Avri Roel Downey is the daughter of actor Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan Downey. She came into this world in 2014 and has been in the news since her birth. Partly because of her dad who said the actor will embarrass her till his daughter turns 30.
Like many celebrity parents, Robert has also kept his daughter Avri’s details out of the media. So, many people are curious to know what do her first and middle names mean. Besides, in October 2022, the star kid was seen shaving her dad’s head for his upcoming project, The Sympathizer.
Let’s find out all the answers to your queries here today!
Avri Roel Downey is the only daughter of Robert Downey Jr. and His Wife Susan Downey
Born on November 4th, 2014, Avri is the second child between Robert Jr. and Susan. From her paternal side of the family, Downey is half Lithuanian-Jewish, one-quarter Hungarian-Jewish, one-quarter Irish, Scottish, and German. Her mom Susan is Jewish.
Her paternal grandfather Robert Downey Sr. is a filmmaker and a former actor and her grandma Elsie Ann was an actress. On the other hand, her maternal grandparents are Rosie and Elliot Levin.
The secret behind the name Avri Roel Downey
We’re sure many of you might have rarely come across the name Avri. Moreover, her middle name Roel has somehow raised more curiosity. Well, allow us to tell you what is the meaning behind it, but don’t take our words for it as this is speculated by many tabloids and not said by the Downeys.
Apparently, her middle name Roel has been inspired by her own family members. The first two characters, ‘Ro’ come from her paternal grandpa, Robert Sr., and his wife, Rosemary. Also, her maternal grandma is named Rosie, so it also honors her as well. Now coming to the last two characters, ‘el,’ they were inspired by her paternal grandma Elise and her paternal grandpa, Eliot Levin. That is certainly a good way to give homage to both sides of the family.
Avri Roel Downey’s Father Is an Iron Man While Her Mother is a Producer
If you are a fan of Marvel cinematography, then you must be aware of Roberd Downey Jr. who joined Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2008, playing the role of Tony Stark/Iron Man in the superhero movie Iron Man. He followed it up in Avengers: Endgame (2019).
Over the years, the Hollywood legend has appeared in a plethora of successful movies. Most notably, Avri Downey’s father Robert did work in Chaplin (1992), Sherlock Holmes (2009), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011), and more. For his role in Chaplin, the actor also got a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor and also won BAFTA Award.
For his great contributions to Hollywood cinema, the Marvel hero Downey Jr. was named among the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine.
On the other hand, Avri Roel’s mother Susan Downey is a film producer. She even worked in the production department of movies like Iron Man 2 and Due Date with her husband.
Her other works include Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Brave One, Perry Mason, and more.
Avri Roel Downey Parents’ Relationship: They are Married since 2005
Roel Downey’s father Robert and mother Susan first met back in 2003 on the set of the film, Gothika. His wife, at the time, was working as the Executive Vice President of Production at Silver Pictures.
In the beginning, Robert was the one who fell in love, however, Susan initially denied his advances. But Robert being Robert, he kept on trying and after a couple of more amorous invitations, Susan finally yielded.
Despite the love they had between them, Susan was quite skeptical initially. Why? Well, because she thought their relationship will eventually end after the shooting completes. Fortunately, their romance stood strong.
Sometime later, right on the occasion of Susan’s thirtieth birthday, Robert proposed and they got engaged. As for their wedding, they exchanged vows on August 27, 2005, in a traditional Jewish ceremony. And they are together since their nuptial.
Siblings: Avri Downey has two older brothers
She has two older brothers, Indio Falconer Downey, and Exton Elias Downey. The oldest of the brood Indio Falconer was born on September 7th, 1993. He is the son between Robert Downey Jr. and his ex-wife, Deborah Falconer. Meanwhile, Exton was born on February 7th, 2012. He is Avri’s only biological brother.
Avri’s older brother, Indio has worked in the entertainment world. He once appeared in his dad’s movie, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang as Harry Lockhart.
All three of the siblings are quite close to each other. Robert has certainly done a great job in the parenting department.
Avri Roel Downey Shaved Her Dad’s Head For His Next Project The Sympathizer
Back in October 2022, Robert Downey Jr.’s daughter Avri and his son Exton were seen shaving their dad’s head helping him prepare for the next project in HBO’s The Sympathizer, an adaptation of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s 2015 novel of the same name. It was Robert who posted the video of his kids shaving his head on his Instagram with a surprising new look in late October of the year.
He wrote in the video,
“The things we do for our work… and our kids. #Sympathizer set ready.”
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The first time, Avri’s father Robert made his debut with his bald head at the 2022 AFI festival on Friday at the “Sr.” premiere. He began the video in the room where his kids were working on Halloween pumpkin carving and approached them by saying,
“Sorry to interrupt but I need your help. You know how I’m starting this project soon?”
His daughter Avri replied,
“Yeah, The Sympathizer?”
Their father continued that he doesn’t “want to wear a bald cap, so will you guys shave my head?”
So, it was how Robert approached his kids to help him with his project.
Avri Roel Downey Lifestyle: Her father is a multi-millionaire
Well, it will certainly make any sense if we discuss Avri’s net worth as she isn’t associated with a profession. On the other hand, her dad, Robert is one of the richest actors of all time. As of 2023, his net worth is $300 million. He earned a major portion of his income while portraying the role of Iron Man in the Infinity saga.
From the above info, we can tell Avri’s lifestyle is quite lavish. At present, Avri Roel Downey resides in her father’s 6,500-square-foot home in Malibu. The large property spread over seven-acre alongside his main home, a large pool, and a tennis court.