Ben Smith-Petersen (Riley Keough’s Husband) Biography and Family Life
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Ben Smith-Petersen is an aspiring actor and professional stuntman. He has shown his amazing skills in several films, and the most notable of these are Mad Max: Fury Road, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, and Suicide Squad. Although a celebrity himself, he is best known as the husband of popular American actress Danielle Riley Keough.

Ben Smith-Petersen Biography

Ben Smith-Petersen is an Australian stunt coordinator, actor, and musician. He was born and raised in Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia. Since his childhood, Ben has always loved to try different stunt moves, which led him to decide to pursue a career in the arts. He started practicing stunt moves at the age of 14.

The first stunt maneuver Ben learned was the flying trapeze. The stunt maneuver was introduced to him by a friend of his mother. He saw others doing the move and liked it. Then he made sure that he learned the movement. His passion for stunts led him to join Circus Arts Australia. There he learned to perform the flying trapeze and other stunt moves. Ben perfected the movement on the flying trapeze and began teaching other children how to do the movement.

It was at Circus Arts Australia that Ben began working in films. At the circus, he had a coordinator who offered him film jobs. Soon after he received offers to work on films, he stopped working in the circus.

The first film contract Ben Smith-Petersen received to work as a stuntman was The Great Gatsby, an American romantic drama film based on a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Since his first film assignment, Ben has starred in a number of prestigious films.

As an actor, Ben has starred mainly in a number of short films such as Brawl, AgentE7685, and Mad Max: Fury Road. He is also an aspiring musician and sang in SandPaper and also appeared in the music video of the song in 2013.

Family Life 

Not much is known about Ben’s parents and siblings if he has any. Ben’s family, which is known to us, are his wife and his wife’s family. Ben Smith-Petersen is married to Riley Keough. The couple first met on the set of Mad Max: Fury Road, where Riley played the lead role as Capable, and Ben was cast as Coma the Door Warrior, and also worked as a stuntman in the film. The beautiful couple met on the set soon after they met, and both got engaged on August 14, 2014, and shortly thereafter announced their engagement through social media, making it Riley’s second engagement in two years, after being engaged to actor Alex Pettyfer in 2012, and breaking it off the same year. Riley and Ben then went to the altar on February 4, 2015, to exchange their vows. Their wedding took place in Nepa, California.

Riley Keough is an American actress, but also a model and producer. She was born Danielle Riley Keough on May 29, 1989, in Santa Monica, California. She is the daughter of Danny Keough and Lisa Presley. Her father is a deceased American musician. Riley’s mother, Lisa Presley, is an American singer and songwriter. Riley’s maternal grandparents are Elvis Aaron Presley and Priscilla Ann Presley. Her grandfather, Elvis Presley, was known as the “King of Rock and Roll”, while her grandmother, Priscilla Presley, is an American businesswoman and actress.

Lisa Presley, Ben’s mother-in-law, divorced Riley’s father in 1994 and married the late “King of Pop” Michael Jackson in 1994. Two years after her marriage she divorced the late pop star. After that Lisa married the popular actor Nicolas Cage. Lisa’s marriage with the renowned American actor lasted from 2002 to 2004.

Riley Keough, the wife of Ben Smith-Petersen, is famous for her role in The Girlfriend Experience, where she starred in the television series as Christine Reade, a law student intern who secretly works as an escort. Her role in the television series earned her a Golden Globe Awards nomination for “Best Actress, Limited Edition TV Series or TV Movie. For her role in The Girlfriend Experience, she won the 2017 Grace Awards for “Actress in a Leading Role – Made for TV Movie or Limited Series”.