On December 26 of 1971, Jared Joseph Leto was born in Bossier City, Louisiana. He is an American actor, singer and composer. Also he is director, producer, activist, philanthropist, photographer and businessman.
Constance Leto, mother of Jared and Shannon had joined the hippie movement and that is the reason that her kids had such an artistic influence. They were moving around a lot and they have met a lot of other cultures. He studied painting at University of the Arts Philadelphia's but he was transferred at the School of Visual Arts in New York to study acting. In 1992 he moved to Los Angeles to seek a career in the music business, having also designed the parallel preoccupation with acting. In the period 1992 to 1995 appeared in a relatively unknown television series, while in 1994 he made his debut with the TV series “My So-Called Life” with his role as Jordan Katalano. Later he made his film debut in How to Make an American Quilt in 1995 and he played the role of Olympic athlete Steve Prefontaine in the Prefontaine in 1997.
Leto has also played roles in the films The Thin Red Line in 1998, Girl, Interrupted in 1999, Urban Legend in1998 and received praise from critics for his role in Requiem for a Dream in 2000 by Darren Aronofsky. He has collaborated with David Fincher in the films Fight Club in 1999 with the role of Angel Face playing alongside with Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, and Helena Bonham Carter.
Other famous films are: American Psycho (2000), Highway (2002), Panic Room (2002), Alexander (2004) where he played Hephaistion, Lord of War (2005), Lonely Hearts (2006), Chapter 27 (2007) where he played Mark David Chapman John Lennon’s murderer, and Mr. Nobody in 2009.
His lately film in 2013, Dallas Buyers Club where he played Ryaon, a transgender woman addict living with AIDS, gave him numerous awards as well as the Oscar for supporting actor.
Thirty Seconds To Mars
Leto is the lead singer and songwriter of the band Thirty Seconds to Mars. The band consists of his brother Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević . The band formed in 1998 in Los Angeles. They...