Casey Affleck | Biography

A high-profiled American actor, Ben Affleck’s younger brother Casey Affleck has been sometimes his brother’s co-star. Sometimes the disadvantage of coming second is, public recognize them for merits of their older sibling. Same case happened for Affleck for a while. But slowly getting out of his brother, Ben’s wings, he has now established his career on his own right. Begun with smaller roles in movies like ‘Chasing Amy’ and ‘To Die For’ with his brother, he has now graduated to the more-prominent roles. One of his popular creditable roles is in his brother’s directorial debut, ‘Gone Baby Gone’ which helped him to showcase his talents in the international arena.

As Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck-Boldt, he was born on 12th August, 1975 in Falmouth, Massachusetts of United States. His dad, Timothy Byers Affleck was stage manager, actor, director and writer with Boston’s Theatre Company during 1960s but had landed the job of carpenter, an electrician, bookie, auto mechanic, janitor and bartender at Harvard University during the Affleck’s childhood. His father’s chronic alcoholism led his parents to separate when Affleck was just 8.  Then, he along with his brother, Ben Affleck (who was three senior to him) was bought up by their mother, Christopher Anne “Chris”. He completed his schooling studies from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, where his drama teacher inspired him to pursue as an actor. Thinking to further studies, he had attended George Washington University for studying politics. Later, he transferred to the Columbia University, where he majored astronomy, western philosophy and physics but never completed graduation.

His determination can be found in his professional as well as personal life journey. He is currently sharing his conjugal life with ‘love of his life’, Summer Phoenix. The two had started to share a courtship in 2000. Later, the day of 3rd June, 2006 brought various colors of joys and happiness in the couple’s life, which was the date of their marriage. They have experienced parenthood together with the birth of two adorable kids. Their first son, Indiana August was born in 2004, which was followed by the birth of second, Atticus in 2008. His happy family currently resides in Los Feliz, Los Angeles.

It was the time, when he completed his high school studies and began working sporadically on small screens. Later, as a professional actor, his first role was as sociopathic teenager in dark comedy ‘To Die For’ (1995). His next role was a co-starring role with prolific actress, Halle Berry in ‘Race the Sun’, which was a box-office flop. Thereafter, he appeared alongside his brother in movies ‘Good Will Hunting’ and ‘Chasing Amy’. He worked in several commercial and critical failure projects like ‘Desert Blue’, ‘Soul Survivors’ and ‘Drowning Mona’. Though he had performed in numerous projects, his mainstream fame awaited him until 2007, when he gained a role of Robert Ford in movie ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford’. The character, Robert Ford provided him an Oscar nomination and other several awards including Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award. He played a leading role in crime thriller ‘Gone Baby Gone’. He earned further plaudits for playing a protagonist role in the movie that was his brother’s directorial debut. Affleck also released his directorial debut ‘I’m Still Here’. The movie documented his friend’s and brother-in-law, Joaquin Phoenix’s musical career. In 2010, he teamed up with Kate Hudson and Jessica Alba in big-screen of 1952’s novel ‘The Killer Inside Me’. More than positive, he received much more negative from the fans and critics. However, his performance was praised as serial killer. Recent credits of Affleck are associated with the 2013s releases ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saint’ and ‘Out of the Furnace’ and 2014 sci-fi movie ‘Interstellar’. There are several movies and television productions starring Affleck which are scheduled to be released in 2015. Throughout his career, he has garnered the net-worth of $10 million.

Aside acting, the accomplished actor, carries several interests. Animal loving Affleck, used to keep numerous pets such as turtles, cats, guinea pigs and snakes even as a child. Now, he has made animal rights activism as a part of his career. He has been involving in various animal rights movements including campaigns of farm Sanctuary and PETA. Vegan Affleck doesn’t use meat or any other products of animals.

Casey Affleck has now become a very recognizable name in the Hollywood industry. His name has been carved in heart of many people worldwide. His enthusiasts can get his detailed biography in wiki.