Ben Mankiewicz

About Ben Mankiewicz

Who is it?: Journalist, Film Critic
Birth Day: March 25, 1967
Birth Place: Washington, D.C., United States, United States
Residence: Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Alma mater: Tufts University Columbia University
Occupation: Analyst, critic, journalist
Years active: 2003–present
Spouse(s): Contessa Kellogg (m. 2005–2009) Lee Russo (m. 2013)
Relatives: Frank Mankiewicz (father) Holly Jolley Reynolds (mother) Josh Mankiewicz (brother) Tom Mankiewicz (cousin) Nick Davis (cousin) Don Mankiewicz (uncle) Herman Mankiewicz (grandfather) Joseph L. Mankiewicz (great-uncle)

Ben Mankiewicz

Ben Mankiewicz was born on March 25, 1967 in Washington, D.C., United States, United States, is Journalist, Film Critic. Ben Mankiewicz is an American journalist, film critic, and television personality who is best known as a host on 'Turner Classic Movies'. A descendant of a prestigious Hollywood family, he started his career as a producer at WJLA, the ABC affiliate in Washington, D.C. He then went on to work as a reporter for WCSC-TV in Charleston, South Carolina and also served as an anchor of 'The Times' on WAMI in Miami, Florida in 1998. He was named the 'Best TV News Anchor in South Florida' by the 'New Times' newspaper both in 1999 and 2000. However, he got his big break in 2003 when he was selected as the second host for 'Turner Classic Movies', along with the network's prime host Robert Osborne. His responsibilities include hosting screenings of classic films, interviewing Hollywood stars, and speaking on TCM cruises. He was a presenter on the television series 'At the Movies' from 2008 to 2009. He also acted as a co-host and commentator on the shows 'The Young Turks' and 'What the Flick?!' on the TYT Network.
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Occupation Media Personalities
Age 57 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Born March 25, 1967 (Washington, D.C., United States, United States)
Birthday March 25
Town/City Washington, D.C., United States, United States
Nationality United States

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Ben Mankiewicz’s zodiac sign is Aries. According to astrologers, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything - from work to social gatherings. Thanks to its ruling planet Mars and the fact it belongs to the element of Fire (just like Leo and Sagittarius), Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.

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Ben Mankiewicz was born in the Year of the Goat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Goat enjoy being alone in their thoughts. They’re creative, thinkers, wanderers, unorganized, high-strung and insecure, and can be anxiety-ridden. They need lots of love, support and reassurance. Appearance is important too. Compatible with Pig or Rabbit.

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Mankiewicz began his career as a reporter and an anchor for WCSC-TV (a CBS affiliate) in Charleston, South Carolina. He joined WAMI in Miami, Florida in 1998, where he served as anchor of The Times, a daily news magazine show and the station’s highlight program.


Mankiewicz is currently a host of Turner Classic Movies. When he made his debut on TCM in September 2003, he became the second host hired in the network’s history (Robert Osborne being the first). As a film critic, Mankiewicz co-hosted the nationally syndicated television series At the Movies from 2008 to 2009 and currently co-hosts the on-line film review show What the Flick?! on The Young Turks Network.


Mankiewicz has made cameo appearances in the Lifetime television movie The Bling Ring (2011) and the action film White House Down (2013). Mankiewicz also appears regularly on other shows as a political and media commentator, including The Michael Brooks Show in 2017.

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