Jared Leto is an actor and musician, best known for his portrayal of a transgender woman in the award-winning movie ‘Dallas Buyers Club.
He began his acting career by making a cameo appearance in the television sitcom ‘Camp Wilder.’ Subsequently, he was cast to perform more substantial roles.
A major breakthrough came in the form of an offer to play ‘Jordan Catalano’ in the teen drama television series ‘My So-Called Life.
Jared Leto Early Life
Jared Leto was born Jared Joseph Bryant on December 26, 1971, in Bossier City, Louisiana.
His parents, Constance and Anthony, divorced when Jared was young, and he later took his stepfather’s surname; Anthony died by suicide when Jared was 8 years old.
Leto has an older brother, Shannon, a half-sister, Jamie, and 2 half-brothers, Mateo and Matthias. Leto lived in several places during his youth, including Colorado, Wyoming, and Virginia.
His mother was involved in the hippie movement and encouraged creativity in Jared and Shannon, who began playing music together.
Leto dropped out of school during his sophomore year, but changed his mind and finished his high school education at Washington, D.C.’s Emerson Preparatory School.
After graduation, he originally enrolled at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts but later decided to study filmmaking at NYC’s School of Visual Arts.
Jared Leto career
Jared Leto started his career as an actor in the 1990s, appearing in TV shows like My So-Called Life and films like Prefontaine and Fight Club.
He gained critical acclaim for his roles in Requiem for a Dream, Dallas Buyers Club, and House of Gucci, winning an Oscar and a Golden Globe for the latter two.
He is also the lead singer and songwriter of the rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars, which he formed with his brother Shannon Leto in 1998. The band has released six albums and sold over 15 million copies worldwide.
Some of the highlights of his career are:
Winning the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Rayon, a transgender woman with AIDS, in Dallas Buyers Club (2013). He lost 30 pounds and shaved his eyebrows for the role.
Playing the Joker, the iconic DC Comics villain, in Suicide Squad (2016). He stayed in character throughout the filming and sent bizarre gifts to his co-stars, such as a live rat, a dead pig, and used condoms.
Starring as Paolo Gucci, the grandson of Guccio Gucci, in House of Gucci (2021), a biographical drama about the murder of Maurizio Gucci, the former head of the Gucci fashion house. He underwent a dramatic transformation with prosthetics, makeup, and a wig for the role.
Releasing the album This Is War (2009) with his band Thirty Seconds to Mars, which was inspired by their legal battle with their record label, EMI. The album featured the hit singles “Kings and Queens”, “This Is War”, and “Closer to the Edge”. It also broke the Guinness World Record for the longest concert tour by a rock band, with 309 shows in over 60 countries.
Launching the documentary series Into the Wild (2014), which chronicled his band’s journey across the world during their This Is War tour. He directed the series under the pseudonym Bartholomew Cubbins and won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video for “The Kill (Bury Me.
Jared Leto net worth: How much is Jared Leto worth?
Jared Leto’s net worth is estimated to be $90 million as of 2023 . His earnings come from his successful acting and music careers, as well as his impressive real estate portfolio.
In 2006, Jared Leto paid $1.65 million for a 4,021 square foot home in the Hollywood Hills, and he sold it for $2.05 million in 2017.
In 2015, Jared purchased a home in Laurel Canyon for $5 million; the home, which was once the Lookout Mountain Air Force Station, reportedly contains 8 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms.