He lives on the middle of Russell Avenue, across from Austin Marks, his best friend.
- Main article: Twilight
Ben was among the group of Forks High School students that went to La Push beach for the day. Near the end of Twilight, he and Angela Weber are seen by Bella happily dancing together at the prom, in spite of the fact that Angela is much taller than Ben.
- Main article: Midnight Sun
It is noted in Midnight Sun, that Edward and Emmett manipulated Ben to make him pair with Angela for school prom. This was to repay Angela for being unusually kind to Bella. The situation worked out very easily because Ben already had a crush on her.
Angela and Ben develop a relationship which lasts throughout the rest of the series.
- Main article: New Moon
In New Moon, Bella and Mike invite their friends to a movie night. Angela and Ben back out at the last minute.
- Main article: Eclipse
Ben and Angela regularly sit with Bella, Edward, and Alice at lunch in Eclipse During Calculus class, he gossips with Mike, Tyler, and Austin about the possibilities of Jacob and Edward fighting, and Ben bets on Edward's winning side, saying that "there is something about him".
Ben also picks up Angela everyday for school in his Dodge Neon, even though she is close enough to walk. In the middle of Eclipse, Angela tells Bella that she will be attending the University of Washington with Ben.
He attends the Cullens' graduation party with Angela as his date.
- Main article: Breaking Dawn
Ben and Angela attend Edward and Bella's wedding at the beginning of Breaking Dawn. Bella deliberately throws the wedding bouquet into Angela's arms.
Ben is described as being 5'7" (shorter than Angela), having black hair, golden brown skin, dark brown eyes, and of Asian descent. He also wears glasses.
Ben loves graphic novels and action movies with good special effects. Edward mentions that Ben is as shy as Angela and kind, but easy to fool. He is one of few male students in school who lack any romantic feelings for Bella.
Angela says that she is glad that Ben has Austin to do "guy stuff" with in Eclipse.
- Main article: Angela Weber and Ben Cheney
They developed a crush on each other in their junior years, but both were too shy to reveal their feelings. With little help from Edward and Emmett, they managed to make Ben willingly ask Angela to be his date to the spring dance. They have been a couple since then.
In Eclipse, she tells Bella that they are both attending the University of Washington after graduation.
Austin Marks is Ben's best friend. They both share an interest in graphic novels, action movies, indie rock music and video games.
Angela once admits in Eclipse that she is glad that Ben has Austin to do the guy-stuff.