Is Joaquin Phoenix Jewish?

Joaquin Phoenix

Well, to make a long story short, Joaquin Phoenix is Jewish!

Since Joaquin Phoenix's mother is Jewish, and in Orthodox Judaism and Conservative Judaism, those with a Jewish mother (or those who underwent a halakhic conversion) are considered Jewish, then that makes him Jewish. His father is not Jewish.

Joaquin Phoenix (whose full birth name is Joaquin Rafael Phoenix) was born on October 28, 1974 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico.

He is best known for films such as To Die For (1995), Quills (2000), Gladiator (2000), Signs (2002), The Village (2004), Walk the Line (2005) and The Master (2012). He has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards, winning one, and three Academy Awards.

(Added: 09/01/2015)

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