Afton Smith is an American actress and writer, born on December 3, 1967 in Northport, Long Island, New York, USA. She is also known as the ex-wife of actor Brendan Fraser. Afton also has several small roles to her credit in films such as “George of the Jungle” and “A Reason to Believe”.
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There is not much information about Afton Smith’s early life, family and education, but she is known to have enrolled in Upper Canada School. Growing up in New York, she became interested in acting.
Afton Smith’s career as an actress was very short and included several small roles in films.
Afton made her acting debut in 1987 as Kim in the movie “Less Than Zero” – the drama and crime film centered on Clay, a freshman who returns to Los Angeles when his ex-girlfriend asks for it. However, he soon discovers that his best friend has become a drug addict. The film featured actors such as Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz, Robert Downey Jr. and James Spader. The budget of the film was not high and did not receive warm reviews.
Afton’s second role was in 1987, playing a minor character in the sitcom “Once Again,” centering on Aging Rocker, a young man who visits his father in New Jersey on his wedding day, but a sudden event shocks him deeply. The film did not receive critical acclaim.
Four years passed before Afton was able to play another role, this time in the movie “Pyrates”, focusing on Ari and Sam’s passionate relationship. The comedy was released on March 5, 1992.
In 1991, Afton also played the role of Leona Threadgoode in the movie “Fried Green Tomatoes”, starring Kathy Bates and Mary Stuart Masterson. The film revolves around Evelyn Couch, an unhappy housewife who one day goes to a nursing home to visit some of her relatives. Here she meets Ninny Threadgoode, who shares with Evelyn the story of a young woman named Idgie Threadgoode – the women eventually develop a friendship through it. The film had a low budget, but was well received commercially.
After that film, Afton would pass another three years to get another role. In 1994, she played Janine in “Reality Bites”, a comedy and drama film starring Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke and Ben Stiller. The film tells the story of Lelaina Pierce, a filmmaker trying to survive after college. It was not well received by reviews, nor was it a commercially successful film.
In 1995, Afton landed her first and only role on TV, in the series entitled “Pig Sty”, in which she played the role of Great Looking Woman. In the same year, she was cast as Becky in the movie “A Reason to Believe”. The film revolves around Charlotte, a popular student who is sexually abused after a party.
Charlotte confesses what happened to people close to her, but perpetrator Jim Curran denies that what happened was considered rape. The whole situation strengthens and weakens some of the relationships and friendships on campus. The film starring Alison Smith and Jay Underworld, and received mixed reviews.
Afton’s last role in a movie came when she was cast as one of Ursula’s friends in Disney’s movie “George of the Jungle”. Brendan Fraser and Leslie Mann were the protagonists of the film, playing the characters of George and Ursula respectively. The film received mixed reviews, but was very successful at the box office.
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In 2003, Afton wrote and published a book called “Hollywood Picks the Classics: A Guide for the Beginner and the Aficionado,” which served as a guide to watching classic movies.
Relationship with Brendan Fraser
Afton met Brendan on July 4, 1993, at a barbecue at Winona Ryder’s house; it is said that they fell in love immediately. In 1996 Fraser proposed to Afton in Paris and two years later they married in 1998. The first child of the marriage came in 2002, a son they named Griffin Arthur Fraser. They welcomed their second son in 2004, who is named Holden Fletcher Fraser. The third and last son the couple had together was Leland Francis Fraser, born in 2006.
Despite the long time together and after becoming parents, the relationship between them began to deteriorate, and in 2007 the couple announced their divorce. It was agreed that Fraser would pay $900,000 in alimony to Afton annually. However, in 2013, Fraser petitioned the court to reduce his alimony, alleging that he was not making enough money to pay it. He also claimed that his medical condition limits his ability to play a major role, as he did years before. Afton alleged that Brendan lied and claimed that he hid $9 million from his contracts.
Who is Brendan Fraser?
Brendan Fraser is an American-Canadian actor, born December 3, 1968 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of Canadians Carol Mary and Peter Fraser.
Since Fraser’s 1988 debut in the TV series “America’s Most Wanted,” his acting career has grown as he played several key roles. His second role and his film debut would come in 1991, in the movie “Dogfight”. His first lead role would come only a year later, in the movie “Encino Man”, in which he played the role of a caveman. Also in 1992, he co-starred with Chris O’Donnell and Matt Damon in the movie “School Ties”.
Other roles would come for him in 1994, with his character Steve Nebraska in the movie “The Scout”, and as the character of Montgomery “Monty” Kessler in “With Honors”. In the same year, he played the role of Chester Ogilvie in the comedy film “Airheads”, in which he co-starred with Adam Sandler and Steve Buscemi.
He then starred in the 1995 movie “The Passion of Darkly Noon”, followed by “The Twilight of the Golds” in 1997, and the same year in the hit movie “George of the Jungle”, based on the animated series created by Jay Department .
He played the role of Clayton Boone in the 1998 film “Gods and Monsters,” the story centering on the life of film director James Whale.
In 1999, he starred in the highly successful film “The Mummy,” alongside Rachel Weisz, in which Brendan played the role of Rick O’Connell, an American adventurer. The film was so successful that in 2001 the sequel “The Mummy Returns” was released, and in 2008 the third part entitled “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor” – the three films were all very successful at the box office.
Another successful film in which Fraser appeared was the Academy Award winner “Crash” in 2004. In 2007, he starred in the films “Journey to the Center of the Earth” and “Inkheart”. He joined the cast of the series “The Affair” in 2016.
Despite Fraser’s success in films in the 1990s and early 2000s, he did not receive many job openings in the 2010s, which he blames accusations of sexual assault against Philip Berk. In addition, he experienced several medical problems, which forced him to have a knee replacement and vocal cord surgery.
Afton Smith’s net worth is estimated at $3 million, largely due to the $900,000 annual alimony that her ex-husband Brendan Fraser has given her since their divorce in 2007.
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Afton’s is a woman of white descent, with natural blond hair and blue eyes. Her stature and weight are unknown.
She and her ex-husband had their birthday on the same day: December 3. The difference is that Fraser was a year younger than her.
Her older child Griffin Arthur Fraser has autism.
After claiming Fraser’s statement that she didn’t have enough money to pay alimony was false, she was called a “gold digger” by Fraser’s fans and media.