Christopher Anne Boldt is a celebrity parent. She is the mother of Ben Affleck and Casey Affleck. Both sons are actors and filmmakers who are well-known and successful. Both Ben and his brother Casey are recipients of various accolades. Ben Affleck’s accolades include two Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. Casey Affleck’s accolades include an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and a Golden Globe Award.
Christopher Anne Boldt: Bio Summary
|Christopher Anne Boldt
|mother of Ben Affleck and Casey Affleck
|O’Brien Boldt and Elizabeth Shaw
|Timothy Byers Affleck
|Ben Affleck and Casey Affleck
Christopher Anne Boldt’s date of birth is uncertain but she was reportedly born on December 01, 1942. She was born in the Republic of Ireland to O’Brien Boldt and Elizabeth Shaw. She has kept most of her childhood details away from the spotlight. She is also called Chris.
Christopher Anne Boldt attended Harvard University to obtain a master’s degree. As a Harvard-educated elementary school teacher, she taught public school for years. She was one of the original freedom riders, as she went into the South back in the 1960s and fought in the civil rights movement.
In a 2012 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, her son Ben Affleck said:
“My mother taught public school, went to Harvard, and then got her master’s there and taught fifth and sixth grade in a public school. My dad had a more working-class lifestyle. He didn’t go to college. He was an auto mechanic and a bartender and a janitor at Harvard.”
Christopher Anne Boldt was married to Timothy Byers Affleck, an aspiring playwright. Timothy worked sporadically as a carpenter, auto mechanic, bookie, electrician, bartender, and janitor at Harvard. In the mid-1960s, he had been an actor and stage manager with the Theater Company of Boston.
Timothy was an alcoholic and very difficult. Their children Ben Affleck and Casey Affleck stayed with their mother after Christopher and Timothy got divorced in 1984. The children occasionally visited their father. Timothy was homeless and lived on the streets of Cambridge.
Later, Timothy entered a rehabilitation facility in Indio, California, and worked there as an addiction counselor. Christopher Anne Boldt hoped her son would become a teacher, worrying that acting was an insecure and “frivolous” profession. She has lived a very private life.
Christopher Anne Boldt and her sons are very close to each other. Her son Ben Affleck spoke to Playboy magazine about how his mother influenced him. He said:
“I grew up in a house with a mother who was a teacher and a Freedom Rider—very left-wing Democrats living in a heterogeneous working-class neighborhood. I picked up a lot of those values there, and I brought them with me when I showed up in Hollywood.”
Ben Affleck has also given credit to his mother as his role model. He said that: “She is an exceptional woman. She has been my role model. She was a really attentive, loving mother, and she always made it clear growing up that there is a right way and a wrong way to treat people and that they are not here to tend to my whims and desires.”
What Happened To Christopher?
Christopher Anne Boldt was rushed to the hospital. She was rushed to the hospital after she fell off a dock on the Riceboro property, according to DailyMail. It was further reported that she had injured her leg. She received stitches a day before her son Ben and Jennifer Lopez’s Georgia wedding. A close source revealed that Christopher’s injuries are “not serious.”