Wes Bentley as Dylan | AHS: Roanoke | FX
Wes Bentley stars as Dylan in the sixth installment of American Horror Story: Roanoke.
Wes Bentley first gained recognition for his role in the Oscar®-winning film, American Beauty, in which he played “Ricky Fritts,” the soulful, artistic next-door neighbor to “Jane Burnham” (Thora Birch). He also portrayed gamemaker “Seneca Crane” in The Hunger Games and co-starred in Lovelace as photographer “Thomas.” He was most recently seen in Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story: Hotel as “John Lowe,” as well as Disney’s remake of Pete’s Dragon opposite Robert Redford and Bryce Dallas Howard.
In 2014, Bentley was seen in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar; Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups, with Cate Blanchett and Christian Bale; Welcome To Me, opposite Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell; and Unconscious, with Kate Bosworth, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Just prior to his work on Pete’s Dragon, he filmed a role opposite Zac Efron in We Are Your Friends.
Born in Jonesboro, Arkansas, Bentley participated in drama club and cultivated a specific interest in improvisational comedy while attending Sylvan Hills High School in Sherwood, Arkansas where he founded an improv troupe with his brother Patrick Bentley and friends Damien Bunting and Josh Cowdery. At his mother’s urging, Bentley attended Juilliard School in New York after high school graduation, but only for a short period of time.
Soon afterwards, Bentley made his onscreen debut in Jonathan Demme’s Beloved. Other film credits include The Four Feathers and Ghost Rider. In 2010, Bentley made his professional stage debut with Nina Arianda in David Ives’s award-winning play Venus in Fur.
Bentley makes his home in Los Angeles with his son Charles and wife Jacqui Swedberg.
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