Joaquin Phoenix Bio, Height, Age

  • Joaquin Phoenix
    Quick Bio / Wiki
  • Net Worth: $ 30,000,000
  • Birthday: 28 Oct 1974
  • Age: 49
  • Country: United States
  • Occupation: Actor, Producer, Writer
  • Zodiac sign: Scorpio
  • Sexual orientation: Straight
  • Body Measurements
  • Height: 5.8 ft
  • Weight: 180 lb
  • Hair Color: Dark Brown
  • Eye Color: Green
  • Personal Life
  • Birth Name: Joaquín Rafael Bottom
  • Nationality: American
  • Nickname: Kitten, Joaq, Leaf
  • Religion: Atheist
  • Ethnicity: White, Caucasian Descent
  • Family Details
  • Father: John Lee Bottom (Landscaper)
  • Mother: Arlyn Bottom (nee Dunetz) (Secretary for NBC)
  • Siblings: Rain Bottom (Older Brother), River Phoenix (Older Brother) (Died in 1993, overdosed by drugs), Liberty Bottom (Younger Brother), Summer Bottom (Younger Brother)
  • Distinctive Features
    • Birthscar below his nose
    • Specific green eyes
    • Smile
    • Deep voice
    • Plays emotional characters
    • He called himself Leaf and changed name to Joaquin at age 15

Who Is Joaquin Phoenix?

Joaquin Phoenix is an American actor, producer, and activist. Joaquin Phoenix has been acting since 1982 and reached worldwide recognition after his role as Commodus in 2000’s Gladiator and winning the Oscar and Golden Globe award for his impressive role in Joker.

Early Life

Joaquin Phoenix was born as Joaquin Rafael Bottom to ’John Lee Bottom’ and ’Arlyn Phoenix’ in San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA. He had five siblings, Rain, River, Liberty, Summer and Joadean Bottom (older step-sister).

Rafael’s dad passed away in 2015 due to cancer. They returned to United States in 1978 and changed their last name from Bottom to Phoenix after the mythical bird symbolizing a new begining.

Today, Joaquin Phoenix participates in many helpful activities like ‘Lunchbox Fund’ and he also raises voice for PETA and animal rights.

Known for movies

    Joker 2019
    Joker (2019) Arthur Fleck, Joker
    Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot 2018
    Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) John Callahan
    The Sisters Brothers 2018
    The Sisters Brothers (2018) Charlie Sisters
    Mary Magdalene 2018
    Mary Magdalene (2018) Jesus
    You Were Never Really Here 2017
    You Were Never Really Here (2017) Joe
    Irrational Man 2015
    Irrational Man (2015) Abe
    Inherent Vice 2014
    Inherent Vice (2014) Larry "Doc" Sportello
    Her (2013)
    Her (2013) Theodore
    The Master 2012
    The Master (2012) Freddie Quell
    I'm Still Here 2010
    I'm Still Here (2010) Joaquin Phoenix
    Two Lovers 2008
    Two Lovers (2008) Leonard Kraditor
    Reservation Road 2007
    Reservation Road (2007) Ethan Learner
    We Own the Night 2007
    We Own the Night (2007) Robert 'Bobby' Green
    Walk the Line 2005
    Walk the Line (2005) John R. Cash
    Gladiator 2000
    Gladiator (2000) Commodus
    Inventing the Abbotts 1997
    Inventing the Abbotts (1997) Doug Holt


  • He has two dogs.

    He has two dogs.

  • Phoenix with one of his dogs.

    Phoenix with one of his dogs.

  • He takes his dog for a walk.

    He takes his dog for a walk.

Quotes and Sayings

  • "Animal rights is a part of my everyday life. When you live by example, you create a certain level of awareness. Friends of mine – people I have never discussed animal rights or vegetarianism with – are adopting vegetarian habits because they see it." - Joaquin Phoenix
  • "I don’t believe in god. I don’t believe in an afterlife. I don’t believe in soul. I don’t believe in anything. I think it’s totally right for people to have their own beliefs if it makes them happy, but to me it’s a pretty preposterous idea." - Joaquin Phoenix
  • "I’ve been in clubs. I don’t like being in an enclosed place with really loud music, and a lot of drunk people. It’s not my idea of a good time. It’s just such a miserable life." - Joaquin Phoenix
  • "It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal." - Joaquin Phoenix
  • "Is it that your dream is unattainable or is it that you have the wrong dream?" - Joaquin Phoenix
  • "The less someone knows about me, the better, because my intention is to play a variety of characters." - Joaquin Phoenix
  • "I like working all the time. I hate taking breaks. I don't like the weekends." - Joaquin Phoenix
  • "For me, I'd rather have an intense experience than not." - Joaquin Phoenix
  • "I don’t spend most of my life in front of the media." - Joaquin Phoenix


Joaquin Phoenix real estate

2,400 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms.

Location: New York City, NY

Price: $3.9 Million


  • Lexus RX 350 Lexus RX350
  • Ducati Desmosedici Ducati Desmosedici

Hobbies and Interests

  • Loves acting
  • Singing
  • Riding motorcycles and driving classic cars

Fears and phobias

  • fear
    He was afraid to play the Joker (Movie)

Known facts

  • Joaquin Phoenix is a strict vegan and staunch supporter of animal right so much so that all his costumes need to be of synthetic materials, as he refuses to wear animal products, which also includes avoiding wearing leather shoes.

  • Joaquin Phoenix’s distinct scar on his upper lip is actually only a birth mark.

  • Joaquin Phoenix does smoke however Joaquin Phoenix has quit drinking alcohol.

  • Phoenix has done his own vocals on the soundtrack for Walk the Line (2005).

  • Often brings his mother or any of his three sisters as his date to movie premieres or award shows.

  • His brother, River, was an actor, musician, and animal activist and he died on the morning of October 31, 1993, at the age of 23 due to drug overdose.

Major Awards

Golden Globe - 2020
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama in Joker (2019)
Golden Globe - 2006
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical in Walk the Line (2005)
Grammy - 2007
Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media in Walk the Line (2005)

Net Worth & Social Media

Net Worth $ 30,000,000