If you were around in the ’90s, you’ll agree with me that virtually everyone had at least one childhood memory of Afton Smith and her husband, Brendan Fraser’s comic roles on the television.
Smith attracted a great deal of admiration and public attention after her marriage to our favorite actor Brendan. Prior to their marriage, she was an actress known for her roles in Fried Green Tomatoes, a 1991 comedy-drama film based on the novel ‘Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg.
Written by Flagg and Carol Sobieski and directed by Jon Avnet, she played the character of Leona Threadgoode in the movie, which tells the story of the admirable friendship between a middle-aged housewife named Evelyn Couch and Ninny Threadgoode, a very old woman who lives in a nursing home.
She went on to appear in several other movies, including Reality Bites, which is considered her breakout movie. Afton’s biggest breakthrough came in 1997 when she featured in the popular George of the Jungle, wherein she starred along with her now ex-husband who she met the same year.
Ever since Afton concluded her role in the Disney film, she has not been spotted in any movie and has not been making public appearances as well.
To her credit, she is the writer of the classic movie guide titled: ‘Hollywood Picks the Classics: A guide for the beginner and the Aficionado”. This book, as gathered, has helped many readers, including up-and-coming actors and actresses in the entertainment industry.
Afton Smith Biography
The Fried Green Tomatoes actress Afton Smith was born on December 3, 1976, in Northport, Long Island, in the United States. Smith holds an American nationality and is said to belong to the white ethnicity.
She had her elementary education in a school in Los Angeles, from where she proceeded to the Upper Canada College for further studies. She later completed her studies in college, graduating with flying colors.
Is She Currently Dating Anyone?
Writing about Afton Smith and Brendan Fraser’s separation usually leaves one crestfallen. This is because the charming superstars were one of the finest celebrities Hollywood has ever produced. Considering how lovely they looked together on the red carpets and Hollywood shows, no one would have thought that they’ll head for divorce someday.
The Hollywood celebrities are no longer an item following their separation in 2007 and apparent divorce on April 17, 2008. The two met on July 4, 1993, while attending a barbecue at Winona Ryder’s house.
They fell in love with each other instantly and would later become great friends and later lovers. Their love for each other kept flourishing until after four years when they finally tied the knot on September 27, 1998, at the Bel Air Hotel, Los Angeles, in the presence of friends, family, and loved ones.
The couple had their first child (Griffin Arthur Fraser) on September 17, 2002, and went on to welcome two other lovely sons – Holden Fletcher Fraser and Leland Francis Fraser on August 16, 2004, and May 2, 2006, respectively.
It was one year after Leland arrived that things turned sour, leading to Brendan publicist announcing in December 2007 that the couple would be heading for divorce. They separated shortly after but not without a settlement of $900,000 as alimony.
Afton’s ex-husband, in early 2013, would later ask for a reduction of his annual child support and alimony to $300,000. His request was granted by the court. But Smith was unhappy with the court’s decision because Fraser has an estimated net worth of $25 million.
At the moment, Smith is single and busy raising the three good-looking sons she had with her ex-husband. She has not been in the spotlight for a long time and has never been in the news for any reason, including having a new man in her life.
Here are The Facts in a Flash
The couple filed for divorce just eight months after they sold their Beverly Hills mansion for $3 million.
Smith Afton has a net worth which is said to be around $3 million.
The actress accused Brendan Fraser of hiding his financial assets and lying to the court.
The couple did not mention the reasons for their divorce.
Brendan hit the headlines in 2014 for allegedly dating George of the Jungle co-star Leslie Mann.