Brendan Fraser Biography

Published On Jun 01, 2016
Facts of Brendan Fraser
Date of Birth: 1968 , December-3
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
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In the early 1990s, while he was attending a barbecue at Winona Ryder's house, he met his first wife Afton Smith.  Afton Smith is also an actress and she is famous for her role in the Fried Green Tomatoes, George of the Jungle and Reality Bites. They had romantic love life for several years and then they finally got married on 27th of September 1998. They had three children from this married life. At the end of 2007, they announced their separation and they finally got divorced on 17th of April 2008. His nationality is Canadian and American and he is of white ethnicity. His height is six feet and thee inches.

As a child, Fraser was raised in several parts of the world like Eureka, California, Seattle, Ottawa, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. While he was in Toronto, he joined Upper Canada College. He got his first taste of theatrical performance at the West End in London. In 1990, he finally earned a degree from Seattle's Cornish College of the Arts. He has been active as an actor since 1991. That year he appeared in the short movies and TV movies like My Old School, Child of Darkness, Child of Light and Guilty Until Proven Innocent. That year he was also seen playing the role of Sailor No. 1 in the movie Dogfight. Next year he appeared in the movies like Encino Man and School Ties. He got his rise in fame at the end of 1990s after he portrayed the role of Richard 'Rick' O'Connell in an American action-adventure horror film The Mummy. For this role he earned the salary of $4,000,000. He is also critically acclaimed for his role in the movies like The Mummy Returns and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. He is now aged 47 years old and his net worth is $25 million.

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Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

December 3 , 1968

Best known for his deep resonant voice, towering height and athletic frame, Brendan Fraser was born as Brendan James Fraser in the late 1960s in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America to Carol Mary (née Genereux) and his father, Peter. His father was a journalist.

Graduated from Cornish College of the Arts

1990

While he was in Toronto, he joined Upper Canada College. He got his first taste of theatrical performance at the West End in London. In 1990, he finally earned a degree from Seattle's Cornish College of the Arts. 

Began his acting career

1991

He has been active as an actor since 1991. That year he appeared in the short movies and TV movies like My Old School, Child of Darkness, Child of Light and Guilty Until Proven Innocent. That year he was also seen playing the role of Sailor No. 1 in the movie Dogfight.

Appeared in the movie, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra

2009

In 2009, he was seen starring the role of Sgt. Stone in an American military science fiction action G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. He is also critically acclaimed for his role in the movies like The Mummy Returns and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. 

Began dating Afton Smith

1993

In the early 1990s, while he was attending a barbecue at Winona Ryder's house, he met his first wife Afton Smith.  Afton Smith is also an actress and she is famous for her role in the Fried Green Tomatoes, George of the Jungle and Reality Bites.

Married to Afton Smith

September 27 , 1998

They had romantic love life for several years and then they finally got married on 27th of September 1998. They had three children from this married life. At the end of 2007, they announced their separation and they finally got divorced on 17th of April 2008. 

First child, Griffin Arthur Fraser

September 17 , 2002

He became father for the first time in his life in 2002. He and his ex wife Afton Smith welcomed their first child together on 17th of September and that time it was a son and they named him Griffin Arthur Fraser. 

Second child, Holden Fletcher Fraser

August 16 , 2004

He became father for the second time in his life in 2004. He and his ex wife Afton Smith welcomed their second child together on 16th of August and that time it was also a son and they named him Holden Fletcher Fraser.

Third child, Leland Francis Fraser

May 2 , 2006

He became father for the third time in his life in 2006. He and his ex wife Afton Smith welcomed their third child together on 2nd of May and that time it was also a son and they named him Leland Francis Fraser.

Won Online Film & Television Association

2004

He is also well known for starring the role of Ben Sullivan in the TV series Scrubs. For this role, he earned his first nomination in Online Film & Television Association in 2002 and won this award for the first time in 2004 for Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. 

Won Screen Actors Guild Awards

2006

In 2006, he got nominated in Screen Actors Guild Awards for the first time in his life and he was also honored with this award the same year. He won this award that year for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. 

Won Seattle International Film Festival

1997

He has also once been nominated in Seattle International Film Festival and that was in 1997. He was awarded with this award that year for Best Actor. In 2008, he was awarded with ShoWest Convention, USA for Distinguished Decade of Achievement in Film.