Birthplace: Winter Park, FL
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Actress, musician, designer
Sexual orientation: Straight
Executive summary: The Laramie Project
Nationality: United States
Father: John Lee Bottom (carpenter, archbishop of Children of God cult, b. 14-Jun-1947)
Mother: Arlyn Dunetz (secretary, b. 31-Dec-1944)
Sister: Rain Phoenix
Brother: River Phoenix (actor, b. 23-Aug-1970, d. 31-Oct-1993) (singer/actress, b. 31-Mar-1973), Joaquin Phoenix (actor, b. 28-Oct-1974)
Sister: Libertad Mariposa Phoenix ("Liberty", dancer/country musician, b. 5-Jul-1976)
Husband: Casey Affleck (actor, m. 3-Jun-2006, one son)
Son: Indiana August (b. 31-May-2004)
University: Tisch School of the Arts, New York University (dropped out)
Risk Factors: Vegetarian, Smoking
Summer Joy Phoenix, an American model and actress was born on 10th December, 1978 in Winter Park, Florida.
Phoenix is of Spanish, Jewish and Irish ancestry. Phoenix joined New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She left her school to follow a career in movie. She has also emerged in lots of print ads in Europe. She was an associate of quasi-religious substitute band "The Causey Way". Phoenix played the keyboards and also carried on singing, occasionally. In the year of 2002, she emerged at London's Gerick Theatre, in "This Is Our Youth", along with Casey Affleck and Matt Damon.
Phoenix has emerged in various artistic/ indie films, comprised SLC Punk!, Esther Kahn, The Laramie Project, Wasted, The Faculty, Dinner Rush, and Esther Kahn. She also did guest roles on various TV shows, comprised Growing Pains, Air wolf, Murder She Wrote, and ER.
Summer Phoenix has also crushed the boards in London, emerging in This is Our Youth for 2002 run at the Gerick Theatre with Matt Damon and future spouse Casey Affleck. Phoenix has presented with Clea Duvall in the film The Faculty as a girl crying “Fuck You” and hitting to her boyfriend Jon Abrahams (Scary Movie) several times.
Summer first film as a leading actress, “Esther Kahn”, came in the competition at Cannes Film Festival 2000. Esther Kahn is a mystifying role, portrayed as "closed on herself, a stone" through the executive. Phoenix accepted a very challenging character. It is a very tough character for an actress. And this movie was shot in London with a piece of part-American, part-English and part-French cast.
Phoenix was the daughter of John Lee Bottom, a lapsed Catholic from Fontana, California and Arlyn Sharon who is from Russia and Hungary. And in the year of 1968, her mother went away from her family and shifted to California. She has 4 siblings: two sisters, Liberty and Rain, and two brothers, late River and artist Joaquin. At the age of 23, in 1993, River died of drug overdose in Los Angeles.
"I know I'm going to be asked about that, and I feel I don't owe anybody anything," Summer Phoenix stated. "Anybody can ask me anything they want, and either I'm going to answer if I feel comfortable, or I'm not."
Summer Phoenix is a passionate supporter of animal rights causes, charities and environmental, comprised PETA. She has the classic clothing boutiques in Manhattan, NY and also in Los Angeles, CA named “Some Odd Rubies" with companions Odessa Whitmore and Ruby Canner.
And Phoenix became engaged with Casey Affleck on 25th December, 2003. Phoenix gave birth to a child, Indiana August, on 31st May, 2004, in Amsterdam. And they wedded on 3rd June, 2006 in Savannah, Georgia. On 12th January, 2008, she gave birth to second son, Atticus.
•Kate's Secret (1986) (TV), Becky Stark
•Russkies (1987), Candi
•Runaway Ralph (1988) (TV)
•Arresting Gena (1997), Jane Freeman
•Can't Hardly Wait (1998), Candy, Stoned Girl's Friend - Scenes deleted
•Girl (1998), Rebecca Fern Hurst
•The Faculty (1998), Fuck You Girl
•I Woke Up Early the Day I Died (1998), Bartender#2/Girl at the Beach
•SLC Punk! (1998), Brandy
•Esther Kahn (2000), Esther Kahn
•Committed (2000), Meg
•Dinner Rush (2000), Marti Wellington
•The Believer (2001), Carla Moebius
•Wasted (2002) (TV), Samantha
•The Laramie Project (2002), Jen Malmskog
•Suzie Gold (2004), Suzie Gold