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Brendan Fraser Net Worth, Bio, Latest Updates 2022

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Brendan Fraser is an American-Canadian actor. He is the youngest son of his parents, along with 3 others. Brendan Fraser was born on December 3, 1968, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the United States. He’s the son of Canadian parents, Carol Mary and Peter Fraser. Along with him, he has three older brothers: Kevin, Regan, and Sean. He has Irish, Scottish, German, Czech, and French-Canadian ancestry. He has two citizenships: Canada and the United States.

Brendan’s family used to move to different locations frequently, such as living in Eureka, California; Seattle, Washington; Ottawa, Ontario; the Netherlands; and Switzerland. He did his schooling at Upper Canada College, a private boarding school in Toronto. During his vacation to London, he attended his first professional theater show in the West End, which is where his interest in acting began.

Later, he graduated from Cornish College of Arts, Seattle, in 1990. He then pursued his acting at a small acting college in New York. He planned to complete his Masters’s in Fine Arts in the acting department but stopped in Hollywood to continue his work in the films.

Brendan Fraser’s wife, kids, and personal life

After reaching Los Angeles, Raiser met actress Afton Smith at a barbeque party at Winona Ryder’s house in 1993. Later, in 1998, they were married and had three children: Griffin Arthur Fraser (born in 2002), Holden Fletcher Fraser (born in 2004), and Leland Francis Fraser (born in 2006). In 2007, they revealed that they were separated after their home in Beverly Hills, California, was sold for $3 million dollars.

Brendan was instructed to pay alimony of a sum of $50,000 per month to his ex-wife, Afton Smith. Additionally, he paid $25,000 per month of child support till 2019. In 2013, Brendan has filed a petition to reduce the amount as he could be able to pay $9,00,00 per annum. Smith accused him of hiding the financial assets.

About his Blacklist from Hollywood

Brendan Fraser was a heartthrob in the 1990s and early 2000s. However, he slowly disappeared from the trend. He believes that his open words about Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) Philip Berk regarding the sexual abuse he received from him are noteworthy. According to his remarks, Berk used to grab Brendan’s a$$ cheek and slowly twist it. He felt like crying and finally opened up about the incident.

However, Berk simply refused to answer it by saying it was a joke. As Berk is still a member of the Hollywood board, he found himself shut out of the HFPA and the Golden Globes awards, so Fraser believes he might have been blocked due to this incident. However, later, his own issues with health, divorce, and the loss of his mother contributed to his gap.

Brendan Fraser’s weight gain

Brendan Fraser in “The Whale”

Brendan did not accidentally weigh in. His dedication to the roles he accomplished made him gain extra weight. In the most recent movie, The Whale, Fraser’s weight has been increased to over 600 pounds to play a recluse in the new film. In the new film, he is seeking to reunite with his 17-year-old daughter after they got alienated when he came out as gay.

Brendan Fraser’s Net Worth

Through his successful movie career, he was able to amass a net worth of $20 million. He has acted in more than 70 films so far since the 1990s.

He’s recognized for his parts in “The Mummy” trilogy, “George of the Jungle,” “Encino Man,” and “Dudley Do-Right.” He’s also recognized for the memorable 3 episodes of NBC Scrubs.  Brendan was also featured in “Crash” and “The Quiet American.”

In 1996, Brendan and Afton paid $675,000 for a 3,948-square-foot home in Beverly Hills. They sold it for $3 million in 2007, a few months before announcing their split.

Even though he has earned mega millions in his career peak, lately, after his divorce, he has failed to meet his monthly expenses, which include alimony, mortgages, child tax, and many other professional expenses.

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The Comeback

Brendan Fraser, after a long gap, is coming back with his new film, The Whale. In 2018, Brendan has revealed the hiatus from the major roles was a result of various factors including his injuries, emotional trauma caused by divorce and the loss of his mother, and a setback by his comments against Philip Berk, former president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, accusing him of sexual assault.

Later that year, he appeared on the HBO series Trust and acted in the DC Comics TV show Doom Patrol as the voice of Robotman. Finally, in 2021, he returned to Hollywood through the crime film No Sudden Move, where he played a supporting role. In the same year, it was announced that he was acting in Killers of the Flower Moon, an upcoming film from Martin Scorsese, and The Whale, an upcoming film from Darren Aronofsky.

So, we could definitely see him as an interesting character in the Whale movie, as he has readied his body to fit that character.

Brendan Fraser memes

Brendan Fraser’s alimony has struck many with hilarious memes about the actor’s struggles to pay the alimony payments. However, not only are these many memes floating online regarding his movies, characters, and funny comedy memes around the internet. There are a lot of memes on the internet for his initial movies, such as Mummies, etc.

Credits: Nicki

Brendan James Fraser
Brendan Fraser AgeDecember 3, 1968 (Age 53 years)
Brendan Fraser ParentsCarol Mary and Peter Fraser
Birth PlaceIndiana Polis, Indiana, U.S.
GenreHollywood Actor
Brendan Fraser Height190 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Brendan Fraser weight 270 kg (600 pounds) in weight for a role in ‘The Whale’.
Brendan Fraser WifeAfton Smith (m.1998-div.2007)
College/ EducationUpper Canada College, Cornish College of Arts, Seattle
Brendan Fraser’s new movieThe Whale
Brendan Fraser Instagram

Brendan Fraser FAQ

Q. Why was Brendan Fraser blacklisted?

A. There is no accurate statement on this. However, Brendan feels that his sexual remarks to then (HFPA) chief Philip Berk have made him less popular in the industry, He was also severely hit by his health, divorce trauma, and loss of his mother, all of which contributed to his gap in Hollywood.

Q. Who is Brendan Fraser married to?

He married the actor and model Afton Smith in 1998, and they had three kids. Unfortunately, they separated from each other in 2007.

Q. Where can I watch professionals with Brendan Fraser?

The CW has acquired the US rights for Professionals. The show is available to stream on Netflix.

Why did Brendan Fraser and Afton Smith divorce?

The exact reason is unknown. But some speculate that Brendan was cheating on the model-actress. And some who favor Fraser claim that his wife is a money grabber that she filed for divorce and applied for alimony of $50,000 per month.

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