Who is Afton Smith?

Born under the sign of Sagittarius on the 3rd December 1967, in Northport, Long Island, New York USA, Afton Smith is a 51-year-old Caucasian author and retired actress. Also nicknamed ‘Gold Digger’, she is definitely best known to the world for her significant presence on the TV screen, and across numerous media outlets as the wife of Brendan Fraser, the world-famous actor who had the lead role in the highly popular and still thriving “The Mummy” franchise. Besides that, she had a few successes of her own over the course of her often lucrative acting career from 1987 to 1997.

Posted by Afton Fraser on Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Early Life and Education: Growing up in Long Island

She first attended an unspecified local high school in Los Angeles, from where she matriculated in 1985. She continued with further her studies by enrolling into Upper Canada College, from where she graduated with an unspecified degree in 1989.

Career: TV and books

She made her TV debut as Kim in the crime drama film by Marek Kanievska entitled “Less Than Zero” in 1987, and in the same year featured as a girl in the disco in “Once Again”. Four years later, she was again seen in two films in the same year, first as Marti in “Pyrates”, and then Leona Threadgoode in “Fried Green Tomatoes”. In 1994, she had her thus-far most popular role as Janine in the comedy drama romance film by Ben Stiller entitled “Reality Bites”, in which she starred alongside Winona Ryder. A year later, she made her TV series debut as a ‘great looking woman’ in a single episode of “Pig Sty” entitled “Party!!!” In the same year, she had the role of Becky in “A Reason to Believe”, while her last credited role was as Ursula’s friend in the action adventure comedy film by Sam Weisman entitled “George of the Jungle” in 1997. 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 in 2004, entitled “Hollywood Picks the Classics: A Guide for the Beginner and the Aficionado”, which left the fans hopeful that Afton may continue to pursue an author’s life, but she is 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 a private ceremony attended only by their family and close friends on the 27th September 1998 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 under the sign of Virgo on the 17th September 2002, then Holden Fletcher Fraser on the 16th September 2004, while their youngest, named Leland Francis Fraser, was born under the sign of Taurus 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 the 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 under the sign of Sagittarius 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 has also had leading roles in a lot of other titles, as well as recurring ones in many series. He has enjoyed massive success over the course of his often lucrative 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”, will arrive to the TV screen this year.

What is Afton Smith’s Net Worth?

Afton’s wealth is close to $200,000, made by lending her acting expertise to 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

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

Write A Comment

Pin It