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”.
There is not much information about Afton Smith’s early life, family and education, but it is known that she enrolled in the Upper Canada School. Growing up in New York, she started to get interested in acting.
Afton Smith’s career as an actress was very short and included several minor roles in films.
Afton made her acting debut in 1987 as Kim in the movie “Less Than Zero” – the drama and crime movie was about Clay, a college freshman who returns to Los Angeles at the request of his ex-girlfriend. 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 film’s budget was not high and it did not receive warm reviews.
Afton’s second role was in 1987, playing a minor character in the TV comedy “Once Again”, focusing on Aging Rocker, a young man who visits his father in New Jersey on his wedding day, but a sudden event shocks him deep. The film did not receive good reviews.
Four years passed before Afton landed another role, this time in the movie “Pyrates,” which centers on the passionate relationship between Ari and Sam. 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. It is here that 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, another three years would pass for Afton to take on another role. In 1994, she played Janine in “Reality Bites”, a comedy and drama movie starring Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke and Ben Stiller. The film tells the story of Lelaina Pierce, a filmmaker trying to survive life after college. The reviews about the film were not kind and it was not a very commercially successful film.
In 1995, Afton landed her first and only role on TV, in the series titled “Pig Sty”, playing the role of Great Looking Woman. In the same year, she was cast as Becky in the movie “A Reason to Believe”. The film was about Charlotte, a popular student who is sexually assaulted after a party.
Charlotte confesses what happened to people close to her, but the perpetrator Jim Curran denies that what happened should be considered rape. The whole situation strengthens and weakens some relationships and friendships on campus. The film starred 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 main protagonists of the film, portraying the characters 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 entitled “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 home; it is said that they fell in love instantly. In 1996, Fraser proposed to Afton in Paris, and they married two years later 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, whose name is Holden Fletcher Fraser. The third and final 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 should pay $900,000 in annual alimony to Afton. However, in 2013, Fraser petitioned the court to reduce his alimony, claiming he was not making enough money to pay it. He also claimed that his medical condition limited his ability to play as important roles as he had years before. Afton alleged that Brendan lied, claiming he was hiding $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 career as an actor has grown as he has played several major roles. His second role and his film debut would come in 1991, in the movie “Dogfight”. His first leading role would not come until 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 to him in 1994, as his character Steve Nebraska in the movie “The Scout”, and as Montgomery’s character “Monty” Kessler in “With Honors”. In the same year, he played the role of Chester Ogilvie in the comedy film “Airheads”, in which he starred alongside Adam Sandler and Steve Buscemi.
Then he starred in the 1995 movie “The Passion of Darkly Noon”, followed by “The Twilight of the Golds” in 1997, and in 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 movie “Gods and Monsters”, the story was about the life of movie director James Whale.
In 1999, he co-starred with Rachel Weisz in the highly successful movie “The Mummy”, 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 movie Fraser appeared in was the Academy Award winner “Crash” in 2004. In 2007, he starred in the movies “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 offers in the 2010s, which he attributes to allegations of sexual assault against Philip Berk. In addition, he experienced several medical issues, which resulted in 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 ethnicity, with natural blond hair and blue eyes. Her height and weight are unknown.
She and her ex-husband had the same birthday: December 3. The difference is that Fraser was a year younger than her.
Her eldest child Griffin Arthur Fraser has autism.
After claiming that Fraser’s statement that she did not have enough money to pay child support was false, she was called a “gold digger” by Fraser’s fans and media outlets.