Who is Joaquin Phoenix?

Joaquin Phoenix is a big name in the entertainment and acting industry. He is a professional actor and producer who is very famous for his role in a 2019 movie Joker. This 45-year-old  actor is also a naturalist and a social activist.

Quick Info 
Full NameJoaquin Rafael Phoenix
Birth DateOctober 28, 1974
Birth PlacePuerto Rico, San Juan
FatherJohn Lee Bottom
MotherArlyn Dunetz
Siblings 4
Height1.73 meters
Weight82 kilograms
HairDark Brown
GirlfriendsLiv Tyler
Topaz Page-Green
Patricia Rooney Mara
Net Worth$35 million

Joaquin Phoenix

Personal Information

Joaquin Rafael Phoenix was born on the 28th of October, 1974, in the capital city of Puerto Rico, San Juan. He was born to John Lee Bottom and Arlyn Dunetz. Joaquin was born with the last name Bottom; however, his mother remarried Mr. Phoenix, and his last name was changed. Furthermore, he has four siblings named Mariposa Phoenix, Summer Joy Phoenix, River Jude Phoenix, and Rain Phoenix. All of his siblings are renowned actors like himself. Along with four of his siblings, he also has a half-sister named Jodean Phoenix.

Joaquin’s horoscope is Scorpio. He stands to 1.73 meters in height, and his weight is around 82 kilograms. Furthermore, he has a beautiful pair of green eyes, and his hair is of a dark brown color. Joaquin’s famous nicknames are Joaquin and leaf.


The details of his education are unknown.

Dating and Marriage

Joaquin used to date Liv Tyler, a professional actress from 1995 till 1998. Later, he dated Topaz Page-Green, a professional model since 2001, but broke up in 2005.  He started dating Patricia Rooney Mara since 2016. The couple is currently engaged.

Joaquin Phoenix

Social Media

Joaquin Phoenix rarely uses Social Media. He does not have his personal Instagram or Twitter accounts. However, there are several fan pages and sites under his name.

The Acting Career of Joaquin Phoenix

During his early acting career, Joaquin used the name “Leaf Phoenix” for acting. His debut movie was released in 1985 and titled “Kids Don’t Tell.” He played the role of Frankie in the film. He then played the role of Max Graham in SpaceCamp in 1986. The next year, he played the role of Danny in the movie titled Russkies. He also acted for the 1989 movie Parenthood as Garry Buckman.

Joaquin then changed his name to Joaquin Phoenix since 1995. In that year, he played in the movie titled To Die For as Jimmy Emmett. After two years, he played in two films titled Inventing the Abbotts and U-Turn as Doug Holt and Toby N. Tucker, respectively.


In 1998, Joaquin played in two movies. He played the role of Lewis McBride in the film Return to Paradise and Clay Bidwell in the movie Clay Pigeons. Similarly, he played the role of Max California in a 1999 movie 8mm. Furthermore, Joaquin played a total of 3 movies in 2000. He played the role of Willie Gutierrez in The Yards and the role of Commodus in Gladiator. He also played the role of Abbe de Coulmier in Quills.


Joaquin played the role of Ray Elwood in the movie Buffalo Soldiers in 2001. Similarly, he played in the movie Signs as Merrill Hess the next year. In 2003, Joaquin played a total of 2 movies titled It’s All About Love and Brother Bear as John and Kenai, respectively. Furthermore, he played the role of Lucius Hunt in the 2004 film The Village. The same year, he played the roles of Jack Daglish and Jack Morrison in movies Hotel Rwanda and Ladder 49, respectively.

Joaquin Phoenix


In 2005, Joaquin played two movies titled Earthlings and Walk the Line as Narrator and Johnny Cash, respectively. Earthlings was a documentary movie where he became the Narrator. Similarly, he played two films in 2007 titled. We own the Night and Reservation Road as Bobby Green and Ethan Learner, respectively. He then played the role of Leonard Kraditor in Two lovers, which was released in 2008. Two years later, he played in the Mockumentary film I’m Still Here as himself.


Joaquin played the role of Freddie Quell in the 2012 movie titled The Master. He then played in the 2013 films The Immigrant and Her as Bruno Weiss and Theodore Twombly, respectively. Similarly, in 2014, Joaquin played the role of Larry “Doc” Sportello in Inherent Vice. He played two movies in the year 2015 titled Irrational Man and Unity as Abe Lucas and Narrator. Unity was a documentary film where he became a voice actor. Furthermore, he played the role of Joe in You Were Never Really Here, released in 2017.


In 2018, he played the most amount of movies. He played a total of 5 movies this year, one being a documentary and one short film. He played the role of John Callahan in Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot. Similarly, Joaquin played the role of Jesus in Mary Magdalene. He then became a narrator for Dominion. Joaquin also played in the movie The Sisters Brothers as Charlie Sisters. He then played in the Short Film titled Lou as Karl the same year. In 2019, he played the role of Arthur Fleck or Joker in the movie Joker. His upcoming movie C’mon C’mon is under Post-production, where he will play the role of Johnny.

Joaquin Phoenix

Awards Received by Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin is a very talented actor who has received many awards for his performance. He is the holder of one Academy Award for the Best Actor in 2020 for the movie Joker. Furthermore, He won the Best Actor in a Leading Role title in the 2020 BAFTA Film Awards for the movie Joker. Similarly, Joaquin had won 2 Golden Globe Awards, one for the Best Actor in a Motion Picture for the movie Walk the Line in 2006, and another one for the Best Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama for Joker in 2020. He is also a recipient of a Grammy Award for the Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Visual Media for Walk the Line in 2007. Furthermore, Joaquin won his first Oscar Award for the Best Actor category for the movie Joker.

Net Worth of Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix is a huge name in the entertainment industry. Therefore, the net worth of $35 million does not come as a surprise to many. He is rumored to earn around $4.5 million for the movie Joker alone.

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