Ben Indra

Who is Ben Indra?

Ben Indra is an American actor who is probably best known for portraying the recurring character of Josh in the TV comedy series “Raising Dad”. Additionally, he is also widely recognized from starring in movies such as “Lovers Lane” (1999) and “Tempest Eye” (2000), as well as for being the former spouse of popular Hollywood actress Anna Faris, best known as the star of the “Scary Movie” film franchise.

Anna Faris ( with Ben Indra )Lost In Translation Premiere Los Angeles, CA ( September 9, 2003 )

Posted by Gary Sobie on Thursday, August 15, 2019

Early Life and Education

Benjamin ‘Ben’ Jeffery Indra was born under the zodiac sign of Pisces on the 23rd February 1979, in Sonoma County, California, USA, and apart from being of American nationality, is also of white ethnicity. Further details about his early childhood including the data regarding his parents’ identities and vocations as well as whether he has any siblings or not, have never been publicly disclosed. However, it has been acknowledged that Ben didn’t have a great relationship with his parents so, as soon as he reached 18 years of age, he moved out. When it comes to his educational background, there aren’t any relevant details available either.

Career

Ben’s acting career began in 1999, when he made his debut small screen appearance with a supporting role in an episode of the critically praised television comedy drama series “Undressed”, but was followed by an appearance in the critically booed 1999 indie slasher’ movie named “Lovers Lane”. In 2000 Indra added two more big screen roles to his professional portfolio, when he played the character of Mike McCready in the horror fantasy thriller movie “Voodoo Academy”, followed by an appearance in the film “Tempest Eye”, as well as with a role in the TV movie entitled “Damaged Goods”.

Ben Indra

After appearing in the 2001 short video “Rites”, BenĀ  guest starred in an episode of the television drama series “Kate Brasher”. The real breakthrough in Indra’s professional acting career occurred later in 2001, when he was cast for the recurring role of Josh in the TV comedy series “Raising Dad”. The show aired on The WB between October 2001 and May 2002, and followed the story of a widower and his daily adventures and struggles of raising two daughters. Ben appeared in a total of 20 out of 22 episodes, opposite Bob Saget, Brie Larson and Kat Dennings in the main roles.

Ben Indra’s latest acting engagement occurred in 2005 when, as Colefax, he appeared briefly in an episode of the television romantic comedy series “Love, Inc.”.

Personal Life and Marriage with Anna Faris

During filming “Lovers Lane” in 1999, Ben first met colleague Anna Faris and soon afterwards they began dating. After deepening their relationship in the course of the next several years, Ben proposed to Anna – after asking her father for permission, during one of their lunch dates he took her to an antique jewelry shop where he called on Anna to pick a ring for herself, which she declined.

A couple of months later, during their stay in one of the Mondrian Hotels, Ben got on his knees and proposed Anna, after which she agreed. The couple tied the knot on the 3rd June 2004. However, after coping with ups and downs in the course of the few years of their marriage, Anna filed for divorce in April 2007, stating ‘irreconcilable differences’ as the main reason. One of the additional reasons was her growing closeness to colleague Chris Pratt, who she met on the set of the retro comedy movie “Take Me Home Tonight” in 2007. The divorce was finalized in February 2008, when she agreed to pay Indra a total of $900,000.

There aren’t many available yet relevant details about Ben Indra’s personal life, as he has somehow managed to keep it quite private and far from the media’s attention so far.

Anna Faris

Anna Key Faris was born under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius on the 29th November 1976, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, the younger child of special education teacher Karen, and Jack Farris, who is a sociology professor. She has an older brother named Robert, and apart from being of American nationality and white ethnicity, Anna is also of English, Welsh, Scottish as well as French, German and Dutch ancestry. She was raised in an ultra liberal family in ‘an irreligious but very conservative traditional’ manner.

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At the age of six, she enrolled in community drama lessons for children, before in 1994 matriculating from Edmonds-Woodway High School, Washington State. In 1999 she graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor’s degree in English literature. Faris’ professional acting career began in 1999 when she appeared in the TV movie “Deception: A Mother’s Secret”. After honing her on-camera skills in the course of the next couple of years, her breakthrough acting engagement occurred in 2000 when she was cast for the role of Cindy in the comedy film “Scary Movie”. Due to her great performance drawing a warm reception from the audience, this role became one of the most memorable roles in her career, as she has also reprised it in the several sequels of the franchise.

In 2004 she appeared in a few episodes of the globally popular TV series “Friends”, while in 2005 she added several major big screen appearances to her portfolio, including “Southern Belles”, “Just Friends” and the multiple Oscar-winning drama film “Brokeback Mountain”. In 2008 Faris appeared in the title role of the comedy movie “The House Bunny”, while in 2009 she starred opposite Seth Rogen in the comedy movie “Observe and Report”.

With her career on the rise, she made a streak of notable big screen appearances, in films such as “Take Me Home Tonight” (2011), “What’s Your Number?” (2011), “The Dictator” (2012) as well as “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” (2013) and “Overboard” (2018). Since September 2013, Anna Faris has been starring in the recurring role of Christy Plunkett, the main and title character of the CBS sitcom series “Mom”.

Between July 2009 and October 2018, she was married to Chris Pratt with whom he welcomed one child.

Net Worth

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this American actor has accumulated so far? How rich Ben Indra is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of his net worth, speaking as of mid-2019, revolves around the sum of $3 million, acquired largely though his professional acting career that had been primarily active between 1999 and 2005, as well as through his lucrative divorce from Anna Faris.

Sources and references:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Indian_Americans
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0408542/
https://twitter.com/altinplace10
https://www.instagram.com/ben.indra/?hl=en
https://en-gb.facebook.com/public/Ben-Indra
https://www.youtube.com/user/benindra2

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