Brendan Fraser is a Canadian-American actor who vanished after becoming famous as the star of the “Mummy” film franchise.
However, with his recent performance in Darren Aronofsky’s film “The Whale” receiving critical acclaim and even serious Oscar nomination buzz, he may be on the verge of a career comeback.
Brendan Fraser’s Net Worth
Brendan Fraser’s net worth is $20 million.
He earned $4 million for his role in The Mummy, $10 million for his role in Bedazzled, and $12.5 million for his role in The Mummy Returns.
Brendan Fraser’s Life Before Acting
Brendan Fraser studied at Toronto’s Upper Canada College, a private boarding school in Canada.
Fraser then went on to graduate from the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle in 1990.
Hollywood knocked on the door before enrolling in the acting program at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Brendan Fraser’s Acting Career
Fraser was cast in the film ‘Dogfight’ in 1991 and stayed for the duration.
Fraser appeared in several film franchises, including The Mummy, George of the Jungle, Encino Man, and Dudley Do-Right.
Brendan Fraser is well-known for his film roles. Nonetheless, Frases appeared on television shows such as The Simpsons, King of the Hill, Scrubs, and The Affair.
Brendan Fraser will star in The Whale, a psychological drama directed by Darren Aronofsky and written by Samuel D. Hunter, in 2022.
Brendan Fraser married Afton Smith in 1998. Fraser and Smith had three children before divorcing in 2008.
Because of his parents, Fraser holds dual citizenship in Canada and the United States. He is bilingual (English and French).
His Early Life
Brendan James Fraser was born on December 3, 1968, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Carol and Peter Fraser. Because his father was a Canadian foreign service officer, the family moved frequently between Canada, the United States, and Europe.
In 1990, he graduated from the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle with a degree in acting.
He considered furthering his education but decided against it after landing his first role in the film “Dogfight” in 1988.
Fraser’s Personal Life
In 1998, Fraser married Afton Smith, his girlfriend of five years, whom he met at a barbecue hosted by Winona Ryder. Griffin, 20, Holden, 18, and Leland, 14, are their three sons.
In 2007, the couple divorced. When they divorced in 2009, he was ordered to pay $75,000 per month in alimony and child support. He requested a pay cut in 2013, claiming that he couldn’t afford $900,000 per year due to a lack of work.