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Who is Jared Leto?

Jared Joseph Leto (born December 26, 1971) is an American actor and musician. After starting his career with television appearances in the early 1990s, Leto achieved recognition for his role as Jordan Catalano on the television series My So-Called Life (1994).

He made his film debut in How to Make an American Quilt (1995) and received critical praise for his performance in Prefontaine (1997).

Jared Leto Biography, Wiki

Jared Leto is a very familiar face in recent film history. Although he has always been the lead vocals, rhythm guitar, and songwriter for the American band Thirty Seconds to Mars, Leto is an accomplished actor merited by the numerous, challenging projects he has taken in his life. He is known to be selective about his film roles.

Jared Leto was born in Bossier City, Louisiana, to Constance “Connie” (Metrejon) and Anthony L. “Tony” Bryant. The surname “Leto” is from his stepfather. His ancestry includes English, Cajun (French), as well as Irish, German, and Scottish.

Jared and his family traveled across the United States throughout his childhood, living in such states as Wyoming, Virginia and Colorado. Leto would continue this trend when he initially dropped a study of painting at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts in favor of a focus on acting at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Jared Leto Biography Wikipedia
Jared Leto
BornDecember 26, 1971 (age 49)
Bossier City, Louisiana, U.S.
Other namesBartholomew CubbinsAngakok Panipaq
Alma materSchool of Visual Arts
OccupationActorsingersongwriterdirector
Years active1992–present
Notable workFull list
FamilyShannon Leto (brother)
AwardsFull list
Musical career
GenresAlternative rock
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, bass guitar, piano, keyboards
LabelsUniversal, Virgin, EMI, Immortal
Associated actsThirty Seconds to Mars

Jared Leto Career

Jared Leto moved to Los Angeles in 1992 to pursue his career; he was looking for opportunities in both music and acting. The same year, he landed his first role in the television show ‘Camp Wilder.’He played ‘Jordan Catalano’ in the teen drama television series ‘My So-Called Life’ in 1994-95.

His portrayal of ‘Catalano,’ a rebellious teen with an undiagnosed learning disability, got him noticed. In 1995, he landed a small role in the drama film ‘How to Make an American Quilt.’In 1996, he played the lead role in the film ‘The Last of the High Kings,’ which was a coming-of-age movie based on the experiences of a group of teenagers.

In 1998, he formed a rock band called ‘30 Seconds to Mars’ along with his brother Shannon Leto, and recruited a few instrumentalists to complete the lineup. He served as the lead vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist for the band.

In the 1999 drama film ‘Girl, Interrupted,’ he played the character of ‘Toby Jacobs’ opposite Winona Ryder. His co-stars in the movie included big names like Angelina Jolie and Brittany Murphy.

His big breakthrough in Hollywood came in 2000 when he played drug addict ‘Harry Goldfarb’ in the drama film ‘Requiem for a Dream.’ He was nominated for several awards for this role.

The band ’30 Seconds to Mars’ released their self-titled debut album in 2002. It was a concept album focusing on human struggles. The album received positive reviews from critics.’30 Seconds to Mars’ released their second album ‘A Beautiful Lie’ in 2005. This album, which was considerably different from its predecessor, spawned three hit singles.

His portrayal of ‘Mark David Chapman’ in the biographical film ‘Chapter 27’ (2007), which depicted the murder of John Lennon, became one of his most famous movie roles. The film attempted to explore the killer’s psyche. He starred in the 2009 science fiction drama film ‘Mr. Nobody.’

He played ‘Nemo Nobody,’ the last mortal on Earth, who at the age of 118 narrates the important events of his life. The album ‘This is War’ was released by the band in 2009. It peaked at number 18 on ‘Billboard 200.’ The band members embarked on an extended worldwide tour to promote the album.

The band’s next album ‘Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams’ released in 2013. It was a concept album that had four segments. It peaked at number six on ‘Billboard 200.’In 2013, Jared portrayed the character of a transgender woman named ‘Rayon’ in the biographical drama movie ‘Dallas Buyers Club.’

The character earned him several accolades and nominations from all around the world.He was seen as the ‘Joker’ in the 2016 super-hero film ‘Suicide Squad.’ He appeared alongside an ensemble cast that included Will Smith and Margot Robbie.In 2017, he appeared as the lead in the neo-noir science fiction film ‘2036: Nexus Dawn.’

He then appeared in ‘Blade Runner 2049’ as the main antagonist.In 2018, ‘30 Seconds to Mars’ released their fifth studio album ‘America.’ The album promotes and experiments with electronic and art pop, and opened at number two on ‘Billboard 200.’

The same year, 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 film ‘Morbius.’ The following year, he became part of the crime thriller film ‘The Little Things.’

Jared Leto Personal Life

Jared Leto has dated several women but has never married to date. He was in a relationship with actor Cameron Diaz from 1999 to 2003. He is involved with several charities, most notably ‘Habitat for Humanity.’

At the time of major natural disasters like earthquakes and tsunamis, he and his bandmates make it a point to raise money and contribute towards relief work.

Jared Leto Awards

  • He won the ‘Zurich Film Festival Award’ for ‘Best Performance’ for his portrayal of ‘Mark David Chapman’ in ‘Chapter 27’ in 2007.
  • He was honored with the ‘Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival Award’ for ‘Best Performance’ for 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 released by the band ‘30 Seconds to Mars.’
  • He won the ‘Academy Award’ for ‘Best Supporting Actor’ for his portrayal of ‘Rayon’ in the movie ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ in 2014. The same year, he also won the ‘Golden Globe’ under the same category for his role.

Jared Leto FAQ’s

Who is Jared Leto?

Jared Leto (born December 26, 1971) is an American actor and musician. After starting his career with television appearances in the early 1990s, Leto achieved recognition for his role as Jordan Catalano on the television series My So-Called Life (1994).

How old is Jared Leto?

Jared Leto is 50 years old.

Is Jared Leto married?

Jared Leto has dated several women but has never married to date.

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