Casey Affleck biography
Casey Affleck was born on August 12, 1975, in Massachusetts. The younger brother of actor Ben Affleck, Casey has established a career as an actor in his own right. Beginning with smaller roles in films such as To Die For (1995) with Joaquin Phoenix and Chasing Amy (1997) with his older brother. He found a much more significant role in the film Good Will Hunting (1997), which helped him showcase his acting talent and land larger roles in film. He starred in Ben Affleck's directiorial debut Gone Baby Gone in 2007, which received relatively positive reviews.
Actor Caleb Casey Affleck was born on August 12, 1975, in Falmouth, Massachusetts. After his parents' divorce, Casey Affleck and his older brother Ben were raised by their mother in Cambridge. It was she who first got the boys interested in acting, with Casey gaining notice for his turn as Bobby Kennedy in the ABC miniseries, The Kennedys of Massachusetts.
After graduating from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Casey headed to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. He landed a role in Gus Van Sant's To Die For before returning to the East Coast to study politics, physics and astronomy at George Washington University and Columbia University. He returned to Los Angeles for a supporting role in 1997's Good Will Hunting, the Oscar-winning screenplay that was famously written by his brother and childhood friend Matt Damon.
While Ben Affleck became an overnight A-list celebrity, Casey took a different course, concentrating primarily on character roles in independent films, such as Desert Blue and 200 Cigarettes. These small project led to his Hollywood breakthrough as one of the members of George Clooney's Ocean's Eleven and its sequels. In his own time, Affleck assumed more grown-up roles, including 2005's Lonesome Jim and 2006's The Last Kiss.
In 2007, Affleck turned in two acclaimed performances, as the murderous Robert Ford in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and as a introspective private investigator in his brother's hit directorial debut Gone, Baby, Gone. He received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Ford.
Casey Affleck has been coupled with actress Summer Phoenix since 2000. They have a son, Indiana August Affleck.