Ben Affleck is of English, Irish, German, Scottish, Scots-Irish, distant French and Swiss-German, remote Swedish and Welsh heritage.
Ben Affleck was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, Alameda County, California, United States. He is the son of Timothy Byers Affleck and Chris Anne (Boldt) Affleck, an elementary school teacher. His family moved to Massachusetts when he was three, living in Falmouth, where his brother Casey was born, before settling in Cambridge. His parents divorced when he was 12, and he and Casey lived with their mother.