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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 10 December 1978Winter Park, Florida, USA
Birth NameSummer Joy Phoenix
Nickname Sum Sum Causey
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born on 10 December 1978, Summer Joy Phoenix is the fifth and youngest child of Arlyn Phoenix and John Bottom, a carpenter. Summer was raised in Southern California, but spent her teen years in Central Florida, where she was born. She is an active supporter of numerous charities and activist groups, mainly concerning the environment, animal rights and vegetarianism. Summer has also appeared in many print ads in Europe.

Summer is married to actor Casey Affleck.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Casey Affleck (3 June 2006 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (25)

Born at 2:34 AM EST
Competed with her sister, Liberty Phoenix, for the part of "Candi" in Russkies (1987)
Is a vegan.
(January 1997 - May 1998) Attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts film school.
Was a member of the (now defunct) quasi-religious alternative band "The Causey Way" (along with her elder sister Rain Phoenix). She played keyboards and sang back vocals, occasionally. In keeping with the pseudo-religious "Causey" theme, each band member, when they were inducted, was given a new Causey name. Summer's Causey name was "Sum Sum Causey".
April/May 2002: Appeared at London's Garrick Theatre, in "This Is Our Youth", alongside Matt Damon and Casey Affleck.
Her name, Summer Joy, represented her family's reaction to being back in the United States after leaving the religious cult, The Children of God.
Wrote/Played some piano pieces on her sister Rain Phoenix's new CD.
Often works with good friend Clea DuVall.
Became engaged to boyfriend actor Casey Affleck over Christmas 2003.
Her brother, the late River Phoenix, played the young Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). Her brother-in-law, Ben Affleck, played the younger version of Harrison Ford's character in The Sum of All Fears (2002).
Named her son Indiana. Her late brother, River Phoenix, played young Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989).
Is a member of "The Paper Cranes", an alternative band that plays the New York City club scene. She plays the Rhodes, piano and guitar. They have released an EP and have plans to produce more. Her sister, Rain Phoenix, is the band's lead vocalist. "Paper Cranes" plays mostly shows in Gainesville, Florida.
Opened a recycled vintage clothing boutique on Manhattan's Lower East Side called "Some Odd Rubies" which she co-owns with Odessa Whitmire (Matt Damon's ex-girlfriend) and Ruby Canner (a childhood friend). [May 2003]
Appears in Girl (1998) with Sean Patrick Flanery, who, like her brother River Phoenix, played the young Indiana Jones.
Sister-in-law of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner.
Together with business partners Odessa Whitmire and Ruby Canner, Summer opened a West Coast branch of her fashion boutique Some Odd Rubies. The new store is located in Los Angeles.
The name of her store (Some Odd Rubies) is a play on the owners' names (Some for Summer, Odd for Odessa, and Rubies for Ruby).
(June 3, 2006) Married her boyfriend of 6 years, fiancé of 2 years and father of her 2-year-old son Indiana Casey Affleck.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 23, a son Indiana August Affleck on May 31, 2004. Child's father is her boyfriend (now husband), Casey Affleck.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 29, a son Atticus Affleck on January 12, 2008. Child's father is her husband, Casey Affleck.
Aunt of Jonas Winter (b.1993, son of her sister Rain Phoenix); Rio Everest Phoenix-Asch (b.1997), Indigo Orion Phoenix-Asch (b.1999-d.2001 from pneumonia at the age of 2) and Scarlette Jasmine Phoenix-Asch (b.2001), children of her sister Liberty Phoenix; Violet Anne Affleck (b.2005), Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck (b.2009) and Samuel Garner Affleck (b.2012), children of her brother and sister-in-law Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner.
Can currently be seen on stage at the Garrick Theatre, London in a highly successful production of Kenneth Lonergan's play "This Is Our Youth" (opposite Matt Damon and Casey Affleck.) Run ends June 15th. [May 2002]
Engaged to boyfriend Casey Affleck (January 2004). [January 2004]

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