Benjamin Mouton was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana. After receiving his degree in English from the University Of S.W. Louisiana, he went to New York to study acting at the respected American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where he received the prestigious Jehlinger Award in 1984. In 1997 he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Lone Star Awards (Texas' annual entertainment awards) for his performance as Clyde Smith in The Whole Wide World (1996), which was an official entry at the Sundance Film Festival in 1996. He has starred or been featured in over 15 feature films and many stage and television productions. He is currently producing his second independent feature, which he also co-wrote.
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