Ben was born when his parents Gregg and Annie were fresh out of high school. However, they soon divorce and agreed to share custody of him. Having learned to be independent and mature at an early age, Ben is intelligent, trustworthy, and kind. Ben is seen as creative and respectful, while still being very quick to call his mother out on her nonsense from time to time.
Ben is transgender, he comes out to his mother Annie in Thelma and Louise, and she happily accepts him for who he is.