Who Is Afton Smith?
Afton Smith is an American actress, who was born on December 3, 1967, in Northport, Long Island, New York, USA. She appeared in various movies, but George of the Jungle (1997), Reality Bites (1994), and Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) let her enjoy the heights of glory, fame, and prominence. She married Brendan Fraser, but after spending nine complex and devastating years with him, she decided to divorce him. Smith’s marriage gave birth to three children. After her separation, Afton got custody of her three children, and currently, she is raising them on alimony paid by her ex-husband.
It was the brief introduction about Afton Smith; let’s have a look at her early life, childhood, and the current elegant lifestyle.
Afton Smith Wiki, Biography, Children, And Early Life:
Afton Smith is also known as Afton Fraser and Gold Digger. She is a very energetic and 51-year-old lady, whose zodiac sign is Capricorn, ethnically, she is White, and she holds the nationality of America. Concerning her, religion, she believes in Christianity.
Although being a television and film actress, she enjoyed colossal media coverage and publicity, yet she did not reveal her early life and childhood. Therefore, information regarding her parents is not available. Only this is known that she was raised by normal middle-class parents with her siblings. Nothing more is known about them. So far as her educational background is concerned, she has not revealed any piece of information about it. But due to her intellect and stunning personality, it can be estimated that her parents tried their best to make her morally cultivated. And they would have certainly sent her to the well-reputed educational institutes of their native town.
Not only Smith’s natural acting and expression made her competent actress but also her physical features played a contributory role in making her an unprecedented actress. She is 5 feet 7 inches tall, has grey eyes and blonde hair, and has a well-shaped body. But so far as her body measurements and weight are concerned, she has kept them private.
Afton Smith’s Husband And Children:
Afton chose Brendan Fraser as her husband, who is also a Canadian-American actor. He got colossal media coverage and public acclamation after playing the character of Rick O’ Connell in The Mummy Trilogy (1999, 2001, 2008).
Brendan Left Canada to try his fate in Hollywood industry. As he arrived in Los Angeles, California, he met Afton Smith while attending a barbecue at Winona Ryder’s on July 4, 1993. Although it was a casual meeting, yet it let them get close to each other, and later, they started dating. And after spending 4 to 5 years as partners, they decided to marry on September 27, 1998. Their marriage gave birth to three sons, whose names are:
- Griffin Arthur Fraser, born in 2002, and he is sixteen years old.
- Holden Fletcher Fraser, born in 2004, and he is fourteen years old.
- Leland Francis Fraser, born in 2006; he is 12 only.
The whole family resided in their home in Beverly Hills, California, but it was sold in April 2007 for $3 million. When the couple started dating, they were the right choice for each other. Afton had established her career in Hollywood, and Fraser was a well-reputed actor in the Canadian film industry. But as he tried his fate in Hollywood industry and got an opportunity to play leading roles in various comedy and fantasy films including Encino Man (1992), George of The Jungle (1997), Bedazzled (2000), Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2008), Journey To The Center of The Earth (2008). He also showed his talent in the dramatic cinema with his natural acting in Gods and Monsters (1998), The Quiet American (2002), and Crash (2004). Since 1988, he has been serving the Canadian and American film industry.
Fraser is one year younger than Afton Smith, but both of them used to celebrate their birthdays on the same day because they were born on December 3.
Afton Smith’s Divorce:
Although both Smith and Fraser were leading a quite satisfied life with their three children, yet there was something wrong that disturbed their marriage. And it let them file for divorce. In December 2007, it was publicly announced that the couple has decided to separate their ways. In April 2008, the court finalized their divorce. It was observed that Fraser was a successful actor at that time while Smith had left acting, and she completely dependent on her husband to fund her expenses. Therefore, the court ordered Fraser to pay her $50,000 monthly in alimony. And she took custody of her children; thus, Fraser was told to pay her an additional $300,000 per year to fund his children’s expenses. In the early years, Fraser paid a sufficient amount without any hesitation. But in 2013, he requested the court to reduce alimony and child support. Fraser told that he was not professionally as active as he was before. But Smith said he should pay the expenses because he was still generating $3 million per year. So the case settled, and Fraser had to pay the same amount.
Afton Smith’s Movies, Career, And Net worth:
So far as Smith’s professional career is concerned, it was full of various ups and downs. Despite struggling hard, she could not get sufficient and satisfactory work to prove herself. Then, after extreme endeavor, she got a chance of acting in the movie Less Than Zero that released in 1987, but Smith remained unacknowledged; it was the movie, in which, Brad Pitt also acted, but he also remained uncredited. The movie was not a commercial success, and it received mixed reviews from critics.
In 1991, she got an opportunity to act in Fried Green Tomatoes; in this movie too, she could not get a chance to play a leading role. But this movie proved to be a commercial success, and it received positive reviews from both public and critics. It was nominated for 2 Oscars at the 63rd Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress, and Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
In 1994, Reality Bites released that proved to be her first hit. It was an American romantic comedy-drama. Afton played the role of a girl Janine. Although she appeared on the screen for a short time, yet her character played a contributory role in progressing the plot.
In 1997, she worked with her then-boyfriend Brendan Fraser in the movie George of The Jungle. The movie generated encouraging and satisfactory reviews. But Afton’s career was still shacking. Although she had one or two projects in her hand, her future and professional career were uncertain. Therefore, after marrying Fraser, she left working and started living the life of a true housewife.
So far as Afton Smith’s net worth is concerned, nothing is available about it. Only this is known that she is paid $50,000 in the name of alimony and $300,000 in child support. Concerning Afton’s presence on social media, including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, she is a non-socialite, and apparently, she has no active account on any social media site. Therefore, her current status can never be predicted. But it can be estimated that she is leading a lavishing life with the money paid by her husband.