|About Ben Shattuck|
|Birth||March 26, 1984|
|Parents||Dedee Shattuck, Bill Shattuck|
|Address||Massachusetts, New England|
|Job||Artist and Writer|
|Alumni||University of Iowa, Cornell University, Deerfield Academy|
|Hometown||South Dartmouth, Massachusetts|
SNL alum Jenny Slate is the latest comedic talent to have her own Netflix stand-up special, Stage Fright, which premieres on October 22. After making us laugh as a late-night show guest, she brings us a new special packed with her remarkable humor and interviews with her family. Perhaps even her new fiancé, too. Jenny Slate got engaged to one Ben Shattuck in September. After the end of her marriage to Dean Fleischer-Camp and her on-and-off relationship with Captain America aka Chris Evans, her fans can’t help but be curious about her latest man. So we’ve got Ben Shattuck’s wiki for all the deets on Jenny Slate’s fiancé.
Ben Shattuck Is from Massachusetts
And so is Jenny Slate! While the comedian-actress hails from Milton, Bill and Dedee Shattuck’s son, Ben Shattuck, calls South Dartmouth his home. Born on March 26, 1984, he is two years and a day younger than Slate.
Raised in Massachusetts’ South Shore, Shattuck was majorly influenced by the seaside landscape.
“I grew up with a lighthouse light flashing on my bedroom wall, the constant sound of waves crashing on the beach, and the smell of salt filling the air. I spent most days after school tromping through the marsh, birdwatching on the beach, or picking wild grapes and beach plums in the moors. I’ve tried to set my characters elsewhere, but inevitably the sea creeps onto the page. As for painting, my home instilled in me the desire to paint representationally (figurative art is the term). I’ve never wanted to abstract anything. A passing cloud or a copse of wintry tupelo trees holds enough mystery for me,” Shattuck said.
Shattuck attended Deerfield Academy, from where he graduated in 2003. He later lived in New York and Iowa, attending colleges in both states. According to his Facebook, he has also lived in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Shattuck Is an Artist and Writer
Ben followed his parents’ footsteps to become an artist and studied fine arts, English, and ornithology at Cornell University before acquiring an MFA in fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop (University of Iowa). He also studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, spent a year studying in Rome, and trained in Norway.
He initially worked as a research assistant for a consulting firm and interned at the publishing company McSweeney’s.
He also lived in San Francisco, where he briefly did editorial work at Once magazine. Since his stint at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he has worked as an art curator at his mother’s gallery, Dedee Shattuck Gallery, in Westport, Massachusetts.
Doubling as a writer and painter, he has had exhibitions in New York, Boston, Westport, and many more locations. He also had a successful exhibit with his father where he sold most of his works.
He’s written for multiple publications like Salon and The Paris Review Daily and was working on his first novel based in Nantucket in 2015. Additionally, he has taught fiction writing at New Zealand’s Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Iowa, and serves as director of the Cuttyhunk Island Writers’ Residency.
His writing has earned him several awards and honors, including the most recent Pushcart Prize winner for short story for his work The History of Sound in 2019.
Jenny Slate and Ben Shattuck Got Engaged in September 2019
Multi-hyphenate actress Jenny Slate was married to filmmaker Dean Fleischer-Camp from 2012 to 2016. Until 2018, she had an off-again-on-again relationship with her Gifted costar, Chris Evans.
Then, in January 2019, Slate had a handsome art curator as her date to the Sundance Film Festival. And in September 2019, Slate and Shattuck were engaged.
Shattuck pulled off the sweetest proposal during their French vacation. He planned a picnic and took her to an abandoned castle in Southern France where he popped the question.
The newly engaged couple proceeded to share the great news with their Instagram followers.
Currently, Slate and Shattuck reside in Ben’s old home where he grew up.