One of Ben's biggest roles was in Angels in America, which is an adaptation of Tony Kushner's hit play of the same name. This was the second time Ben was part of this production, the first time was whilst he was attending New York University.
Ben has co-stared in productions with Mary-Louise Parker twice.
Aside from performing in the Broadway production of Proof Ben has also performed in other Broadway and off Broadway shows like: The Deep Blue Sea, Baby Anger and Antony and Cleopatra.
Ben was also nominated for an Emmy for his role in the mini-series Angels in America.
Ben starred in the movie Breakfast with Scot, a gay themed Canadian film. This movie may history, being the first time major Canadian hockey teams allowed their facilities to be used for a gay film.
Ben was nominated for a Golden Globe for his 2003 performance in Angels in America.
His first leading role in a movie was five years after his career began, in the movie 30 Days.
Over Ben's 15 year career, he has appeared in over 20 movies.
While at New York University Ben participated in student theatre.
In 2001, Ben was nominated for a 'Best Actor' Tony Award for his role in Proof.
His height is 191cm (6'3")
Ben attended both Brown University and New York University.
Ben has been cast in ABC's pilot for the 2006 season called 20 Questions.
On Meryl Streep
Ben: But that truth is, once you start acting with her, she is so good that you're just who you are.
Ben: I take it for granted, that this is what I'm doing. It doesn't give me any rush of ego in any way.
Ben: I haven't thought so much about getting myself to a place of more ego or more confidence.
Ben: To play a lawyer in a smart TV show about lawyers is probably a great alternative to a real legal career.
Ben: You get spoiled as an actor, because you get to cut right to the ideas and the language and the competition- all the juiciest aspects of it without the tough stuff, like the research, the leg work, the bureaucracy and the waiting.
Ben: When you're with Meryl Streep, you don't feel like a professional actor. You feel like a movie geek in heaven.
Ben: I am still basically what they call a journeyman actor. It means you go from one thing to the next and in between is the search.