Some celebrities become famous after they marry a celebrity. Others become famous only when their marriage comes to an end – the ex-husband of actress Anna Faris gained popularity almost 10 years after their divorce! So who is Ben Indra, and why is there an increased interest in him in these last few years?
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Early life and Education
Benjamin Jeffery Indra was born on 23 February 1979, in Sonoma County, California USA. He spent most of his childhood in his birthplace with his parents, whose names haven’t been publicly disclosed. It also isn’t known whether he has any siblings or not.
Anna Faris Rides Schwinn Bicycle (w/ boyfriend, later ex-husband Ben Indra)
He belongs to white ethnicity and holds American citizenship.
There is no information about Indra’s education, and so it isn’t known what high school he went to, or whether he has a college degree. However, he didn’t have a good relationship with his parents, which resulted in him leaving his family home as soon as he turned 18.
Indra first appeared on TV in 1999, when he was a guest in Season 4 of the show “Undressed”. That same year he portrayed Bradley in Jon Ward’s horror film “Lovers Lane”, alongside Anna Faris, Diedre Kilgore, and Carter Roy.
In 2000 Indra acted in the horror film “Voodoo Academy”, in which he portrayed Mike McCready. He was also cast in movies “Tempest Eye” and “Damaged Goods” during the year, then the following year he was a guest in “Kate Brasher”, a TV series about a single mother raising two teenage sons, and co-starred in the short drama film, “Rites”, alongside Billy O’Sullivan.
In 2001 he was cast as Josh in the sitcom about a single father raising two daughters, called “Raising Dad”, with colleagues Bob Saget, Kat Dennings and Brie Larson.
However, the show was canceled in 2002, after the second season.
Indra’s last TV appearance was in the TV series “Love, Inc.”, in the Season One episode entitled “Thick and Thin” playing the role of Colefax.
Marriage to Anna Faris and Personal Life
Indra met actress Anna Faris on the set of “Lovers Lane” in 1999. Faris is known mostly for her comedic roles in movies such as the “Scary Movie” film series, “The Hot Chick”, “My Super Ex-Girlfriend” and “The Dictator”. Faris also had a brief voice acting career, as she voiced several characters in movies “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”, “Alvin and the Chipmunks” and “The Emoji Movie”.
The couple started dating soon after their initial meeting. Sources state that Indra proposed to Faris twice, having asked her father for permission to marry his daughter. The first time, he took Faris to an antique shop, where he wanted her to find a ring for herself, however, she declined as they were on the way to have lunch at a local burrito shop and didn’t take his modest attempt seriously. The second time Indra decided to be traditional – he bought her a nice, expensive ring and proposed to her on bended knee at the expensive Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood, California.
They tied the knot in June 2004, but there is no information regarding the ceremony, except that it was private, undisclosed, and there isn’t a single photograph leaked from the event.
In 2007, Faris was filming “Take Me Home Tonight” when she met Chris Pratt. The two felt a spark, which was only increased by the problems that were happening in her marriage. According to Faris herself, she called Indra in March 2007 and said that she wanted a divorce because she had fallen for another man. At first he thought she was joking, or that she was tired, but soon realized she was serious.
They separated just a few days after the call, and filed for divorce which was finalized in February 2008. They had a $900,000 settlement, and the couple split their properties, Ben receiving a part of Faris’ royalties.
Just a few months later, Faris announced her engagement to Chris Pratt.
The marriage between Faris and Indra was kept a secret until in 2017 Faris published her memoir entitled “Unqualified”.
Just a few months after her book saw the light of day, Faris and Pratt filed for divorce.
Nothing is known about Indra’s life after the divorce. He quit his acting career after marrying Faris, and disappeared from the public eye. He hasn’t been romantically linked with anyone; he doesn’t appear to have any official social media accounts.
Although he didn’t have a long and fruitful acting career, Indra still earned a hefty amount from it, as well as from his divorce from Anna Faris.
After the divorce, they sold their Los Angeles, California property for $1.99 million! At the time of the couple’s split, his net worth was estimated at around $750,000. On the other side, as of May 2020 Faris’ net worth has been estimated at $30 million – over 20 times more than the worth of her ex-husband!
During the time he was active on TV, he was considered to be an attractive man with an athletic build. He is around 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall, with unknown weight and vital measurements. He has black hair and dark green eyes.