Wes Bentley Net Worth


Wesley Cook Bentley's Net Worth as of 2024
$3 Million

Wesley Cook “Wes” Bentley was born on 4 September 1978, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA to Cherie Baker and David Bentley, and is best known as an actor, who appeared in ‘’American Beauty’’ and ‘’The Hunger Games’’.

So just how rich is Wes Bentley as of late 2017? Authoritative sources report that Bentley’s net worth is as high as $3 million, accumulated from his over two decades long acting career. In addition to that, he is a producer.

Wes Bentley Net Worth $3 million

Bentley was raised in Little Rock, and attended Sylvan Hills High School in Sherwood, Arkansas. Having matriculated in 1996, Wes went on to enroll into the Juilliard School’s Drama Division, however, he left the school after studying for one year to pursued his acting career. He made his debut as Lonnie in ‘’Serendipity Lane’’, a 1995 short movie, before in 1998 landing a starring role in ‘’Three Below Zero’’, making his breakthrough, as the film ended up winning Max Ophüls Award in 1999. In 1999, he portrayed Ricky Fitts in ‘’American Beauty’’, which won five Oscars, with Bentley part of the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture. Additionally, ‘’American Beauty’’ won numerous other awards and additional nominations. His net worth was rising steadily.

Bentley remained busy throughout the late 2000s, starring in ‘’The Last Word’’ – nominated for a Grand Jury Prize – and ‘’Dolan’s Cadillac’’ released in 2008 and 2009 respectively. In 2010 he played a supporting role in ‘’Jonah Hex’’, and in 2012 he appeared in a drama thriller movie entitled ‘’Gone’’, starring alongside Amanda Seyfried. In the same year, he worked on ‘’The Hunger Games’’, an adventure sci-fi movie praised by the audience, in which Bentley portrayed Seneca Crane, the character responsible for making the 74th Hunger Games, and which earned over $690 million at the box office. In 2014, he worked on several projects such as ‘’The Better Angels’’ and ‘’After the Fall’’, in the latter playing Bill Scanlon, a father and husband who becomes a criminal in order to support his family. As of the same year, he joined the cast of ‘’American Horror Story’’, making his debut as Edward Mordrake in season four, and appearing in three episodes. In the following season of the show, entitled ‘’Hotel’’ he portrayed detective John Lowe, one of the main characters. In the sixth season, ‘’Roanoke’’ he played Ambrose White and Dylan. As of the most recent past, Wes has been working on the television film ‘’Yellowstone’’, and ‘’The Best of Enemies’’, both currently being filmed.

In his personal life, Bentley was married to Jennifer Quanz from 2001 until 2009; the couple separated apparently due to Bentley’s drug addiction problems. However, he married Jacqui Swedberg in 2010, and the couple has a son and a daughter Brooklyn. In an interview for New York Times he talked about his drug related problems; he has been clean since 2008.

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