About Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt
Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt (born August 15, 1972), better known as Ben Affleck, is an American actor, film director, writer, and producer. He became known with his performances in such Kevin Smith films as Chasing Amy (1997), and Dogma (1999). Affleck won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for the screenplay for Good Will Hunting (1997), which he co-wrote with Matt Damon.
Affleck was born in Berkeley, California to Christine Anne "Chris" (née Boldt), a school district employee and teacher, and Timothy Byers Affleck, who has held various jobs, including a drug counselor, social worker, janitor, auto mechanic, bartender, writer, director, and actor with the Theater Company of Boston.
Affleck's family moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts when he was very young, and his parents divorced in 1984. He has younger brother named Casey Affleck who is an actor.
At age eight, Affleck met 10-year-old Matt Damon, who lived two blocks away. Damon is Affleck's tenth cousin, once removed, through a common New England ancestor, William Knowlton. Affleck has English, Irish, Scottish, and German ancestry. The surname Affleck is of Scottish origin.
Ben Affleck's Timeline
August 15, 1972
Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States
June 29, 2005