Who is Ben Affleck?
Ben Affleck is an actor and filmmaker from the United States. Two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and a Volpi Cup are among his honors. When he played the lead role in the PBS children’s program The Voyage of the Mimi, Affleck launched his professional acting career.
Ben Affleck bio
In Berkeley, California, on August 15, 1972, Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt was born.
When he was three years old, his family relocated to Massachusetts. They initially resided in Falmouth, where his brother Casey was born, before relocating to Cambridge.
Ben Affleck parents
His mother, Christopher Anne “Chris” Boldt, was a primary school instructor with a Harvard degree. Timothy Byers Affleck, his father, was an ambitious dramatist.
Ben Affleck education
Affleck participated in theater shows while a student at Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School, where theatre teacher Gerry Speca served as an inspiration.
He grew close with Matt Damon, a classmate he had known since he was eight years old.
Even though Damon was two years older, the two wanted to become actors and had “similar interests.”
Together, they went to New York for acting auditions and accumulated money in a shared bank account for train and flight tickets.
Affleck was a generally unfocused student who had poor attendance even though he had great SAT scores.
He chose the University of Vermont to study Spanish for a few months because it was close to his then-girlfriend, but he left after breaking his hip while playing basketball.
When he was 18, Affleck relocated to Los Angeles and spent a year and a half at Occidental College studying Middle Eastern issues.
Ben Affleck career
Affleck started working as an actor while he was very young.
In the 1990s, he played a number of parts that helped him become more well-known. With his 16-minute comedic short “Killed My Lesbian Wife, Hung Her on a Meat Hook, and Now I Have a Three-Picture Deal at Disney,” he gained experience as a director.
In 1997, when he and his close buddy Matt Damon got along, he experienced his biggest professional breakthrough. When Affleck was a student at Harvard, he co-wrote a play with Damon and starred in it.
Later, they both had roles in a film about an MIT janitor who is a complex math prodigy.
He appeared in the 2003 film adaptation of the well-known comic book series “Daredevil,” which Affleck had loved since he was a young child.
His ex-wife Jennifer Garner played a major role in the film, which earned well at the box office. He kept acting in hit films like “Gone Babe Gone” and “He’s Just Not That Into You.”
Hollywoodland, a biography on the renowned and critically acclaimed artist George Reeves, featured Affleck in 2006. He was nominated for a Golden Globe and won Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival.
A few years later, Affleck and George Clooney co-directed the film “Argo.” He received prizes from the Directors Guild of America, the BAFTA, and the Golden Globe for the film he directed. He served as the host of “Saturday Night Live” the year after.
Ben Affleck played the role of a spouse who is charged with murder in the psychological suspense film “Gone Girl” in 2014.
He played Batman in the 2016 film “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” In the following year, Affleck played a role in the film “Triple Frontier,” which debuted on March 15th.
Ben Affleck net worth
Ben Affleck is one of the richest actors in the world, with an estimated net worth of $150 million as of December 2022.
Ben Affleck marriage
From 2005 through 2018, Affleck was wed to Jennifer Garner, an actress. On the sets of Daredevil (2004) and Pearl Harbor (2001), they became friends before starting a relationship in August 2004. (2003).
On June 29, 2005, they were wed in a small ceremony in Turks & Caicos.
They made their separation known to the world in June 2015, and up until the middle of 2017, Affleck remained a resident of the family home’s guesthouse.
In order to share physical and legal custody of their children, they jointly filed for divorce in April 2017. The divorce was ultimately finalized in October 2018.
Ben Affleck kids
Together, Affleck and Garner have three children: son Samuel Garner born in February 2012, and daughters Seraphina Rose Elizabeth and Violet Anne both born in January 2009 and December 2005, respectively.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez
From 2002 through 2004, Affleck dated Jennifer Lopez for the first time. After meeting each other at business gatherings, they grew close on the set of Gigli in December 2001.
When Lopez filed for divorce from her second husband, Cris Judd, they started dating in July 2002. The couple’s romance was widely reported on, and tabloids gave them the nickname Bennifer—the first celebrity mashup of its sort.
They shared a scene in the movie Jersey Girl and the music video for her song “Jenny from the Block.” They were engaged in November 2002, but because of “extreme media attention,” their September 14, 2003 wedding was postponed with four days’ notice. The engagement was broken up in January 2004.
Twenty years after their initial meeting, Affleck and Lopez started dating once more in April 2021. In April 2022, they announced their second engagement.
On July 16, 2022, they were married in Las Vegas, making Affleck the stepfather of Lopez’s twin daughters, Max and Emme Muiz.
Ben Affleck other relationships
Affleck’s first significant engagement lasted seven years and spanned his high school years with short film filmmaker Cheyenne Rothman.
After meeting at a Miramax dinner in October 1997, Affleck started dating actress Gwyneth Paltrow. They eventually collaborated on Shakespeare in Love (1998). Although they initially split in January 1999, Paltrow persuaded Affleck to join her in Bounce (2000) months later, and they quickly started dating again.
They split up once more in October 2000.
Paltrow claimed they were friends in 2015.
Between mid-2017 and mid-2018, Affleck maintained a long-distance romance with television producer Lindsay Shookus in New York; they rekindled their relationship for a brief period in early 2019.
At the time, Shookus oversaw the talent division of Saturday Night Live, which Affleck has hosted five times since 2000.
From early 2020 to early 2021, Affleck dated Cuban actress Ana de Armas, whom he had first met while filming Deep Water in the fall of 2019.