Born on September 7, 1984 in Brockville, Ontario, Canada, Ben Hollingsworth is an actor. When he turned 12, he moved to Peterborough, Ontario and has appeared in more than 20 different professional and regional theater productions throughout his high school years. When he was 17, he was offered a leading role on the critically acclaimed play Frozen Dreams, as a mentally delayed youth living on the streets of Toronto. Soon after graduating, he accepted the role in the Canadian Premier of Neptune Theater’s A Few Good Men by West Wing creator.
Chosen as one of only 12 students a year to attend the prestigious National Theatre School of Canada (N.T.S.) under the direction of Sherry Bie, Hollingsworth has appeared in over 15 theatrical productions. In 2007, he was nominated for the Robert Merritt Award for Outstanding Performance by An Actor in a Supporting Role in the Canadian Premier of Neptune Theatre’s A Few Good Men, by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Ted Dykstra. Later that year, however, he decided to take a break from his stage career and focus on his movie and television career, landing a guest spot on CTV’s popular hit series Degrassi: the Next Generation and the feature The Cutting Edge.
In 2009, he was cast as new model Chris Andrews in The CW’s new drama The Beautiful Life, an inside look at the glamorous and sexy life of high fashion models in New York City.