Jared Leto

Actor, Photographer, Dishwasher
Actor and musician Jared Leto got his start in the beloved but ill-fated TV series "My So-Called Life" (ABC, 1994-95), but along with his co-star quickly transitioned to feature films. He earned a solid acting ... Read more »
Born: 12/26/1971 in Bossier City, Louisiana, USA


Actor (44)

Hollywood Film Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)


The 87th Annual Academy Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)


2013 MTV EMA 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)


2014 MTV Movie Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)


Acting Disruptive 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)


Brilliance 2014 (Movie)

(in talks) (Actor)

The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)


2013 MTV Video Music Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)


Conan 2013 (Tv Show)


Dallas Buyers Club 2013 (Movie)

Rayon (Actor)

2011 MTV Video Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)


Artifact 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Mr. Nobody 2009 (Movie)

Adult Nemo/ Old Nemo (Actor)

Chapter 27 2008 (Movie)

Mark David Chapman (Actor)

Lonely Hearts 2007 (Movie)

Raymond Fernandez (Actor)

The 2005 MTV Europe Music Video Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)


Video Game Awards 2005 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)


Lord of War 2005 (Movie)

Vitaly Orlov (Actor)

Alexander 2004 (Movie)

Hephaistion (Actor)

Panic Room 2002 (Movie)

Junior (Actor)

Highway 2001 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

American Psycho 2000 (Movie)

Paul Allen (Actor)

Black and White 2000 (Movie)

Casey (Actor)

Requiem for A Dream 2000 (Movie)

Harry Goldfarb (Actor)

Sunset Strip 2000 (Movie)

Glen (Actor)

Fight Club 1999 (Movie)

Angel Face (Actor)

Girl, Interrupted 1999 (Movie)

Tobias Jacobs (Actor)

Alaska's Bush Pilots 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)


Basil 1998 (Movie)

Basil (Actor)

Last of the High Kings 1998 (Movie)

Frankie Griffith (Actor)

The Thin Red Line 1998 (Movie)

2nd Lieutenant Whyte (Actor)

Urban Legend 1998 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Going West in America 1997 (Movie)

Lane Dixon (Actor)

Prefontaine 1997 (Movie)

Steve Prefontaine (Actor)

How to Make An American Quilt 1995 (Movie)

Beck (Actor)

In a New Light: Sex Unplugged 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)


My So-Called Life 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)


Almost Home 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)


Camp Wilder 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)


Cool and the Crazy (TV Show)

Producer (2)

Artifact 2011 (Movie)


Chapter 27 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Music (1)

Skyline 2010 (Movie)

("Kings And Queens") (Song)
Director (1)

Artifact 2011 (Movie)



Actor and musician Jared Leto got his start in the beloved but ill-fated TV series "My So-Called Life" (ABC, 1994-95), but along with his co-star quickly transitioned to feature films. He earned a solid acting reputation with supporting roles in frequently off-beat films and grew into a lead actor known for his daring choices. For several years he alternated between the life of an actor - immersing himself in roles for weeks at a time - and the life of a rock star - touring on the road with his successful emo band, 30 Seconds to Mars. Equally captivating, was his celebrated love life, which, to the delight of tabloid readers, included an array of Hollywood beauties, including Cameron Diaz, Lindsay Lohan and Scarlett Johansson.



raised Leto and his brother Shannon after parents' divorce remarried

Cameron Diaz Actor

Together from 1999-2003 Rumored to have been briefly engaged

Scarlett Johansson Actor

Dated from 2004-05 No longer together

Shannon Leto

twenty months older with Jared founded the alternative band 30 Seconds to Mars


School of Visual Arts

New York , New York
did not graduate

University of the Arts

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania
transferred to NYC's School of Visual Arts

Flint Hill Prepatory School

Oakton , Virginia
briefly dropped out in the 10th grade



The fourth 30 Seconds to Mars album released


Featured in the drama "Dallas Buyers Club" with Matthew McConaughey


Released third 30 Seconds to Mars album "This Is War"


Starred in Jaco Van Dormael's romance fantasy "Mr. Nobody"


Co-starred with Lindsay Lohan in "Chapter 27," an indie film about a woman (Lohan) who befriends Mark David Chapman during the weekend that he kills John Lennon (lensed 2006)


Released second album, "A Beautiful Lie"


Cast as Nicholas Cage's brother and fellow arms dealer in Andrew Niccol's "Lord of War"


Co-starred with Colin Farrell in Oliver Stone's "Alexander" playing Hephaestion, Alexander's friend and lover


Played a murderous con man in "Lonely Hearts," which is based on the true story the notorious Lonely Hearts Killers of the 1940s


Released self titled debut "30 Seconds to Mars" (Also known as "Red Planet")


Reunited with David Fincher on "Panic Room"


Had small role as a gay high school teacher in James Toback's "Black and White"


Portrayed one of two Las Vegas 20-year-olds who go to Seattle and stand vigil after rocker Kurt Cobain's suicide in "Highway"


Starred as a heroin addict in Darren Aronofsky's "Requiem for a Dream", adapted from the novel by Hubert Selby Jr


Played a rival co-worker of Christian Bale's Patrick Bateman in "American Psycho", adapted from the novel by Bret Easton Ellis


Co-starred as Winona Ryder's boyfriend in "Girl, Interrupted"


Portrayed the blond Angel Face in David Fincher's "Fight Club"


Starred opposite Christian Slater in the title role of the tepid "Basil"; aired on TV's Romance Classics


Appeared in Terrence Malick's "The Thin Red Line" and starred in routine horror offering, "Urban Legend"


Provided additional photography for "Alaska's Bush Pilots" (TBS); also hosted


First leading role in a US film, playing the title character in the biopic of the track star "Prefontaine"


Co-starred in "Last of the High Kings" (released in the USA on video as "Summer Fling" in 1998)


Feature film debut in "How to Make an American Quilt"; Claire Danes was also in the cast


TV-movie debut, starring in "Cool and The Crazy", an installment of Showtime's "Rebel Highway" series


TV series debut as a regular, "My So-Called Life" (ABC), playing high school anti-hero Jordan Catalano, the on-off love interst of star Claire Danes


Moved to L.A.

Raised by his mother; moved frequently during adolescence; lived in, among other places, Louisiana, Colorado, Virginia, Wyoming and Haiti

Bonus Trivia


His last name is pronounced LET-o.


"I'm such a freak in comparison to most other twenty-five-year-old guys. I have no idea what other people are thinking. I'm not really in touch."---Jared Leto in Details, March 1997.


"I don't like doing interviews. I'm not pretending to be some superneurotic, hiding in my closet. I could care less about anybody knowing who I am, but I realize this is part of the game. Maybe if I really hated this whole public thing, I would go do plays in Hoboken."---Leto quoted in Details, March 1997.


"The casual Jared is a gas to be around because he's so funny. He's a little all over the place, which I attribute to his being young. But on the set, he was very focused. He's very earnest. He takes what he's doing very seriously."---"Prefontaine" director Steve James quoted to US, January 1997.


"I'm rarely proud of what I've done. I hated everything I did on 'My So-Called Life'. It was a great show, no thanks to me. But I think there's some pretty decent moments in 'Prefontaine'. I worked really, really hard at the running. I trained really hard. And I worked really hard to look like him."---Leto quoted in Us, January 1997.


"My coolest job was when I was 12 years old and I was a dishwasher at the Three Pigs Bar-B-Que restaurant for $2.50 an hour. All the fleabags and stoners worked there, so that's where I wanted to be."---Leto quoted to Detour Magazine, November 1996.


Leto is the vocalist and guitarist of the rock band 30 Seconds to Mars, a band he founded in the late '90s with his brother, drummer Shannon


"I've made, I think, three movies in the last five years," he says. "I doubt if anyone in this town would advise that."---Leto quoted to GQ, October 2004.


"I am not a closeted musician wanting to act, or a closeted actor wanting to be a musician," he declares. "I'm an actor and a musician. I don't need to apologize for either."---Leto to EW, January 5, 2007.