Benjamin Géza Affleck is an American actor and director. He was born on August 15, 1972. When he was younger, he made his acting debut as the lead in the PBS children’s program The Voyage of the Mimi.
Affleck rose to prominence after co-writing and co-starring in the 1997 film Good Will Hunting, which won the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, with his boyhood friend Matt Damon. He subsequently began to establish himself as one of the best directors in Hollywood.
Among his honors are two Oscars, three Golden Globes, and the Volpi Cup, the top prize presented to performers at the Venice Film Festival.
According to Forbes, the award-winning American actor and director has an estimated net worth of $55 million. He is reportedly raking in eight-figure paychecks for movies her now features in or directs.
He has a number of ventures including a nonprofit organization centered on grantmaking and lobbying called the Eastern Congo Initiative. Along with his childhood friend, Matt Damon, he also runs Pearl Street Films.
Ben Affleck Children: Violet Affleck, Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck, Samuel Garner Affleck
Together, Affleck and Garner have three children: a son named Samuel Garner, who was born in 2012, and daughters Violet Anne and Seraphina Rose Elizabeth, born in 2005 and 2009. The family has voiced its stance against photographs and paparazzi interests in the three children.
In 2013, Affleck and Garner organized a gathering at their residence for legislators in support of a measure that would shield the children of celebrities from harassment by photographers. Violet Anne, their daughter, spoke about her own experiences.
Affleck and Garner jointly filed for divorce in April 2017, requesting shared legal and physical custody of their children.