Elden Henson, born as Elden Ryan Ratliff, is an American actor best known for his role as Fulton Reed in the Mighty Ducks trilogy. For those who have followed Elden’s career, it is interesting to note that in films he is always cast as a kind of social outsider. He’s always silly appearance makes him suitable for roles that require a dash of humor.
Elden is also known for having played Foggy Nelson in the box office movie Daredevil and, as is well known, Pollux in part 1 and part 2 of the movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.
Elden Henson was born on August 30, 1977, in Rockville, Maryland, USA, as the son of the actor George Ratliff. Elden’s mother was a professional photographer.
Probably inspired by their fathers’ vocation, her mother often took her boys to auditions for commercial films, which in our opinion led to all the Ratliff boys becoming successful actors.
For the family, acting seemed to be in their genes, as his siblings Garette Ratliff Henson appeared alongside Elden in the Mighty Ducks. His brother Erick Ratliff is also an actor and appeared with his brother Elden in Elvis and I. Elden’s half-brother Ellington Ratliff is the drummer and singer of the Los Angeles-based rock band R5.
Elden Henson began his career as a professional actor in 1984 when he got a small role in the television movie 1st & Ten. In 1987 he also lent his voice for the short film Jaws: The Revenge.
His career began in 1992 when he took on the role of Fulton Reed from 1992 to 1996 in all three films of the trilogy The Mighty Ducks – The Mighty Ducks in 1992, D2: The Mighty Ducks in 1994 and D3: The Mighty Ducks in 1996. Elden has always insisted that he owes everything to these films, and he repeated that he still gets more credit for these films than for all his earlier works.
In his 30-year career Elden has played in successful hits such as Manic, Cheats, Cast Away, A Gift Of Love, The Daniel Huffman Story, Eldorado, The Butterfly Effect, and many more.
In 2015, Henson was signed to play the role of Foggy Nelson in the Netflix television series Daredevil and has retained that role ever since. He spoke of his enthusiasm for getting the role of Foggy, whom he considered a useless henchman. Henson saw his character Foggy as comic relief in the series, a role for which he is perfectly suited.
Henson also portrayed Foggy in the Daredevil spin-off mini-series The Defenders. He had a guest appearance as a cameo in the second season of the series Jessica Jones. His last film appearance was in 2015 in the American science fiction film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 & 2, directed by Francis Lawrence.
Elden Henson Net Worth
Elden Henson currently has net assets of approximately 800,000 thousand dollars. This figure was determined by calculating the average earnings from his various film appearances. Income from his time as a child model is not included.
Elden married his long-time girlfriend Kira Sternbach on 30 April 2014. They had been dating for several years before their marriage. Henson and Kira have a child together, a two-year-old boy named Dodger, who Kira gave birth to on July 20, 2014.
Henson did the unexpected when he filed for divorce from his wife Kira, citing insurmountable differences. After the legal papers were finalized by their lawyers in court, the two finally divorced on February 15, 2016.
Height and Other Facts You Need to Know About Elden Henson
- Henson is quite average in size and stands at about 5 feet (1.75 m)
- His horoscope is Virgo
- Henson and his ex-wife have shared custody of their son Dodger since their divorce was finalized in 2016.
- Henson began his career at the tender age of two as a baby model, and because of his mother’s profession, he began appearing in numerous commercials at the age of six.
- Henson has a half-brother named Ellington
- His siblings are all actors like him.
- Elden’s eye color is blue and has striking golden brown hair.