Who is Robert Downey Jr?
Robert Downey Jr is an American actor and film producer widely recognized as one of Hollywood’s most successful actors. He is best known for his role as Tony Stark in the “Iron Man” film series as well as in Marvel’s Avengers franchise. Robert Downey has also starred in other movies like “Sherlock Holmes”, “Chaplin”, “Dolittle”, etc. He is sometimes referred to by the nickname “RDJ”.
Robert Downey Jr’s full name is Robert John Downey. He was born on April 4, 1965, in Manhattan, New York, United States. He is 57 years old as of August 2022. Robert Downey Jr grew up alongside his elder sister Allyson Downey in Greenwich Village, New York City, New York, United States.
Robert Downey Jr’s parents
Robert Downey Jr was born to his parents – Robert Downey Sr (father) and Elsie Ann – née Ford (mother) as the younger of two children. His father was an actor and filmmaker while his mother was an actress who often appeared in her husband’s films.
Downey’s father was half-Lithuanian and quarter Hungarian Jewish plus Irish ancestry while his mother is of Scottish, German, and Swiss ancestry. According to reports, Downey’s original family name was Elias but was later changed by his father to enable him to enlist in the Army.
About Robert Downey Jr’s siblings
American actor Robert Downey Jr has only one sibling – an elder sister named Allyson Downey.
Allyson Lee Downey
Allyson Downey is Robert Downey Jr’s elder sister and only known sibling. She is an American actress, writer, and producer. She was born on November 29, 1963, in Bellevue Hospital, New York City. She is 58 years old as of August 2022. Allyson Downey spent her early years in Greenwich Village, New York City and then began moving around the world, from England to New Mexico to California to Connecticut and back to New York. Asides from being an actress, Allyson Downey has also worked as a costume designer, model, and dancer.
At the age of 23, she started the first of her two companies called Downey Management for the management of actors, models, and writers. Her second company is a multi-faceted production company named Multiple Choice Productions. According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, Allyson Downey is currently married but her husband’s identity is not known to the public.
Robert Downey Jr’s marriage and wedding
As of the time of publishing this article (August 2022) Robert Downey Jr is married to his wife Susan Downey. The actor was previously married to American actress and singer Deborah Falconer from 1992 to 2004 when they divorced. Robert Downey Jr and his first wife, Deborah Falconer, got married on May 29, 1992, after a 42-day courtship. They separated in 2001 as a result of Downey’s drug addiction and repeated trips to rehab. Their divorce was finalized on April 26, 2004.
List of Robert Downey Jr’s girlfriends
Before settling down with his current wife, Susan Downey, Robert Downey Jr has been romantically linked with other famous women. Here is a list of Robert Downey Jr’s ex-girlfriends. The list also includes his ex-wife Deborah Falconer and his current wife Susan Downey.
- Robert Downey Jr and Sarah Jessica Parker dated in 1984.
- Robert Downey Jr and Deborah Falconer got married in 1992.
- Robert Downey Jr and Calista Flockhart dated in 2000.
- Robert Downey Jr and Marisa Tomei dated in 1993.
- Robert Downey Jr and Jennifer Jason Leigh briefly dated in 1993.
- Robert Downey Jr and Susan Downey got married in 2003.
About Robert Downey Jr and Sarah Jessica Parker’s relationship
Sarah Jessica Parker is an American actress and television producer. She was born on March 25, 1965, in Nelsonville, Ohio, United States. She is 57 years old as of August 2022.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Downey Jr were just 18 years old when they first met in 1984 while co-starring in the drama “First Born”- a film which had them playing classmates. Behind the scenes, they built a connection and it didn’t take long before they started dating. At that time, Sarah Jessica Parker had zero dating experience while Downey Jr has had multiple girlfriends in the past. At first, they both kept their relationship a secret but after two months of dating, they both moved in together with the hopes of pursuing a serious relationship, despite many people questioning their relationship and implying they were too young to move in together.
Despite how committed they were, it took quite some time for them to publicize their romance. In an interview in 1985, Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr revealed that they wanted to have a big Jewish wedding at a Luxurious hotel in West Hollywood and he even got Sarah a diamond ring. Unfortunately, the pair never got engaged.
According to reports, Robert Downey Jr struggled with drug addiction and there were times when Parker had to look out for him as though he were a child. Eventually, at one point in time, she summoned the courage to leave the relationship. Although she still cared for Downey, she wanted a partner who would treat her right and not the other way round.
Years after they called it quits, Sarah Jessica Parker disclosed in an interview that being in a relationship with Robert Downey Jr taught her a lot and most importantly, it taught her how to love.
It taught me how I love, and the difference between loving and taking care of people is what’s necessary and that’s what grown-ups should do for one another. Maybe it taught me a little bit about being a parent too because the things I ended up caring about and the way I cared for Downey were things that might be more suitable for a parent at a certain point.
As of August 2022, Sarah Jessica Parker is happily married to American actor Matthew Broderick and they both share three children.
About Robert Downey Jr’s first marriage to Deborah Falconer
Deborah Falconer is an American singer, songwriter, model, and actress. She was born on August 13, 1965, in Sacramento, California, United States. She is 57 years old as of August 2022.
Deborah Falconer is Robert Downey Jr’s first wife. Downey and Falconer met in 1992. After a whirlwind romance of about six weeks, they got married in a private wedding ceremony. In 1993, they both became parents when they welcomed their son Indio Falconer. A year later, they starred together in the same film “Short Cuts”. Their marriage lasted until 2001 when they broke up. It was Deborah Falconer who initiated the breakup, stating that her reason was Downey’s constant drug abuse and frequent visits to rehabilitation centres. Despite their divorce, they have both maintained a friendly relationship for the sake of their son.
About Robert Downey Jr’s second marriage to Susan Downey
Susan Downey (née Levin) is the current wife of Robert Downey Jr. She is an American film producer and director. Susan Downey’s full name is Susan Nicole Downey. She was born on November 6, 1973, in Schaumburg, Illinois, United States. She is 48 years old as of August 2022.
Downey and his wife Susan Levin met in 2003 while Susan was working on her first full-credit job as a producer in the movie “Gothika” which was directed by American director Joel Silver. At that time, Robert Downey Jr had come clean about his struggles with addiction and how it almost took his life on more than one occasion and how he also had to spend some time in jail because of it.
It was while he was trying to quit taking drugs that he met Susan. In an interview, the actor revealed it was Susan’s support and determination that saved his life. In 2003, Robert Downey Jr proposed to Susan Levin before her 30th birthday. They got married on August 27, 2005, in New York in a Jewish ceremony at Amagansett, New York, United States. In 2012, they welcomed their first child together named Exton Elias Downey. Their second child Avril Roel Downey was born in 2014.
About Robert Downey Jr and Marisa Tomei’s relationship
Marisa Tomei is an American actress known for her roles in movies like “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and “Crazy, Stupid, Love”. She was born on December 4, 1964, in Brooklyn, New York, United States. She is 57 years old as of August 2022.
Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr first met while they were working together on movies like “Chaplin” and “Only You”. According to reports, they started dating around 1993 before going their separate ways in 1994. While they never spoke about the cause of their split, it was speculated that their separation was done amicably and might have happened as a result of their busy schedules. Years after their breakup, the ex-couple found themselves again as co-stars in “Captain America: Civil War” with Downey playing “Tony Stark” and Marisa Tomei portraying “Aunt May”.
Robert Downey Jr’s children
As of August 2022, Robert Downey Jr is the proud father of three children. His first child came from his first marriage to Deborah Falconer while the other two are from his second and current marriage to Susan Downey.
List of Robert Downey Jr’s children
- Indio Falconer Downey
- Avri Roel Downey
- Exton Elias Downey.
|Indio Falconer Downey||28||Male||Deborah Falconer|
|Exton Elias Downey||10||Male||Susan Downey|
|Avri Roel Downey||7||Female||Susan Downey|
About Robert Downey Jr’s children
a. Indio Falconer Downey
Indio Falconer Downey is Robert Downey Jr’s first child from his previous marriage to Deborah Falconer. He was born on September 7, 1993, in Los Angeles County, California, United States. He is 28 years old as of August 2022. He is a drummer, musician, and actor. Aside from being the son of Robert Downey Jr, Indio is the co-founder of the rock band called “The Dose”. Indio made his acting debut at the age of 12 in the 2005 comedy crime film “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”. In the film, Indio Falconer Downey portrayed the younger version of his father’s character (Harold “Harry” Lockhart).
He also joined “The Seems” – a band based in Los Angeles which gave him a bigger audience for his music. According to reports, just like his father, Indio Falconer Downey battled with drug addiction which slowed his music career down. However, his father publicly supported him throughout the journey and even implied that the addiction might be linked to genetics.
b. Exton Elias Downey
Exton Elias Downey is Robert Downey Jr’s second son and first child with his current wife Susan Downey. He was born on February 7, 2012, in Los Angeles, California, United States. He is 10 years old as of August 2022.
c. Avri Roel Downey
Avril Roel Downey is Robert Downey Jr’s last child and only daughter with his current wife Susan Downey. She was born on November 4, 2014, in Los Angeles, California, United States. She is 7 years old as of August 2022.