Yellowstone's Wes Bentley Net Worth, Married Life & Interesting Facts
American actor, Wes Bentley's role in the classic movie American Beauty (1999) is a notable one among cinephiles and viewer alike. For the role, he was nominated in the British Academy of Film and Television Art's Best-Supporting Actor category.
Interestingly, his roots lay in theatre acting as he started his acting journey with theater productions such as La Cage aux Folles and Henry IV.
Wes is in a committed married relationship with Jacqui Swedberg, a producer, and assistant director.
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Since meeting in 2008, the pair started dating and eventually got married after two years of courtship. Together, they share two beautiful children, son Charles Bentley and daughter Brooklyn Bentley.
Wes Bentley and wife Jacqui Swedberg attend the Los Angeles premiere of Interstellar in 26th October 2014 (Photo: gettyimages.com)
The actor's oldest child was born in the year of their marriage whereas their daughter made her presence into the world in 2014.
Struggle With Addiction, Failed Past Marriage
Interestingly, the American Horror Story star credits the birth of his children as having a major transformation in his life against fighting his drug addiction. Talking to People magazine in 2015, he even shared,
“I didn’t know I was going to love being a dad so much. Now it’s the only thing I want to be. I just want to be a great dad. Everything I’m doing, I’m trying to incorporate being a good dad.”
The movie star had struggled with substance abuse for almost a decade since 1998 which had cost him his first marriage. He was previously married to actress Jeniffer Quanz- the wedding was held on 25 September 2001.
Wes was struggling with addiction throughout his first marriage and even landed movie roles just to buy drugs during those years. As a result, his addiction hampered his relationship with Jennifer. On top of that, the pair filed for divorce in 2009 and officially divorced a year later.
Net Worth, Movies and TV Shows
Wes has done considerably well financially with his acting career which is evident through his net worth that stands at $3 million. He made his acting debut onscreen in 1995 with the short movie Serendipity Lane.
Further, his role as Ricky Fitts in the Academy Award-winning movie American Beauty (1999) helped him garner considerable fame. So on, he started to appear in several movie projects such as Ghost Rider (2007), Interstellar (2014) and The Hunger Games (2012).
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However, with the advent of 2014, he became primarily involved in FX's show American Horror Story for straight three years. As of now, he portrays the recurring character, Jamie Dutton in the hit TV show Yellowstone (2018).
Interestingly, audiences will see him reprising the role again in 2020 as the show has been renewed for the third season.
Interesting Facts About Wes Bently :
- As per official records, his real name is Wesley Cook Bentley whereas his birthdate is 4th September 1978.
- He has worked alongside A-lister director including Christopher Nolan, Terrence Malick, and Sam Mendes.
- Wes's height measure in 5 feet & 11 inches (1.8 meters).
- The 2009 documentary My Big Break is based on the actor's struggle with drug addiction and his recovery from it.
- Both of his parents, David Bentley and Cherie Baker are Methodist ministers.