Benny Safdie has shown amazing skills on and off-camera. As of now, he has worked as an actor, writer, director, editor, producer, and cinematographer.
Benny Safdie is One Half of the Safdie brother.
Benny Safdie was born on February 24, 1986, to Amy Safdie and Alberto Safdie. He has a brother named Joshua Safdie, who is two years older than him.
Benny and his brother write and direct together and are known as Safdie Brothers. Some of their work includes Uncut Gems, Good Time, and Lenny Cooke.
Benny Safdie is Married; Learn about His Wife and Children
Benny Safdie is happily married to Ava Francis Safdie for the past seven years. The couple first met when they were students at Boston University. After graduation in 2008, Benny moved to New York, and sometime later, his now-wife also joined.
The couple lived in 80 square feet apartment in Chinatown, New York, for a while. In an interview, the 34-year-old mentioned that he and his then-girlfriend Ava living happily together in such a small apartment was truly a test of their relationship. He thought that if they can make it there, they can make it anywhere.
After years of living together, Safie and Ava finally tied the Knot in August 2013 with Jewish tradition such as breaking the glass. Safdie and his wife are now parents to two sons named Cosmo Safdie and Murray James Safdie.
Benny Safdie's Net Worth
Benny Safdie, as of 2020, has an estimated Net Worth of $400,000. He, along with his brother, is working in various roles such as actor, writer, director, editor since their college days. However, most of their work as of now has been of a small budget and are not blockbusters.
One of Benny's most critically acclaimed movies up to date is The Uncut Gems featuring Adam Sandler. The film, despite having an A-list star and great reviews, failed to be a big hit. The film collected $50 million in worldwide release against the budget of $19 million.
Quick Facts: Benny Safdie
- Benny consists of Syrian-Jewish, Lebanese-Jewish, and Russian-Jewish ancestry.
- His parents divorcedwhen he was very young.
- He studied at Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School.
- Safdie graduated from Boston University College of Communication in 2008.
- Safdie is distantly related to Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie and playwright Oren Safdie.
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