|Father: John Bottom
Amram, former landscaper, former migrant fruit picker,
former independent Christian missionary, former Children
of God archbishop of Venezuela and the Caribbean Islands,
former missionary with Children of God, born in Fontana,
Arlyn Dunitz Jochebed, former migrant fruit picker,
former independent Christian missionary, former
missionary with Children of God, worked as a temp at NBC
in California in 1978, born in New York in 1944.
His parents are now
Casey Affleck, Vince Vaughn, Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck,
Matt Damon, ...
height: he is
about 5`7 or 5`8
He was dating Liv Tyler for 3 years. They met on the set
of "Inventing the Abbotts" and fell in love.
The two were living together. "I knew there was
something special between Liv and I from the first day we
met. I didnīt plan on us becoming lovers but I did think
I`d found a great new friend." Joaquin admits Tyler
is one of the first women he ever approached on his own.
"I never seemed to have the courage to date a woman
I didn`t already know. I was fortunate I have sisters
because I always ended up dating my
He was born Joaquin Rafael, but at the age of four he
decided that he wanted a more earthy name, like his elder
siblings River and Rain, so while he was raking leaves
with his father he decided on Leaf. In the early 90s he
would take back his birth name.
He dropped out in ninth grade. "I was doing that
home school thing and the motherfuckers sent a dead
bloated frog to my house to dissect."
scar on his
Joaquin has a scar on his lip. There is a story behind
it: "When my mon was pregnant with me she was in a
hammock on the beach and seh got these intense pains, and
she felt as if some force, God or whatever, had caused
this. Then I`m born. A few weeks later she takes me to
the doctor, he sees me and says, `Who did this harelip
operation? That`s the best operation I`ve ever seen.` Mom
said, `No one. He wasn`t born with a harelip.` I was just
born with the scar."
his auspicious part in "Parenthood" 1989
Joaquin made a self-imposed, six-year hiatus. He came
back playing to chilling perfection an aimless
disaffected high school studen who`s seduced by a sexy
cable-access weathergirl into murdering her husband in
"To Die For" 1995. "In the interim I
traveled around a lot, went down to Mexico to hang out
with my dad for a while Also he lost his virginity."
Plays backgammon, listens to Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra,
Queen and James Brown.
Makes music on a Yamaha keyboard, reads Tennessee
Williams, Rilke and Hubert Selby Jr.
Rides a Ducati motorcycle and a yellow '72 Le Mans.
next brush with fame had nothing to do with acting at
all. On the night of October 30, 1993, Joaquin, his
brother River, sister Rain and River's girlfriend,
actress Samantha Mathis decided to spend a night out on
the town. The four headed out to the Sunset Strip,
and they ended up at the Viper Room, owned by actor
Johnny Depp. When River began to cunvulse due to a drug
overdose, they took him outside. Rain lay herself upon
him to confort and relax her eldest brother while Joaquin
headed for a phone. This is when he made the famous 911
call that was repeated countless times on every TV and
radio station everywhere. "I'm thinking he's taken
Valium, or something," said Joaquin to the 911
dispatcher. But the phone call was not enough. Joaquin
lost his only brother on that sad Halloween morning.
River was pronounced dead at 1:51am at Cedars-Sinai
hospital in Beverly Hills. "After River's death, I
felt like I was in an altered state. It took me over a
year to get my life back."
Phoenix - c/o United Talent Agency - 9560 Wilshire Blvd.
- Suite 500 - Beverly Hills, C.A., 90212
PHOENIX, JOAQUIN (LEAF)
1450 Belfast Dr., LA, CA 90069
His agent: Iris Burton