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Jared Leto Bio

Jared Leto is an American actor and musician. Jared Joseph Leto won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance at the Dallas Buyers Club in 2013. He also co-founded and led 30 Seconds to Mars, a popular alternative rock band. 

Jared Joseph Leto was born in Bossier City, Louisiana on 26th December 1971. He is 48 years old as of 2020. His birth sign is Sagittarius. He is a tall man with height 5’9”. His mother has ancestry in Cajun. “Leto” is his stepfather’s surname. When he was a child, his parents divorced. He and his older brother, Shannon Leto lived with Ruby (Russell) and William Lee Metrejon, their mother, and their maternal grandparents. When Jared was eight, his father remarried and committed suicide.

Leto moved frequently from Louisiana to various cities around the country with his family. Leto has two younger half-brothers from his father’s second marriage. Constance joined the movement of hippies and encouraged her sons to engage in the arts. At an early age, Leto began playing music with his brother. Broken-down piano was his first musical instrument. 

Full nameJared Joseph Leto
Date of birthDecember 26 1971
Age49 years old as of 2020
Birth signSagittarius
Birth placeBossier city, Louisiana, USA
NationalityAmerican
Height5’9”
Marital StatusSingle
Social MediaInstagram/ Twitter/ Facebook
Net WorthApprox. $90 million as of 2020
Jared Leto Education 

Leto attended Flint Hill School. He went to Emerson Preparatory School and graduated in 1989. He first enrolled at ‘Philadelphia’s University of the Arts.’ After discovering his passion for acting, he later transferred to New York City’s ‘School of Visual Arts.’ 

Jared Leto Career

To pursue his career, he moved to Los Angeles in 1992. He was seeking opportunities in both acting and music. He landed his first role in the ‘Camp Wilder’ television show the same year.

In the teen drama television series ‘My So-Called Life’ in 1994 to 1995, he played ‘Jordan Catalano.’ He was noticed by his portrayal of ‘Catalano,’ a rebellious teen with an undiagnosed learning disability. He landed a small role in the drama film ‘How to Make an American Quilt’ in 1995. He played the lead role in the movie ‘The Last of the High Kings’ in 1996, which was a coming-of-age film based on a group of teenagers’ experiences. 

In 1998, along with his brother Shannon Leto, he formed a rock band called ’30 Seconds to Mars’. He recruited a few instrumentalists to finish the lineup. He worked as the band’s lead vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist. He played the character of ‘Toby Jacobs’ opposite Winona Ryder in the 1999 drama film,’ Girl, Interrupted.’ Big names like Angelina Jolie and Brittany Murphy were among his co-stars in the movie. In the drama film, ‘Requiem for a dream’, when he played drug addict ‘Harry Goldfarb’.  This was his biggest breakthrough in 2000. He was nominated for this role for several awards. 

In 2002, the ’30 Seconds to Mars’ band released their self-titled debut album. It was a concept album that concentrated on human struggles. The album received positive feedback from critics. In 2005, ’30 Seconds to Mars’ released their second ‘A Beautiful Lie’ album. This album, which differed considerably from its predecessor, gave rise to three hit singles. 

One of his most famous movie roles became his portrayal of ‘Mark David Chapman’ in the biographical film ‘Chapter 27’ in 2007 became one of his most famous movie roles. The movie depicted the murder of John Lennon. The movie attempted to explore the psyche of the killer. He appeared in the 2009 science fiction movie ‘Mr. Nobody.’ He played’ Nemo Nobody,’ the last Earth mortal, who narrates the important events of his life at the age of 118. 

In 2009, the album ‘This Is War’ was released by the band. It peaked at number 18 on ‘Billboard 200.’ To promote the album, the band members embarked on an extended worldwide tour. ‘Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams’ is the next album released by the band in 2013. It was a concept album containing four segments. It peaked on ‘Billboard 200’ at number six. 

In the biographical drama film ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ in 2013, Jared portrayed the character of a transgender woman named ‘Rayon.’ The character earned him several accolades and nominations from all over the world. In the 2016 super-hero film ‘Suicide Squad, he was seen as the’ Joker.’ He appeared alongside an ensemble cast that included Will Smith and Margot Robbie.

Jared appeared as the lead in the neo-noir science fiction film’ 2036: Nexus Dawn’ in 2017. He then appeared as the main antagonist in’ Blade Runner 2049.’ The album promotes and experiments with electronic and art-pop, and opened at number two on ‘Billboard 200.’ In 2018,’ 30 Seconds to Mars’ released their fifth studio album ‘America.’ He was also seen as the lead in the Japanese-American crime drama thriller ‘The Outsider.’ In 2018, he was cast to play the titular role of ‘Dr. Michael Morbius in the superhero movie ‘Morbius,’.’ He became part of the crime thriller film’ The Little Things’ in the following year. 

Jared Leto Significant Works 

Jared is well known for his versatility. He has played a variety of roles, such as mentally unstable killer, a drug addict and a 118-year-old man. His role as ‘Rayon,’ a transgender woman, earned him accolades in the biographical drama film ‘Dallas Buyers Club.’ The critics also praised him, and he received several awards and nominations. He formed the ’30 Seconds to Mars’ band as a musician, which went on to release many albums. As of 2014, it has sold over 15 million copies of its albums. 

Jared Leto Awards and Accomplishments 

For his portrayal of ‘Mark David Chapman’ in ‘Chapter 27’ in 2007, he won the ‘Zurich Film Festival Award for Best Performance.’ He was honored for ‘Best Performance’ with the ‘Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival Award. He was awarded for performance of playing ‘Nemo Nobody,’ a 118-year-old man, in the 2009 film ‘Mr. Nobody.’ He has also won several’ MTV Video Music Awards ‘for directing the music videos of the singles’ 30 Seconds to Mars’ released by the band.

For his portrayal of ‘Rayon’ in the movie ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ in 2014, he won the Academy Award’ for ‘Best Supporting Actor’. The same year, he also won the Golden Globe for his role in the same category. 

Jared Leto Relationship 

Jared Leto has dated several women, but so far he has never married. He was in a relationship between 1999 and 2003 with the actor Cameron Diaz. 

Jared Leto Social Media

Jared is active in social media like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. On Facebook, he has 5.5M followers. On Twitter, he has an account named Jared Leto with 4.2M followers (joined in March 2009). On Instagram, he has an account named jaredleto with 10.1M followers.

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Jared Leto Charity

He is involved with several charities, most notably ‘Habitat for Humanity.’ He and his bandmates make it a point to raise money and contribute to relief work at the time of major natural disasters like earthquakes and tsunamis.

Jared Leto Net worth

The estimated net worth of Jared Leto as of 2020 is around $90 million. 

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