Joaquin Phoenix (born October 28, 1974) is an American Actor, Producer, Musician, and Activist from San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is one of the well-celebrated Hollywood stars who received numerous awards like Grammy Awards and Golden Globe Awards.
The actor made his silver screen debut with a movie called “Kids Don’t Tell” as Frankie. He rose to fame after acting in the film “SpaceCamp” where he portrayed the lead character of Max Graham.
Phoenix became an international name for his portrayal of “Commodus” in the “Gladiator” (2000 historical epic film). Furthermore, he earned Academy Award for Best Actor nomination for performing musician Johnny Cash in the biopic “Walk the Line” in 2005.
Some of his major projects are Quills, l To Die For, The Master, Buffalo Soldiers, Signs, Two Lovers, The Village, You Were Never Really Here, Inherent Vice, and much more. As a musician, he won the Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for the soundtrack to Walk the Line.
On October 04, 2019, his new movie titled “Joker” is set to release where the artist played a lead character of Arthur Fleck / Joker. It is an American psychological thriller film and Todd Phillips worked as its director.
Recently, Joaquin revealed that he felt a little ashamed by his diva behavior while filming the movie, Joker. He made this statement during his appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel show.
Early Life, Childhood, Parents & Siblings
The actor whose real birth name is Joaquin Rafael Bottom was born on the 28th of October 1974 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA. Therefore, Joaquin Phoenix’s age is 45 years old, as of 2019.
Joaquin Rafael’s father “John Lee Bottom” and mother “Arlyn Phoenix” remained the member of a cult group called “Children of God”. He has five siblings i.e a brother River Phoenix and four sisters named Rain, Summer, Liberty, & Jodean Bottom (older step-sister).
Rafael’s dad passed away in 2015 due to cancer. His parents left the Children of God and returned to the USA in 1978. They changed their last name from Bottom to Phoenix after the mythical bird symbolizing a new beginning.
Personal Affairs, Fiancee & Wife
In 1995, Joaquin Rafael launched a romantic affair with his ex-girlfriend “Liv Tyler”. She is also an American actress, producer, and former model who is famous for her portrayal of Arwen Undómiel in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy.
They first met each other on the sets of Inventing the Abbotts movie. However, their love life ended soon and they broke up in 1998. From 2001 to 2005, the actor had an affair with her ex-partner Topaz Page-Green (South African model).
In late 2016, Phoenix began dating his future fiancee “Rooney Mara” (actress). She starred as Erica Albright in “The Social Network” (biographical drama film). The couple confirmed their engagement in July 2019.
|Real Full Birth Name||Joaquin Rafael Phoenix.|
|Profession||Actor, Producer, Musician, and Activist.|
|Famous for||1. his roles in movies like SpaceCamp, To Die For, Quills, etc.
2. playing the role of Arthur Fleck / Joker in the film Joker.
|Age (As of 2019)||45 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||October 28, 1974.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Ethnicity||White Caucasian Descent.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Scorpio.|
|House In||Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Social Media Account Stats||Instagram: NA.
|Debut||Film: Kids Don't Tell (as Frankie, 1985).
TV Show: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (as Travis, 1982)
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|List of Movies||1. Kids Don't Tell.
5. To Die For.
6. Return to Paradise.
7. U Turn.
8. Inventing the Abbotts.
9. The Yards.
11. Clay Pigeons.
12. Buffalo Soldiers.
16. Hotel Rwanda.
17. The Village.
18. Brother Bear.
19. It's All About Love.
20. Reservation Road.
21. We Own the Night.
22. Walk the Line.
24. Ladder 49.
26. The Immigrant.
27. The Master.
28. I'm Still Here.
29. Two Lovers.
30. Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot.
31. You Were Never Really Here.
33. Irrational Man.
34. Inherent Vice.
37. The Sisters Brothers.
39. Mary Magdalene.
|TV Shows||1. Hill Street Blues.
2. ABC Afterschool Specials.
3. The Fall Guy.
4. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
6. Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
7. Murder, She Wrote.
9. The New Leave It to Beaver.
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5' 8".
Centimeters: 173 cm.
Meters: 1.73 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 78 Kg.
Pounds: 171 lbs.
|Body Measurements (Chest-waist-hips)||43-34-36.|
|Shoe Size (UK)||9.|
|Parents||Father: John Lee Bottom.
Mother: Arlyn Phoenix.
|Siblings||Brother: River Phoenix.
Sister: 1. Rain Phoenix.
2. Summer Phoenix.
3. Liberty Phoenix.
4. Jodean Bottom.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Dating History?||had affairs with his girlfriends Topaz Page-Green and Liv Tyler.|
|Girlfriend||Rooney Mara (fiancee).|
|Highest Qualification||High School Graduate.|
|School||Local High School.|
|Alma Mater.||Not available.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Mark Wahlberg.
Actress: Scarlett Johansson.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Australia.|
|Love to do||Reading, Theatre Play & Artwork.|
|Favorite Food||Italian Cuisine.|
|Net worth (approx.)||$30 million US dollars (As of 2019).|
|Salary, Income & Earnings||--|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Joaquin Phoenix
- His brother, River, was an actor, musician, and animal activist and he died on the morning of October 31, 1993, at the age of 23 due to drug overdose.
- As a social activist, Joaquin supported numerous charities such as The Art of Elysium, HEART, Amnesty International, and the Peace Alliance.
- In fact, he is also on the board of directors for The Lunchbox Fund.
- It is a non-profit organization founded by his ex-lover, Topaz which gives daily meals to students of township schools in Soweto, South Africa.
- Joaquin Phoenix’s height stands at 1.73 m tall or 5 feet 8 inches and weight is 171 lbs (78 Kg).
- Phoenix actively worked with numerous animal rights organizations to spread awareness about animal abuse.
- The actor is also a vegan.
- Furthermore, in 2013, he featured in a PETA short film that promoted veganism.
- As of 2019, Joaquin Phoenix has amassed a Net worth of $30 million to his name and lives in a mansion in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.