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Jennifer Lawrence, 'Hunger Games' big winners at MTV Movie Awards

Jennifer Lawrence, 'Hunger Games' big winners at MTV Movie Awards

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" named movie of the year, while two stars take home acting awards.
Danielle Haynes
Jared Leto, Megan Fox to present at MTV Movie Awards

Jared Leto, Megan Fox to present at MTV Movie Awards

LOS ANGELES, April 10 (UPI) -- Jared Leto and Megan Fox will present at the MTV Movie Awards along with Jordana Brewster and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
Danielle Haynes
Lupita Nyong'o has been dating K'Naan since September

Lupita Nyong'o has been dating K'Naan since September

March 12 (UPI) -- Lupita Nyong'o is in a relationship, and it's not with with Jared Leto.
Veronica Linares
Jared Leto wonders if Jennifer Lawrence's falls are 'a bit of an act'

Jared Leto wonders if Jennifer Lawrence's falls are 'a bit of an act'

LOS ANGELES, March 7 (UPI) -- Jared Leto is not fully convinced by Jennifer Lawrence's recurring falls at the Oscars.
Veronica Linares
Lupita Nyong'o spotted cuddling with Somali rapper K'naan

Lupita Nyong'o spotted cuddling with Somali rapper K'naan

LOS ANGELES, March 7 (UPI) -- Lupita Nyong'o was seen cuddling up to Somali rapper K'naan amidst rumors that she could be dating Jared Leto.
Veronica Linares
Jared Leto has already damaged his Oscar trophy

Jared Leto has already damaged his Oscar trophy

LOS ANGELES, March 6 (UPI) -- Best Supporting Actor winner Jared Leto revealed that he has already dinged his Oscar mere hours after receiving it.
Aileen Graef
Ellen DeGeneres says she lost phone with famous selfie

Ellen DeGeneres says she lost phone with famous selfie

LOS ANGELES, March 4 (UPI) -- Ellen DeGeneres revealed on her talk show that she lost the cell phone that has the world's most famous selfie.
Aileen Graef
Liza Minnelli comes up short in Ellen's epic selfie

Liza Minnelli comes up short in Ellen's epic selfie

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- Ellen DeGeneres Oscar selfie -- now the most retweeted image ever -- seems to have everyone who's anyone in it.
Gabrielle Levy
Jared Leto's band to play gig in Ukraine

Jared Leto's band to play gig in Ukraine

HOLLYWOOD, March 3 (UPI) -- After noting the political unrest in Ukraine and Venezuela while accepting an Academy Award on Sunday, Jared Leto continued his activist speech backstage.
Veronica Linares
Jennifer Garner joined by Ben Affleck at Vanity Fair Oscars after party

Jennifer Garner joined by Ben Affleck at Vanity Fair Oscars after party

HOLLYWOOD, March 3 (UPI) -- Ben Affleck wasn't by Jennifer Garner's side when she walked the red carpet at the 86th Annual Academy Awards Sunday night.
Veronica Linares
'12 Years a Slave,' 'Gravity' strike Academy Award gold

'12 Years a Slave,' 'Gravity' strike Academy Award gold

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- "12 Years a Slave," the story of a free man sold into slavery and his fight to regain his freedom, took the top prize at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles.
Jared Leto gives shout-out to Ukraine, Venezuela during Oscars speech

Jared Leto gives shout-out to Ukraine, Venezuela during Oscars speech

HOLLYWOOD, March 3 (UPI) -- Jared Leto gave a heartfelt speech Sunday as he accepted an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club."
Veronica Linares
Oscars 2014: Ellen DeGeneres snaps the world's most epic selfie

Oscars 2014: Ellen DeGeneres snaps the world's most epic selfie

LOS ANGELES, March 2 (UPI) -- Ellen DeGeneres broke a Twitter record with her star-studded mid-ceremony selfie.
Kate Stanton
Jared Leto thanks 'future ex-wife' Lupita Nyong'o at Independent Spirit Awards

Jared Leto thanks 'future ex-wife' Lupita Nyong'o at Independent Spirit Awards

LOS ANGELES, March 2 (UPI) -- Jared Leto took home an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Kate Stanton
'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

"Gravity" and "American Hustle" go into Sunday's Oscar race in Los Angeles with 10 nods apiece, while "12 Years a Slave" is close behind with nine nominations.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
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Jared Joseph Leto (born December 26, 1971) is an American actor and musician. His first major acting performance was as Jordan Catalano in the television series My So-Called Life. This led to a film career, including a critically acclaimed portrayal of a drug addict in Requiem for a Dream. Additionally, Leto is the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter of the rock band 30 Seconds to Mars.

Leto was born on December 26, 1971 in Bossier City, Louisiana. During his childhood, Leto and his family—his mother, Constance, and his older brother Shannon Leto—moved frequently, living in Louisiana, Wyoming, Colorado, Virginia, and even Haiti.

After dropping out briefly in the 10th grade, Jared decided to return and focus on his education at Flint Hill School in Oakton, Virginia. He graduated from Emerson Preparatory School in Washington, DC in 1989. When he finished school, Leto enrolled at Philadelphia's University of the Arts to pursue his interests in painting. However, he then transferred to New York City's School of Visual Arts after developing an interest in acting.

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