Jared Leto. biography
Born Jared Joseph Leto on December 26, 1971 in Bossier City, Louisiana, Jared Leto moved to Los Angeles in 1992 with a plan to focus on his musical career. His plans changed when he landed his first on screen role as a guest star on the short-lived television shows Camp Wilder (1992), followed by a role opposite Claire Danes in the TV series My So-Called Life (1995). Later that year, Leto earned his first film role in How to Make an American Quilt (1995), a film based on the same name novel and starring Winona Ryder.
Leto went on to snag his first lead role in Prefontaine (1997), based on long-distance Olympian Steven Prefontaine. Although highly praised by critics, including Roger Ebert, the film was a financial bust.
In 1998, Leto and his brother Shannon Leto founded the band 30 Seconds to Mars. The band was a quick success and his good fortune transitioned onto the screen, landing supporting roles in the horror film Urban Legend (1998) and The Thin Red Line (1998), which went on to receive seven Oscar nominations.
Leto's celebrity status started to take off after starring in James Mangold's Girl, Interrupted (1999) and David Fincher's cult classic, Fight Club (1999). Leto found additional success with a supporting role in the cult classic American Psycho (2000) alongside Christian Bale, and the lead role in Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream (2000).
His career began gaining momentum when Leto reunited with David Fincher in the thriller Panic Room (2002), but took a hit after starring in Oliver Stone's poorly received epic film Alexander (2004). He bounced back with a role in Lord of War (2005) alongside Nicolas Cage, and starred in the biopic Chapter 27 (2007).
Is Jared Leto Gay?
During an interview with an American Online reporter, Leto revealed he was "gay as a goose" even though he was previously engaged to Cameron Diaz and seen on the arms of many Hollywood starlets, including Lindsay Lohan.
The reporter continued searching for a confirmation but Leto instead compared himself to Morrissey, a rock singer known for his vagueness concerning his sexuality. The interview left everyone very confused, forcing Leto's publicist to release a statement saying: "Jared was kidding."
Jared Leto Girlfriend & Dating History Timeline
Leto and Cameron Diaz's romance turned from friendly to serious lovers overnight and were engaged from 2000 - 2002. Although they tried to keep their relationship quiet, rumor has it the two parted ways when Cameron became famous and Leto wanted to focus on his band, 30 Seconds to Mars.
Reportedly, Britney Spears started dating Leto to get back at Justin Timberlake who, at the time, was dating Cameron Diaz. Just a rumor though.
2004 - 2005
Scarlett Johansson and Leto were spotted in L.A. but the two never elaborated on their romance. They dated on and off for around a year before things ended.
November 2005 - December 2005
Lindsay Lohan and Leto were spotted almost cuddling on many occasions while shooting the movie Chapter 27. Lohan denied the relationship; telling Allure magazine in 2007, "I never had a relationship with Jared. Swear to God, never did.
The New York Post reported that Krista Ayne claimed she hooked up with Leto after he asked for her number at an album signing, saying, "Jared isn't bad in bed. I'd give him a 7 on a scale from 1 to 10."
Paris Hilton and Leto were caught on camera together at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, but they never actually "dated." It's possible they hooked up again in 2001, but never confirmed.
Leto and model Lauren Hastings, of Ford Models, were spotted getting nice and close in Miami but a relationship never developed.
Leto and Australian star Isabel Lucas, were photographed shopping together in Los Angeles. Though the couple publicly announced they were "just friends." Many believed there was something more between them.
Leto and model Katharina Damm were rumored to be in a relationship. According to Mail Online, Leto and Katharina flew to St. Tropez, where the two were spotted sharing a kiss on a romantic date.
According to In Touch, Leto and Victoria's Secret Angel Anne Vyalitsyna were seen getting close to each other in L.A. The article went on to say "Adam Levine's ex, model Anne V, has found comfort in the arms of 30 Seconds to Mars rocker Jared Leto."