Ben Foster biography
Date of Birth: October 29, 1980
Boston-born and Iowa-raised, Foster has performed in theater since he was six. In 1994 and
1995 he attended Interlochen Arts Camp for Acting to hone his craft.
His many roles include
a crack addict in the play Voices 2000 and a mentally handicapped teenager in juvenile
prison in the play Juvie.
From stage, he started to get work in television.
He starred in 26 episodes of the Disney
series Flash Forward and was nominated for two Canadian Gemini Awards for his performance.
He went on to do two telefilms, I've Been Watching You and Breakfast with
Einstein in 1998, followed by a recurring role in the series Freaks and Geeks.
In 1999, Foster landed his first major feature film role in Barry Levinson's Liberty
Heights. He played Ben Kurtzman, a Jewish boy in a small town who falls for a black girl.
He soon followed this performance with a starring role in Get Over It (2002) and a major role in
Big Trouble (2002). In 2003, he joined the cast of the hit series Six Feet Under, playing Russell Corwin, and shared a 2004 Screen Actors Guild award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
He continued to make time for movies, however, including Hostage (2005) with Bruce Willis, the plum role of Warren Worthington III/Angel in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), Charlie Prince in 3:10 to Yuma (2007), and notable performances in Contraband (2012) and 360 (2012).
Ben Foster Filmography