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Biography of Robert Downey Jr

Robert Downey Jr is an American actor and producer. He has had a career that has been marked by critical and popular success, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal troubles.

He was arrested and incarcerated for drug violations several times, and has spent time in rehabilitation centers. However, he has made a comeback and is now one of the most successful actors in Hollywood.
Born on April 4, 1965 in New York City

Robert John Downey Jr., born on April 4, 1965 in New York City, NY, United States, is an American actor. He is known for his appearances in a variety of films, such as Wonder Boys, Auto Motives and Lethargy.

His acting career has been hampered by his struggle with substance abuse. He was arrested several times and had to go through drug treatment programs before he got sober.

After overcoming his addiction, he returned to the acting scene with two blockbusters. He starred as Tony Stark in the 2008 film Iron Man and as a self-important movie star in the satiric comedy Tropic Thunder. He also starred in Sherlock Holmes, which became one of the highest-grossing movies in 2009.
Raised in New York City

Robert Downey Jr was born in New York City on April 4, 1965, to Robert Downey Sr., a filmmaker and actor, and Elsie Ann (nee Ford). He is half Lithuanian Jewish, one-quarter Hungarian Jewish, and one-quarter Irish descent.

He was raised in Greenwich Village, New York. He later moved to Santa Monica, California, where he attended high school.

When he was 17 years old, he dropped out of high school and began to pursue an acting career full-time. He was successful, though he had to take on numerous jobs to support himself.

During his early days in the entertainment industry, Downey was a member of the Brat Pack, appearing in teen movies like Weird Science (1985) and Less than Zero (1987). He also starred in the biopic Chaplin in 1992, which earned him an Oscar nomination. He also starred in the war movie spoof Tropic Thunder (2008), which received positive reviews.
Addiction to drugs

In 1987, Downey made his film debut in Less Than Zero and went on to star in several other movies before earning an Oscar nomination for his performance as Charlie Chaplin in 1992’s Chaplin. He had a few years of steady work in the 1990s, but his substance abuse and frequent arrests began to spiral out of control by 1996.

He was arrested multiple times for drug possession, was in and out of rehab and incurred stints in jail. His lowest point came in 2001, when he was found barefoot and wandering the streets of Culver City, California.

Like many others, Downey struggled with addiction and was forced to go to rehab for a number of years before finally breaking free from his habits. He attributes his recovery to a lot of different things: his wife, kung fu, meditation and continuing to work the 12-step program.
Acting career

Born on April 4, 1965 in New York City, Downey Jr. began acting at an early age. He grew up with his mother, Elsie Downey, and father, Robert Downey Sr.

His father, who struggled with addiction, introduced him to drugs when he was eight years old. It was their way of bonding and Downey became an avid drug user.

The actor’s substance-abuse problems escalated in 1996 to 2001, leading to arrests and rehabilitation visits. He was fired from Ally McBeal (1997), and in 1999 he served a three-year prison sentence for violating parole.

Despite these setbacks, Downey managed to rebuild his career. He returned to the big screen in 2003, starring in The Singing Detective and Gothika. His performances in the films earned him a Golden Globe Award and a nomination for an Academy Award.

Robert Downey Jr and his wife Susan have been together for over 15 years. They are Hollywood’s power couple and are credited for a lot of great work.

After he battled with addiction, Susan helped him get clean and sober. The two got married in 2005 and have been living a happy life ever since.

They have two children: Avri and Exton. They love their kids and cherish them.

The actor penned a heartwarming birthday note to his wife, calling her “my everything.” It was also accompanied by an adorable photo of the duo. The image showed the star, then 39, in a black suit and a purple spotted scarf cosied up to his 30-year-old bride.

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