Jared Leto Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Anusuya Mukherjee
Dec 15, 2022 By Anusuya Mukherjee
Originally Published on May 19, 2022
Jared Joseph Leto, the professional actor, Jared Leto's net worth, and Jared Leto's birthday captivate his admirers all over the world.
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About Jared Leto

Jared Joseph Leto is an actor and singer from the United States who has worked extensively in cinema, music, and television.
He made his television debut in minor parts in the shows 'Camp Wilder' (1992) and 'Almost Home' (1993). In 1994, he got recognition for his portrayal of Jordan Catalano in the television series 'My So-Called Life'.
In the early '90s, he started his career through television appearances. Jared Leto is the lead vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and main composer for the band, Thirty Seconds to Mars, which he started with his brother, Shannon Leto. Their debut album had received excellent reviews but minimal financial success. Leto is recognized as a method actor for his unwavering dedication to research into his performances. He frequently stays entirely in character for the length of his filming schedules, to the point of endangering his health. He is also renowned for being choosy about the roles he takes in movies. Anthony Bryant and Constance Leto were Jared Leto's parents. William Lee Metrejon and Ruby (Russell), were Jared Leto's maternal grandparents. He resided with his mother, grandparents and elder brother, Shannon Leto.

Jared Leto Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Jared Leto's net worth?

The net worth of Jared Leto is reported to be $90 million.
Leto's riches comes from his music industry as well as investments in big firms like Uber and Airbnb, in addition to his acting career.

How much does Jared Leto earn per year?

The yearly earnings of Jared Leto are nearly $12.3 million.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Jared Leto?

He is 5 ft 11 in (180cm) tall.

How old is Jared Leto?

Jared Leto is 50 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

The birth of Jared Joseph Leto was in Louisiana on December 26, 1971. Leto was raised by his mother, a wandering artist after his parents separated soon after he was born. Although the family suffered financially, Jared and his elder brother, Shannon, acquired strong respect for their art. He has always liked music and began playing the piano at an early age.
He received his diploma in 1989 from Emerson Preparatory School, which he joined after Flint Hill School. He was enrolled at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. After recognizing his passion for acting, he got transferred to the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Jared Leto also attended George Washington University's Corcoran School of the Arts and Design.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Jared Leto dating?

In personal life, Jared Leto is not married, however, he is in a long-term relationship with his girlfriend, Valery Kaufman. Jared Leto and Valery Kaufman have been dating privately for some years. Valery Kaufman is a Russian supermodel who has collaborated with many fashion houses.
He was in a relationship with Hollywood star Cameron Diaz for over four years. They ended their relationship due to personal disagreements.

Career And Professional Highlights

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Leto took a move to Los Angeles in 1992 seeking a profession in directing, with the intention of performing on the side. His first break was in 1994, when he decided to cast apace with Claire Danes as Jordan Catalano, in the ABC adolescent play 'My So-Called Life', which was short-lived but well-received. Leto made his television debut in the 1994 drama 'Cool and the Crazy', featuring Alicia Silverstone, and won his first film part in the 1995 melodrama 'How to Make an American Quilt'.
He has appeared in remarkable movies such as 'Suicide Squad' (2016), 'Prefontaine' (1997), 'Girl, Interrupted' (1999), 'Fight Club' (1999), and 'Dallas Buyers Club' (2013).
Jared Leto is a best known as a musician and actor from the United States who received an Academy Award for his portrayal in 'Dallas Buyers Club' (2013). Thirty Seconds to Mars is a prominent alternative music band which he co-founded and led.

Charity Work

Leto has been active in a variety of charitable projects. He has volunteered with a Foundation called Art of Elysium, which assists children with life-threatening diseases. He has made contributions to the Barbara Davis Center, a known treatment center for childhood diabetes and dedicated to diabetes treatment and research.

What awards has Jared Leto won?

Jared Leto has been shortlisted for 98 awards and has won 43 of them as of March 2022. Thirty Seconds to Mars' award-winning song is ascribed to him and his fellow rock band members.
Washington D.C Area Film Critics Association Award in the year 2013 for Best Supporting Actor, Zurich Film Festival Award for Best Actor, Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award and Toronto International Film Festival Award, Academy Awards 2014, African-American Film Critics Association Award 2013, Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award 2013, Austin Film Critics Association Award 2013, Breakthrough of the Year Awards Award 2006, Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival Award 2010, Chicago Film Critics Association Award 2013 are some of the awards received by Leto.

Jared Leto's Hobbies And Interests

Music and film are his true loves. But its rock climbing and eating nutritious meals that make him truly happy.
Leto is an extremely busy person. Snowboarding, Skateboarding, and Hiking are just a few of his favorite sports and athletic activities.

Other Interesting Jared Leto's Facts And Trivia

  • Jared Leto played Paolo Gucci in film 'House of Gucci' which was widely recognized.
  • Jared Leto took a break from acting for a few years to concentrate on to music career.
  • He acted in the horror film 'Urban Legend' in 1998, which made a whopping $72.4 million at the box office.
  • In the psychological drama 'American Psycho', Jared Leto portrays Paul Allen, a competitor of Patrick Bateman.
  • This actor rose to prominence after starring opposite Claire Danes in the MTV television show 'My So-Called Life'.
  • Jared's first lead role was in the 1997 film 'Prefontaine', which starred Steve Prefontaine, a 1970s Olympic hopeful.
  • Jared won a role in the film 'Girl, Interrupted' alongside Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, and Brittany Murphy.
  • 'Crying Joy', his debut short film, was written and performed when he was a student at School of Visual Arts in New York City.
  • In the classic film 'Fight Club', Leto portrayed club regular Angel Face in the year 1999.
  • His short film premiered at the Montalban Theater in Los Angeles on November 9, 2009, and earned excellent feedback at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.
  • Jared has been a vegetarian and animal rights activist for many years. He's been a vegetarian/vegan for almost 20 years and attributes his youthful appearance to his diet.
  • Jared was given a leading part in the critically praised film 'Flags of Our Fathers' in 2006. He ultimately declined the position to devote more attention to his band Thirty Second to Mars.
  • In interviews, he has remarked that the death of his dog Judas in 2007 was one of the most difficult and traumatic moments of his life.
  • In 1996 and 1997, Jared Leto was included in People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People. lists.
  • In the bulk of the films in which Jared Leto appears, he plays the character who are deformed somehow. 'American Psycho', 'Panic Room', 'Fight Club', and 'Requiem for a Dream' are among these flicks.
  • At a Thirty Seconds to Mars concert, he was crushed by his own fans, resulting in a fractured nose.
  • For his part as Mark David Chapman in 'Chapter 27', he gained 62 pounds (2007). Then he went on an all-liquid-based diet of lemon juice, water, cayenne pepper, and maple syrup maple to lose weight. In just 10 days, he shed 20 lb (9 kg). After dropping a good amount of weight, he was diagnosed with gout.

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180 cm

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Actor, Musician


Emerson Preparatory School

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Valery kaufman


Anthony Bryant, Constance Leto


Shannon Leto

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Written by Anusuya Mukherjee

Bachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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Anusuya MukherjeeBachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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