Ben Affleck (full name Benjamin Geza Affleck) was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California. His father works in a Drug rehabilitation hospital in California and his mother is aTeacher in Cambridge. His younger brother (and only sibling), Casey, is also anactor and co-starred with Ben in Good Will Hunting.
Biography and Career :
Ben Affleck was born in Berkeley, California on August 15, 1972, to parents Christine Anne "Chris" a school district employee and teacher and Timothy Byers Affleck, a drug counselor, social worker, janitor, auto mechanic, bartender, and former actor with the Theater Company of Boston.
Ben Affleck's mother graduated Harvard University and currently teaches in Cambridge Public Schools. His younger brother is also an actor, called Casey Affleck.
Ben Affleck is of Irish, Scottish, and English ancestry, is a distant cousin of actor Matt Damon and he was raised in a mostly Episcopal family.
After a high profile relationship with actress Gwyneth Paltrow in 1998, his relationship with actress/singer Jennifer Lopez attracted worldwide media attention in which Ben Affleck and Lopez were dubbed as "Bennifer." After their breakup in 2004, he started dating Jennifer Garner.
The two of them married in June 2005 and now have two daughters, Violet Anne, born December 2005, and Seraphina Rose Elizabeth, born January 2009. Ben Affleck has been actively involved in politics, along with a non-profit organization called the A-T Children's Project. He and Matt Damon are also the founders of the production company LivePlanet.
Why is Ben Affleck famous?
Ben Affleck is an American actor, film director, writer, and producer that became known in the mid-1990s after his involvement in the film "Mallrats" in 1995, and later played the lead role in Chasing Amy in 1997. Ben Affleck has since become an Academy Award winner along with Matt Damon for their collaborative screenplay in the 1997 film "Good Will Hunting".
He has established himself as a Hollywood leading man, having starred in several big budget films, such as "Armageddon" in 1998, "Pearl Harbor" in 2001, "Changing Lanes" in 2002, "The Sum of All Fears" in 2002, and "Daredevil" in 2003. Ben Affleck recently has drawn critical acclaim for his work as a filmmaker in "Gone Baby Gone" in 2007 and "The Town" in 2010 in the latter of which he played the main role. He has worked on several occasions with his younger brother, actor Casey Affleck.
Why do we like Ben Affleck?
Ben Affleck's support of the non-profit organization, the A-T Children's Project, started after meeting Joe Kindregan while filming "Forces of Nature". Joe Kindregan, who was then 9 years old, has the rare disease called ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T).
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