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Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix
Phoenix at the Toronto International Film Festival, September 2005
Personal information
Birth nameJoaquín Rafael Bottom
Birth dateOctober 28, 1974(age 42)
Place of birthSan Juan, Puerto Rico
Other namesLeaf Phoenix
OccupationActor,Activist
Years active1982 present
ParentsJohn Lee Bottom (father)
Arlyn Phoenix (mother) 

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Joaquin Rafael Phoenix (c-eniconhwɑːˈkiːn_ˈfiːnɪks; born October 28, 1974), formerly credited as Leaf Phoenix, is an American film actor. He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and his family returned to the continental United States four years later. Phoenix is from a family of performers, including his older brother, the late River Phoenix.

Phoenix has ventured behind the camera, directing music videos as well as producing movies and television shows, and has recorded an album, the soundtrack to Walk the Line. He is also known for his work as a social activist, particularly as an advocate for animal rights.


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