Who is Jodean Bottom?
Jodean was born in the USA in 1964 – she hasn’t disclosed her exact date of birth, but her zodiac sign is believed to be Sagittarius, and she holds American nationality. She’s probably known best for being the half-sister of famous American actor Joaquin Phoenix.
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Early life, siblings and education
Jodean was raised in the US solely by her mother, as her father John Lee Bottom abandoned the family when she was around a year old; she hasn’t shared many details concerning her mother with the public, but it’s believed that she worked various jobs to provide for herself and Jodean.
Jodean has five half-siblings; the oldest amongst them, River Jude Phoenix, was born in 1970 and was followed by Rain Joan of Arc Phoenix in 1972; her third half-sibling is Joaquin, and he was followed by Liberty in 1976.
Jodean’s fifth half-sibling is Summer Joy, born in 1978, and their mother is American social activist Arlyn Sharon ‘Heart’ Phoenix; all of her half-siblings have become successful actors, however, River died in 1993, aged 23, after having overdosed on heroin and cocaine.
Jodean grew up being interested in various activities, and was apparently highly sporting while attending a local high school, as she played both soccer and basketball for school teams. She was also into acting, appearing in a couple of plays performed at the school. She matriculated in 1982, and because she hasn’t spoken of her further education, it’s believed that she didn’t attend college.
Jodean hasn’t shared any details concerning her career with the public, and it’s believed that she has been focused on raising her child and being a housewife since she exchanged vows with her husband.
Love life and relationships
Jodean hasn’t shared many details concerning her love life with the public, but it’s still widely known that she’s today a married woman.
It was her half-brother River who learned that he had a half-sister, and it took him a while to find out who she was, and where she lived. It’s been revealed that upon meeting her for the first time, River learned that Jodean was married to a non-celebrity American man, and that they had a daughter together; neither the name nor profession of Jodean’s husband has been disclosed, but it’s believed that he’s a truck driver.
Jodean hasn’t spoken of any other men whom she has perhaps been with, and as of May 2022, she’s married and has a daughter.
Hobbies and other interests
Jodean was physically highly active in her 20s and 30s, as she had multiple training sessions at the gym every week and also practiced yoga on a daily basis, however, it doesn’t seem that she works out nowadays.
She and her husband have been to several US states together, for both work and pleasure, and it’s said that they have also vacationed in several European countries; Jodean’s dream travel destination seems to be Paris, France.
She’s a lover of animals, and has two pet cats and a pet dog.
Jodean likes to watch movies in her spare time – her favorite actor is Russell Crowe, while a couple of her favorite films include “A Beautiful Mind”, “Cinderella Man” and “A Good Year”.
Age, height and net worth
Jodean’s age is either 57 or 58. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) and she weighs around 130lbs (60kgs).
As of May 2022, her net worth stands at over $10,000, while her half-brother Joaquin’s net worth has been estimated at more than $50 million.
Who is her half-brother Joaquin?
Joaquin Rafael Phoenix was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico on 28 October 1974 – his zodiac sign is Scorpio, and he holds American nationality.
He has appeared in more than 50 movies and TV series, while he’s perhaps still known best for his portrayal of the lead character Theodore in the critically acclaimed 2013 romantic science fiction movie “Her”. It was written and directed by Spike Jonze, also starred Amy Adams and Scarlett Johansson, and follows a lonely author who has fallen in love with an operating system; the movie won 84 awards, including an Oscar for Best Writing, Original Screenplay, while it was nominated for 186 other awards.
At the time when Joaquin was born, his parents were members of the religious cult Children of God, and were travelling as Christian missionaries around South America and Puerto Rico; Joaquin was three years old when his parents left the cult and settled in Florida.
He became interested in acting at a very early age, and was seven years old when he made his debut TV series appearance, with his portrayal of Travis in the 1982 episode “Christmas Song” of the adventure drama “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”. Joaquin then made his debut film appearance in the following year, playing Tad Akins in the drama “Six Pack”.
He studied at a local high school, but quit after having received a dead frog in the mail, which he was supposed to dissect as a biology project.
Joaquin gained recognition in 1986, when cast to play Max in the family adventure science fiction movie “SpaceCamp”, directed by Harry Winer, and which starred Kate Capshaw, Lea Thompson and Kelly Preston. It follows several teenagers who have found themselves at a space camp, and have now been mistakenly launched into orbit; the movie was nominated for a 1987 Young Artist Award for Exceptional Feature Film – Family Entertainment – Drama.
Joaquin appeared in only a couple of movies in the ‘90s, including the 1995 crime comedy “To Die For”, the 1997 romantic drama “Inventing the Abbotts”, and the 1998 romantic thriller “Return to Paradise”.
He played the main villain, Commodus in the evergreen 2000 action adventure movie “Gladiator”, directed by Ridley Scott, and which also starred Russell Crowe and Connie Nielsen. It follows a former Roman General who has become a gladiator, and is seeking vengeance against the evil emperor who had given the order to kill his wife and children. The movie won 64 awards, including five Oscars, and was nominated for 106 other awards, while it’s rated amongst the 50 best movies of all time.
Some of Joaquin’s other notable performances in the 2000s were in the 2001 crime comedy movie “Buffalo Soldiers”, the 2004 mystery thriller film “The Village”, and the 2008 romantic movie “Two Lovers”.
He became famous worldwide in 2019, when he starred as Arthur Fleck in the crime thriller movie “Joker”, written and directed by Todd Phillips, and which also starred Robert De Niro and Zazie Beetz. It follows a mentally ill comedian who has, become the iconic villain The Joker, mostly because of the people who have been mean to him; the movie won 124 awards, including two Oscars, one of which for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for Joaquin.
He has won 69 other awards, while he’s also been nominated for 189 more.
Between 1995 and 1998, Joaquin was in a relationship with American actress and producer Liv Rundgren Tyler, and between 2001 and 2005 in a relationship with South African fashion model Topaz Page-Green. He met American actress Patricia Rooney Mara in 2012 – they began dating in 2016, and became engaged in July 2019; Patricia gave birth to their son River in September 2020.