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Actor and filmmaker Robert Downey, Jr. was born in Manhattan, New York on April 4, 1965 to Robert Downey, Sr., an actor and underground film director, and his mother Elsie who was an actress in her husband's movies. Robert has said he grew up "surrounded by drugs," and that he first smoked marijuana with his father at the age of six, and that it was a bond between him and his father. It is with this background that Robert Downey, Jr. became one of America's most famous drug addicts with drug-related arrests dating back to 1996. He was in and out of jails and rehabs. He says he has been clean and sober since July of 2003. He was married to Deborah Falconer from 1992 and they had a son. In 2001, while he was in the process of going from jail to rehab, she left him. Their divorce was final in 2004. In August of 2005, he married his current wife, Susan. They have a son and are expecting a daughter in November 2014.

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