Jared Leto (born December 26, 1971 in Bossier City, Louisiana) is an American actor and musician. His first major acting performance was as Jordan Catalano in the television series My So-Called Life. From there, he continued with movies such as How to Make an American Quilt; The Thin Red Line; Fight Club; Girl, Interrupted; American Psycho; Alexander; and Requiem for a Dream. Additionally, Leto is the vocalist and guitarist of the rock band 30 Seconds to Mars.
Jared has one older brother, Shannon, and two younger half-brothers from his father's second marriage. His mother, Constance, continued to raise Jared and Shannon after she and their father divorced, and has since remarried. His father passed away after remarrying. Shannon Leto is currently the drummer in 30 Seconds to Mars and also does some photography.
- Newton North High School
- Flint Hill Preparatory, Oakton, Virginia
- University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; majored in painting.
- School of Visual Arts, New York; majored in filmmaking. While there, he starred in his own movie, "Crying Joy".
Jared dated Scarlett Johansson. He has also dated Cameron Diaz. They were together from 1999 to 2003 and were engaged for two years. He also dated Ashley Olsen in the spring to summer of 2005, and is reported to have had a fling with Lindsay Lohan. Lindsay is rumored to have kissed Jared in a club, and has apparently been seen sporting his autograph on her foot .
Leto was twice chosen by People magazine as one of their 50 Most Beautiful People (1996 and 1997).
- "I don't think [the movie Requiem for a Dream] is for children, but I think if you went home and looked at the video games that your kids are playing, you'd be much more shocked."
- "My coolest job was when I was 12 and I was a dishwasher at the Three Pigs Bar-B-Que for $2.50 an hour. All the fleabags and stoners worked there, so that's where I wanted to be." - Detour, November 1996.
- "High school is a dark place; I hung out with 'freaks.'"
- Lonely Hearts (2006) (filming) as Raymond Fernandez
- Lord of War (2005) as Vitaly Orlov
- Awake (2005) as Clay
- Alexander (2004) as Hephaistion
- Panic Room (2002) as Junior
- Highway (2002) as Jack Hayes
- Sunset Strip (2000) as Glen Walker
- Requiem for a Dream (2000) as Harry Goldfarb
- American Psycho (2000) as Paul Allen
- Girl, Interrupted (1999) as Tobias 'Toby' Jacobs
- Fight Club (1999) as Angel Face
- Black and White (1999) as Casey
- The Thin Red Line (1998) as Second Lieutenant Whyte
- Urban Legend (1998) as Paul Gardener
- Basil (1998) as Basil
- Switchback (1997) as Lane Dixon
- Prefontaine (1997) as Steve Prefontaine
- The Last of the High Kings (1996) as Frankie Griffin
- How to Make an American Quilt (1995) as Beck
- Cool and the Crazy (1994) (TV) as Michael
- My So-Called Life (1994) TV Series as Jordan Catalano