Leonardo DiCaprio Height Weight Age Biography Family Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage & much more..Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio ( born November 11, 1974) is an American actor and film producer. Known for his work in biopics and period films, DiCaprio is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and three Golden Globe Awards. As of 2019, his films have grossed over $7.2 billion worldwide, and he has been placed eight times in annual rankings of the world’s highest-paid actors.
Born in Los Angeles, DiCaprio began his career in the late 1980s by appearing in television commercials. In the early 1990s, he had recurring roles in various television shows, such as the sitcom Parenthood, and had his first major film part as author Tobias Wolff in This Boy’s Life (1993). At age 19, he received critical acclaim and his first Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for his performance as a developmentally disabled boy in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993). He achieved international stardom with the star-crossed romances Romeo + Juliet (1996) and Titanic (1997). After the latter became the highest-grossing film at the time, he reduced his workload for a few years. In an attempt to shed his image of a romantic hero, DiCaprio sought roles in other genres, including crime drama in Catch Me If You Can (2002) and Gangs of New York (2002); the latter marked the first of his many successful collaborations with director Martin Scorsese.
DiCaprio portrayed Howard Hughes in The Aviator (2004) and received acclaim for his performances in the political thriller Blood Diamond (2006), the crime drama The Departed (2006), and the romantic drama Revolutionary Road (2008). In the following decade, DiCaprio starred in several high-profile directors’ projects, including the science fiction thriller Inception (2010), the western Django Unchained (2012), the biopic The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), the survival drama The Revenant (2015), for which he won an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and the comedy-drama Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019), all of which were critical and commercial successes.
DiCaprio is the founder of Appian Way Productions, a production company that has produced some of his films and the documentary series Greensburg (2008–2010), and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting environmental awareness. He regularly supports charitable causes and has produced several documentaries on the environment. In 2005, he was named a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for his contributions to the arts, and in 2016, he appeared in Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.
Early life and acting background
Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio was born on November 11, 1974, in Los Angeles, California.He is the only child of Irmelin (née Indenbirken), a legal secretary, and George DiCaprio, an underground comix writer, publisher, and distributor of comic books; they met while attending college and moved to Los Angeles after graduating. His father is of Italian and German descent; DiCaprio is conversant in Italian and German.His maternal grandfather, Wilhelm Indenbirken, was German, and his maternal grandmother, Helene Indenbirken, was a Russian-born German citizen.In an interview in Russia, DiCaprio referred to himself as “half-Russian” and said that two of his late grandparents were Russian. DiCaprio was raised Catholic.
DiCaprio was named Leonardo because his mother, then pregnant with him, first felt him kick while she was looking at a Leonardo da Vinci painting in the Uffizi museum in Florence, Italy. His parents separated when he was one year old; they initially agreed to live next door to each other to not deprive DiCaprio of his father’s presence in his life as he mostly lived with his mother.For a while though, DiCaprio lived with his father, stepmother and older stepbrother, Adam Farrar, with whom he was close growing up.DiCaprio and his mother later moved around to multiple Los Angeles neighborhoods, such as Echo Park and Los Feliz, while she worked several jobs.He went to the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies for four years and later Seeds Elementary School, before moving onto the John Marshall High School. DiCaprio has said he hated public school and often asked his mother to take him to auditions instead to improve their financial situation.He dropped out of high school following his third year, eventually earning his general equivalency diploma.
DiCaprio has said his career choice as a child was to become a marine biologist or an actor but eventually favored the latter, as he was fond of impersonating characters and imitating people. When he was two, he went on stage at a performance festival and danced spontaneously; the cheerful response from the crowd started his interest in performing. His stepbrother earned $50,000 for a television commercial, which fascinated DiCaprio and helped him decide to become an actor. In 1979, DiCaprio, at age five, was removed from the set of the children’s television series Romper Room for being disruptive. He began appearing in several commercials at age 14 for Matchbox cars by Mattel, which he considered his first role, and later for Kraft Foods, Bubble Yum, and Apple Jacks. In 1989, he played the role of Glen in two episodes of the television show The New Lassie.
At the beginning of his career, DiCaprio had difficulty finding an agent. When he did find one, he suggested DiCaprio change his name to Lenny Williams to appeal to American audiences, which he declined to do.DiCaprio remained jobless for a year and a half, even after 100 auditions. Disillusioned at this, he initially decided to quit acting, but his father encouraged him to further explore his creative side, introducing him to underground art and art in general.Motivated by his father and the need to financially support his mother, he began acting regularly on television by the early 1990s, starting with a role in the pilot of The Outsiders (1990) and one episode of the soap opera Santa Barbara (1990), in which he played the young Mason Capwell. DiCaprio got a break that year when he was cast in Parenthood, a series based on a successful comedy film of the same name. Before being cast in the role of Garry Buckman, a troubled teenager, he analyzed Joaquin Phoenix’s performance in the original film. His work that year earned him two nominations at the 12th Youth in Film Awards—Best Young Actor in a Daytime Series for Santa Barbara and Best Young Actor Starring in a New Television Series for Parenthood. DiCaprio was also a celebrity contestant on the children’s game show Fun House, on which he performed several stunts, including catching the fish inside a small pool using only his teeth.
DiCaprio’s personal life is the subject of widespread media attention. He rarely grants interviews and is reticent about his private life. but he has been the subject of several articles detailing his involvement with women aged 25 or younger.In 1999, DiCaprio met Brazilian model Gisele Bündchen, whom he dated until 2005.He was romantically involved with Israeli model Bar Refaeli from 2005 to 2011, during which time he met with Israeli president Shimon Peres and visited Refaeli’s hometown of Hod HaSharon. He later dated German fashion model Toni Garrn from July 2013 until December 2014, and later in 2017. DiCaprio has been in a relationship with Argentine-American model and actress Camila Morrone since 2017.
DiCaprio owns a home in Los Angeles and an apartment in Battery Park City. In 2009, he bought an island, Blackadore Caye, off mainland Belize—on which he is set to open an environment-friendly resort—and in 2014, he purchased the original Dinah Shore residence designed by mid-century modern architect Donald Wexler in Palm Springs, California.
In 2005, DiCaprio’s face was severely injured when model Aretha Wilson hit him over the head with a broken bottle at a Hollywood party. As a result, he required 17 stitches to his face and neck. Wilson pled guilty to the attack and was sentenced in 2010 to two years in prison. In 2017, when The Wolf of Wall Street producer Red Granite Pictures was involved in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad scandal, DiCaprio turned over the gifts he received from business associates at the production company to the US government.These included the Best Actor Oscar trophy that Marlon Brando won for his role in 1954’s On the Waterfront, a $3.2 million Pablo Picasso painting and a $9 million Jean-Michel Basquiat collage.
Leonardo DiCaprio Height, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More
|Full Name||Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio|
• Lenny D
• Film Producer
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 183 cm|
in meters– 1.83 m
in feet & inches– 6’
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Debut||Film (Actor): Critters 3 (1991); as ‘Josh’|
TV (Actor): The New Lassie (1989); as ‘Glen’
Executive Producer (Film): The Aviator (2004)
Producer (Film): The 11th Hour (2007)
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||Academy Awards|
2016: Best Actor for “The Revenant”
British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA)
2016: Best Actor for “The Revenant”
Chicago Film Critics Association
1993: Best Emerging Actor for “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?”
2015: Best Actor for “The Revenant”
Golden Globe Awards
2005: Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for “The Aviator”
2014: Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for “The Wolf of Wall Street”
2016: Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for “The Revenant”
MTV Movie & TV Awards
1998: Best Male Performance for “Titanic”
2005: Best Male Performance for “The Aviator”
2014: Best WTF Moment for “The Wolf of Wall Street”
2016: Best Male Performance for “The Revenant”
People’s Choice Awards
2014: Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor for “The Great Gatsby”
Note: He has many more awards and accolades to his name.
|Date of Birth||November 11, 1974 (Monday)|
|Age (as of 2021)||47 Years|
|Birthplace||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Hometown||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|School||• Seeds Elementary School (now UCLA Lab School), Los Angeles, California,|
• John Marshall High School, Los Angeles, California,
• Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies, Los Angeles, California
|College/University||Did Not Attend|
|Educational Qualification||Although he eventually earned a GED, it wasn’t until years after he dropped out of high school.|
|Religion/Belief||DiCaprio was raised as a Catholic in California, but has no religion, although he has expressed an interest in Buddhism and says he is not an atheist. In an interview, he said, “I’m not an atheist, I’m agnostic.”|
|Ethnicity||• Italian-American (from his father’s side) |
• Russian-German (from his mother’s side)
|Blood Group||B (Rh-negative)|
|Address (Fan Mail)||Leonardo Dicaprio Appian Way Productions 9255 Sunset Blvd. Suite 615 West Hollywood, CA 90069 USA|
|Hobbies||Riding Bicycle, Scuba Diving, Collecting Action Figures, Playing Video Games, and going to places in the world that are pristine and untouched by man|
|Controversies||• A model hit him with a broken bottle: In 2005, he was severely injured when a model named Aretha Wilson hit him over the head with a broken bottle at a Hollywood party. Wilson, while protesting her innocence, claimed she thought Mr DiCaprio was, in fact, an ex-boyfriend who had been bad-mouthing her. DiCaprio needed 17 stitches for the gashes on his face and ear. Later, Wilson pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years in prison in 2010. [|
• Money laundering case of a state-owned Malaysian investment fund: In June 2017, he returned Marlon Brando’s best actor Oscar statuette to the US government as part of an investigation into the money laundering by a state-owned Malaysian investment fund. He also returned Picasso painting and other artifacts that he had received as his 38th birthday gift in 2012 from business associates at Red Granite Pictures, which also funded his film “Wolf of Wall Street.” Reportedly, Red Granite co-founder Riza Aziz may have helped his stepfather, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, embezzle USD 4.5 billion from a political development scheme, reported Los Angeles Times. The misappropriated funds were used to form the production company that funded the Martin Scorsese-directed movie “Wolf of Wall Street.”
• Asked to withdraw an ill-advised climate campaign in India: In September 2019, various climate activists from India urged him to withdraw support for a controversial tree-planting program in India, which could result in catastrophic environmental damage. In an open letter, more than 90 Indian environmental and rights groups, warned DiCaprio and his endorsement of the Cauvery Calling campaign was ill-advised. They said the campaign could lead to the “drying up of streams and rivulets and destruction of wildlife habitats.”
|Relationships & More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||• Bijou Phillips (American actress, model, socialite, and singer)- In the late 90s|
• Kristen Zang, American Actress
• Emma Miller, Actress and Model
• Gisele Bündchen, Brazilian Model (2000-2005)
• Bar Refaeli, Israeli Model (2005-2011)
• Blake Lively, Actress (2011)
• Erin Heatherton, Model (2012)
• Toni Garrn, German Model (2013-2014)
• Kelly Rohrbach, Model (2015)
• Camila Morrone, American Model and Actress (April 2018-present)
|Parents||Father– George DiCaprio (an underground comix writer, publisher, and distributor of comic books)|
Mother– Irmelin Indenbirken (a legal secretary)
Step-mother– Peggy Farrar
|Siblings||Brother– Adam Farrar (step brother)|
|Film Director||Martin Scorsese|
|Actor(s)||Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson|
|Actress(es)||Meg Ryan, Meryl Streep|
|Movies||The Bicycle Thief (1949), Taxi Driver (1976), 8 ½ Women (1999), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), East of Eden (1955)|
|Car Collection||• Ford Mustang|
• Karma – car manufactured by Fisker
• Cayenne – SUV manufactured by Porsche
• Toyota Prius
• Tesla Roadster
|Salary (approx.)||$25 million per starring role (as of 2018)|
|Assets/Properties||• Tudor in hip Los Feliz, CA (bought from musician Moby for $4.9 million)|
• The Hollywood Hills compound, Oriole Way (purchased in 1994 from pop legend Madonna for $4 million)
• The ‘Billionaire’s Beach’ bungalow (worth $10.95 million; purchased in 1998)
• An island near Belize (worth $1.75 million; purchased in 2005)
• The Battery Park twofer, New York City (two apartments worth $3.67 million and $8 million; purchased in 2008 and March 2014, respectively)
• Palm Springs spread, CA (worth $5.2 million; purchased in March 2014)
• The Malibu Mini (worth $23 million; purchased in January 2017)
|Net Worth (approx.)||$245 million (as of 2019)|
During the 2004 presidential election, DiCaprio campaigned and donated to John Kerry’s presidential bid. He gave $2,300 to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign in the 2008 election, the maximum contribution an individual could give in that election cycle, and $5,000 to Obama’s 2012 campaign. DiCaprio endorsed Hillary Clinton for the 2016 presidential election. In March 2020, DiCaprio attended a fundraiser for Joe Biden at the home of Paramount Pictures executive Sherry Lansing.
Prior to the 2020 election, DiCaprio narrated a Netflix documentary series about voting rights, stating, “All of us may have been created equal. But we’ll never actually be equal until we all vote. So don’t wait.” On social media, DiCaprio urged voters to make a plan to cast their ballots and to draw attention to voter suppression and restrictive voter ID laws, citing VoteRiders as a source of information and assistance.
In 1998, DiCaprio and his mother donated $35,000 for a “Leonardo DiCaprio Computer Center” at the library in Los Feliz, the site of his childhood home. It was rebuilt after the 1994 Northridge earthquake and opened in early 1999.In 2010, he donated $1 million to relief efforts in Haiti after the earthquake. DiCaprio donated $61,000 to the gay rights group GLAAD in 2013.Three years later, DiCaprio took part in an annual fundraising gala event of Children of Armenia Fund, as a special guest of his close friend and gala’s honorary chair Tony Shafrazi. DiCaprio contributed $65,000 to the cause.After Hurricane Harvey in 2017, DiCaprio provided $1 million to the United Way Harvey Recovery Fund through his foundation. In 2020, DiCaprio’s foundation donated $3 million to Australia bushfire relief efforts
In May 2009, DiCaprio joined Kate Winslet, his costar from Titanic and Revolutionary Road, director James Cameron and Canadian singer Celine Dion, in a campaign to raise money to financially support the fees of the nursing home where Millvina Dean, the last living survivor of the RMS Titanic, was residing. DiCaprio personally donated $20,000 to support Dean.
Filmography and accolades
According to the online portal Box Office Mojo and the review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes, DiCaprio’s most critically and commercially successful films include What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Romeo + Juliet (1996), Titanic (1997), Catch Me If You Can (2002), Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator (2004), The Departed (2006), Blood Diamond (2006), Shutter Island (2010), Inception (2010), Django Unchained (2012), The Great Gatsby (2013), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), The Revenant (2015) and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019). His films have grossed $7.2 billion worldwide.
DiCaprio has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the following performances:
66th Academy Awards (1994): Best Supporting Actor, nomination, as Arnold “Arnie” Grape in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
77th Academy Awards (2005): Best Actor, nomination, as Howard Hughes in The Aviator
79th Academy Awards (2007): Best Actor, nomination, as Danny Archer in Blood Diamond
86th Academy Awards (2014): Best Picture and Best Actor, nominations, as Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street
88th Academy Awards (2016): Best Actor, win, for his role as Hugh Glass in The Revenant
92nd Academy Awards (2020): Best Actor, nomination, as Rick Dalton in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
DiCaprio has won three Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for The Aviator and The Revenant and Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for The Wolf of Wall Street, as well as a BAFTA Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor for The Revenant.