Who is Afton Smith?
Afton Smith was born in Northport, Long Island, New York USA, on 3 December 1967 – her zodiac sign is Sagittarius and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress who’s perhaps still known best for her portrayal of Ursula’s Friend in the 1997 action adventure comedy movie “George of the Jungle” directed by Sam Weisman, and which starred Brendan Fraser, Leslie Mann and Thomas Haden Church. It follows a man who was raised in the jungle and has just fallen in love with a rich American woman – the movie won one out of the four awards it was nominated for.
Afton is also known for being the ex-wife of Brendan Fraser, a famous Canadian-American actor.
Early life and education
Afton was raised in Northport by her parents about whom nothing is known, as they prefer to be left out of media. As she hasn’t spoken about having any siblings, Afton is believed to be an only child.
She became interested in acting while attending a local elementary school, and appeared in several plays performed there. Her interest only became stronger after she enrolled at Upper Canada College, where she was involved in various other activities, including singing and dancing. Upon matriculating in 1985, Afton chose not to enroll at a college, but to focus on her acting career.
Career as an actress
Afton debuted in 1987 with her portrayal of Kim in the critically acclaimed crime drama movie “Less Than Zero”, which starred Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz and Robert Downey Jr., and follows a college freshman as he learns that his former best friend has a huge drug problem. The same year saw Afton appear in the romantic comedy movie “Once Again”, but which failed to attract much attention.
In 1991, she portrayed Marti in the romantic comedy film “Pyrates”, written and directed by Noah Stern, and which starred Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick. The movie follows Ari and Sam who are having sex very often.
The same year saw Afton play Leona Threadgoode in the hit drama movie “Fried Green Tomatoes”, which follows a housewife and her new best friend who happens to be an old woman in a nursing home with numerous tales to tell. The movie won six awards and was nominated for 14 others, including two Oscars. In 1994, Afton appeared as Janine in the popular romantic comedy “Reality Bites” directed by Ben Stiller and which starred Winona Ryder and Ethan Hawke. The movie follows two graduates searching for love and work in Houston, and it won one out of the two it was nominated for. Afton made her debut TV series appearance in the 1995 episode “Party!!!” of the comedy “Pig Sty”, and the same year saw her appear in the drama movie “A Reason to Believe”, which attracted little attention and received mixed reviews.
Her most recent appearance has been in the 2003 comedy movie “Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star”, and Afton then disappeared from media thus nothing about her career since then is known. She did, however, publish her book “Hollywood Picks the Classics: A Guide for the Beginner and the Aficionado” in November 2004.
Love life and marriage with Brendan Fraser
Afton met Brendan at a barbecue party organized by the famous actress Winona Ryder, on Independence Day 4 July 1993, which celebrates the Declaration of Independence by the then 13 United States signed on 4 July 1776. The two went on to date for over five years before marrying in a private ceremony at Los Angeles’ Bel Air Hotel on 27 September 1998. On 17 September 2002, Afton gave birth to their son Griffin Arthur Fraser, who was followed by their second son Holden Fletcher in 2004.
Two years later, Afton gave birth to their third son Leland Francis.
Brendan and Afton divorced for unknown reasons in 2009, and Brendan was ordered to pay $900,000 a year as alimony.
Neither of the two have spoken about any people they have perhaps dated since their divorce, however, judging by Afton’s Instagram account, it appears that she’s remarried and has given birth to two daughters. As of March 2021, Afton is married to her second husband and has three sons with the actor Brendan Fraser, her first husband, and two daughters with her current husband whose name isn’t known.
Hobbies and other interests
Afton spends most of her spare time maintaining her second Instagram account “Afton Smith Co.”, onto which she uploads pictures related to make-up, ‘do it yourself’ projects and animals, thus giving her fans advice in various fields.
She has two pet dogs, one of which has just recently turned six.
Afton enjoys watching movies in her spare time, and her favorite actress is Julia Roberts while a couple of her favorite films are “Erin Brokovich”, “Eat Pray Love” and “Notting Hill”.
Age, height and net worth
Afton’s age is 53. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes, her height is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) and she weighs around 135lbs (61kgs). As of March 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $3 million, mostly thanks to her divorce settlement; Brendan’s net worth has been estimated at over $20 million.
Who is Brendan Fraser?
Brendan James Fraser was born in Indianapolis, Indiana USA, on 3 December 1968 – his zodiac sign is Sagittarius and he holds American nationality.
He’s an actor, perhaps still known best for his portrayal of the lead character Rick O’Connell in the 1999 action fantasy adventure movie “The Mummy”, written and directed by Stephen Sommers, and which also starred Rachel Weisz and John Hannah. It follows an American man who accidentally awakens an ancient mummy which wants to seize the entire world – the film won five awards of the 29 it was nominated for. Brendan reprised his role in the 2001 sequel “The Mummy Returns”, and in the 2008 sequel “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor”.
He was raised alongside his three older brothers in Indianapolis by their Canadian parents, Peter Fraser who was a journalist, and Carol Mary who worked as a sales counselor, and whodied in 2016.
Brendan moved a lot during his youth as the family lived in the US, Canada, Switzerland and the Netherlands. He studied at Upper Canada College, and upon matriculating in 1986, Brendan enrolled at Seattle’s Cornish College of the Arts from which he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1990. He was planning to pursue a Master of Fine Arts degree from Southern Methodist University, but instead chose to focus on his acting career.
He made his debut film appearance in the 1991 drama “Dogfight”, while his first lead role was in the 1992 comedy movie “Encino Man”. Brendan starred alongside the famous actors Chris O’Donnell and Matt Damon in the 1992 sports drama movie “School Ties”, while a couple of his following roles were in 1994, in the comedy film “The Scout”, the comedy drama movie “With Honor”, and the comedy film “Airheads” in which he starred alongside Adam Sandler and Steve Buscemi. His first hit movie was the 1997 “George of the Jungle”, and in 2002, he appeared in the critically acclaimed political drama movie “The Quiet American”, based on the eponymous book by Graham Greene.
In March 2006, Brendan received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame, becoming the first American-born actor to achieve that, but hasn’t to this day received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He appeared in the 2010 comedy movie “Furry Vengeance” which received poor reviews, and in 2013, Brendan starred alongside Paul Walker and Mat Dillon in the black comedy “Pawn Shop Chronicles”.
It has recently been announced that Brendan will appear in the upcoming movie “The Whale”.
He has won eight awards out of the 19 he has been nominated for.
Brendan is fluent in French, and besides languages is also interested in photography and writing.
He likes to perform his own stunts, and because of this has had to undergo several surgical procedures, including on his vocal cords, a laminectomy, and a partial knee replacement.