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Benny Safdie Biography

Updated On 29 Jan, 2024 Published On 04 Jan, 2021
Benny Safdie

Facts of Benny Safdie

Date of Birth :
Age : 38 years old
Family Name : Safdie
Birth Country : United States
Birth Sign : Pisces

Relationship short Statistics of Benny Safdie

What is Benny Safdie marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Married
How many children does Benny Safdie have ? (name): 2 Children
Is Benny Safdie having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Benny Safdie Gay ? No

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 Brothers

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 Safdie(L) with his older brother Josh Safdie. IMAGE SOURCE: The Independent

Benny and his brother write and direct together and are known as the 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. Benny and his wife Ava Safdie 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.

Benny Safdie and his wife on their wedding day. IMAGE SOURCE: Benny Safdie's Instagram

After years of living together, Safie and Ava finally tied the Knot in August 2013 with Jewish traditions 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 has an estimated Net Worth of $500,000. He, along with his brother, has been working in various roles such as actor, writer, director, and editor since their college days. However, most of their work as of now has been of a small budget and is not blockbusters.

Benny Safdie co-directed the movie 'Uncut Gems.' IMAGE SOURCE: My Republica

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 a budget of $19 million.

Quick Facts: Benny Safdie

  • Benny consists of Syrian-Jewish, Lebanese-Jewish, and Russian-Jewish ancestry.
  • His parents divorced when 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.
  • His most recent work was in Christopher Nolan-produced 2023 biographical film Oppenheimer. He played the character of Edward Teller in the hit movie which grossed almost a billion dollars at the worldwide box office.

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Benny Safdie Married

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First Marriage with Ava Francis Safdie

Ava Francis Safdie and actor-director Benny Safdie are married for seven years. The couple share two kids.

Benny Safdie Children

SON : Cosmo Safdie

Mother: Ava Francis Safdie

Cosmo Safdie is the eldest child of Benny Safdie and Ava Francis Safdie. He has a little brother.

SON : Murray James Safdie

Mother: Ava Francis Safdie

Murray James Safdie is the second child of Ava Francis Safdie and Benny Safdie.

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