Ben Affleck is a multiple award-winning producer, director, actor, screenwriter, and philanthropist, who has had a very stellar career in Hollywood spanning several decades. He has featured in multiple iconic roles and movies such as Pearl Harbor, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, Justice League, and Armageddon, just to mention a few.
Though mostly known as an actor, he is also a prolific director and screenwriter who has won awards for his works such as Argo and Good Will Hunting. Keep reading to learn more about the talented star.
Ben Affleck’s Biography & Age
Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt, commonly known as Ben Affleck, was born on August 15, 1972, in Berkeley, California in the United States of America. Ben’s father, Timothy Byers Affleck was a man of many talents. He worked many jobs at Harvard to provide for his family; while his mother, Christopher Anne (née Boldt) was an Elementary School teacher that was educated at Harvard. Ben’s father was probably where he got his exposure to the acting/showbiz world as he was an aspiring playwright, who worked for the Theater Company of Boston as an actor and Stage Manager.
Ben’s family moved to Massachusetts when he was just 3, and this was the city where his younger brother, Casey, was born in 1975. His father had problems with alcoholism when he was young, and he recalled seeing his father drinking and getting drunk every day; his father’s addiction to the bottle was probably one of the reasons why his parents got divorced in 1984 Ben and his brother Casey thereafter lived with their mother.
Ben Affleck attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he completed his high school. He was inspired by his drama teacher to take part in the theatrical productions while in school. He met his long term friend, Matt Damon, while in high school and they have remained friends ever since. He got admission into the University of Vermont, Burlington in the United States, where he was studying Spanish. He left the institution after he sustained a hip injury while playing basketball. In 1990, Ben moved to Los Angeles where he got admission into Occidental College in California to study Middle Eastern Affairs, but he left the institution after one and half years into his studies.
Ben Affleck, thereafter, teamed up with his buddy, Matt Damon, and they both traveled to New York for acting auditions, saving part of their earnings from acting jobs to buy airline and train tickets on a joint account to move around easily.
Personal Life: Wife, Kids, Girlfriend
Ben Affleck may have dated a lot of women in his lifetime, but since he became a very popular actor, there are a few standout relationships that he has been in and which are worth mentioning.
In 1997, Ben was in a relationship with fellow actress, Gwyneth Paltrow, who he met at a Miramax dinner. As their relationship blossomed, they worked together on the movie Shakespeare in Love which was released in 1998. Very early in 1999, the relationship between the pair seemed to have hit the rocks when they were reported to have broken up, but some months later the pair teamed up to work in another movie titled Bounce which was released in 2000. It was believed that they had resumed their relationship, but it was a short-lived one as they broke up again just a few months into 2000.
In 2002, Ben was in a relationship with the very popular singer and actress, Jennifer Lopez. The pair began dating in July 2002, having met on the set of a movie Gigli, and their relationship got serious very quickly. Four months after they met they got engaged in November 2002. Ben and “J.Lo” had set their wedding date for September 14, 2003, but just 4 days to the planned wedding, Ben called it off due to the “excessive media attention” that it had generated which he was very uncomfortable with. The pair later broke up in January 2004.
Sometime in 2004, Ben Affleck started dating actress, Jennifer Garner, who he became friends with on the set of two movies that they had starred in together – Pearl Harbor and Daredevil. They got married on June 29, 2005 in a very private ceremony that had only the couple, Victor Garber – who officiated the ceremony and his partner, Rainer Andreesen, in attendance. Their marriage produced 3 children, daughters – Violet (b. 2005) and Seraphina (b. 2009) and son, Samuel (b. 2012). After thirteen years of marriage, the couple announced their separation on June 2015, and they officially filed for divorce together in April 2017, after two years of separation. The divorce was finalized in October 2018.
While Ben Affleck was separated from his wife, he began dating Lindsay Shookus – a television producer. The two dated between 2017 and June 2018.
Ben Affleck’s Net Worth
Ben Affleck is a very successful actor, who later turned into an equally successful producer, director, and screenwriter. He has enjoyed fame and wealth doing what he loves and is passionate about. Over the years, he has starred in a lot of very successful movies which have turned in quite a lot of money at the box office.
As a result, he is currently worth $130 million. His earnings may still increase in the coming years if he continues to put in the good work he has always put into his acting career.
Height & Weight
Ben Affleck is undeniably an attractive man, he also puts in the effort to stay in shape. The actor is 6 feet and 3 inches (1.92 meters) tall and weighs about 98 kilograms (216 lbs). He also has dark brown hair and hazel eyes.