Jared Leto

Jared Leto - Updated Mar 2023

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Updated On March 26, 2023

Jared Leto is a renowned actor and the lead vocalist of the rock band, “Thirty Seconds to Mars”. Leto rose to fame for his amazing performance of a transgender woman in the award-winning biological film, ‘Dallas Buyers Club’.

Early Life and Childhood

Jared Joseph Leto’s birthdate is 26th December 1971 and his birthplace is Bossier City, Louisiana, U.S. His zodiac sign is Capricorn whereas his current age is 51 years old.

Likewise, his nationality is American, his religion is Christian, and he is of mixed (English, German, Scottish, Cajun, and Irish) ethnicity. The name of his parents is Carl Leto and Constance Leto.

His step-father’s name is Anthony L. Bryant. He also has some siblings whose names are Jamie, Mateo, Matthias, and Shannon. The actor had a tough early life as his parents separated when he was very young. His mother raised him as a single mother who later remarried.

The family often went seeking better professions for Constance. As for his studies, he went to Flint Hill School and to Emerson Preparatory School, graduating in 1989.

Then, he got into Philadelphia’s University of the Arts for his further studies. Later, he moved to the School of Visual Arts in New York City after realizing his passion for acting.

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Caption: Jared Leto with his mother at an event (Source: ESME)

Career and Professional Life

In 1992, Leto went to Los Angeles, seeking some opportunities in both the music and acting field. He made his TV debut in the same year by appearing in the movie, ‘Camp Wilder’. From 1994-95, he acted as Jordan Catalano, a rebellious teen in the teen TV drama, ‘My So-Called Life’.

He got a small character to play in the 1995 movie, ‘How to Make an American Quilt’. Likewise, he got the main role in the 1995’s movie, ‘The Last of the High Kings’. In 1998, he formed a rock band, ‘30 Seconds to Mars’ together with his brother Shannon and hired some instrumentalists.

The musician worked as the lead vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for the band. He landed the role of Toby Jacobs in the 1999 film ‘Girl, Interrupted’. The year 2000 became his big breakthrough in Hollywood after he got the role of a drug addict ‘Harry Goldfarb’ in the movie, ‘Requiem for a Dream’.

In 2002, the band brought out their self-titled 1st album, focusing on human struggles. They became up with their 2nd album, ‘A Beautiful Lie’ in 2005, significantly different from the 1st album, laying 3 hit singles.

In 2007, his character as Mark David Chapman in the biographical movie, ‘Chapter 27’ turned out to be one of his most renowned film roles. He then showed his presence in the sci-fiction movie, ‘Mr. Nobody’ in 2009 as ‘Nemo Nobody’.

His band released another album, ‘This is War’ in 2009 which ranked at number eighteen on ‘Billboard 200’. In fact, the band members boarded a lengthy worldwide tour to promote the album.

Their next album was ‘Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams’ which was out in 2013. It was a concept album of 4 segments that ranked at number 6 on ‘Billboard 200’.

More about his career

The actor got a rare opportunity to act as Rayon, a transgender woman in the 2013 film, ‘Dallas Buyers Club’. He acted as the Joker in the 2016 superhero movie, ‘Suicide Squad’ sharing the screen with Will Smith and Margot Robbie.

Similarly, he appeared as the lead in the neo-noir science fiction film ‘2036: Nexus Dawn’ in 2017. He then got the role of the main antagonist in ‘Blade Runner 2049’. Next year, ‘30 Seconds to Mars’ showed up with their 5th studio album, ‘America’ which upholds and experiments with electronic and art pop.

In the same year, he got the main character of the thriller movie, ‘The Outsider’, and another titular character, ‘Dr. Michael Morbius’ in the superhero movie, ‘Morbius.’ The actor then appeared in the crime thriller movie, ‘The Little Things’ in 2019.

Adding more to his profession, he has worked as a director for a music video under the pseudonym ‘Bartholomew Cubbins’. He even has starred in numerous TV commercials and worked with several brands like other actors.

Awards and Achievements

Jared has won several awards for his outstanding work in the entertainment industry. In 2007, he received the ‘Zurich Film Festival Award’ for his act as ‘Mark David Chapman’ in ‘Chapter 27’. He won the ‘Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival Award’ for the portrayal of a 118-year-old man, Nemo Nobody in ‘Mr. Nobody’.

Likewise, he was honored with some ‘MTV Video Music Awards’ for directing the music videos of his band’s single. In 2014, the actor got the ‘Academy Award’ for his act as ‘Rayon’ in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’. He even won the ‘Golden Globe’ as the ‘Best Performer’ for his character in the same year.

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Caption: Jared Leto while performing on the stage (Source: Loudwire)

Jared Leto – Net Worth 2023

Jared Leto is considered one of the richest celebrities with a net worth of $90 million US Dollars. His source of income is from his professions as an actor, musician, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Film Producer, and Businessperson. In 2015, he bought a house in Laurel Canyon worth $5 million that contains eight bedrooms and twelve bathrooms.

In addition, the actor has also been active in various charity works, especially ‘Habitat for Humanity’. He together with his bandmates decided to raise money and contribute to relief work at the time of major natural disasters.

Relationship Status

Talking about his relationship status, the American actor has enjoyed his whole life dating beautiful women. From 1999 to 2003, he had a romantic link with the actress, Cameron Diaz.

They got engaged in the year 2002 but never got married to each other. Even though Jared has dated several women, he has never got married to one of them to this day. Jared He has dated other several actresses like Scarlett Johansson, Ashley Olsen, and so on.  As of now, it seems like Leto is single but could be dating some woman secretly.

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Caption: Jared Leto with his ex-girlfriend (Source: Elle)

Body Measurements

As for his body measurements, Leto has an average height of 5 feet 8 inches or 1.75 m. The actor lost a lot of his body weight so that he could portray the role of a drug addict in one of his movies.

His present body weight of 69 kg or 152 lbs. Similarly, His body measurements are 43 inches, 32 inches, and 14 inches. Jared has an athletic body type with an attractive personality which neared every woman around him.

The American actor has a fair complexion with short light brown hair and shiny blue eyes. Furthermore, he has been wearing a shoe size of 11 (US).

Jared Leto – Social Media

Coming to the social media part, the actor is famous and highly active all over online platforms. In fact, all of his online accounts are verified and contain millions of followers.

He has an Instagram account with 10.9 million followers as of February 2023. Likewise, he has a Facebook page with 6.8 followers. The American musician joined Twitter in March 2009 where he now has gained 4.1 million followers.

Moreover, he also has a Youtube channel with the name “JARED LETO” with 164 thousand subscribers.