Dee Dee Benkie Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 20 Apr, 2021
Facts of Dee Dee Benkie
Date of Birth: 1967
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Name Dee Dee Binkie
Birth Name Denessa Purvis Benkie
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Indiana
Profession Actress
Net Worth $1.3 Miiion
Married to Paul Sorvino
Movies Sicilian Vampire,Price for Freedom
TV Show Bad Blood
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Dee Dee Benkie is an American actress, political commentator, and television personality best known for co-hosting EBRU TV's Fresh Outlook. Despite her professional success, it was her marriage to Paul Sorvino, a multi-talented American actor, businessman, sculptor, and singer, that catapulted her into the spotlight.

Short Biography: Early Years 

In 1967, Denessa Purvis Benkie was born in Indiana to American parents. The exact date of her birth, however, has remained a mystery to the world. She is a very private girl, so nothing is known about her upbringing, family, parents, or siblings. 

The political commentator has not given any information about her educational history, including the schools she attended, the classes she took, or the year she graduated. However, her numerous stints as a media personality and politics indicate that she is a well-educated woman. She would have earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from one of America's best universities.

What Is Dee Dee Benkie Known For?

Benkie began her career in the media industry before branching out into acting several years later. She has worked with various mass media outlets as a TV/radio program host and anchor. Fox News Channel, Fox Business Channel, BBC, Comedy Central, The Patriot Channel, WOR Radio, and several more are among them.

The Fresh Outlook host has won many awards in her television career, including an Emmy for her outstanding work as the host of EBRU TV's international talk show. She was also named Best Talk Show Host by NUVOnewsweekly and several other publications.

Benkie has also done an excellent job as a political commentator. She is a Republican who worked as an aide and strategist to former US President.  Aside from that, she has also served as an Indiana delegate to the Republican National Convention and as the Young Republican National Federation chairman, among other things.

CAPTION: Dee Dee Benkie is an American actress, political commentator, and television personality best known for co-hosting EBRU TV's Fresh Outlook. SOURCE: Forbes

In 2015, the well-known television personality decided to pursue acting and made her first appearance in "Sicilian Vampire," an American crime drama and horror thriller. She played Jimmy's assistant (the Jimmy character was played by her husband, Paul Sorvino).

In 2017, the now-actress reprised a minor role in the long-running CBS crime drama series Criminal Minds. Later that year, Benkie appeared in the films "Price for Freedom" and "Bad Blood" as Queen of Iran and Diana. She co-starred with Jason Gedrick and Kira Reed Lorsch as Anne, "Acts of Desperation" was released in 2018, and "Welcome to Acapulco" (2019), among many others.

Wealth And Earnings

Dee Dee Benkie's net worth is reported to be around $1.3 million as of April 2021. Her multi-professional career as an actress, TV/Radio host, and political pundit helped her amass her huge fortune. She earns between $46,410 and $86,877 thousand a year as a host.

CAPTION: Dee Dee Benkie's net worth is reported to be around $1.3 million SOURCE: Twitter

On the other hand, Benkie's husband, Paul Sorvino, an American actor, has a net worth of $10 million. His key sources of income are acting, opera singing, running a business, writing, and sculpting.

Personal Life: Husband And Family

It's no secret that Benkie is the better half of Paul Sorvino, a veteran Hollywood actor. The couple met in 2014 while appearing as guests on Fox's show, Your World with Neil Cavuto, and started their incredible love story.

Their meeting was best described as love at first sight; the pair fell in love right away and married after a few months of courtship. On the 27th of December 2014, their wedding ceremony took place in New York in front of their relatives and well-wishers.

CAPTION: Dee Dee Benkie with her husband Paul Sorvino SOURCE: nydailynews

Although Benkie's first marriage was Paul Sorvino's third, having previously married twice. His first marriage was to Lorraine Davis, with whom he was married from 1966 to 1988. In 1991, he tied the knot to Vanessa Arico, whom he met after they divorced.

His second marriage, which lasted five years and ended in divorce in 1996, was also short-lived. Benkie became a stepmother to Mira Sorvino, Amanda Sorvino, Michael Sorvino, and Christopher Backus after marrying Paul.

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