If you were there in the 1990s, you will agree with me that virtually everyone had at least one childhood memory of Afton Smith and her husband, namely Brendan Fraser’s comic strip roles on television.
Smith gained great admiration and public attention after her marriage to our favorite actor Brendan. Before her marriage, she was an actress known for her roles in Fried Green Tomatoes, a 1991 comedy-drama movie 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 film, which tells the story of the admirable friendship between a middle-aged housewife named Evelyn Couch and Ninny Threadgoode, a very old woman living in a nursing home.
She appeared in several other films, including Reality Bites, which is considered her breakout film. Afton’s biggest breakthrough came in 1997 when she starred in the popular movie George from the Jungle, in which she appeared with her current ex-husband, whom she met the same year.
Since Afton finished her role in the Disney movie, she has not been seen in any movie or appeared in public.
To her credit, she is the author of the classic film guide entitled: “Hollywood Chooses the Classics”: A Guide for the Beginner and the Aficionado. This book, as it turned out, has helped many readers, including aspiring actors and actresses in the entertainment industry.
Afton Smith Biography
Fried Green Tomatoes actress Afton Smith was born on December 3, 1976, in Northport, Long Island, in the United States. Smith has American citizenship and is said to belong to the white ethnic group.
She received her primary education at a school in Los Angeles, where she went to Upper Canada College for further studies. She later graduated from college and graduated with honors.
Is She Currently Dating Anyone?
When you write about the separation of Afton Smith and Brendan Fraser, you are usually very affected. This is because the charming superstars were one of the best celebrities Hollywood ever produced. Considering how charming they looked together on the red carpets and in Hollywood shows, nobody would have thought that they would one day go into a divorce.
After their separation in 2007 and the apparent divorce on April 17, 2008, Hollywood celebrities are no longer an issue. The two met on July 4, 1993, at a barbecue at Winona Ryder’s house.
They fell in love with each other on the spot and later became great friends and later lovers. Their love for each other continued to blossom until, after four years, they finally entered into the bond of marriage on September 27, 1998, at the Bel Air Hotel, Los Angeles, in the presence of friends, family, and relatives.
The couple had their first child (Griffin Arthur Fraser) on September 17, 2002, and welcomed two more lovely sons – Holden Fletcher Fraser and Leland Francis Fraser on August 16, 2004, and May 2, 2006, respectively.
A year after Leland’s arrival, things went sour, leading to the Brendan publicist announcing in December 2007 that the couple was heading for divorce. They separated shortly after, but not without a $900,000 settlement as to alimony.
In early 2013, Afton’s ex-husband would later apply for a reduction in his annual child support and alimony payments to $300,000. His request was granted by the court. Smith, however, was dissatisfied with the court’s decision, as Fraser has an estimated net worth of $25 million.
Currently, Smith is single and busy raising the three handsome sons she had with her ex-husband. She hasn’t been in the spotlight for a long time and for some reason has never been in the news, partly because she had 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 net assets of approximately $3 million.
- The actress accused Brendan Fraser of hiding his financial assets and lying to the court.
- The couple did not say the reasons for their divorce.
- Brendan hit the headlines in 2014 for allegedly dating Leslie Mann, co-star of George of the Jungle.