Summer Joy Bottom
December 10, 1978
Winter Park, Florida, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, model, designer|
(m. 2006; div. 2017)
|Parent(s)||Arlyn Phoenix |
John Lee Bottom
|Family||River Phoenix (brother)|
Rain Phoenix (sister)
Joaquin Phoenix (brother)
Liberty Phoenix (sister)
Summer Joy Phoenix (née Bottom; born December 10, 1978) is an American actress, model and designer. She is the youngest sibling of actors/actresses River Phoenix, Rain Phoenix, Joaquin Phoenix, and Liberty Phoenix.
Phoenix was born in Winter Park, Florida. Her mother, Arlyn Sharon (née Dunetz), was born in New York, to Jewish parents of Hungarian and Russian descent. Her father, John Lee Bottom, was from California and has English, German, and French ancestry. In 1968, Phoenix's mother moved to California, meeting Phoenix's father while hitchhiking. They married in 1969 and years later joined the religious cult the Children of God, working as missionaries in South America. Phoenix has four siblings: two brothers, actors Joaquin (Leaf) and River, and two sisters, Rain and Liberty.
Phoenix was a child actor, working with agent Iris Burton along with her brothers and sister at the age of two, and went on to have guest roles in Murder, She Wrote, Growing Pains, Swamp Thing and Airwolf. She appeared in the TV movie Kate's Secret and in Russkies, playing the younger sister of real-life brother Joaquin. Phoenix later appeared in Wasted, The Laramie Project, SLC Punk!, Dinner Rush, The Believer, and The Faculty. She played leads in Esther Kahn (2000) and Suzie Gold (2004).
She was a member of the rock band The Causey Way with her sister Rain. She later made guest appearances on albums by Rain's band, the Papercranes.
She became engaged to Casey Affleck on December 25, 2003 and gave birth to a son, Indiana August, on May 31, 2004 in Amsterdam. Phoenix and Affleck married on June 3, 2006 in Savannah, Georgia  and had second son Atticus on January 12, 2008. In March 2016, Affleck and Phoenix publicly announced they were separating, though it has been acknowledged that they separated in November 2015. Phoenix filed a petition of divorce with the Superior Court of California in Los Angeles on August 1, 2017, citing "irreconcilable differences", and it was finalized that year.
|1984||Airwolf||Little Girl||1 episode; 'Flight #093 Is Missing'|
|1984||Murder, She Wrote||Cindy Donovan||1 episode; 'We're Off to Kill the Wizard'|
|1986||Kate's Secret||Becky Stark|
|1987||Growing Pains||Jody||1 episode 'Big Brother's Not Watching'|
|1988||ABC Weekend Special||Lana||1 episode 'Runaway Ralph'|
|1989||The New Leave It to Beaver||Bettie Haskell||1 episode; 'Still the New Leave It to Beaver'|
|1990||Swamp Thing||Lilly||1 episode; 'New acquaintance'|
|1997||Arresting Gena||Jane Freeman||US title: Made in France|
|1997||ER||Petra||1 episode; 'Ambush'|
|1998||I Woke Up Early The Day I Died||Bartender#2 / Girl at the Beach|
|1998||Can't Hardly Wait||Candy, Stoned Girl's Friend||Scenes deleted|
|1998||The Faculty||F'%# You Girl|
|2000||Esther Kahn||Esther Kahn|
|2000||Dinner Rush||Marti Wellington|
|2001||The Believer||Carla Moebius|
|2002||The Laramie Project||Jen Malmskog|
|2004||Suzie Gold||Suzie Gold|
|2016||Two for One||Samantha|
|2017||Across My Land||Short film|
|2017||The Mad Whale||Beatrice Price|
|2017||The First||Vesta Tilley|
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