Benjamin Bratt is an author, producer, and activist from the United States. Bratt gained popularity in Bright Angel, Demolition Man, Clear and Present Danger, and The River Wild, through his supporting roles. In 1995, his appearance as NYPD Detective Rey Curtis on the NBC drama series Law & Order expanded his global recognition.
Caption: Benjamin Bratt
With his appearance as Jonathan Pangborn in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which debuted in Doctor Strange in 2016, Bratt expanded its global recognition. Out of three awards, four ALMA Awards, one Primetime Emmy Award nomination, and one Blockbuster Entertainment Award, Bratt has won one Screen Actors Guild Award. He is a leader of the American Indian Movement.
Benjamin Bratt: Early Life, Education, and Family
Bratt was born on 16 December 1963 in San Francisco, California, the third of five children born to nurse and activist Eldy, and sheet metal worker Peter Bratt Sr. His mother was born in the Indigenous Quechua ethnic group in Lima, Peru. She moved to the USA at the age of 14. His father has ancestry in German and in English. His parents married in San Francisco on 30 December 1960, then divorced in September 1967. Bratt’s paternal grandfather, George Cleveland Bratt, was a Broadway performer who married Wiltrude Hildner in Detroit, Michigan, Bratt’s paternal grandmother.
In San Francisco, Bratt attended Lowell High School where he was a member of the Lowell Forensic Society. In 1986, Bratt received a B.F.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he entered the Alpha Lambda Chi fraternity. Although he was accepted to the M.F.A. program at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, he left for the star in the 1987 television film Juarez before he received his diploma. As a teenager, Bratt went to participate in the Native American occupation of Alcatraz in 1969 with his mother and siblings.
Benjamin Bratt: Career and achievements
He started his professional acting career at the Utah Shakespearean Festival where he appeared in the highly critical acclaimed television movie Juarez, which helped Bratt secure a supporting role in another TV movie, Police Story: Gladiator Prep. He also played his first appearance in the film with his role as Esteban in Lovers, Partners & Spies that didn’t sell. Bratt then worked extensively on television with his appearances in the Knight watch and Nasty Boys short-lived series. In 1989 he appeared in the TV series based film Nasty Boys.
In 1993, after several low-budget films and television shows, including One Good Cop and Shadowhunter, he starred in two Hollywood films portraying a gang leader named Paco Aguilar and Officer Alfredo Garcia in Bound by Honor and Demolition Man from the year 2032, respectively. Additionally, such movies attracted the attention of Bratt Hollywood and introduced him to the mainstream. Bratt played supporting roles in The River Wild, Clear and Present Danger, and James A. Michener’s Texas popular films the following year. He then transferred back to television and was cast as Detective Reynaldo Curtis in the popular series Law & Order which earned him worldwide recognition.
Caption: Benjamin Bratt in La mission
In 2000 Bratt co-starred in The Next Best Thing with Madonna and Rupert Everett. He played in the romantic comedy Miss Congeniality opposite Sandra Bullock the following year and played a small role as part of a stellar Traffic cast ensemble which included also Benicio del Toro, Michael Douglas, Don Cheadle, and Catherine Zeta-Jones. The character had co-starred with Halle Berry and Sharon Stone in Catwoman in 2004.
Because of his advocacy during the American Indian Movement and pride in his Aboriginal American heritage, Bratt is an active supporter of such Native American causes as the American Indian College Fund and We Shall Remain, a mini-series and multimedia project presented by Bratt, which identifies Native history as an essential part of American history from the acclaimed American Experience series of PBS’s. For years Bratt has been a strong supporter and board member of the American Indians and Native American Health Center Friendship House Association of San Francisco Bay Area.
Benjamin Bratt: Personal Life and girlfriend
Bratt started out dating actress Julia Roberts in 1998. He accompanied her to the Academy Awards ceremony in 2001, at which she won Best Actress ‘ Academy Award. They revealed four months later, that they were no longer a couple. Similarly, he won the Rita Moreno HOLA Award for Achievement by the Hispanic Latin Actors Association in 2002.
Caption: Benjamin Bratt with wife, Talisa Soto
He first started dating in 2002, and then married his girlfriend, actress Talisa Soto, in San Francisco on April 13. Before Blood’s casting audition in Blood Out the two had met ten years earlier, and afterward, they saw each other on and off. It wasn’t until Pineroth’s filming that they started developing a connection. Their first child was born on 6 December 2002, daughter Sophia Rosalinda Bratt; their second child, son Mateo Bravery Bratt, was born on 3 October 2005. The film Follow Me Home, starring Benjamin as Abel, was written and directed by his brother Peter Bratt. Peter also wrote and directed the independent movie La Mission, starring Benjamin as Che Rivera, a Mission District resident.
Benjamin Bratt: Net Worth and Social media
The actor has a net worth of $12 million. In addition, the main source of income is his career as an author, producer, and actor. Similarly, he interacts with public through social media platforms. He is available on Instagram with the name benjaminbratt with 207k followers.
Benjamin Bratt: Body measurements
Bratt is a handsome man with an endomorph body type. He is 1.87 meters tall and weighs 80 kgs. Additionally, he has black hair color and black eyes.