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Ben Affleck
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Affleck in July 2017
Benjamin Géza Affleck-Bolt thé movie

(1972-08-15) August 15, 1972 (age 49)
Alma materOccidental College
University of Vermont
OccupationActor, director, producer, screenwriter
Years active1981–present
Spouse(s)Jennifer Garner (m. 2005–2018) «start: (2005)–end+1: (2019)»"Marriage: Jennifer Garner to Ben Affleck" Location: (linkback:
FamilyCasey Affleck (brother)

Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt (born August 15, 1972[1]) is an American actor, movie director, producer and screenwriter. He became well known in the late 1990s, after acting in the movie Good Will Hunting. He has since become a Hollywood star having acted in several movies.

Affleck began playing the role of Batman in the DC Extended Universe beginning with the 2016 movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.[2] He later played Batman again in Suicide Squad and in Justice League.

Family background

Affleck was born in Berkeley, California and grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His mother, Christine Anne "Chris" Affleck (née Boldt), was a school district employee and teacher. His father, Timothy Byers Affleck, has been a drug counselor, social worker, janitor, auto mechanic, bartender, writer, director, and actor with the Theater Company of Boston.[3][4][5][6] After learning that he had slave-owning ancestors from Savannah, Georgia, he tried to hide it but got caught and apologized.[7]

Affleck's mother was a freedom rider in the 1960s;[8][9] until her retirement, she was a public school teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts.[10] His younger brother is actor Casey Affleck. He has English, Irish, Scottish, German, Swedish, Swiss, Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), Welsh and French ancestry.[11][12] The surname "Affleck" is of Scottish origin, and his middle name, "Géza", was the name of a family friend.[8] He was raised in a mostly Episcopalian family.[13]


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  2. "Ben Affleck set to play Batman in 'Man of Steel' sequel". 23 August 2013. 
  3. "Ben Affleck Biography (1972-)". Film reference. 
  4. "Casey Affleck Biography (1975-)". Film Reference. 
  5. Stephen Dalton (2012-12-31). "Once considered a flash in the pan, Ben Affleck is on the comeback trail - The National". 
  6. "Mrs. Shaw was also the grandmother of Hollywood actors Ben and Casey Affleck.". 2003-02-10. [dead link]
  7. "Ben Affleck's slave-owning family: records sketch a conflicted past" (in en). Associated Press. 2015-05-17. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 Stated on Inside the Actors Studio, 2001
  9. "THR Cover: Confessions of Ben Affleck". The Hollywood Reporter. 2011-11-17. 
  10. "With new film, Affleck ties Boston knot tighter - The Boston Globe". 2010-09-15. 
  11. Heyes, Rebecca. "10 Things About... Batman star Ben Affleck". Digital Spy. 
  12. "Film Interview – Ben Affleck / 'Hollywoodland'". Event Guide. 
  13. McGee, Celia (December 18, 2003). "Wild about Jen; Ben Opens Up to our Celia McGee". Daily News (New York). Retrieved 2014-01-09. 

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