Benjamin A. Foster is an American actor best known for his leading role the movie Hell or High Water (2016) nominated for the 2017 Oscars. Ben started off like almost every other kid with roles in community-theatre productions as Fairfield (his childhood town) had four community theatres. He knew he wanted to be an actor since his teenage years so he moved from Fairfield in Iowa to Log Angeles to pursue a career in the profession he so desired. It did not take a long time before he got feature roles in films and television albeit seemingly ‘insignificant’ roles. He kept gaining experience until bigger opportunities started rolling in for him.
Date of Birth: October 29, 1980
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Apart from being a famed actor, the Rampant (2011) actor is a long-time practitioner of transcendental medicine and has been an active participant in raising funds for cancer research and support organizations. Keep scrolling to know all there is to know about the family of this star Kill Your Darlings (2013) actor.
Gillian Kirwan Foster (mother)
Date of Birth: November 29, 1950
Date of Death: August 28, 2009 (age 58)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
Steven Foster (father)
Date of Birth: March 29, 1949
Date of Death: June 29, 2016 (age 67)
Zodiac sign: Aries
Gillian and Steven are restaurant owners whom their son described as free-spirited, Vietnam-protesting hippies. After a burglar broke into their Boston family home in the middle of the night, the Foster parents moved to a small town in Iowa and raised their family in the community-centred environment.
Celia “Lucille” Foster (nee Segal) (paternal grandmother)
Date of Death: June 28, 2010
She was a Russian Jewish immigrant.
Abraham Frank Foster (paternal grandfather)
Date of Birth: 1909
Date of Death: 1994 (age 84)
Ben’s paternal grandfather was a prominent judge and politician in Boston. He died of cancer.
Jon Foster (younger brother from same parents)
Date of Birth: August 3, 1984
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Jon is the only sibling to the Alpha Dog (2006) actor and like his brother; Jon is also an acclaimed actor, known for his works on The Door in the Floor (2004), Stay Alive (2006) and Brotherhood (2010).The younger Foster is co-founder of the electronic soul duo Kanelholler, with his wife, Chelsea Tyler, the daughter of musician Steven Tyler whom he married on June 20, 2015.
Robin Wright (ex-fiancée)
Duration of Relationship: 2012 – 2015 (3 years)
Date of Birth: April 8, 1966
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Foster and Wright began their relationship in early 2012 and after about two years, they both became engaged. This phase of their relationship lasted less than a year before they called off their engagement on November 12, 2014. The talented actors reconciled again only to announce on August 29, 2015 that they were ending their second engagement again.
Wright is a big star when it comes to the Hollywood industry. She is the recipient of seven Primetime Emmy Award nominations and has earned a Golden Globe and Satellite Award for her work on television. For years, Robin has been known to star in great movies but became even more celebrated for her role as Claire Underwood in political drama TV series House of Cards (2013 till present).
Before Foster, she was first married to Dane Witherspoon then to equally acclaimed actor Sean Penn and they became parents to actress Dylan Frances (born April 13, 1991) and Hopper Jack (born August 6, 1993). Since her split with Ben, we are yet to know if she has been romantically involved with anyone else.
Laura Prepon (spouse)
Duration of Marriage: June 2018 till present
Date of Birth: March 7, 1980
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Although Laura has been in the spotlight since her teenage years, on the Fox sitcom That ‘70s Show (1998 – 2006), she’s remained out of the tabloids when it comes to her personal life. We know she once dated actor Christopher Masterson and was later in a long-time relationship with actor Scott Michael Foster before they called it off in 2013.
Both Laura and her husband are known to be notoriously quiet about their relationship but the Orange Is the New Black (2013 till present) actress took to her Instagram account to announce on June 3, 2018 that she has ‘secretly’ tied the knot with her lover. They had known each other since they were both 18 but did not start dating till their 37th year. Prepon is an avowed Scientologist but the 3:10 to Yuma (2007) actor is quite guarded when it comes to beliefs.
Both lovers became parents just over a year into their relationship and did not get married until June this year, a few months to their daughter’s first birthday. In Ben’s words, “we wanted a child, we discussed it and we practised very hard”.
Ella Foster (daughter with Laura Prepon)
Month of Birth: August 2017
In January 2017, Laura and Ben announced that they were expecting their first child but that was pretty much it until we started seeing the couple with a baby stroller. Ella’s identity has been kept private and there are virtually no pictures of her on the internet but one thing we know is that she is doing well and her parents are thrilled just at her thought.