Who is Liberty Phoenix?
American former actress and businesswoman Liberty Mariposa Phoenix (nee Bottom) was born under the zodiac sign Cancer on 5 July 1976, in Caracas, Venezuela. She’s perhaps known best for being a younger sister of famous American actor Joaquin Rafael Phoenix.
Education and early life
Liberty was raised alongside her brothers River and Joaquin, and sisters Rain and Summer in New York State, USA by their mother Arlyn Sharon ‘Heart’ Bottom (nee Dunetz) who’s an American social activist, and father John Lee Bottom who was originally from California and was the owner of his own gardening company; it’s widely believed that Liberty was born in Caracas only because her parents were vacationing there. Liberty’s brother River was a popular actor and singer, who died aged 23 on 31 October 1993 from a drug overdose.
Liberty grew up being passionate about acting, and was only six when she made her debut TV series appearance, playing Christy in the 1982 episode “Christmas Song” of the adventure comedy “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”, which starred Peter Horton, Roger Wilson and Richard Dean Anderson, and follows the lives of seven brothers; the series won one of its four award nominations. Liberty has only one other acting credit: she was 10 when she played 1st Brownie in the 1986 drama movie “Kate’s Secret”, which starred Georgann Johnson, Ben Masters and Meredith Baxter, and was directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman; it follows the life of a successful attorney who’s married to a beautiful woman.
Liberty studied at local high school, from which she matriculated in 1994; because she’s yet to talk about her further education, it’s widely believed that she hasn’t attended college.
In 1997, Liberty and her sisters Sumer and Rain founded the punk band The Causey Way, but they performed for only four years as they disbanded in 2001.
Liberty went on to teach at the Florida School of Traditional Midwifery, and the year 2005 saw her launch her own line of skirts and dresses, which she then sold to the Manhattan boutique Some Odd Rubies.
Since March 2007, Liberty’s been living in Gainesville, Florida and running her own eco-friendly Indigo Green Store.
Love life and marriages
Liberty rarely speaks about her love life but we know that she’s married twice. Her first husband was Ernesto Asch; the two married on 11 August 1996, but their divorce was finalized on 24 September 2003. Not many details have been disclosed about Ernesto as he prefers to be left out of media, while it’s known that they have three children together (one deceased).
Liberty’s today married to her second husband Andy Lord, and they have two children together; they haven’t disclosed the date of their wedding but it’s believed that they’ve been together for nearly 10 years now.
There are no other men whom Liberty’s perhaps been with, that we know about; she’s married to her second husband Andy Lord as of November 2023 and has two children with him, while she also has three children with her first husband Ernesto Asch (one deceased).
Interesting facts and hobbies
Liberty’s son Indigo Orion Phoenix-Asch died from pneumonia in December 2001; his condition was caused by severe allergies to new carpeting.
Liberty’s today also running a pie-selling business.
She’s quite active on Instagram, and is today followed by nearly 1,000 people on the network; she’s posted close to 500 pictures and videos but only her followers are allowed to view these.
Liberty’s passionate about travelling and has been to various countries around the world, with her favorite city to travel to being Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.
One of her favorite actors is Russell Crowe, and a couple of Liberty’s favorite movies are “The Mummy”, “Man of Steel” and “Heaven’s Burning”.
Height, age and net worth
Liberty’s age is 47. She has brown hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 4ins (1.63m) tall and weighs around 130lbs (58kgs).
Liberty’s net worth’s been estimated at over $500,000 as of November 2023, and her brother Joaquin’s at over $60 million.
Who is her brother Joaquin?
Famous American actor Joaquin Rafael Phoenix was born under the zodiac sign Scorpio on 28 October 1974, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He has 61 acting credits and is perhaps still known best for playing John R. Cash in the 2005 biographical musical movie “Walk the Line”, starring alongside Ginnifer Goodwin and Reese Witherspoon. The film was directed by James Mangold, follows the life of country music legend Johnny Cash, and won 45 of its 93 award nominations, including an Oscar win for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Reese Witherspoon); Joaquin was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.
Joaquin grew up being passionate about acting, and was seven when he made his debut TV series appearance, playing Travis in the 1982 episode “Christmas Song” of the adventure comedy “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”; he made his debut film appearance a year later, playing Tad Akins in the drama “Six Pack”, and has been active in the film industry ever since.
Joaquin’s father began struggling with an old spinal injury in 1979, and Joaquin thus helped support the family with his acting earnings; it was in 1997 that he began attracting attention, when cast to play Doug Holt in the romantic movie “Inventing the Abbotts”. The film also starred Jennifer Connelly and Liv Tyler, and was directed by Pat O’Connor; it follows two brothers as they’re courting three beautiful sisters.
Joaquin Phoenix has a tapestry of lesser-known facts that add layers to his off-screen persona.
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Several important roles followed, such as Joaquin’s portrayal of Commodus one of the main characters in the evergreen 2000 action adventure movie “Gladiator”, which won five Oscars and is widely believed to be one of the best movies of all-time; he then went on to star in the 2004 biographical historical movie “Hotel Rwanda”, the 2008 romantic film “Two Lovers”, and the 2012 historical movie “The Master”.
In 2013, Joaquin starred as Theodore in the critically acclaimed romantic science fiction movie “Her”, which also starred Scarlett Johansson and Amy Adams, and was written and directed by Spike Jonze. It follows a man who’s in a relationship with an operating system, and the movie won 83 of the 269 awards for which it was nominated, including an Oscar win for Best Writing, Original Screenplay
Some of Joaquin’s recent notable performances have been in the 2019 crime thriller film “Joker”, for which he won an Oscar, the 2021 drama movie “C’mon C’mon”, and the 2023 horror comedy movie “Beau Is Afraid”.
From 1995 through 1998, Joaquin was in a relationship with famous American actress Liv Tyler, who’s perhaps known best for playing Arwen Undomiel in the film trilogy “Lord of the Rings”; he was then in a relationship with South African model Topaz Page-Green from 2001 through 2005. Joaquin began dating American actress Patricia Rooney Mara in 2016, they became engaged in July 2019 and Patricia gave birth to their son in 2020; Joaquin and Patricia haven’t exchanged vows.