Jared Leto (born 26.12.1971) Jared Leto is an American actor, as well as a musician.
Childhood: Jared Leto was born in Bossier City in Louisiana. His family relocated often whilst he was a child and he has lived in Wyoming, Colorado, Haiti and Virginia.
When he graduated from school, Jared Leto attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He later transferred to the School of Visual Arts in New York.
Acting Career: Jared Leto moved to Los Angeles in 1992 in order that he could follow his dream to become an actor. After landing a number of small-time acting parts, he eventually got a part in the TV series My So-Called Life, which also starred Clare Danes. The show ended in 1995 and Leto went on to appear in a number of high profile films.
Leto featured in films such as How to Make an American Quilt, Girl, Interrupted (which also starred Winona Ryder) and Fight Club.
In 2000, Leto starred as Harry Goldfarb, a heroin addict, in Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream. His performance won him a great deal of critical acclaim. Following on from this performance, Leto also appeared in Mary Harron's American Psycho, alongside Christian Bale. Leto then went on to appear in Panic Room, with Jodie Foster, Highway, with Jake Gyllenhaal and he also starred in Oliver Stone's Alexander, alongside Colin Farrell.
In Chapter 27, Leto played Mark Chapman, the man that killed John Lennon.
Music Career: Jared Leto is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the band that he shares with his brother, Shannon Leto. The band is called 30 Seconds To Mars and has released two albums. The first is called 30 Seconds to Mars and the second is A Beautiful Lie. In May 2007, 30 Seconds to Mars were the opening act for Linkin Park's European tour.
30 Seconds to Mars became embroiled in a lawsuit with Virgin Records, who claim that the band has failed to deliver three albums, as was agreed in their contract.
R.I.P. the most luscious locks in Hollywood...
It had to happen one day, but we’re still deeply sadden to report that Jared Leto’s long, shiny, ombré-d locks are unfortunately no more. Against our wishes, the 43 year old actor took a trip to the hairdressers yesterday, in preparation for his upcoming role as The Joker in David Ayer's Suicide Squad movie.
Before the chop, Jared with hair and beard in tact.
Oscar winner Leto was just as well known for his luscious mane as he was for his acting talents, so the loss of his locks has hit fans hard. The handsome actor has sported the long haired look since 2012, though he has previously rocked a shorter style and even had a pink mohican in 2010.
Jared Leto - The 87th Annual Oscars - Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Beverly Hills City Hall - Arrivals at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Oscars - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015
Jared Leto - The 87th Annual Oscars - Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Beverly Hills City Hall - Arrivals at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Oscars - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Monday 23rd February 2015
Jared Leto - Celebrities attend Tom Ford Autumn/Winter 2015 Womenswear Collection Presentation - Inside at Milk Studios. at Milk Studios - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 20th February 2015
Jared Leto - Celebrities attend 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts with City Hall in Beverly Hills. at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015
The 43-year-old actor/singer is planning on putting his body through another rigorous transformation, but this time he is trying to pile on the pounds.
Over the years Jared Leto has been known to put his body through extreme transformations for certain movie roles, and he is set to do this again when the Thirty Seconds To Mars singer will portray the Joker in ‘Suicide Squad.’
Leto is trying to put on weight for to play the Joker in 'Suicide Squad'
Back in 2012 Leto lost an alarming 30-40 pounds for his role as Raynon, a HIV-positive trans woman, in ‘Dallas Buyers Club.’ The part earned him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2014, his co-star Matthew McConaughey took home the Best Actor award.