Wes Bentley Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 18 Sep, 2020
Facts of Wes Bentley
Date of Birth: 1978 , September-4
Age: 43 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Name Wes Bentley
Birth Name Wesley Cook Bentley
Father David Bentley
Mother Cherie Bentley
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Jonesboro, Arkansas
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Working For movies and series
Net Worth $3 Million
Married Yes
Married to Jacqui Swedberg
Children 2
Divorce Jennifer Quanz
Education Juilliard School
Awards Screen Actors Guild Awards
Movies Three Below Zero, Ghost Rider, Interstellar
TV Show Yellowstone, American Horror Story: Freak Show, American Horror Story: Hotel
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Wes Bentley is a prominent American actor most recognized for playing Ricky Fitts in the Oscar-winning film American Beauty. He got further fame starring in movies such as Ghost Rider and My Big Break. His other critical acclaim movies include The Hunger Games, Interstellar, and Mission Impossible - Fallout.

Sylvan Hills High School Graduate  

Wes Bentley was born Wesley Cook Bentley on September 4, 1978, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, and grew up in Little Rock. He is the third of four sons of Cherie Baker and David Bentley

Wes' father is a minister while his mother is a chaplain and ordained elder in the Arkansas Conference. He has three siblings brother, Patrick, Philip, and Jamey Bentley.

He graduated from Sylvan Hills High School in 1996. Later, he enrolled at the Juilliard School of Drama Division as part of its Group 29 (1996-2000). A year later, he dropped the school to start-off his acting career.

Rose To Fame From 'American Beauty'

In 1995, Wes began his acting career appearing in the short-film Serendipity Lane. He then worked in the drama film Three Below Zero in 1998.

Bentley rose to prominence after he played Ricky Fitts in the black comedy-drama film American Beauty in 1999. His other movies are The Claim, Soul Survivors, and The Four Feathers.

American Beauty star, Wes Bentley SOURCE: Getty Images

Wes went to star as Blackheart / Legion in the superhero film Ghost Rider alongside Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, and Sam Elliott in 2007.

In 2014, he was seen playing Doyle in the epic science fiction film Interstellar. The movie was a huge success and racked up $696.3 million at the box office worldwide. 

Wes appeared in the fourth season of the FX horror anthology show American Horror Story: Freak Show from 2014-2015.

He then worked in the fifth season of the FX horror anthology television show American Horror Story: Hotel from 2015-2016. Similarly, he again worked for the sixth season of the FX horror show American Horror Story: Roanoke in 2016. 

Bentley landed the role of Erik in the action spy film Mission: Impossible - Fallout in 2018. The movies starred famous actors like Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, and Sean Harris.

Since 2018, he has been appearing in the drama television series Yellowstone.  

How Much Is His Net Worth? Salary And Earning Source

As of September 2020, Wes Bentley has accumulated a net worth of $3 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. He bags a considerable of paychecks from his profession as an actor. 

Wes has worked in a number of hit movies. Some of his movies which did well at the box office are listed below;

Movies  Year Collection
Ghost Rider  2007 $228.7 million
Interstellar  2014 $696.3 million
Mission: Impossible - Fallout 2018 $791.1 million

In the United States, the average salary of actors falls between $45,000 and $52,000 per annum.

Relationship Status: Wife And Children

The 42-year-old, Wes Bentley tied the knot with his second wife, producer Jacqui Swedberg on April 5, 2010, in a beautiful wedding ceremony. 

Wes Bentley with his wife, Jacqui Swedberg  SOURCE: Us Weekly

The couple welcomed their first child son, Charles Bentley in 2010. Jacqui gave birth to their second child a daughter, Brooklyn Bentley in 2016.

Prior to marrying Swedberg, Wes was married to renowned actress Jennifer Quanz. They were married in 2001 but divorced in 2009.