"If the story is true, it will definitely find an audience that is meant to read it." In the same way, the short story writer Ben Shattuck wrote a story and his loyal audiences help him to win the award PEN America Best Debut Short Story award 2017 and Pushcart Prize 2019. Currently, he is in the limelight for getting engaged with an actress Jenny Slate.
Early Life, Bio, And Education
Ben Shattuck was born in Ma s sachusetts, the United States of America. By nationality, he is an American and belongs to the white ethnicity.
Ben has not disclosed any information about his family, siblings, and other family members. Talking about his educational background, he graduated from Cornell University.
Ben Shattuck is a short story writer and an art curator at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery. The gallery is located in Westport and is owned by his mother. Similarly, he is an artist and frequently paints landscapes, and nature which is a very common theme in his art.
Ben has a good writing skill and even has won awards like Pushcart Prize 2019 and PEN America Best Debut Short Story award 2017. Additionally, he also received Residency with Odd Nerdrum 2010.
Similarly, Shattuck is working as the director at Cuttyhunk Island Writers' Residency. However, he came to the limelight as the fiance of the actress Jenny Slate who is a comedian and author.
Ben's fiancee, Slate is best known for the role Mona Lisa Saperstein on Parks and Recreations. Likewise, she also co-created the Marcel the Shell with Shoes On short films and kid's book series.
Net Worth & Salary
Ben Shattuck earns a good sum of money from his writing career. He makes a handsome salary and grabs a considerable fortune. However, the exact net worth of the award-winning writer is not available, but it is not less than six digits.
The short story writer gains an average salary of $61,240; thus, Ben might be receiving a similar amount for his writing. On the other hand, Shattuck's fiancee, Jenny has a decent net worth of $5 million according to the Celebrity NetWorth.
Personal Life; Engaged, Fiancee, And Relationship
Ben Shattuck is on the headlines for his personal life rather than for his professional career. He is currently engaged to the actress Jenny Slate. The couple has not disclosed the details of their dating, but in 2019 they came out as a pair at Sundance Film Festival for the first time.
The soon-to-be husband and wife frequently post each other's pictures on their respective Instagram. Ben proposed his love of life in France and got engaged on September 9, 2019. The duo confirmed the happy news via Instagram.
Jenny uploaded numerous pictures from their engagement showing off her ring finger in one of the pictures. On the other hand, Ben expressed his happiness sharing various photos saying:
In an abandoned castle in southern France, I asked this woman to marry me. Here she is in front of a door the color of her soul. In LA / MA / Holland / Belgium / France thank you @jennyslate and UP UP UP to more adventures.
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However, the wedding date of the newly engaged couple is yet not confirmed. The past relation of Ben is not available while Jenny was previously in a relationship for a couple of time. She dated Gifted co-actor, Chris Evans, unfortunately, they broke up after around two years in May 2018.
Moreover, she was also in a marital relationship with a comedian Dean Fleischer-Camp. The duo tied the knot in 2012 and divorced in May 2016.
by samikshya, 11 Sep, 2019