Jodean Bottom

Sun Oct 11 2020
By   Sarthak

Jodean Bottom is not a household name, but she is best known as the half-sister of Phoenix siblings among which Joaquin Phoenix is world-famous. He won his first Oscar award for giving the iconic performance in 2019 psychological thriller film Joker.

All of Jodean's siblings are actors including late River Phoenix who died at age 23 due to drug overdose. Despite being the step-sister of such renowned brothers, Bottom rarely appeared in public and general media. Nevertheless, let's know some lesser-known facts about Jodean and her personal life.

Jodean Bottom Marital Status

It is known that Jodean is a married woman, and she is the mother of a child as well. Due to her low-profile, there is no information about her husband and children in the media. As of now, Jodean is 56-year-old, and she might be living a happy life with her family.

Jodean is the child of John Lee Bottom and his past girlfriend. John later married Arlyn Dunetz and had four children River (1970–1993), Rain (b: 1972), Joaquin (b: 1974), Liberty (b: 1976) and Summer (b: 1978).

Identity Revealed

The identity of Bottom was hidden until the late River Phoenix found his step-sister when he was alive. He brought her home, and the family accepted Jodean and her children. She had a very close relationship with River.

Jodean Bottom half siblings.
Image: Jodean Bottom is the daughter of John Lee Bottom from his previous marriage. She is the eldest half-sisters of Phoenix siblings.
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At present, it is not known what Jodean is doing or which profession she is involved in. Among the family, Joaquin is the only one to have global superstar fame.

Net Worth

The exact net worth of Jodean Bottom is not available. After coming in contact with her half-siblings, Bottom might have made a decent lifestyle. However, she hasn't revealed much about her professional endeavours. Talking about her half-brother, Joaquin has a net worth of $50 million as of 2020.

Joaquin's performance as Joker earned him worldwide praise and applaud.
Image: Joaquin Phoenix is the richest among his siblings with a net worth of $50 million.
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Joaquin is an American actor, activist, and producer. He has appeared in several successful movies and television shows. His most memorable performance is in the 2019 psychological thriller film Joker. The movie, which was made on the production budget of less than $70 million collected an impressive $1.074 billion at the box office.

On the other hand, River Phoenix had an estimated net worth of $5 million at the time of his death. Similarly, Rain, Summer, and Liberty has a net worth of $5 million, $4 million, and $1 million, respectively.

From Bottom to Phoenix

Jodean Bottom was born in 1964 as the oldest children of John Lee Bottom. Her father hails from California and belongs to English, German and French ancestry. Later, the family took Phoenix as their surname to symbolize a new beginning. Phoenix is a mythical bird that rises from its own ashes.

The Phoenix family members.
Image: The Phoenix Family.
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Jodean's step-mother, Arlyn was born in New York to Ashkenazi Jewish parents. Her families were from Hungary and Russia. John and Arlyn married in 1969.

Death of River Phoenix

River Phoenix was an actor, musician, and activist. He began appearing in television commercials at age 10. River earned an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Danny Pope in the 1988 film, Running on Empty.

Watch Joaquin ended up in tears as he recalls his late brother, River Phoenix!

Unfortunately, he died of a drug overdose on October 31, 1993. Recently for his Oscar acceptance speech, Joaquin gave a tribute to his late brother.

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