Paul Benjamin "Ben" Mendelsohn (born 3 April 1969) is an Australian actor.
Mendelsohn was born in Melbourne, Australia, the son of Carole Ann (Ferguson) and Frederick Mendelsohn. He attended Heidelberg Primary School and Banyule High School. His father is a prominent medical researcher who heads the Howard Florey Institute in Melbourne. Ben and his two brothers Tom and David as well as his mother (deceased), a registered nurse, lived in Europe and the US for long periods of time, and returned to Melbourne in high school. He took drama because he thought it was an easy clas Read his whole biography