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The DNA profile of Ben Affleck

Are you related to the popular actor?

Discover a possible family connection with the popular screenwriter and also compare yourself with many other famous people!

The DNA of a successful actor

Ben Affleck, active both in front of and behind the camera, has become one of the most distinctive faces of Hollywood over the years. His career, marked by ups and downs, has been a captivating journey full of passion, talent and determination. But behind the glitz and glamour of Hollywood lies a deep-rooted story of heritage and family that has contributed significantly to his artistic vision.

Born August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California, Affleck moved with his family to Cambridge, Massachusetts at a young age. This Bostonian heritage would have a profound impact on his career and would be reflected in many of his roles and directorial projects. His father, Timothy Byers Affleck, was a social worker and playwright, and his mother, Christopher Anne "Chris" Boldt, was a teacher. From them, Ben inherited his love of the arts and his social values.

A special bond exists between Ben and his younger brother, Casey Affleck, who is also a successful actor. Together they have conquered the Hollywood stage, supporting and inspiring each other in their respective artistic endeavors.

Ben's breakthrough came in the 1990s when he and close friend Matt Damon wrote the screenplay for "Good Will Hunting," a film that reflected their childhood together in Boston. The film was a huge success and earned them an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

Affleck's personal life has attracted as much attention as his professional career. He has been involved with some of Hollywood's most famous women, including Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Garner, with whom he has three children.

Despite setbacks, both personal and professional, Ben Affleck remains a central figure in the film industry. His dedication, versatility and deep connection to his roots make him a unique and distinctive talent in the glittering world of Hollywood.

Ben Affleck belongs to the haplogroup J-M304 (subgroup J-M319) in the paternal line.

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My Unlikely Ancestral Link to Hollywood Star Ben Affleck: An iGENEA Experience

Turning to iGENEA for a glimpse into my family history, I never expected to hit Hollywood in my family tree. Clear instructions, a straightforward DNA test, expertly detailed results, and the mind-blowing discovery of a shared ancestry with Ben Affleck makes the experience one for the books. (X. Nusstein)

My journey with iGENEA started innocently enough. As a lover of history who had spent countless hours in libraries and poring over family scrapbooks, I wanted to know more about my family's past. When I ordered the DNA test from iGENEA, I didn't hold any illusions of grandeur. Surely, just like thousands of others, I'd discover that my ancestors were stalwart, industrious folk from all over Europe. What I didn't expect, however, was to find a connection to Hollywood royalty.

Ordering the test was a cakewalk. The kit arrived swiftly after purchase and came with simple yet meticulous instructions. Administering the test to myself, although somewhat unnerving at first, was also straightforward and pain-free. The process literally took less than five minutes from start to finish, and no medical expertise was needed.

I shipped off my samples and started the waiting game. It only took a few short weeks to get the results back. The iGENEA website had a treasure trove of information, tracking down my ancestor’s migratory patterns over millennia, including a breadth of knowledge regarding haplotypes. It was a fascinating deep-dive into human history that would whet the appetite of any history enthusiast.

And then came the bombshell revelation. The family tree revealed a surprising connection. Somewhere up the ancestral chain, there was a genetic link - a shared common ancestry - with Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt. In layman's terms, I am somewhat distantly related to none other than Ben Affleck.

The shock was profound. I was elated, shocked, and a bit overwhelmed. To find a connection to such a notable figure was beyond anything I had anticipated when I commenced this genealogical adventure. While I don't foresee any movie premier invites in my future, this discovery grants new depth and flavor to my family story.

In conclusion, my journey with iGENEA was illuminating and surpassed expectations on every level. They were efficient, enlightening, and, most importantly, accurate. Mining for nuggets of family history and ending up with a gemstone like Ben Affleck has been nothing short of astonishing. I wholeheartedly recommend iGENEA to anyone interested in discovering their genetic heritage.

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Questions and answers about the DNA test

How long does a DNA origin analysis take?

After we have received the samples it normally takes 6 weeks for the fist results. Depending on the chosen test the result is thus already fully ready or further analysis are done.

How can I order a DNA origin analysis for someone else?

If you order and pay for a test set for somebody else online, the address of the other person under “Comments”. We will then send the collection kit to the address of this person. You can also place your order by phone or e-mail.

This is how the DNA origin analysis works

A Mucus Sample suffices to get a sample of your DNA. Taking the sample is simple and painless and can be done at home. Send the samples with the envelop included in the sampling kit.

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