Brendan Fraser | Biography

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The Canadian-American film and stage actor Brendan James Fraser was born on December 3, 1968 in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. He has appeared in several Hollywood movies and is a famous actor in Hollywood. He is the son of Canadian parents. He is the son of Peter Fraser and her wife Carol Mary. Peter Fraser was a former journalist and worked as a Canadian Foreign Service officer for the Government Office of Tourism and Carol was a sales counselor. Fraser has three older brothers Kevin, Regan and Sean. During his childhood Fraser’s family moved to different place residing in Eureka, California, Seattle, Ottawa, the Netherlands and Switzerland. His ancestry includes Irish, Scottish, German, Czech and French Canadian. He currently resides in Kent, Connecticut.

Fraser attended the private boy’s boarding school for his school level education because his family often moved during this time. Later on he joined Upper Canada College in Toronto. During his vacation he attended first professional theatrical performance at the West End. Fraser then graduated from Seattle’s Cornish College of the Arts in 1990. After that he began acting at a small acting college in New York although he planned on attending a graduate school in Texas. He decided not to go for it and decided to stay in Los Angeles and work in movie productions. Fraser began his career with film role in a brief appearance in an America’s Most Wanted playing a friend of murder victim Rodney Mark Peterson. He has since appeared in over 30 films. Fraser first lead role was in Encino Man in 1992 and same year he started opposite Matt Damon and Chris O’Donnell in School Ties. After that he also co-starred alongside Steve Buscemi and Adam Sandler in the comedy Airheads along with playing Steve Nebraska in the movie The Scout and Montgomery “Monty” Kessler in With Honors. He also has played supporting roles such as starring alongside Viggo Mortensen and Ashley Judd in Philip Ridley’s The Passion of Darkly Noon and Jennifer Beals in The Twilight of the Golds in 1997.

Fraser became star with the hit comedy film George of the Jungle where he was the main attraction and he made his debut in a comedy film through George of the Jungle. His movies account has huge number with Blast from the Past, Bedazzled and Monkeybone. Fraser also played dramatic roles in Gods and Monsters alongside Ian Mckellen and The Quite American alongside Michael Caine. This movie God and Monster was based on the life of the filmmaker James Whale.  His biggest commercial success came with the action adventure film co-starring Rachel Weisz in The Mummy and its sequel The Mummy Returns with were hugely successful at the box office. Later in 2004, he appeared in the Academy Award-winning film Crash and he also has made guest appearances on the television series Scrubs, King of the Hill and The Simpsons. Fraser was also featured in G. I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. He is currently working in the new project for the year 2014. He will be seen in Gimme Shelter, The Nut Job and Hair brained.

Fraser met actress Afton Smith while attending a barbecue at Winona Ryder’s house on July 4, 1993, after his arrival in Los Angeles. Fraser married Smith on September 27, 1998 and they have three sons: Griffin Arthur Fraser, Holden Fletcher Fraser and Leland Francis Fraser therefor he is not a gay. They were born in 2002, 2004 and 2006 respectively. The couple was in deep love until December 27, 2007 and that day they publicly announced the couple had decided to divorce. In early 2013, Fraser petitioned the court for the reduction of his alimony and child support payments, asserting that he was unable to meet the annual obligation of $900,000. While his ex-wife in return accused him for hiding his financial assets. His current net worth is $ 25 million.

The 44 year old actor is keen on his physical fitness and regularly workout. Fraser has height of six feet and three inch. The well-known artist has some problems with his hair unlike others he is bald. Therefore recently he has gone through the hair transplantation to get rid of this problem and in recent picture he has been seen with hair. Now he is looking great in his new look as well. Fraser has maintained his own website from where his fans can get information regarding him. His profile is easily accessible in wiki as well.