What You Need to Know about Benjamin Bratt: Net Worth, Age, Career
Benjamin Bratt has been a fixture - one hell of a good-looking fixture! - in the Hollywood scene for three decades. From the fresh-faced young guy whom we first got to know in Nasty Boys to his iconic turn on Law & Order, his superhero creds in Doctor Strange, and his recent comedic endeavors in Despicable Me 2 and Modern Family, a lot of us have grown up with Benjamin Bratt on our screens.
Let's take a dive into the man behind the one we see on TV or in movies. It can sometimes be easy to forget that the actor isn't the person you see on the big screen. Let's explore Benjamin Bratt's net worth, his age, wife and romantic exploits. (Spoiler alert: this guy dated an iconic Hollywood starlet you've probably heard of!)
Without further ado, here's the real man behind the Benjamin Bratt you see in movies or TV.
Benjamin Bratt: Background
Benjamin Bratt was born on December 16, 1963, making him 53 years old. He looks pretty good for his age, no?
He is a native of San Francisco, where he got his start in acting at the American Conservatory Theater in the mid-1980s. He left ACT before graduating to take advantage of the opportunity to make money as a professional actor.
Benjamin Bratt is of Peruvian, Austrian, English, and German descent. His mother is an activist for the Quechua group, and took Benjamin Bratt to the Native American occupation of Alcatraz Island in 1969. That event was one of the main cultural demonstrations in San Francisco at the end of the 1960s.
The acting/directing bug did run, and continues to run, in Benjamin Bratt's family to some degree. His grandfather on his father's side was a Broadway actor named George Cleveland Bratt. His brother, Peter Bratt, is a film director. Benjamin Bratt has starred in two of his brother's films.
Benjamin Bratt: Net Worth
We all know a career in acting can pretty much set you up for life financially, and it's no different for Benjamin Bratt.
Benjamin Bratt's net worth is currently estimated at $7.5 million, which includes the sale of his New York home in 2010 for a cool $2.5 million.
A surefire way to bump up your net worth as an actor is to land a part in a superhero movie, which Benjamin Bratt did in 2016. He played the part of Jonathan Pangborn in Doctor Strange, which took in more than $670 million at the box office.
His net worth pales in comparison to that of his wife, Talisa Soto, though. It is estimated that, in both her modeling and acting careers, she has accumulated a net worth of almost $98 million. Stunningly beautiful, seemingly a great mom, and filthy rich. Cheers to you, Benjamin Bratt.
Benjamin Bratt: Family
Benjamin Bratt and wife Talisa Soto make one hell of an attractive couple. He's a Hollywood heartthrob and she's a model/actress. Enough said, right?
They met in 1993 during a movie audition, but didn't start dating seriously until 2002. It didn't take long for them to tie the knot, though, as they got married in April of 2002.
Benjamin Bratt and Talisa Soto have two children, Sophia Rosalinda and Mateo Bravery.
Sophia suffered a brain injury during birth that left her with limited physical abilities. Benjamin Bratt has stated that he has been doing TV more than movies in recent years because it allows him to be home with Sophia more.
In addition to his acting, one of the things that made Benjamin Bratt skyrocket to fame in the 1990s was his romantic relationship with an actress named Julia Roberts. Anyone heard of her? Thought so.
The two dated for almost four years before breaking up. Shortly before they split, Benjamin Bratt escorted Julia Roberts to the 2001 Academy Awards. That night, she won Best Actress for her role as Erin Brockovich in the movie of the same name.
Benjamin Bratt: Charity
Benjamin Bratt is very proud of his Native American heritage, and that pride is seen in his charity work. For years, he has been a big-time supporter of both the American Indian College Fund and the Bay Area's Friendship House Association of American Indians and Native American Health Center.
He was also the narrator of a PBS miniseries called We Shall Remain, which educated people on how Native American history is a huge part of overall American history.
In 2002, he received an Excellence Award from HOLA, which stands for Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors.
Benjamin Bratt: In Conclusion
If you're Benjamin Bratt, you probably love life. You're a good human who does charity work, you're an accomplished actor, and you're rich. You have a beautiful family. Your wife is a solid 10 and she's RICH.
There's a whole lot going right in the Bratt household.
That's the inside look at Benjamin Bratt, from net worth and background to family life and philanthropy.
He's not done yet, though. Benjamin Bratt is currently continuing to light up the small screen, and you can catch him on the FOX series Star.