JARED LETO Biography - Other artists & entretainers


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Birth Name : Jared Leto
Date of birth : 26 December 1971
Location : Bossier City, Louisiana, USA


A frequent name on People magazine’s list of the 50 most beautiful people, hunky, low-key heartthrob Jared Leto had a peripatetic childhood, wandering nomadically with his older brother and divorced mother to Haiti, Louisiana, Wyoming, Colorado and Virginia, among other places. After briefly studying painting and filmmaking, he moved to Los Angeles at age 20 to pursue an acting career, making his TV debut on the innovative youth series “My So-Called Life” (ABC, 1994-95) as an enigmatic, strong silent type who was the on-again, off-again love interest of Claire Danes’ heroine.


In his TV-movie debut “Cool and the Crazy” (1994), a segment of Showtime’s “Rebel Highway” series, Leto played the sympathetic young husband of a dissatisfied Alicia Silverstone, and he segued to features in the ensemble of “How to Make an American Quilt” (1995). His first major role came as a virginal Irish teenager in the British film “The Last of the High Kings” (1996, released on video in the USA as “Summer Fling” in 1998).