Afton Smith is a well-known Hollywood actress who gave her first debut in the movie named ‘Less Than Zero’ way back in 1987. Besides her profession, Smith came into limelight after marrying Hollywood actor, Brendan Fraser. The American-Canadian actor, Brendan is famous for his work in the hit movies like The Mummy (1999), George of the Jungle (1997) and The Mummy Returns (2001). And moving towards Afton Smith’s excellency, she gave her brilliant work in the movie like George of the Jungle (1997), Reality Bites (1994), and Fried Green Tomatoes (1991).
Afton and Brendan were one of the prettiest couples in Hollywood. But, everything changed when they decided to split up. Following the divorce, Afton disappeared from the showbiz. So, where is she now?
The 5 feet 7 inches gorgeous was born on 3rd December 1967 in Northport, Long Island, New York, USA. Afton Smith was raised and grew up with her parents in the beautiful city New York. In the whole universe, each people have their own interest and it depends on them whether to bring their interest into a successful career.
She had a strong urge to make her career in the acting field since her early days. Eventually, her parents were well supportive and encouraged her to follow her passion However, the family’s details are still not revealed lime many other chapters of her life.
Smith’s Career Breakthrough
Afton Smith was interested in the showbiz industry since her childhood days. She followed her interest passionately and today she is one of the good actresses in Hollywood. Smith landed in the acting gig with the movie ‘Less Than Zero’ in 1987. She then appeared in the televison movie “Once Again”. After appearing in two movies, Afton disappered for four years fom the showbiz industry.Perhaps she was preparing for something big that might give her a big break.
Then, after the break, she made a come back with the movie “Fried Green Tomatoes” in 1991. The movie turned out to be hit and eventually her role was noticed by many. She started getting offers from many directors and producers. Her growing career took a sudden pace when she made an appeareance in the romantic comedy drama movie ‘Reality Bites’ in 1994.
Afton Smith’s notable credits in the moviw industry includes movies like A Reason to Believe (1995), George of the Jungle, and Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star. Unfortunately, after getting hitched to actor Brendan Fraser she decided to leave the industry for the sake of her children.But before leaving the showbiz, she wrote a book named “Hollywood Picks the Classics: A Guide for the Beginner and the Aficionado” which was published in 2004.
Romantcism and a Doomed Marriage
Afton met her love life for the first time on the sets of the movie ‘Reality Bites’. They were introduced by Winona Ryder, a movie producer at a barbecue party on July, 1993.The duo felt a spark between them and started spending more time together after their first meeting. They became good friends and then they turned their friendship into relationship.
After dating for four years, the duo exchanged the rings in October 1997. One year later, they walked down the aisle in September 1998 in presence of close family members and friends. Their intimate wedding ceremony was held at Bel Air Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
The newly wed couple was spotted together having a gala time afterward. The couple embraced the parenthood for the first time on September 17, 2002. They welcomed their first child Griffin Fraser on that date. Two years later, they gave birth to their second child Holden Fletcher Fraser on August 16, 2004.Further, they went on expanding their family and welcomed their third child Leland Francis Fraser on May 2, 2006.
While it seemed like Afton with her husband Brandan was enjoying their marriage and parenthood, the other side of the story was different. Almost after spending a decade together, the couple moved apart in separate directions.
Divorce and Custody Battle
Exactly nineteen months after their third child was born, Afton and Fraser shocked the world by their divorce news. They filed the divorce in 2007 in the court. But, the battle turned out to be ugly. It took nearly two years for their divorce settlement. Their divorce was finalized in 2009. However, the divorce between the couple created many news in the media.
Afton demanded for alimony and the court ordered Brendan to pay $900000 annually. In addition, the court ordered Fraser to pay $50000 monthly and further $300000 annually for their childcare. Later on,in 2013 Brendan appealed to the court to reduce the amount claiming his career was no active in Hollywood. Further, he defended his demand by showing his back injury he got in 2012 due to Hurricane Sandy. This time again, Afton made acussations against Brendan for hiding his propety. As Afton has no evidence for the allegations she made , Brendan won with clear points. Thus, the court reduced the alimony.
On the other hand, at the time of their divorce settlement, the former couple had a joint custody over their children. But, the kids chose to live with their mother in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, Fraser didnot back off from his daddy duty. He often goes to meet his children and they are spotted together many times.
The real reason behind their doomed marriage is still unknown. But, multiple sources claim that it was the result of Brendan’s affair with actress Maria Bello who became close while working together in a movie in China. No one till now knows the actual cause behind the separation and whether Brendan was romantically engaged with the actress or not.
Life After Divorce
After going through a failed marriage, Afton has disappeared from the showbiz. She is focusing on raising her three children away from the glitter and glamour of the industry. Moreover, she has remained single and hasn’t been involved with any other guy after Brandan Fraser.
Net Worth and Social Media Presence
Being a renowned actress and ex-wife of top Hollywood actor, Afton somehow has earned a fruitful amount of money in her career. In addition , she has got a huge amount as alimony while divorce settlement. This has certaintly raise her net fortune. As Smith lives a low key profile life, nothing much is known about her including her net worth. However, as per some online sources, her net worth is estimated to be around $3 million.
Afton Smith doesn’t have her presence on the social media platform like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. No doubt, she is notoriously private person enjoying her life away from the world of social media.