Biography / Wiki
His stint of performing on the streets for a few pennies has transformed Joaquin Rafael Phoenix into one of the finest actors in the industry today. He was noticed by a Hollywood children’s agent who gave greater and broader exposure to the young star in his own right.
The rest is history as they say. Young Phoenix perfected his acting skills film after film to become a professional actor in his generation. Though starring in a variety of movies since his debut in 1986, his big break came with the historic epic, ‘Gladiator,’ which gained him immense popularity and famed him as an actor.
He quickly became the industry’s top-rated actor in blockbuster flicks. He is a committed activist and humanitarian and works with numerous causes and associations. His most acclaimed role to date was of ‘Joker’ from the Batman series, the movie was released in the year 2019.
Height / Weight / Age
Born on 28 October 1974. He is tall and has a healthy body figure which measures 43-34-36 and his biceps measure 16 inches. His height is 5 feet 8 inches and his weight is 78 kg approximately. He has blue colored eyes in the color of his hair is brown.
|Date Of Birth
|October 28, 1974
|In Centimetres – 173 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
|In Kilograms – 78 Kg
In Pounds – 171 lbs
As one of the most prominent actors in the industry, Joaquin Phoenix has earned most of his wealth through his acting talents and being a part of high-grossing movies. He lives a luxurious life and has a lavish house as well. The total net worth estimated for Joaquin Phoenix is $30 million US dollars as of now.
Education / Family
Joaquin Phoenix was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA. He is the son of John Lee Bottom and Arlyn Phoenix and grew up with a brother and four sisters. He has studied at his local High school but did not follow up on his education.
Joaquin Rafael Phoenix
|San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA
|Actor, Producer, Musician, and Activist
|Local High School
|San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA
|Film – Kids Don’t Tell (as Frankie, 1985),
TV Show – Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (as Travis, 1982)
|John Lee Bottom
|Rain Phoenix, Liberty Phoenix, Summer Phoenix and Jodean Bottom
Career / Fashion And Style
His first performing stint was as a guest appearance in River’s breakthrough TV drama, ‘Seven Brides for Seven Children,’ in 1982. He used the name ‘Leaf Phoenix’ during this period. His first break came with the kid’s adventure flick, ‘SpaceCamp’ in 1986 where he was cast as an aspiring astronaut, Max, in a supporting role.
His success at breakthrough came with Ron Howard‘s directorial production, ‘Parenthood’ in 1989. In 1993 he was hit by Tragedy when his brother River died. He resumed professional acting, turning to use his birth name.
This charismatic star, who leaped up the ladder of popularity with the depiction of the character of the jealous emperor Commodus in the Roman epic, ‘Gladiator,’ transformed events in 2000. ‘Signs’ was his first film, released in 2002, directed by M Night Shyamalan and thriller flick received much critical and commercial acclaim.
He was seen in two more movies in 2004, ‘Hotel Rwanda,’ in which he played the part of a disillusioned cameraman and ‘Ladder 49,’ which saw him in a heroic fire-fighter role. He took a leap forward in 2005 by appearing in a biopic, ‘Walk the Line,’ which documented the life of Johnny Cash, the country’s greatest musical talent.
He took them up with a 2010 documentary film, ”I am Still Here’ with Casey Affleck. He has many wins to his name in prestigious ceremonies such as the Academy Award, BAFTA, Satellite Awards, and Actors Guild.
Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More
The talented actor has dated many other popular stars including the actress Liv Tyler and Lindsay Lohan but he has not married till now. He is currently engaged with his girlfriend Rooney Mara.
|Shannyn Sossamon (2005-2006),
Liv Tyler (1995-1998),
Topaz Page-Green (2001-2005),
Lindsay Lohan (2006),
Heather Christie (2012),
Allie Teilz (2013-2014),
Rooney Mara (fiancée)
Here we provide you the list of Joaquin Phoenix’s favorite things.
|Favorite Holiday Destinations
|Favorite Things To Do
|Reading, Theatre Play and Artwork
Some Interesting Facts About Joaquin Phoenix
- During his childhood, Joaquin called himself “Leaf.” Around the age of 15, he changed back to the name “Joaquin.”
- His parents changed their last name to Phoenix because of the bird which rises as a metaphor for a new beginning from its own ashes.
- He went with his mother to Gladiator’s premiere in 2000.
- During his youth, he established himself as an actor but wanted to quit with his father and move to Mexico and South America.
- “Wha-keen” is a pronouncement of his first name.
- He and the Puerto Rican actress Dayanara Torres share the same birthdates.
- Parents of Joaquin’s mother emigrated from both Russia and Hungary.
- He speaks Spanish fluently. He understands the language from childhood.
- Joaquin signed up for alcohol treatment in April 2005.
- He had gone into a deep depression after his brother River’s death.