Ben Affleck was born in 1972 in Berkeley, Calif., and grew up in Cambridge Mass. (as if you didn't know he's from Boston). His dad was a stage manager at a Boston theater company, where he worked alongside the likes of Dustin Hoffman and Robert Duvall, but he was also a failed actor who suffered from alcoholism. He later worked a number of odd jobs, including being a a janitor at Harvard. Ben's parents divorced when he was 11. Ben was already acting at age 7, and he's seen here with Madeline Kahn in 1986's "The Perfect Guy."