applebaum in the sequel "Pitch Perfect 2".
  • In December 2016, Platt originated the title role in Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre located in Manhattan, New York and played his final performance on November 19, 2017.
  • On November 29, 2018, it was announced that Universal Pictures and Platt's father, Marc Platt, secured the film rights to the musical.
  • Ben Platt is also a good musician and singer too. On January 28, 2018, he performed Leonard Bernstein's "Somewhere" live at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.
  • His debut studio album "Sing to Me Instead" was released on March 29, 2019.
  • Ben went on his first North American tour in May 2019 to promote his released debut album.
  • The taping of his Radio City concert, in the form of a TV special entitled "Ben Platt: Live from Radio City Music Hall" is said to be released on Netflix on May 20, 2020. Talking about his upcoming projects, Platt will be seen starring in the musical drama film "Merrily We Roll Along".
  • Platt currently plays as Payton Hobart on the Netflix comedy-drama series "The Politician". 

Achievement and Awards

Ben Platt with Award

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Ben has won numerous of accolades in his stage and film acting Journey. In 2016, he won Obie Awards for Distinguished Performance by an Actor for his work in the stage musical "Dear Evan Hansen". In 2017 he won five different Awards:- Tony Awards, Drama League Awards, Lucille Lortel Awards and Broadway.com Audience Awards for his outstanding performance in the stage musical "Dear Evan Hansen". He won Grammy Awards, his biggest achievement, for Best Musical Theater Album for his work in "Dear Evan Hansen" in 2018. In 2020,  He received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy for his performance in the series "The Politician". 

Personal Life of Ben Platt

Ben Platt is an unmarried man. He is openly gay. He came out to his family when he was twelve years old, and publicly in 2019, through the music video for his song "Ease My Mind". However, he can be in relationship with either sex male or female according to his preference. 

Net Worth of Ben Platt

As of 2020, The net worth of Ben Platt is estimated to be US $3 million and earns yearly salary of $100K- $1 million. Ben's income sources include his film career, Stage musical Performance, Concerts, Tours, album productions. Ben Platt starrer film "Pitch Perfect" grossed $115.4 million in 2012 and its sequel grossed 287.5 million USD in 2015 worldwide. He owns an apartment in  Upper West Side Manhattan in New York which he brought in 2018 for the US $2.1 million. 

Body Measurement of Ben Platt

Ben Platt is a good looking man with well maintained and Average body build. He stands 5 ft 9.25 inches tall and weighs 69 kg. Her body measurement is 38-31-12 inches (Chest-Waist-Arms). His eye color are Blue and hair color is Light Brown. His sexual orientation is Gay.