Afton Smith was born on 3 December 1967, in Northport, New York State USA, and is an actress, known from her work in various films including “George of the Jungle”, “Reality Bites”, and “Fried Green Tomatoes”. She’s also known as the ex-wife of actor Brendan Fraser, who became famous for his roles in fantasy and comedy films, which have included “Bedazzled”, “The Mummy” and “George of the Jungle”.
What’s The Net Worth of Afton Smith?
How rich is Afton Smith? As of early-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $3 million, mostly earned through a successful career as an actress. She also did written work during her career, though has not been seen in any movies since her marriage and divorce. However, if she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Acting Beginnings
Not many details are public about Afton’s childhood and her education. It is known that she took her studies in New York, and did relatively well before foraying into her acting career. One of her first projects was the 1987 film entitled “Less Than Zero”, based on the Bret Easton Ellis novel of the same name and which tackles the culture of wealthy, decadent youth in Los Angeles. It starred Andrew McCarthy and Robert Downey Jr., however, the film received mixed reviews. Author Ellis later stated that his work was miscast with the exception of James Spader and Robert Downey Jr.
In 1991, Afton then became a part of the film “Fried Green Tomatoes”, which would start to increase her net worth and popularity. It is a comedy film based on the novel “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café” by Fannie Flagg, and received a lot of positive reviews, and it even two Academy Award nominations.
Further Work and Brendan Fraser
Smith’s next project would be “Reality Bites”, which is a romantic comedy film written by Ben Stiller, also starring Winona Ryder, and Ethan Hawke. The film has become a cult classic, despite initially having a mixed critical reception. In 1997, she then became a part of the film “George of the Jungle” which starred Brendan Fraser, and is based on the cartoon of the same name, which is a spoof of “Tarzan’. While the two worked on the same set, the two had actually met a few years prior while at a function at Winona Ryder’s house, and started their romance there.
The couple would go on to have a relationship for four years before deciding to marry in 1998, held at the Bel Air Hotel in Los Angeles, California. They would go on to have three children, however, just a year after the birth of their third child the relationship started going south, and Brendan’s publicist would later announce in 2007 that the couple had decided to file for divorce.
Divorce Settlement and Life After
Shortly after the divorce announcement, Afton and Brendan separated and headed into a settlement with her getting $900,000 annually as alimony, which potentially significantly increased her net worth. After their divorce, she stopped doing any acting work, but did write a movie guide entitled “Hollywood Picks the Classics: A Guide for the Beginner and the Aficionado”. The book was initially written to help up-and-coming actors in the industry. The couple sold their Beverly Hills mansion worth $3 million, and there was a lot of drama in their settlement as Afton accused her ex-husband of hiding financial assets and lying to the court about his ability to pay the alimony.
There was no details on why the couple decided to divorce, and she has since lived away from the spotlight, while Brendan continued on with his career. In 2013, Fraser filed for a reduction of his annual child support and alimony to $300,000 which was granted by the court. Smith did not like the decision as Brendan was apparently receiving large amounts of money for his acting work. There were also rumors that Brendan was dating “George of the Jungle” co-star Leslie Mann, but it was never confirmed.
Is Afton Smith on Social Media?
Much like the wives or ex-wives of celebrities, Afton maintains her privacy by not having any social media accounts on any of the major social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. There are other profiles named Afton Smith but they are maintained by other people showcasing other pictures, so they are not her accounts. There has been a lot of speculation of her life after her divorce from Brendan, since coverage about her as been minimal, and she has not returned to work in the entertainment industry.