Casey Affleck is an accomplished and respected actor, writer, director, and principal of Sea Change Media. An academy award winner, he has established himself as a striking performer, known for his ability to convey internal conflict.
Born on August 12, 1975, in Falmouth, Massachusetts, Casey was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts by his mother, Chris Anne, a Harvard-educated elementary school teacher, and his father Tim, an aspiring actor who paid the bills by working his way through a series of odd jobs; the two divorced when Casey was young. Casey’s older brother is successful actor, Ben Affleck. Growing up, the brothers both worked as extras in TV ads, leading to Casey’s first significant small screen appearance in 1988's Lemon Sky. He followed this up two years later in the miniseries The Kennedys Of Massachusetts.
Casey began his movie career in Gus Van Sant’s To Die For in 1995. He later re-teamed with Gus Van Sant in Good Will Hunting and Gerry, the latter of which he co-wrote. In 2007, Casey landed his breakout role as wannabe outlaw Robert Ford opposite Brad Pitt in The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford. His performance garnered him Oscar, Golden Globe, and SAG Award nominations. The same year, Casey received significant praise for his starring role in the film Gone, Baby Gone, his brother’s directorial debut.
In 2016 Casey starred in Manchester by the Sea which earned him an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA and over 40 regional critics’ awards, amongst other accolades, for Best Actor. In 2018, he wrote and directed his next feature, Light of My Life.
Additional credits include, Interstellar; Out of the Furnace; Steven Soderbergh’s Oceans trilogy; Triple 9; The Finest Hours; and David Lowery’s A Ghost Story and Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, and The Old Man and the Gun. He also appeared in the stage production of Kenneth Lonergan’s “This Is Our Youth.”
In 2017, Casey established Sea Change Media. Under the banner, which has a first look deal with Amazon Studios, Casey aims to develop new works from emerging filmmakers of diverse backgrounds, telling stories that seek to entertain audiences, inspire conversations and shift perceptions.