Who is Afton Smith?

Afton Smith is a television actress from the United States popularly known for her roles in George of the Jungle, Reality Bites, and Fried Green Tomatoes. She was the ex-wife of widely popular actor Brendan Fraser.

Afton Smith grew up with a solid aspiration to turn her interest into the career of being an actress. Furthermore, Afton Smith met Brendan Fraser in 1993 and worked with him in the 1997 hit film ‘George of the Jungle. They later married in September 1998.

Here is everything you need to know about Afton Smith.

Afton-smith-Biography
Afton smith Biography

Quick facts

Full name Afton Smith
BirthdateDecember 3, 1967
Age54 years old
SunsignSagittarius
Birthplace Northport, Long Island, New York
AKA/ NicknameAfron
NationalityAmerican
Height5’7
Weight60kg
ReligionChristian
Eye color Blue
Hair color Blonde
GenderFemale
ProfessionActress
Net worth $3 million

Interesting facts

  • In 1987, Afton first broke into acting in the crime-drama film Less Than Zero with the role of Kim.
  • Afton published a book in November 2004 with the title “Hollywood Picks the Classics: A Guide for the Beginner and the Aficionado.”
  • Smith met Fraser through their mutual friend, Winona Ryder, at a barbecue on July 4, 1993.
  • After four years of meeting, they got engaged in October 1997.
  • After four years, Smith took a break from her career and made a comeback appearing in a project named “Fried Green Tomatoes.”

Afton Smith Birthday

Afton Smith is an American actress born on December 3, 1967, in Northport in the town of Huntington on Long Island, New York. Currently, she is 54 years old.

Early life and Education

Her parent’s information is still unknown to the public, and the same goes for her siblings.

Additionally, she pursued her elementary schooling study at a local high school in Los Angeles, where she finished school in 1985. After finishing school, she went to college in Upper Canada, where she graduated in 1989.

Afton Smith Career

Afton began her career in the movie industry with a crime drama named ‘Less Than Zero’ in 1987. The drama starred James Spader, Jami Gertz, and Robert Downey Jr.; Bret Easton Ellis’s novel inspires the movie.

Furthermore, in her next movie project, she portrayed a character simply as a disco lover girl in the 1987 movie ‘Once Again’. After four years of struggle and not getting any project of her interest, cast in the romantic-comedy movie named ‘Pyrates.’

Smith’s next project film was ‘Fried Green Tomatoes, released in 1991 where she played Leona Threadgoode.

A few years later, she was noticed by the audience with her biggest hit in the motion picture named ‘Reality Bites,’ a romantic-comedy movie released in 1994. She portrayed the character of Janine, a girl who dated Troy Dyer (Ethan Hawke). 

Furthermore, in 1995, Afton guest-starred role in the episode named ‘Party!!!’ from the sitcom ‘Pig Sty’ where her role was left uncredited. That was her first and only television appearance.

Also, she played a role in an independent comedy-drama, ‘A Reason to Believe,’ where she portrayed Becky’s minor character. Later on, in the year 1997, she shared the screen with her ex-boyfriend Brendan Fraser in the live-action feature film adaptation of ‘George of the Jungle,’ based on Tarzan’s cartoon series role of one of Ursula Stanhope’s (Leslie Mann) friends.

Afton worked on one final movie called ‘Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star’ in 2003, which was also uncredited. After marrying Fraser, she stopped her career.

Although Smith hasn’t received any awards throughout her movie career, she has written a book ‘Hollywood Picks the Classics: A Guide for the Beginner and the Aficionado’, published on November 3, 2004.

Marriage and children

Afton Smith was married to a Canadian-American actor Brendan Fraser on September 27, 1998, at the Bel Air Hotel in Los Angeles. The couple met in their mutual friend Winona Ryder’s house, attending a barbecue on July 4, 1993.

Soon after, the beautiful couple welcomed their first child, Griffin Arthur Fraser, on September 17, 2002. Furthermore, they welcomed another boy, Holden Fletcher in 2004, and in 2006, the couple had their third and last son, Leland Francis.

After a successful relationship for many years, they could not predict what was coming next in store for them.

Afton Smith and Brendan Fraser with their sons.
Afton Smith and Brendan Fraser with their sons.

Unexpectedly, Fraser’s publicist announced that the couple was getting a divorce. Later in the year of 2009, their divorce was finalized. Although none of the partners were open to details about their failed marriage, rumors pointed out that Afton caught Fraser in an affair with actress Maria Bello.

Nevertheless, as per the court order, Afton was awarded $900,000 of annual alimony after they divorced. As per the court, Fraser is liable for $50,000 monthly and $300,000 in annual child support. 

He appealed to the court that his payments for child support need to be reduced in the year 2013, with a statement that he could not meet the annual obligation of $900,000.

He further requested to reduce his support payment to $50,000. And in response to all these requests, Afton accused Brendan of hiding his financial assets.

After the couple’s separation, they have not got any media coverage for their other love handles with anyone. It seems like they are enjoying their single life right now.

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Afton Smith net worth

Afton gathered a handsome sum of money from her career as an actress. The report suggests, that Smith collected most of her revenue from the American live-action film, George of the Jungle, having a significant profit turnover.

On top of that, she also collected money from her other sources, appearing in movies like Reality Bites and Fried Green Tomatoes. Concluding, it is estimated that Afton Smith’s net worth is around $3 million.

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