Ben Shenkman

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Benjamin Shenkman (born September 26, 1968) is an American television, film and stage actor. Shenkman was born in New York City and raised in what he described as "the secular Eastern European Jewish tradition". He was not raised as a observant Jew and did not have a bar mitzvah, altough he states that his Jewish identity is important to him. He graduated from Brown University, and obtained a Masters of Fine Arts in 1993 from New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts. He began his professional acting career with a small role in the 1994 film Quiz Show directed by Robert Redford and a guest-starring role on Law & Order, his first of seven appearances throughout the run of the show. He also began working in theatre, portraying Louis Ironson in Tony Kushner's play Angels in America at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre.
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