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Mark Bennington (actor) age, height, career, family, and more



Mark Bennington is a well-known American actor, photographer, drummer and author.

About Mike Bennington

BornMarch 20, 1976
Age (as of 2021)46 years o
BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona
Known forStar Trek: Voyager
Height5 feet 8 inches (1.78 m)
Weight73 kg (160 lbs)
Waist32 inches
Eye colourBrown
Hair colourBlack

Early life, family and education of Mark Bennington

Mark Bennington was born on March 20, 1976. His birthplace is Columbia, Missouri. Mark’s father is a psychologist who is also an educator/activist Mother. Mark also went to the sleepy college town of Davis, CA and the rougher side of South Sacramento. He also grew with the dreams of being a ballet dancer and an architect.

Personal life of Mark Bennington

Mark Bennington married cultural anthropologist, Dr. Taapsi Ramchandani. The couple also got married on December 21, 2013 in Mumbai, Maharastra. The couple also has a son.


After graduating from Mike Nichols’s The New Actors Workshop (MFA acting program) in New York City, he worked in theater for 10 years. Mark Bennington also followed everything from Shakespeare to Ibsen to Coward.

Moreover, he even did experiment with theater for 3 years. Mark’s experiments also made him win Tony Award winning director Diane Paulus’s ensemble ‘Project 400’. Mark’s theater highlights also include working with: Sir Trevor Nunn in An Enemy of the People with Sir Ian McKellen. Then, he also worked with improv guru Paul Sills (founder of Second City) in Ghost & Love Stories. Next, he worked with maverick writer/director Charles Marowitz playing ‘William Shakespeare’ in Marowitz’s play Murdering Marlowe… . He also played-

  • Elyot’ in Private Lives, ‘Lomov’ in A Marriage Proposal,
  • ‘Sebastian’ in Twelfth Night,
  • ‘Howard Rudd’ in Holy Ghosts
  • ‘Bassino’ in The Merchant of Venice to name a few.

As a director

As a theater director, Mark Bennington mounted the original production Elizabeth Logun’s On My Knees off-Broadway at Alice’s Fourth Floor and Noel Coward’s Mild Oats in Los Angeles at The Classical Theater Lab. Then, In 2019, Mark again returned to the theater after 16 years. Then he directed Jeff Goldberg’s The Mumbai Terror Attacks at The Royal Opera House in Mumbai. Also, he directed the acting in Devika Rani: Goddess of the Silver Screen directed by Lillette Dubey.

As a photographer

As a photographer, his work has been published in The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, UpWorthy, CNN, PDN, GQ India, Varity, Verve, Man’s World, Forbes, Lucky, Self, Platform, The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, Times of India, Virginia Quarterly Review, Boston Globe, BuzzFeed and many more. He also authored the acclaimed photography book “Living the Dream: The Life of the ‘Bollywood’ Actor” (HarperCollins). Afterward, in 2016, Mark’s photography project America 2.0 about Muslim youth in NYC received worldwide recognition. Mark was also one of the ‘Top 10’ actor headshot photographers in both LA & NY. He was also an adjunct professor of photography at The S.I. Newhouse School of Media and Communication at Syracuse University. Moreover, Mark’s work has been exhibited in Jerusalem, Rome, Tokyo, New York City, Hudson, San Fransisco, Berlin and London.

As a drummer

Mark Bennington played over 400 shows and recorded 3 albums. He also played with the legendary LA roots/rock band ’50cent Haircut.’

Some interesting facts into Mark Bennington

  • Mark Bennington was born and brought up in Columbia.
  • His photography skills are also exhibited in Jerusalem, Rome, Tokyo, New York City, Hudson, San Fransisco, Berlin and London.
  • He is also happily married to Dr. Taapsi Ramchandani.
  • Moreover, he came from a well to do family.

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