Leonardo DiCaprio is a well-known award-winning Hollywood actor and producer. He is one of the most loved and respected actors in the industry and his talent speaks for his success. The actor enjoys a large fan base for his iconic films like Titanic, Wolf of the Wall Street, Catch me if you can, and many others. The actor is not just an exceptional actor but is also an environmentalist working towards a better future.
Leonardo DiCaprio was born on 11th November 1974 in Los Angeles, California, the USA to his father George DiCaprio and mother Irmelin DiCaprio. His mother worked as a legal secretary while his father was an underground comix writer and distributor. He belongs to a mixed ethnic background as his father was of Italian and German descent while his mother was Russian-German. He grew up as a single child in a catholic family. Leonardo is believed to have completed his high school education from a local school in Los Angeles and wished to become a marine biologist. He has not shared any other detail about his education and qualification with the media.
Leonardo DiCaprio Career
Leonardo started his career with humble beginnings starting from a small role in the sitcom series Growing pains in 1985 and in the show Roseanne. He made his debut on the big screen with the film Critters 3 and in many such small roles. He got a breakthrough in his career when he starred as the on-screen brother of Johnny Depp in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape in 1993 and won the National Board of Review Award as well as his first Academy Award for supporting actors. In the later years, he appeared in several successful films like The Quick and the Dead 1995, Romeo Juliet 1996, Boogie Nights 1997, and Titanic in 1997 which proved to be his most successful film to date. The film has now become a classic romance movie and made Leonardo a legendary actor.
Rise to Fame
In 2002, he was cast in the film Catch me if you can, a biopic on the life of Frank Abagnale Jr and the film did wonderfully on the box office. He also appeared in films like Gangs of New York, Assassination of Richard Nixon, The Insider, Ali, The 11th Hour, red Riding Hood, etc. In 2010, he appeared in the film Shutter Island, a psychological thriller, and also in the critically acclaimed sci-fi film Inception by Christopher Nolan. Both the films received great success and garnered a huge fan base for the actor as well as for films. A few years hence, in 2013, he again gave a record-breaking film titled Wolf of the Wall Street based on the life of Jordan Belfort. He received a Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award as well as the Academy Award for the film.
The same year, he also appeared in the role of Jay Gatsby in the film The Great Gatsby based on a classic novel by the same name. In recent years, he appeared in films like Once upon a time in Hollywood and Delirium and has been actively directing and producing environmentally awakening documentaries like Cowspiracy 2014, Before the Flood 2016, Pollinators Under pressure 2018, Sea of Shadows 2019, Ice on fire 2019, And we go Green 2019 the Right stuff 2020, Fin 2021, The Loneliest whale 2021, etc. He is also set to release many new documentaries, tv-series and films in the following years titled Shining Girls 2022, The Devil in White City, Atari in 2023, Roosevelt 2023, Captain Planet, and Akira whose dates have not been announced.
Leonardo has a total of 52.4m followers on his Instagram account where he actively advocates for the environment and its safety and also shares updates about his life and career. He also has a Twitter handle where he has 19.5m followers since he joined in 2010. Moreover, on his Facebook page, he has around 19 million followers.
Leonardo DiCaprio Biography
|Real Name||Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio|
|Birth Date||11 November 1974|
|Age (as of 2022)||47 Years|
|Birth Place||Angeles, California, United States|
|Religion||Judaism and Buddhism|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 0” – in Centimeters – 183 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 87 kg – in Pounds – 192 lbs|
|Shoe Size||12 (U.S.)|
|Father||George Paul DiCaprio|
|School||Seeds Elementary School, Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies|
|College||John Marshall High School|
|Marital Status||In Relation|
Leonardo is currently in a relationship with Argentine-American model Camila Morrone. They started dating in 2017 and have been together ever since. He is also known to have dated Toni Garrn back in 2013, Bar Refaeli from 2005 to 2011, and also dated Brazillian model Gisele Bundchen in 1999. He had met Bar Refaeli when he visited Israel to meet president Shimon Peres and is infamous among the public and media for dating women who are 25 or younger.
Leonardo DiCaprio Net Worth
Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the most successful actors in Hollywood and has multiple award-winning films to his credit. He has accumulated a lot of wealth over the years and majorly sources his income from his acting career. His net worth as of 2022 is estimated to be around $260million.
- He bought the Blackadore Caye Island in 2009 and currently resides in his apartment in Battery Park City Los Angeles.
- He also owns the original residence of Dina Shore designed by Mid Century architect Donald Wexler in Palm Springs, California.
- His face was severely injured in 2005 when Aretha Wilson hit him with a glass bottle at a Hollywood party who was later imprisoned for 2 years.
- Leo turned over all the gifts he ever received from business associates to the Government when Red Granite Pictures Production Company was involved in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad Scandal.
- DiCaprio donated $1,000,000 to the Wildlife conservation society in 2010.
- He was recently seen at the opening of VIP day of Frieze Los Angeles in the third edition of the art fair.