Only a few days after Hugh Hefner died, it was announced that Jared Leto will play the head of Playboy in an upcoming biopic. Owner of one of the celebrity Snapchat names is currently starring in Blade Runner 2049 and will reprise his role as The Joker in 2019. If you are a fan of this guy, here are some interesting facts about him.
He was born on December 26, 1971 in Bossier City, Louisiana. His parents divorced when he was a child, so he and his brother lived with their mother and grandparents. His father remarried and committed suicide when Jared was eight. He frequently moved as a kid.
He graduated from Flint Hill School in Oakton, Virginia. Although he enrolled at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, he transferred to the School of Visual Arts in New York City when he developed an interest in filmmaking. During his college years, he wrote and starred in his own short film, Crying Joy.
Although he had some minor roles before that, he rose to fame with ABC teen drama My So-Called Life.
Two decades ago he starred in the biopic Prefontaine in which he played Olympic runner Steve Prefontaine. He trained for six weeks and met with members of his family and friends.
Jared formed the rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars in 1998 in Los Angeles. Since he is one of the celeb Snapchat names, you can find him and his band on this app. Jared loves sharing pictures and videos and he often doodles over them using lenses. He didn’t want to use his fame to promote his band.
Owner of one of the Snapchat celebrity names made his directorial debut with the documentary film Artifact. It is about the legal dispute between Thirty Seconds to Mars and record label EMI.
He is a vegan. Leto supports animal rights and he supported the California Proposition 2 regarding treatment of farm animals.
After the 2010 Haiti earthquake, he spent a year there helping various organizations. He released a book of photographs taken during his trip in order to raise funds for the earthquake-ravaged country. In 2014 he hosted the event Haiti: The Journey Is the Destination in New York City.