Benjamin Bratt was born the son of a Peruvian Indian. He attended Lowell High School in San Francisco and then the University of California at Santa Barbara. His acting studies, he took up at the American Conservatory Theatre. Made famous has made him his role as Paco Aguilar in Blood in, Blood out - conspired to life and death in 1993 Then he played from 1995 to 1999 the role as Detective Reynaldo Curtis in the crime series Law & Order. .
In 2000, he was first seen at the side of Rupert Everett and Madonna are generally regarded as a flop movie The Next Best Thing. Another role came in the movie about a Mars expedition in Red Planet. He then gained on the side of Sandra Bullock in Miss Congeniality and especially by his portrayal of Juan Obregón in the highly acclaimed movie Traffic Larger notoriety - power of the cartel.
Bratt was briefly romantically involved with actress Julia Roberts. In April 2002, he married model and actress Talisa Soto. In December 2002, the two parents of a daughter and a son in 2005 parents were. In 2004, he was seen on the side of Halle Berry in Catwoman in the movies. From 2005 to 2006 he was Major Jim Tisnewski in the NBC series E- Ring - see Military Minds. From 2011 to 2013 he played in the series Private Practice as Jake Reilly.
- Screen Actors Guild Awards 2001 Best actor ensemble: Traffic - power of the cartel