Yellowstone Jamie Dutton (played by Wes Bentley) is one of those characters the audience cannot decide if he is evil or not. Some feel sympathy for him because of his devastating childhood meanwhile some hate him for what he did to Bethany, his sister. Although it is tempting to talk about Yellowstone and our favorite characters from there, it’s time to learn all the juicy details of Wes Bentley’s life, the incredible actor playing Jamie Dutton.
The 43-year-old American actor is best known for his role in the 1999 movie American Beauty. He also famously played Seneca Crane in The Hunger Games franchise. He also played different roles in American Horror Story’s multiple seasons. Since 2018, he has been playing Jamie Dutton in Yellowstone.
Bentley has been publicly open about his drug addiction history saying that he started doing drugs after he had become famous with American Beauty. When his addiction started to create problems on his movie sets, he was arrested and ordered to take part in a 12-step-program. The program did not work for him, however, as he continued doing heroin until 2009 when he confessed to a friend about his addiction and asked for help. He entered a 12-step program again and has been clean since then.
Wes Bentley wife
Well, Wes Bentley is married to Jacqui Swedberg since 2010 and the couple has a son and a daughter. Jacqui Swedberg is a producer but it seems like she stopped working after the married couple had a child. According to her IMDB credits, Swedberg was an associate producer in the tv series Corner Gas from 2007 to 2009. Their son was born in 2010 while their daughter was born 4 years later, in 2014.
Swedberg is not Bentley’s first wife, as the actor was married to actress Jennifer Quanz from 2001 to 2009. It turned out that the reason for the couple’s breakup was Bentley’s substance abuse. Quanz is known for her minor roles in the tv series Get Real and the movie 21. She is best known for playing herself in the documentary My Big Break, in which Wes Bentley plays himself as well.
His relationship with Quanz seems to be all in the past now because Bentley has moved on already and has a stable relationship.
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Wes Bentley kids
As we mentioned above Bentley has 2 children from his current marriage, a son and a daughter. His son Charles is 12 years old and his daughter Brooklyn is 8 years old. Bentley does not have a child from his 1st marriage. We do not have much information about the private life of the actor and his wife since neither Bentley nor Swedberg is active on social media. The couple likes to keep their family life private and they haven’t been seen with their children in public, not more than a few times.
Wes Bentley’s net worth
According to some pieces of news, Yellowstone Jamie Dutton has been earning $200.000 per episode! When we consider the fact that Yellowstone has a total of 40 episodes and Jamie is one of its main characters, it is not hard to imagine the actor is making good money. According to Western Series Wiki, the actor played in 36 episodes of the show, earning more than $7 million in total.
When all of these are considered, Wes Bentley’s net worth is calculated as between $3-5 million. It looks like the actor is doing fine as far as money goes.
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