Who Is Benjamin Hollingsworth, AKA Brady on ‘Virgin River’?
*Warning: Spoilers ahead*
We pretty much consider ourselves experts when it comes to Netflix’s hit show Virgin River. Not only have we watched both seasons a handful of times, but we’ve conducted extensive research on all of the possible theories about the season two cliffhanger (seriously, who shot Jack?!). Aside from the series itself, we’ve also learned everything we possibly could about the drama’s cast including the main stars, Alexandra Breckenridge (Mel) and Martin Henderson (Jack).
But now we’re switching our focus to some other cast members, specifically the actor who plays Brady. Turns out, his name is Benjamin Hollingsworth and he has a pretty impressive resume (including a few Hallmark movies). Read on for everything you need to know.
1. Who is Benjamin Hollingsworth?
Benjamin Hollingsworth is a Canadian actor best known for his role on the CBS series Code Black as well as his current role as Dan Brady on Netflix’s popular show, Virgin River.
The 36-year-old actor graduated from the National Theatre School of Canada (NTS), a prestigious three-year acting conservatory program in Montréal, in 2006. In 2012, Hollingsworth tied the knot with lingerie designer and Bar Method teacher, Nila Myers. The couple has three children together: Hemingway, 4, Gatsby, 2, and their newest addition, Juniper, who was born on October 15, 2020.
“She caught my heart the second she caught my eyes—Juniper Bloom Hollingsworth born Oct 15th 2020 at 12:16 am—Juniper’s big day,” he captioned his announcement on Instagram. “Not a day goes by that I don’t feel grateful for the family I have. Like many new Dads I spent the days leading up to the birth running around trying to gain some sort of control of a uncontrollable situation.”
2. WHAT IS ‘VIRGIN RIVER’?
The hit series centers around Mel Monroe, who travels to the remote California town of Virgin River to get a fresh start on life. She quickly realizes that small town living isn't quite as simple as she expected and she soon learns that her past secrets are hard to keep buried.
The second season picked up where season one ended: when Mel learned that Jack and Charmaine were expecting a child and she packed her bags to leave forever. However, her little trip didn’t last long and she returned to Doc’s clinic, realizing she must learn to come to terms with herself and her past before she can truly make this her home.
Aside from Hollingsworth, Henderson and Breckenridge, the series also stars Colin Lawrence (John “Preacher” Middleton), Jenny Cooper (Joey Barnes), Lauren Hammersley (Charmaine Roberts), Annette O’Toole (Hope McCrea), Tim Matheson (Vernon) and Melinda Dahl (Staci).
3. WHAT ELSE HAS Hollingsworth STARRED IN?
Hollingsworth has a pretty extensive and diverse background when it comes to his career. The actor has appeared in a handful of movies and television shows since he started acting in 2003.
Between 2007 and 2009, he landed some small TV roles on shows like Trapped, Heartland, Degrassi: the Next Generation and The Line. In the years after, he began appearing in popular television shows such as CSI: Miami and Suits. (Yes, he worked alongside Meghan Markle.)
Before starring in Virgin River, Hollingsworth’s biggest role on television was as Mario Savetti on Code Black from 2015 to 2018. In fact, he was even nominated for Best Actor in a TV Series Broadcast in the U.S. in 2016 at the Golden Maple Awards.
He also landed roles in films throughout the years including Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules and Coming Home for Christmas. Holingsworth’s breakout role came when he got the lead in his feature film debut alongside Demi Moore, David Duchovny and Amber Heard in the highly acclaimed film feature The Joneses in 2010. He has also starred in two Hallmark films: Can't Buy My Love and A Godwink Christmas.
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