Jared Leto

Jared Leto
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Updated: Oct 28, 2021

Birth Name: Jared Joseph Leto

Nickname/Stage Name: Jared Leto

Birth Date: December 26, 1971

Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller

Occupation(s): Actor, Musician

Years Active: 1992 till Present

Net Worth: $90 million


Personal Life

Jared Leto was born in Louisiana. His parents divorced when he was a child and he and his older brother were raised by their mother and maternal grandparents.

The actor isn't the type to make his personal life public knowledge but reports say he has a steady partner, 26-year-old model Valery Kaufman. They have reportedly being an item for the past few years.


Leto dropped out of school in the 10th grade and returned later returned to continue at the private Emerson Preparatory School in Washington D.C.

He enrolled at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia and transferred to the School of Visual Arts in New York after he developed an interest in filmmaking. 

Leto further attended the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, a part of the George Washington University.


The actor moved to Los Angeles in 1992 to pursue a career in directing, with the intention of taking acting roles. He had small parts in TV shows and got his first break in 1994 in the ABC teen drama My So-Called Life.

His first film role was in the 1995 drama How to Make an American Quilt, and he also starred alongside Christina Ricci in The Last of the High Kings (1996).

Leto had a supporting role in Girl, Interrupted (1999) and protrayed Angel Face in Fight Club (1999). In 2000, he played a heroin addict in Requiem for a Dream. His performance was critically acclaimed by critics.

He portrayed the closest friend of the titular character in the 2004 biographical drama Alexander and co-starred with Nicolas Cage the following year in Lord of War. The star made his directorial debut in 2012 with the documentary film Artifact

After a five-year break from acting, Leto featured in the drama Dallas Buyers Club (2013). In December 2015, he was confirmed to play the Joker in the DC movie Suicide Squad.

Sony Pictures announced plans for a film adaptation of Morbius in November 2017, revealing that the actor will star as the eponymous character.

In 2021, he was seen in Zack Snyder's Justice League, reprising the role of the Joker in a cameo appearance.


Satellite Award (1998, 2014)

Zurich Film Festival Award (2007)

Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival Award (2010)

Gotham Award (2012)

Toronto International Film Festival Award (2012)

Academy Award (2013)

Critics' Choice Movie Award (2013)

Golden Globe Award (2013)

Screen Actors Guild Award (2013)

Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award (2013)

Austin Film Critics Association (2013)

Black Film Critics Circle Award (2013)

Boston Online Film Critics Association Award (2013)

Chicago Film Critics Association Award (2013)

Dallas Fort-Worth Film Critics Association Award (2013)

Detroit Film Critics Society Award (2013)

Florida Film Critics Circle Award (2013)

Hollywood Film Award (2013)

Houston Film Critics Society Award (2013)

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award (2013)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award (2013)

Mill Valley Film Festival Award (2013)

Nevada Film Critics Society Award (2013)

New York Film Critics Circle Award (2013)

New York Film Critics Online Award (2013)

Phoenix Film Critics Society Award (2013)

San Diego Film Critics Society Award (2013)

Southeastern Film Critics Association Award (2013)

St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award (2013)

Toronto Film Critics Association Award (2013)

Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award (2013)

African-American Film Critics Association Award (2014)

Awards Circuit Community Award (2014)

Denvers Film Critics Society Award (2014)

Gold Derby Film Award (2014)

Independent Spirit Award (2014)

Italian Online Movie Award (2014)

MTV Movie Award (2014)

North Texas Film Critics Association Award (2014)

Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Award (2014)

Santa Barbara International Film Festival Award (2014)

Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award (2014)


"All those reports that I sleep in my closet. I don't know how people get that. People are so obsessed with what you do at home."

"Teens are always shown as one dimensional. They're stereotyped. When I was in high school, I cared about more than getting a date or making the team."

"I stole a lot when I was a kid, but I wouldn't steal one candy; I'd take the whole carton. I also used to like to break into people's houses and sit in their rooms. I found it very comforting to be in someone's empty house."


While preparing for the role of a herion addict in Requiem for a Dream, he lost 28 pounds, starved himself and didn't have sex for two months.

His favourite city is New York.

Is the first actor to play The Joker in a movie that isn't about Batman.


How to Make an American Quilt (1995)

Switchback (1997)

Fight Club (1999)

Sol Goode (2001)

Phone Booth (2002)

Alexander (2004)

Mr. Nobody (2009)

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Suicide Squad (2016)

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

The Little Things (2021)

Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021)


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