Ben Feldman Biography


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Birth Name: Ben Feldman
Born: 05/27/1980
Birth Place: Washington D.C., USA


After the show closed, Feldman headed for Los Angeles, where he immediately landed a starring role in a WB Network sitcom about a teenaged mayor. The series was unfortunately shut down after only a single episode was taped, but Feldman soon rebounded with small roles in television shows and the independent film "When Do We Eat?" (2005), which marked his feature debut. He quickly followed this with a major supporting role in "The Perfect Man" (2005) as Hilary Duff's love interest, and as Fran Drescher's son, a medical school dropout, in "Living with Fran" (The WB, 2005-06). The following year, he enjoyed a minor role in J.J. Abrams' much-publicized monster movie "Cloverfield" as lead Michael Stahl-David's romantic rival for the affections of Odette Annable. Larger roles in the broad comedy "Extreme Movie" (2008) and the revamp of "Friday the 13th" (2009) soon followed.

In 2009, Feldman began his tenure on "Drop Dead Diva" as the guardian angel to model Brooke D'Orsay, who was sent back to Earth as a plus-sized lawyer (Brooke Elliott), a role he played for three seasons. In 2012, Feldman joined the cast of "Mad Men" as Michael Ginsberg, an eccentric but talented copywriter who took over Peggy Olson's (Elizabeth Moss) role at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. An extrovert whose oversized personality matched the scope of his advertising campaigns, Ginsberg clashed with Don Draper (Jon Hamm),who sensed that the newer, younger man might overtake him as the firm's chief copywriter. By the end of the fifth season, the pair was the firm's two chief creative figures following the departure of Olson. For his work on "Mad Men," Feldman was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series in 2012.

By Paul Gaita




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