WES BENTLEY brought to life the character of teenage drug dealer Ricky
Fitts in the acclaimed hit "American Beauty." He has also appeared in
"The White River Kid" and in last year's "Soul Survivors"
and "Kingdom Come."
A native of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Bentley played drums in junior high and
dreamed of becoming a hip-hop performance. By high school he had moved toward
acting, appearing at the Weekend Theater in Little Rock as the straight son of
the gay couple in "La Cage Aux Folles." After attending the Juilliard
School in New York he moved to the West Coast and broke into film with
"Three Below Zero" and "Beloved." Bentley currently resides
in Los Angeles.
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