Ben Affleck was born in Berkley California at the age of two his family moved to Massachusetts. Growing up around his father’s theater friends, Ben was surrounded by acting for most of his formative years. At age eight he met a ten-year-old Matt Damon, after their mom’s had set them up. Adorable! He spent his early teens traveling the country after starring in The Voyage of Mimi, a series produced by PBS for grade school science classes.