Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara welcome their first child River

Joaquin Phoenix Rooney Mara

The Puerto-Rican forty five year old actor, Joaquin Phoenix and his wife welcomed their baby boy. The Oscar winning actor is married to the thirty five year old American actress, Rooney Mara. They have named their first baby boy River, after the actor’s brother. He died due to over dose of drugs.


The actor won an Oscar for the title role in ‘Joker’ and after receiving the award, in the speech he mentioned his brother. The actor also shared some lyrics that he had written.



The good news was declared by the Russian filmmaker director, Victor Kossakovsky. The director is currently working on a film, whose executive producer is Phoenix. The director while promoting his film, Gunda during the Zurich film festival said this.

The couple has been engaged, but there are no updates about their marriage as of now. They have not even confirmed about the pregnancy.


The baby boy has been named River after Joaquin’s brother who died at the age of twenty three. It was a very sad death, as he died of a drug overdose.

Joaquin Phoenix is also an activist, and even his wife is an activist. The actor in his Oscar speech also mentioned how his brother told him to join the profession of acting. Further the actor said that he is very grateful to him, because if he had not been there to motivate him he would have never an actor.

We have also seen the actor in ‘Her’ which was a science fiction movie. It was also nominated for Oscars. Rooney Mara also got nominated for Oscar for her role in ‘the girl with the dragon tattoo.  The couple has worked in three movies together, and their reel life chemistry was just as fine. Two of them released in 2018.


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