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Ben Shattuck Height, Weight, Age, Birthday, Books, Wife

Ben Shattuck Quick Info
Height 6 ft
Weight 71 kg
Year of Birth 1984
Eye Color Hazel
Spouse Jenny Slate

Ben Shattuck is an award-winning American writer, painter, and curator who has enjoyed a prolific career in the arts and has written amazing short stories, and novels and created impressive artworks. However, he is in the media spotlight primarily due to his relationship with the famous Hollywood celebrity, Jenny Slate.

Born Name

Benjamin Shattuck

Nick Name

Ben

Ben Shattuck as seen in an Instagram picture taken in August 2023
Ben Shattuck as seen in an Instagram picture taken in August 2023 (Ben Shattuck / Instagram)

Born Place

Dartmouth, Massachusetts, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

Ben completed his high school education from the private school Deerfield Academy located in Massachusetts.

Moreover, he graduated from Cornell University in 2009. He later attended the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in Fiction in 2013.

Occupation

Writer, Painter, Curator

Family

  • Father – William Shattuck (Painter)
  • Mother – Dorothy ‘Dedee’ Shattuck (Owner of an Art Gallery)  
  • Siblings – William ‘Will’ Shattuck Jr. (Brother)

Build

Slim

Height

6 ft or 183 cm

Weight

71 kg or 156.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Ben has dated –

  1. Jenny Slate (2019-Present) – He made his relationship with the popular actress, comedian, and author Jenny Slate official at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2019. After dating for a while, Ben proposed to his ladylove during a picnic at a French castle in September 2019. The couple became parents with the arrival of their daughter Ida Lupine, which they announced in February 2021. They tried unsuccessfully to get married 3 times during the COVID-19 pandemic, and finally tied the knot in their living room on December 31, 2021.
Ben Shattuck as seen with his wife Jenny in an Instagram picture taken in January 2020
Ben Shattuck as seen with his wife Jenny in an Instagram picture taken in January 2020 (Ben Shattuck / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Hazel

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Widow’s peak
  • Dimpled smile
Ben Shattuck (right) as seen posing for a picture with Nathaniel Philbrick in June 2022
Ben Shattuck (right) as seen posing for a picture with Nathaniel Philbrick in June 2022 (Ben Shattuck / Instagram)

Ben Shattuck Facts

  1. He published his first book, a memoir titled Six Walks: In the Footsteps of Henry David Thoreau in April 2022.
  2. In 2021, Ben and his brother purchased the general store called Davolls General Store, which has been around since 1793, in their hometown of Dartmouth.
  3. His first short story titled Edwin Chase of Nantucket was published in 2016.
  4. Ben can play the guitar and banjo.
  5. His short story titled The History of Sound received the Pushcart Prize in 2019. The story, which follows 2 men falling in love during World War I, was chosen to be adapted into a feature film starring Paul Mescal (star of Normal People) and Josh O’Connor (star of The Crown).
  6. Ben’s writings have been featured in reputed publications such as The Paris Review Daily, Harvard Review, The New RepublicThe Morning News, Salon.com, etc.
  7. His artworks have found a home in various galleries around Massachusetts, including Williamstown’s Greylock Gallery, Boston’s Sloane Merrill Gallery, and the New Bedford Art Museum.
  8. Among the many accolades received by Ben are the ‘PEN America Best Debut Short Story’ award in 2017, the ‘Gates of the Arctic Artist-in-Residence’ in 2016, ‘Residency with Odd Nerdrum’ for 2009–2010, etc.
  9. He is the director and lead curator of the Dedee Shattuck Gallery of Contemporary Art in Westport, Massachusetts, which is owned by his mother.
  10. Ben taught fiction writing while working as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Iowa and later at the Victoria University of Wellington.
  11. His written articles like ‘Artists being Artists’ and ‘Old New England and the Big Hint’ were published in The Cornell Daily Sun newspaper in Ithaca, New York.

Featured Image by Ben Shattuck / Instagram

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