Date of Birth
7 December 1984, Brockville, Ontario, Canada
Benjamin Allen Nicolas Hollingsworth
5' 10½" (1.79 m)
Benjamin Hollingsworth was born on September 7th, 1984 in Brockville, Ontario. At the age of 12, Benjamin and his family moved to a small city outside of Toronto, called Peterborough where he attended St. Peter's Secondary School. Throughout high school, Benjamin was highly active in the community and appeared in more than 20 professional and regional theatre productions. After graduating, Benjamin dedicated the next 3 years of his life to study acting at the prestigious National Theatre School of Canada. He graduated from their rigorous three year conservatory program in 2006. Soon after, under the direction of fellow NTS alumni, Ted Dykstra, Benjamin was nominated for a Robert Merritt Award for his portrayal of Lance Corporal Dawson, in the Canadian Premier of Neptune Theatre's "A Few Good Men" by Aaron Sorkin. In 2007, Benjamin began to shift his focus from theatre to film and television. He quickly found his footing in the industry and began guest starring on several popular Canadian TV series including "Degrassi," "Heartland" and George F. Walker's "The Line." In 2009, Benjamin landed a lead role alongside Demi Moore, David Duchovny and Amber Heard in the critically acclaimed film "The Joneses." While filming the Joneses, Benjamin was introduced to Ashton Kutcher who, at the time, happened to be producing a new TV series for the CW called "The Beautiful Life" starring Misha Barton and Sara Paxton. After auditioning, Kutcher cast Hollingsworth as 'Chris Andrews," a small town kid who was thrown into the deep end of the cut- throat modeling world. The role was loosely based on Ashton's experiences as a model living in New York City. In 2011, Ben landed a recurring role as "Kyle Durant" on the USA network's hit series "Suits." Since then, you may have seen him on CBS's "CSI; Miami," ABC's "Once Upon a Time," Hallmark's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," CW's "Cult" and "Tomorrow People," Lifetime's "The Lottery" and Fox's new series "Backstrom" starring Rainn Wilson. In addition, Ben has several films premiering in 2014-2015, including the romantic comedy "Lucky in Love" opposite Gossip Girl's Jessica Szohr, 20th Century Fox's thriller "Joy Ride 3," the psychological thriller "Popfan" opposite Chelsea Kane (Baby Daddy), and the Lionsgate feature "Vendetta" opposite Dean Cain and Michael Eklund.
Raised over $5000 dollars for Terry Fox Cancer Research and a local homeless shelter through various theatre productions while still in high school. He was awarded a Civic award for his contributions.
Graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada. In 2006, Benjamin completed the prestigious three year conservatory program.
Met actress Nina Dobrev on the set of Degrassi; The Next Generation and are now close friends. In 2008, the two lived together as roommates in downtown Toronto.
Benjamin is a hockey fan and a die hard supporter of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
He graduated from St. Peter's Secondary School (Peterborough, Ontario).
In November 2011, In Touch Weekly released a cover page story that Demi Moore had been unfaithful to her husband Ashton Kutcher with Ben Hollingsworth. Both, Ben and Demi denied the affair. It was assumed, by many, to be a false story that was part of a smear campaign against the actress.