Three years ago, I shared a dinner table at the swanky UNICEF Gala with Benjamin Schenkkan.
We chatted about sports, our hometowns, and how he couldn't possibly leave before Lionel Richie performed (he had to be at work at a crazy-early hour the next day). Not that I would have minded—I've long admired Ben as an actor—but that night I was more interested in talking about everyday life.
The movie won the Delta Air Lines Fly-in Movie Contest and entered as an official selection on the Tribeca Film Festival's Short film category.
Mc Kenzie starred as rookie police officer Ben Sherman on the NBC drama Southland, which premiered on April 9, 2009.
Glamour: You just turned 36, which is insane to me. " Then it feels like you've been doing it for a while. Ben: It's my sleep chamber.] I don't know.__Ben: We played on the same middle-school football team.I haven't talked to him in ages and haven't seen him in ages. I don't really have a pro team [that I root for] though.He is a nephew of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, Jr. Andrew's Episcopal School, where he was friends and flag football teammates with future Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees. Austin High School, playing wide receiver and defensive back for the school's football team.From 1997–2001, he attended the University of Virginia, his father and paternal grandfather's alma mater, where he majored in foreign affairs and economics.