Casey Affleck (m. 2006)
Summer Joy Bottom
Actress, model and designer
Joaquin Phoenix (brother)River Phoenix (brother)Rain Phoenix (sister)Liberty Phoenix (sister)Ben Affleck (brother-in-law)
Indiana Affleck, Atticus Affleck
John Lee Bottom, Arlyn Phoenix
Casey Affleck, Rain Phoenix, Joaquin Phoenix, Liberty Phoenix, River Phoenix
Summer Joy Phoenix (born Summer Joy Bottom; December 10, 1978) is an American actress, model and designer. She is the youngest sibling of actors/actresses Rain Phoenix, Joaquin Phoenix, Liberty Phoenix, and River Phoenix.
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Phoenix was born in Winter Park, Florida. Her mother, Arlyn Sharon (née Dunetz), was born in The Bronx, New York, to Jewish parents from Hungary and Russia. Her father, John Lee Bottom, was a lapsed Catholic from Fontana, California. In 1968, Phoenix's mother left The Bronx and moved to California, meeting Phoenix's father while hitchhiking. They married in 1969 and joined the religious cult the Children of God, working as missionaries and fruit pickers in South America. Phoenix has four siblings: two brothers, actors Joaquin (Leaf) and the late River, and two sisters, Rain and Liberty.
She attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, but left before graduating to pursue a career in film.
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.
Phoenix is a vegan. She is an avid supporter of several environmental and animal rights causes and charities, including PETA.
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 December 14, 2007. In March 2016, Affleck and Phoenix publicly announced they were separating, though it has been acknowledged that they separated in November 2015. Phoenix officially filed a petition of divorce with the Superior Court of California in Los Angeles on August 1, 2017, citing "irreconcilable differences."
In 2003, she and friends Odessa Whitmire and Ruby Canner opened the vintage clothing boutique Some Odd Rubies on Manhattan's Lower East Side. It closed in 2012.