Who is Avri Roel Downey?
Avri Roel Downey was born on 4 November 2014, in Los Angeles, California, USA, and is only known for being the daughter of actor Robert Downey Jr. She is his second child from his marriage to producer Susan Levin Downey. Her father is considered an icon in Hollywood, recently known for his work in depicting Tony Stark aka Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) media franchise.
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The Net Worth of Avri Roel Downey
Avri Roel Downey’s net worth is minimal, at the age of five based on the success of her parents. As she is still young, she still benefits from her father who has a net worth estimated to be over $300 million, while her mother’s a net worth is estimated to be over $20 million, as of early 2020.
Early Life and Origins
There was a lot of media coverage following the birth of Avri Roel, the second child of one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood. Her father has been noted for his exceptional acting ability over four decades worth of work. He’s also known for his eccentricities and laid back demeanor outside of acting.
Both of her names are of French origin though there is a deeper meaning to her second name – Avri means power or king in French, while Roel means rock. However, the word Roel is actually partly in honor of his grandparents, taken from Robert Downey Sr. and his wife Rosemary.
It is also an honor to her grandmother from her mother’s side, Rosie. The second syllable of her second name – El – is to honor her grandfather, Eliot Levin. Over the next few years, she would grow up alongside her older brother Exton Elias Downey. She also has a half-brother, Indio Falconer Downey, from her father’s previous marriage to Deborah Falconer.
Mother – Susan Levin Downey
After completing a degree in Cinematic Arts as summa cum laude from the University of Southern California (USC). Susan began a career in cinema, overseeing the development and production of the “Mortal Kombat” films as a part of Threshold Entertainment.
Robert Downey Jr and Susan Levin at the LA Premiere
She then moved to Silver Pictures, working as their executive vice-president of production and co-President of Dark Castle Entertainment. Some of the projects she worked on during this period include “Thir13en Ghosts”, “Swordfish”, “Orphan”, and “The Book of Eli”.
In 2009, she helped in the creation of the “Sherlock Holmes” film, starring her husband. The film was a commercial success, setting a record at the box office and gaining numerous positive reviews, leading her husband to his third Golden Globe Award – he credited her in a satirical and comedic manner during his acceptance speech.
After leaving Silver Pictures, she continued to work with her husband in films such as “Iron Man 2” and “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”. In 2010, the couple formed Team Downey, responsible for the 2014 film “The Judge”. They also have a lot of projects slated for production, including the story of the USS Indianapolis, an adaptation of “Emergency! This Book Will Save Your Life”, and the Steve McQueen project “Yucatan”.
Father – Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. started his acting career thanks to his father, appearing in his film “Pound” in 1970.
Over the next few years, he started to gain recognition through several teen films, working with the Brat Pack comprising actors such as Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson and Molly Ringwald. In 1992, he gained international acclaim for his Academy Award-nominated performance in the film “Chaplin”, in which he portrayed the titular comedian Charlie Chaplin, winning a BAFTA Award, but which was overshadowed by an addiction to drugs.
Following the revelation of his addiction, he took treatment at the Corcoran Substance Abuse Treatment Facility, but after his return he continued his momentum, appearing in the television series “Ally McBeal”, and winning a Golden Globe Award in the process.
However, the drug problem still existed, and after two more charges he was removed from the show, and his character was written off. He underwent a treatment program and laid low for the next couple of years.
Robert Downey Jr.’s Career Resurgence
A lot of companies shied away from Downey after his return, due to his prior drug problems, but Mel Gibson gave him work with “The Singing Detective”. A few years later, he began taking film projects consistently, earning a lot of attention for his work in “Zodiac” and “Tropic Thunder”. In 2008, he was cast as the comic book character Iron Man in the film of the same name, a role which he would carry for 11 years until “Avengers: Endgame”.
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He has gained widespread acclaim and recognition for his role, appearing as the character in 10 films. Downey has been praised for his ability to push through the struggle of substance abuse and make his way back to the top of the acting industry during his middle age. “Time” magazine named him as one of the most influential people in the world; he was also Hollywood’s highest-paid actor from 2013 to 2015, according to “Forbes”.
Parents Relationship and Recent Endeavors
Downey had two failed relationships in the past, broken due to his substance abuse.
The first was with actress Sarah Jessica Parker and the second to actress Deborah Falconer, to whom he was married to for 12 years. As he was finalizing his divorce from Falconer, he met Susan on the set of the Silver Pictures-produced the film “Gothika”, and was immediately attracted to her while they were working together, and approached her twice, being rejected both times.
This didn’t stop him, however, and the two quietly started a romance while producing the film.
Susan had concerns, as dating an actor came with some complications, but perhaps surprisingly their relationship continued after the film, and the two were married in 2005, holding a Jewish ceremony in New York. Avri’s mother has been credited numerous times by Downey, for helping him overcome his addictions and so with his career resurgence, saying that he owes all of his success to her.
Avri Roel’s life has remained quiet since her birth – not much is going for her, as she’s still enjoying life as a child and going to school. Time will tell if she will follow the footsteps of her parents, or carve a different path.