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Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck (full name: Benjamin Geza Affleck) was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, CA. Following his parents split when he was a baby, Affleck moved to the Boston area. He grew up only two blocks away from Matt Damon. He got his start as a child actor on the PBS show “The Voyage of the Mimi.” After graduating Damon’s alma mater, the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Affleck attended University of Vermont and Occidental College for a period of time. He landed roles in “School Ties, “Dazed and Confused,” “Mallrats,” and “Chasing Amy” in the 90s. It wasn’t until 1997 when Affleck made a splash with “Good Will Hunting,” which earned him nine Oscar nominations and two wins. This major success opened up the floodgates and opportunities started pouring in including “Armageddon," "Shakespeare in Love,” and “Pearl Harbor.” He directed “Gone Baby Gone” in 2007, starring his brother Casey, and is also known for his involvement in “The Town,” Golden Globe and Oscar winning “Argo,” “Gone Girl,” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” He produced the Emmy-nominated docuseries “Project Greenlight” with Damon. Affleck’s personal life is often front page news. He and Jennifer Lopez, a.k.a. “Bennifer,” were supposed to wed in September 2003, but called off the wedding just four days before they were set to say their “I Dos” and officially split a few months later. Affleck went on to wed another Jennifer, Jennifer Garner. They sent shockwaves through Hollywood when they announced their split in 2015 and eventual divorce filing in April 2017 after a decade of marriage. The former couple has three children – Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel. He has been to rehab to seek treatment for alcohol abuse. There have also been rumors of cheating and a gambling problem.

Matt Damon & Ben Affleck's Ex, Lindsay Shookus, Both Attend 'SNL' Dinner

Matt Damon
No Hard Feelings ... Dining with Ben's Ex-GF

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are like brothers, so our eyebrows went north when we saw this pic of Matt hanging out with Ben's ex after a bad breakup. Matt broke bread with Lindsay… READ MORE >

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Officially Divorced

Ben and Jen
We're Officially Single!!!

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are divorced ... officially. TMZ broke the story ... the private judge they hired dotted the i's and crossed the t's and they submitted the final docs to an L.A.… READ MORE >

- 41 days ago
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Have Submitted Divorce Docs Without Using a Lawyer

Ben and Jen
We Just Submitted Final Divorce Docs And Never Hired a Lawyer!!!

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have now submitted final divorce paperwork to an L.A. County Superior Court judge ... and they did it all without lawyering up ... TMZ has learned. The paperwork… READ MORE >

- 47 days ago
Ben Affleck Back on Movie Set, Shooting Addiction Role on Heels of Rehab

Ben Affleck
Going Method After Rehab Stint Filming Role of an Addict

Ben Affleck's immersing himself in a new role that ya might say came along at the perfect time -- because he's playing an athlete-turned-addict who's trying to make a comeback. Cameras were… READ MORE >

- 57 days ago
Chris Pratt and Anna Faris Officially Sign Off on Divorce

Chris Pratt, Anna Faris
Officially Sign Off on Divorce

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris have pulled the trigger on their divorce by signing the final docs that will make them single again ... TMZ has learned. Sources connected with the couple tell TMZ, they… READ MORE >

- 64 days ago
Hollywood's Political Donations for Democrats Strong Even Before Taylor Swift's Plea

Taylor Swift
She's Talking Politics ... These Celebs Ante Up for Candidates

Taylor Swift certainly talked a big game by endorsing 2 candidates in Tennessee, but a bunch of other celebs are doing more than talking -- they're paying to support their fave… READ MORE >

- 70 days ago
Ben Affleck Closely Monitored in Custody Agreement with Jennifer Garner

Ben Affleck
Closely Monitored In Custody Agreement with Jen Garner

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have reached a custody agreement, but it is vague for an obvious reason ... Ben's issue with alcohol. As we have already reported, the couple long ago agreed to… READ MORE >

- 75 days ago
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Sign Off on Divorce

Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner
Sign Divorce Papers ... But It's Not Final Yet

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have officially signed their divorce papers ... but the split isn't final yet. Ben and Jen met Garner's home Thursday for several hours to hammer out… READ MORE >

- 75 days ago
Ben Affleck Completes Rehab for Alcohol Addiction

Ben Affleck
Completes 40-Day Rehab ... For Alcohol Addiction

Ben Affleck has completed a 40-day stay at a California rehab facility for alcohol addiction ... and is now in outpatient care. Affleck posted a message Thursday, saying, "The support I have… READ MORE >

- 76 days ago
Jennifer Garner Filed Docs to Make Divorce from Ben Affleck Final By Year's End

Jennifer Garner
Get Me Divorced, Now!!!

Jennifer Garner wants her never-ending divorce case over and done with ... so she's now filed legal docs to supercharge the process so she's a single woman by the end of the year ... TMZ has… READ MORE >

- 76 days ago
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