Biography of Jared LetoJared Joseph Leto is an American actor, music video director, and the lead vocalist and songwriter of an alternative rock band “30 Seconds to Mars”. Jared’s commitment to all his roles is impressive – he does not spare his mental or physical health when trying to get into a certain, and often quite complex, character. As a result – the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for “Dallas Byers Club”, as well as critic’s praise for “Chapter 27”, “Requiem for a Dream”, “Highway” and many other brilliant projects. Net worth: $90 million.
Childhood and FamilyJared Leto was born on December 26, 1971, in Louisiana. He and his older brother Shannon had a troubled childhood, as his father left his mother, Constance, and after remarrying and having two more children, he had committed suicide. Jared was only 8 years old at that time.
Acting CareerIn 1992 Jared Leto, pursuing a directing career, moved from New York to Los Angeles, with only a couple hundred dollars in his pocket and a backpack. He believed that to become a great director, he had to be an actor first, so he started knocking on every film studio’s door. Jared soon got a small role in a television series “Camp Wilder”.
Jared Leto’s next big-screen appearance happened in 1999 when he got a small role in David Fincher’s “Fight Club”. He played a young man with a nickname Angel Face (although he was barely recognizable with his ultra-white hair), who was brutally beaten up at one of the gatherings of the “fight club” by Edward Norton’s character.
He perfectly blended in with his character in Fincher’s thriller “Panic Room”, where he portrayed a talkative and clumsy burglar, the previous house owner's grandson, trying to break in. Jodie Foster and young Kristen Stewart also starred in the film.
This was an unforgettable experience. The picture touches upon many problems but doesn’t give a single answer. It reminds us of how exciting life is. I would play a thousand Nemos if I could, as there’s an unlimited number of life paths.After “Mr. Nobody” Jared went on an acting hiatus until 2013 and focused on his music career. Four years passed before he was cast in another movie. This time it was a biographical drama film “Dallas Byers Club” directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, based on a true story of Ron Woodroof (portrayed by Matthew McConaughey), a man, infected with HIV.
Jared’s Music: 30 Seconds to MarsJared together with his brother, Shannon, formed a rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) in 1998. The style of the music can be described as something between alternative and post-grunge. The name of the band, according to Leto, is a sort of “a metaphor for the future, the fact that people are so close to something that's not a tangible idea”.
The band’s debut self-titled album was released in 2002. The second album, A Beautiful Lie, came out in 2005. The third one, however, was a struggle, – This Is War, was released only in 2009, after several lawsuits, filed by the record label. The label claimed that the band had failed to release the album at the established time, nevertheless, the lawsuit was settled in favor of 30 Seconds to Mars.
Jared Leto’s Personal LifeJared Leto is known for his love affairs, which he has had plenty of. To this day he is considered to be one of the most handsome and desirable bachelors in Hollywood.
Jared dated a sitcom’s “Punky Brewster” star Soleil Moon Frye in 1991. Their relationship lasted for a year.
While filming “Suicide Squad” Jared started dating a Russian model Valery Kaufman. Although the age difference between the lovers is 23 years, they have been together and happy for several years.
Jared Leto TodayJared Leto continues his successful career in both music and cinema. So, in 2021, the movie Morbius with his participation will be released.
He also continues to organize his festival for fans - Mars Camp, where tens of thousands of fans of 30 Seconds To Mars gather annually.