• Afton Smith, born December 3, 1967, in Northport, Long Island, New York, is a retired actress, author, and the ex-wife of actor Brendan Fraser. She is known for her roles in films such as “Fried Green Tomatoes” and “George of the Jungle,” as well as her book “Hollywood Picks the Classics: A Guide for the Beginner and the Aficionado.”
  • Smith attended Upper Canada College, graduating in 1989, and began her acting career with her TV debut in 1987. Her acting career spanned a decade, with her last known role in 2003 in “Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star.”
  • She met Brendan Fraser through mutual acquaintance Winona Ryder in 1993, married him in 1998, and they have three sons together. Their marriage ended in divorce in 2008, following Fraser’s filming of “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor” in China amid rumors of an affair.
  • Following their divorce, Smith received $900,000 annually in alimony from Fraser, a sum that was later reduced after Fraser petitioned the court due to financial difficulties stemming from health issues and surgeries.
  • Afton Smith’s net worth is estimated at $3 million, largely from her acting career, book publication, and alimony from Brendan Fraser. Her personal life post-divorce remains private, with no public details about her current relationships or professional endeavors.

Who is Afton Smith?

Born on the 3rd of December 1967, in Northport, Long Island, New York USA, Afton Smith is a 56-year-old Caucasian author and retired actress. Also nicknamed ‘Gold Digger’, she is well-known for her work on projects that ended up on TV screens. She is also known as the ex-wife of Brendan Fraser, the world-famous actor who had the lead role in the highly popular and still thriving “The Mummy” franchise. In addition to this, she had a few successes of her own in her acting career from 1987 to 1997.

Early Life and Education: Growing up in Long Island

She first attended an L.A. high school, though the name of the school is unknown. Afton matriculated in 1985. She continued with further studies by enrolling into Upper Canada College. After completing her studies, Abby graduated in 1989, earning an unknown degree.

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Full NameAfton Smith
Known ForActress, Author; Ex-wife of Brendan Fraser
ProfessionActress, Author, Television Personality, Entrepreneur
EducationUpper Canada College
Net Worth$3 million
SpouseBrendan Fraser (divorced in 2008)
ChildrenGriffin Arthur Fraser, Holden Fletcher Fraser, Leland Francis Fraser
SiblingsMargot Smithwick
Date of BirthDecember 3, 1967
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Place of BirthNorthport, Long Island, New York, USA
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityCaucasian
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye ColorBlue
Height5 feet 7 inches (170 cm)
Weight58 kg (128 pounds)
Notable Works“George of the Jungle”, “Fried Green Tomatoes”, “Reality Bites”

Career: TV and books

Her TV debut came in 1987 as Kim in “Less Than Zero”,  and also featured in “Once Again” as a young lady in a disco. Four years later, Afton was again seen in two films, first in “Pyrates” as Marti, and then in “Fried Green Tomatoes” as Leona Threadgoode. In 1994, she bagged the role that is still considered her most well-known. She was seen in Ben Stiller’s “Reality Bites” as Janine. She starred alongside Winona Ryder. A year later, her very first appearance was in a TV series as an attractive lady in “Pig Sty”. She was only in one episode but it was enough to set her career in the right direction. In the same year, she starred in “A Reason to Believe” as Becky, while her second-to-last known role was in 1997 in the comedy “George of the Jungle”. She played the role of Ursula’s friend. Her last appearance in a title was as Afton Smith in “Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star” in 2003.

Afton Smith

Where does her career continue?

After her last credited role, Afton’s professional path loses trace for the most part. However, she did publish a book around the beginning of November 2004, entitled “Hollywood Picks the Classics: A Guide for the Beginner and the Aficionado”. This project had fans hopeful that Afton may continue to pursue an author’s life, but she has yet to publish her second book.

Love Life: Brendan Fraser’s ex-wife

Afton Smith met Brendan Fraser through their common acquaintance Winona Ryder, at a barbecue which she hosted on 4th July 1993. They began dating on that night, and over the next four years before becoming engaged in October 1997. They marked their first engagement near-anniversary by marrying in 1998 in a private ceremony attended only by their family and close friends on the 27th of September in the garden of the Bel Air Hotel in Los Angeles. Together they have three sons, the oldest of whom is Griffin Arthur Fraser, born on the 17th of September 2002, then Holden Fletcher Fraser on the 16th of September 2004, while their youngest, named Leland Francis Fraser, was born on the 2nd May 2006 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The family resided happily together in a luxurious home in Beverly Hills, California, for less than a year.

What happened to their marriage?

During the shooting of the, in some ways highly significant film “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor”, Brendan was on the set in China alongside his co-star Maria Bello. Due to several unconfirmed rumors of the two developing some form of romantic chemistry during the making of the film, Afton became extremely suspicious. This had a negative effect on Brendan, and soon their union began to dissolve. Eventually, in April of 2007, the two sold their aforementioned home for $3 million and finally divorced in December of the same year. Following the court settlement, Brendan was determined an obligatory annual alimony coverage amounting to $900,000, which is divided into $50,000 every month and an extra $300,000. Fraser continued to pay this sum until 2013, when he petitioned the court to reduce it due to his inability to keep up with the payments, owing to his increasing health expenditures due to various injuries he sustained while performing stunts on-camera. Afton, however, appealed to the court that Brendan was hiding several financial assets, stating that he had hit the jackpot with some of his recent films. After Brendan provided evidence of a knee replacement surgery, laminectomy and vocal cord surgery, the court eventually lowered his alimony costs.

Is she dating anyone else now?

Nothing is known about Afton’s relationships following her divorce from Brendan, and her current status also remains unknown.

Who is her ex-husband?

Born Brendan James Fraser on the 3rd of December 1968, in Indianapolis, Indiana USA, Brendan Fraser is a 50-year-old American-Canadian actor. He is perhaps best known to the world for his significant presence on the TV screen and across numerous media outlets as Rick O’Connell, the lead character of “The Mummy” franchise. Besides that, he also earned himself leading roles in a lot of other titles, as well as recurring ones in many series. He has enjoyed massive success in his acting career since 1988. In total, he has thus far been credited as an actor in a total of 71 titles, three of which are in post-production and set to release in the future, one of which, entitled “Line of Descent”, which was finished in 2019.

What is Afton Smith’s Net Worth?

Afton’s wealth is close to $3 million, made through her work on a total of eight titles, as well as by publishing a single book, though most famously by gaining annual alimony from her ex-husband. Seeing as her career has come to a halt, her net worth seems unlikely to grow in the years to come.

Body Measurements

  • Height 5ft 7ins (170cm);
  • Not enough information to verify her exact weight, clothing sizes and vital statistics;
  • Bright blond;
  • Eyes are light blue.

Brendan Fraser and Afton Smith
Author

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