Summer Phoenix

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Summer Phoenix
Peace-alliance-Rain-Phoenix-Summer-Phoenix-and-Heart-Phoenix-.jpg
BornSummer Joy Bottom
(1978-12-10) December 10, 1978 (age 35)
Winter Park, Florida, U.S.
OccupationActress/Model
Years active1984–2004 (actress)
Spouse(s)Casey Affleck (2006–present)
Children2
ParentsArlyn Phoenix
RelativesJoaquin Phoenix (brother)
River Phoenix (brother)
Rain Phoenix (sister)
 
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Summer Phoenix
Peace-alliance-Rain-Phoenix-Summer-Phoenix-and-Heart-Phoenix-.jpg
BornSummer Joy Bottom
(1978-12-10) December 10, 1978 (age 35)
Winter Park, Florida, U.S.
OccupationActress/Model
Years active1984–2004 (actress)
Spouse(s)Casey Affleck (2006–present)
Children2
ParentsArlyn Phoenix
RelativesJoaquin Phoenix (brother)
River Phoenix (brother)
Rain Phoenix (sister)

Summer Phoenix (born Summer Joy Bottom; December 10, 1978) is an American actress and model. She is the youngest sibling of the late River Phoenix, Rain Phoenix, Joaquin Phoenix, and Liberty Phoenix, and is married to actor Casey Affleck.

Early life[edit]

Summer was raised in Southern California, but spent her teen years in Central Florida, where she was born.[1] Her mother, Arlyn Sharon (née Dunetz), was born in the Bronx, New York, to Jewish parents from Hungary and Russia.[2][3][4][5] Her father, John Lee Bottom, was a lapsed Catholic from Fontana, California.[2] In 1968, Phoenix's mother left her family and moved to California, meeting Phoenix's father while hitch-hiking. They married in 1969 and joined the religious cult the Children of God, working as missionaries and fruit pickers in South America. Phoenix has four siblings: two brothers, actors Joaquin (Leaf) and the late River, and two sisters, Rain and Liberty.

She attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, but left before graduating to pursue a career in film.

Career[edit]

Summer was a child actor, working with agent Iris Burton along with her brothers and sister at the age of two, and went on to have guest roles in Murder She Wrote, Growing Pains and Airwolf. She appeared in the TV movie Kate's Secret and in Russkies, playing the younger sister of real life brother Joaquin. Phoenix later appeared in Wasted, The Laramie Project, SLC Punk!, Dinner Rush, The Believer, and The Faculty. She played leads in Esther Kahn (2000) and Suzie Gold (2004).

In 2002, Phoenix starred in a three-month run of This is Our Youth at the Garrick Theatre alongside Matt Damon and Casey Affleck.

She was a member of the rock band The Causey Way with her sister Rain. She later made guest appearances on albums by Rain's band, the Papercranes.

Personal life[edit]

Summer is a vegan.[citation needed] She is an avid supporter of several environmental and animal rights causes and charities, including PETA.[citation needed]

She became engaged to Casey Affleck on December 25, 2003, and gave birth to a son, Indiana August, on May 31, 2004, in Amsterdam. Phoenix and Affleck married on June 3, 2006 in Savannah, Georgia, and had a second son, Atticus,[6] on January 12, 2008.[7]

She now owns and runs the vintage clothing boutiques Some Odd Rubies, with stores in New York and Los Angeles, along with friends Odessa Whitmire and Ruby Canner.[8]

Filmography[edit]

YearFilmRoleNotes
1984AirwolfLittle Girl1 episode; 'Flight #093 Is Missing'
1984Murder, She WroteCindy Donovan1 episode; 'We're Off to Kill the Wizard'
1986Kate's SecretBecky Stark
1987Growing PainsJody1 episode 'Big Brother's Not Watching'
1987RusskiesCandi
1988ABC Weekend SpecialLana1 episode 'Runaway Ralph'
1989The New Leave It to BeaverBettie Haskell1 episode; 'Still the New Leave It to Beaver'
1990Swamp ThingLilly1 episode; 'New acquaintance'
1997Arresting GenaJane FreemanUS title: Made in France
1997ERPetra1 episode; 'Ambush'
1998I Woke Up Early The Day I DiedBartender#2/Girl at the Beach
1998GirlRebecca Fernhurst
1998Can't Hardly WaitCandy, Stoned Girl's FriendScenes deleted
1998SLC Punk!Brandy
1998The FacultyF'%# You Girl
2000CommittedMeg
2000Esther KahnEsther Kahn
2000Dinner RushMarti Wellington
2001The BelieverCarla Moebius
2002WastedSamanthaTV movie
2002The Laramie ProjectOsnat 'Ossi' Wolf
2004Suzie GoldSuzie Gold

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