About Leonardo Dicaprio

About Leo

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Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio

Born November 11, 1974 is an American actor and film producer. He has received many awards, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance in The Aviator (2004). In addition, he has won a Silver Bear, a Chlotrudis Award and a Satellite Award among others, and has been nominated by the Academy Awards, Screen Actors Guild and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, DiCaprio started his career by appearing in television commercials prior to landing recurring roles in TV series in the early 1990s. He made his film debut in Critters 3 (1991) and received first notable critical praise for his performance in This Boy's Life (1993). DiCaprio achieved recognition for his subsequent work in supporting roles in What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Marvin's Room  (1995), and The Basketball Diaries (1996), before landing a leading role in Romeo + Juliet (1996), and came to international fame with his role in Titanic (1997), the highest-grossing film of all time from 1997 until 2010.

Since the 2000s, DiCaprio has been nominated for awards for his work. DiCaprio owns a production company named Appian Way Productions, whose productions include the films Gardener of Eden (2007) and Orphan (2009).

A committed environmentalist, DiCaprio has received praise from environmental groups for his activism.His romantic relationships have been widely covered in the media. He is currently in a relationship with Israeli model Bar Refeali.

Early Life

DiCaprio, an only child, was born to his German mother, Irmelin, is a former legal secretary, and his father, George DiCaprio , is an underground comic artist and producer/distributor of comic books. DiCaprio's mother moved from Oer-Erkenschwick  at the Ruhr, Germany , to the U.S. during the 1950s, while DiCaprio's father is a fourth-generation American of half south-Italian and half German descent. DiCaprio's maternal grandmother, Helene Indenbirken (1915–2008), who was born Yelena Smirnova, was a Russian immigrant to Germany, In a 2010 conversation the Russian Prime Minister DiCaprio stated that his grandfather was also Russian, and added: "So I am really half-Russian"

DiCaprio's parents met while attending collage and subsequently moved to Los Angeles. He was named Leonardo because his pregnant mother was looking at a Leonardo da Vinci painting in a museum in Italy when DiCaprio first kicked. DiCaprio was raised Catholic. His parents divorced when he was a year old and he lived mostly with his mother.

DiCaprio and his mother lived in several Los Angeles neighborhoods, such as Echo Park, and at 1874 Hillhurst Avenue, Los Feliz district(which was later converted into a local public library), while his mother worked several jobs to support them. He attended Seeds Elementary School and graduated from John Marshall High School a few blocks away, after attending the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies for four years.


 Baby Leo (below)

Leo's Girlfriend, Bar Refeali

Leo's Mom

Leo's Dad

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