Ben Affleck Wiki Height Weight Family Affairs Biography & More

Benjamin Géza Affleck (born August 15, 1972) is an American actor and filmmaker. His accolades include two Academy Awards. Affleck began his career as a child when he starred in the PBS educational series The Voyage of the Mimi (1984, 1988). He later appeared in the independent comedy Dazed and Confused (1993) and several Kevin Smith comedies, including Chasing Amy (1997).

Affleck gained wider recognition when he and Matt Damon won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for writing Good Will Hunting (1997), which they also starred in. He established himself as a leading man in studio films, including the disaster film Armageddon (1998), the action crime thriller Reindeer Games (2000), the war drama Pearl Harbor (2001), and the thriller The Sum of All Fears (2002). After a career downturn, Affleck made a comeback by portraying George Reeves in the biopic Hollywoodland (2006), winning the Volpi Cup for Best Actor.

His directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone (2007), which he also co-wrote, was well received. He then directed and starred in the crime drama The Town (2010) and the political thriller Argo (2012), both of which were critical and commercial successes. For the latter, Affleck won the BAFTA Award for Best Director, and the BAFTA and Academy Award for Best Picture. Affleck then starred in the psychological thriller Gone Girl (2014) and played the superhero Batman in films set DC Extended Universe including Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). He starred in the thriller The Accountant (2016) and the sports drama The Way Back (2020). Affleck shifted to supporting roles in the dramas The Tender Bar (2021), Clerks III (2022) and Air (2023), the latter of which he also directed.

Affleck is the co-founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative, a grantmaking and advocacy-based nonprofit organization. He is also a stalwart supporter of the Democratic Party. Affleck and Damon are co-owners of the production company Artists Equity and were also co-owners of Pearl Street Films.


Ben Affleck Wiki Height Weight Family Affairs Biography & More

Ben Affleck Wiki and Biography
NameBenjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt
Nick-nameBen
SexMale
Date Of Birth15 August 1972
Age50 Years (as in 2023)
Profession / OccupationActor, Producer, Director, Screenwriter (American, English)
Mother TongueEnglish
ReligionLapsed Protestant
NationAmerican
Zodiac SignLeo
Height / Weight6′ 2” / 98kg
First MovieThe Dark End of the Street (1981)
First DebutActor: School Ties (1992)Writer: Good Will Hunting (1997)Director: Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Producer:Stolen Summer (2002)
TV Actor: The Voyage of the Mimi (1984)
Money FactorNet Worth: $75 million
Ben Affleck Family and Relatives
FatherTimothy Byers Affleck
MotherChristine Anne Boldt
BrothersCasey Affleck
SistersNone
Marital StatusDivorced
WifeJennifer Garner, Actress (m. 2005; div. 2018)
PartnersJennifer Lopez (2002–2004, 2021–Present)
DaughtersViolet Affleck, Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck
SonsSamuel Garner Affleck
Girlfriends/ AffairsCheyenne Rothman (1990-1997),
Gwyneth Paltrow (1997-2000),
Jennifer Lopez Actress (2002-2004),
Enza Sambataro (2004),
Jennifer Garner (2004-2015)
Ben Affleck Height, Weight and Body Measurements
Height in Centimetres192 cm
Height in Meters1.92 m
Height in Feet Inches6′ 2”
Weight98kg
Body Measurement44-36-17
Chest Size44 inches
Waist Size36 inches
Biceps Size17 inches
Eye ColourHazel
Hair ColourDark Brown
Ben Affleck Favorites
Favorite ColourBlack, White, Blue
Favorite ActorNot Known
Favorite ActressNot Known
Favorite FoodNon Vegetarian
HobbiesPlaying Baseball, Basket ball, listening to Music, playing video games
Favorite MovieThe Friends of Eddie Coyle
Favorite DirectorNot Known
Favorite DestinationNot Known
Favorite Car CollectionsMercedes GL350, Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG
Sexual OrientationStraight
Ben Affleck Education School and Colleges
Education QualificationNot Known
SchoolCambridge Rindge and Latin School
College / UniversityUniversity of Virginia, University of Vermont.
OthersNot Known
Ben Affleck Residence and Contact Address
Birth PlaceBerkeley, California, USA
Home TownBerkeley, California, USA
Present ResidenceBerkeley, California, USA
House AddressBerkeley, California, USA
Phone No / Mobile NoNot Known
Email IDNot Known
WebsiteNot Known

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Ben Affleck Awards, Honours, Achievements
Oscar AwardNot Known
Golden Globe AwardsNot Known
IIFA AwardsNot Known
Screen AwardsNot Known
Ben Affleck Social Media
TwitterBenAffleck
Facebookbenaffleck
Instagrambenaffleck
WikipediaBen_Affleck

Early life

Affleck was born Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt on August 15, 1972, in Berkeley, California. His family moved to Massachusetts when he was three, living in Falmouth, where his brother Casey was born, before settling in Cambridge. His mother, Christopher Anne “Chris” Boldt, was a Harvard-educated elementary school teacher. His father, Timothy Byers Affleck, was an aspiring playwright who was “mostly unemployed.” He worked sporadically as a carpenter, auto mechanic, bookie, electrician bartender, and janitor at Harvard. In the mid-1960s, he had been an actor and stage manager with the Theater Company of Boston.

During Affleck’s childhood, his father had a self-described “severe, chronic problem with alcoholism”, and Affleck has recalled him drinking “all day … every day”.His father was “very difficult” and Affleck felt a sense of “relief” at the age of 11 when his parents divorced,and his father exited the family home. His father continued to drink heavily and eventually became homeless, spending two years living on the streets of Cambridge. When Affleck was 16, his father entered a rehabilitation facility in Indio, California. He lived at the facility for twelve years to maintain his sobriety and worked there as an addiction counselor.

Affleck was raised in a politically active, liberal household. He and his brother, Casey, were surrounded by people who worked in the arts; the boys regularly attended theater performances with their mother and were encouraged to make their own home movies. David Wheeler, a family friend, later remembered Affleck as a “very bright and intensely curious” child. The brothers auditioned for roles in local commercials and film productions because of their mother’s friendship with a Cambridge-area casting director, and Affleck first acted professionally at the age of seven. His mother saved his wages in a college trust fund and hoped her son would ultimately become a teacher, worrying that acting was an insecure and “frivolous” profession. When Affleck was 13, he filmed a children’s television program in Mexico. He learned to speak Spanish during a year spent travelling around the country with his mother and brother.

As a Cambridge Rindge and Latin high school student, Affleck acted in theater productions and was inspired by drama teacher Gerry Speca.He became close friends with fellow student Matt Damon, whom he had known since the age of eight. Although Damon was two years older, the pair had “identical interests” and both wanted to pursue acting careers. They traveled to New York together for acting auditions and saved money for train and airline tickets in a joint bank account. While Affleck had high SAT scores, he was largely an unfocused student with poor attendance. He spent a few months studying Spanish at the University of Vermont, chosen because of its proximity to his then-girlfriend, but he left after fracturing his hip while playing basketball.[36] At 18, Affleck moved to Los Angeles, studying Middle Eastern affairs at Occidental College for a year and a half.


Personal life

Relationship with Jennifer Garner

Affleck was married to actress Jennifer Garner from 2005 to 2018. They began dating in August 2004, having established a friendship on the sets of Pearl Harbor (2001) and Daredevil (2003). They were married on June 29, 2005, in a private Turks and Caicos ceremony. Victor Garber, who officiated the ceremony, and his partner, Rainer Andreesen, were the only guests. Affleck and Garner have three children together: daughters Violet Anne (born December 2005)[349] and Seraphina Rose Elizabeth (born January 2009), and son Samuel Garner (born February 2012).

They publicly announced their separation in June 2015, ith Affleck continuing to live in a guesthouse at the family home until mid-2017. They jointly filed for divorce in April 2017, seeking joint physical and legal custody of their children.They jointly hired a mediator to help them negotiate a financial settlement and the divorce was finalized in October 2018. In 2020, Affleck described the divorce as “the biggest regret of my life” and “a painful experience, even if you’re on the best possible terms and you agree it’s the best choice.”

While Affleck believes paparazzi attention is “part of the deal” of stardom, he has spoken out against photographs taken at his private residence and paparazzi interest in his children specifically, who he says became the “big money” draw for photographers waiting outside his home. In 2013, Affleck and Garner hosted an event for lawmakers at their home in support of a bill that would protect celebrities’ children from harassment by photographers; their six-year-old daughter made a speech about her personal experiences. Garner also testified before the California Assembly Judiciary Committee in support of the bill, which later became law. Despite the legislation, photographers still regularly wait outside their children’s school and police assistance is sometimes required. In 2014, Affleck argued in favor of United Kingdom-style legislation that requires media outlets to blur children’s faces in published photos. He has said there are “real practical dangers” involved in paparazzi attention, citing Garner’s longtime stalker, Steven Burky, who was arrested in December 2009 while trying to blend in with paparazzi outside their daughter’s preschool. He was charged with two counts of stalking, to which he pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. In March 2010, he was ruled insane, sent to California’s state mental hospital, and ordered to stay away from the Affleck-Garner family for 10 years if released.

Relationship with Jennifer Lopez

Affleck first dated Jennifer Lopez from 2002 to 2004. They became friends on the set of Gigli in December 2001, having previously encountered each other at industry parties. They began a romantic relationship in July 2002 when Lopez filed for divorce from her second husband, Cris Judd. Their relationship was extensively publicized, with tabloids referring to the couple as Bennifer, the first celebrity portmanteau of its kind. They appeared together in the music video for her song “Jenny from the Block” and the film Jersey Girl. Lopez’s album This Is Me… Then was dedicated to and inspired by Affleck. They became engaged in November 2002 but their planned wedding on September 14, 2003, was postponed with four days’ notice because of “excessive media attention”. They called off the engagement in January 2004.

Affleck and Lopez remained in occasional contact in the years after their breakup and spoke highly of each other in public. According to Lopez, Affleck’s discomfort with the media scrutiny was one reason for their split and, years later, she described it as her “first real heartbreak”: “I think different time, different thing, who knows what could’ve happened but there was a genuine love there.” Both during the relationship[383] and in the months after the break-up, Affleck characterized some of the media commentary as rooted in racism, classism and sexism: “We were thought of as two different kinds of people.” In subsequent years, he pushed back against the “curious notion” that he should view the relationship as a mistake, and reflected on the prevailing tabloid culture at the time “where it’s about one person and everybody focuses on them.” Affleck acknowledged that “there were ways I did contribute to it”, citing the “Jenny from the Block” music video and a joint promotional interview for Gigli. He said neither of them “anticipated” the degree of attention they would receive: “I think Jen and I made a mistake in that we fell in love, we were excited and maybe too accessible.”

Affleck and Lopez began dating again in April 2021, 20 years after they had first met, and announced their second engagement in April 2022. They were married in a Las Vegas ceremony on July 16, 2022 and hosted a larger celebration for family and friends at Affleck’s Georgia house later that summer. Affleck is step-father to Lopez’s twins.


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