Ben Mckenzie, who played bad boy Ryan Atwood in the hit teen drama series The Orange County, is thinking about settling down. If insiders are to be believed, he really wants to get married and start a family. We wonder who the lucky lady might that gets to be his wife.
Mckenzie’s first known relationship was in 2004. The talented actor was rumored to be dating Emily Van Camp back then, but it was never confirmed. However, there were a lot of rumors that the two of them were very much in love. In 2006, the good looking hunk dated Amanda Lonkar. Their relationship lasted for a year. They broke up in 2007. Then, in 2013, there was a rumor going around that the actor was dating Shelley Henning. There was no confirmation about this relationship either. After that, in 2014 he was linked with Nina Dobrev. There were a lot of speculations about these two actors. Sadly nothing was confirmed. Again!!
Mckenzie, age 36, was born in Texas, USA. His parents are Mary Francis and Pieter Meade Schenkkan. His mother is a painter and his father is an attorney. He has two younger brothers, Nate and Zack. The talented actor went to the University of Virginia where he majored in Foreign Affairs and Economics. He also played football when he was in High School.
The hot actor started acting while he was still in the University. He moved to New York after his graduation and appeared on a off-Broadway show called ‘Life is a dream’. He also appeared in other productions like ‘Street Scene’ and ‘The Blue Bird’.
He got his first real break in 2003 when he was cast in the role Ryan Atwood, a brooding handsome teenager in the TV show The Orange County. The show was focused on the affluent teenagers who lived in Orange County, California. The show was an instant hit. Mckenzie was very much loved in this role. Even though the show lasted only for four seasons, it was loved by fans all over the world. The hot actor played the role of a troubled teenager perfectly. He won millions of hearts all over the world with this role. The chemistry between him and Misha Barton, who played his girlfriend on the show, was spot on.
After the series, he also appeared in a number of movies. He made his film debut with Junebug where he was cast opposite Amy Adams. The movie received a good response from the audience. He was loved for his role. He also played a character in the movie- 88 minutes. He also starred in an Indie movie – Johnny Got His Gun in 2008 for which he received excellent reviews. Ben has also appeared in a number of TV shows like Mad TV, The District and JAG.
The actor stands tall at the height of 1.73m. He is quite active on social media sites. He has 195k followers in his Twitter page and 93.3k followers on his Instagram page. He regularly posts on these sites to remains in touch with his fans.