Joaquin Phoenix’s Place of Birth:
Joaquin Phoenix was born in Puerto Rico and is the son of former Children of God missionaries John Bottom Amram and Arlyn Dunitz Jochebed.
Date of Birth:
October 28th, 1974
Joaquin Rafael Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix changed his name to Leaf as a child to fit in with his siblings’ ‘earthy’ names.
American actor Joaquin Phoenix has a net worth of $50 million dollars, according to Wealthy Genius.
Joaquin’s sisters Summer and Rain are actors. His older brother River had amassed an impressive resume prior to his death of a drug overdose in Los Angeles in 1993.
Phoenix picked up a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his role in Gladiator in 2001. He earned a Best Actor Academy Award nomination in 2006 for Walk the Line (he lost to Philip Seymour Hoffman in Capote). And finally earned Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in Joker (2019).
Phoenix’s first movie role was in the 1986 movie family film, SpaceCamp. He followed that up shortly with Russkies and Parenthood. Phoenix then took a break from feature films for six years before returning opposite Nicole Kidman in To Die For. Other notable film credits include Inventing the Abbotts, Clay Pigeons, 8MM, The Yards, Gladiator, Quills, Buffalo Soldiers, Signs, It’s All About Love, The Village, Hotel Rwanda, Ladder 49, Walk the Line, We Own the Night, Reservation Road, and Two Lovers.
Calling It Quits:
In November 2008 Joaquin Phoenix declared he was done with acting and would concentrate on his music career. But things might be as they seem… According to a January 2009 article on Entertainment Weekly.com, Phoenix’s attempt at a rap career might just be a big hoax. Their sources say it’s all part of an elaborate plan and he’s just pretending to be a rapper having a meltdown. And check out About.com’s Documentary Guide’s interesting take on Phoenix’s planned documentary of his new career.