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Leonardo DiCaprio’s Biography

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  • Full Name: Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio
  • Age: 47 (November 11, 1974)
  • Father: George DiCaprio
  • Mother: Irmelin Indenbirken
  • Brother(s): Adam Farrar (Step-Brother).
  • Sister(s): N/A.
  • Marital Status: Unmarried.
  • Zodiac Sign: Scorpio.
  • Known For: Titanic, The Aviator, The Wolf of Wall Street, Catch Me If You Can.
  • Net Worth: $ 262 Million approx.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Favorites

  • Hobbies: Riding bicycles, scuba diving, playing video games, and traveling.
  • Favorite Movies: Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver (1976), and Vittorio De Sica’s Bicycle Thieves (1948).
  • Favorite Color: Green, Black.
Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio

Famous actor Leonardo DiCaprio was born on November 11, 1974, in Los Angeles, California, in the United States. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio. He is an American actor and producer who debuted in 1990 as one of Hollywood’s leading actors.

Leonardo’s father’s name is George DiCaprio, and her mother’s name is Irmelin Indenbirken. 

Little Leonardo DiCaprio with His Mother
Little Leonardo DiCaprio with His Mother

His father worked as an underground comic book writer, publisher, and distributor of comic books. His mother worked as a legal secretary.

Leo’s father is of Italian and German descent. His mother also belongs to a mixed culture of Germany and Russia.

DiCaprio’s mother named him after the famous painter Leonardo da Vinci. 

His parents got separated when he was one year old.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Education

Leonardo DiCaprio started his education at Seeds Elementary School. Later, he went to John Marshall High School.

Leonardo During Highschool
Leonardo During Highschool

After that, he attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies for four years. He dropped out of high school in his third year. Yet, he earned his GED.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Career Journey

Early Career

Leonardo started his career at an early age. However, he was encouraged by his stepbrother. At the age of five, in 1979, he acted in a children’s show called Romper Room.

In his teens, he appeared in numerous commercials and educational films.

Leonardo DiCaprio in Critter
Leonardo DiCaprio in Critter

In 1990, DiCaprio appeared on a series of television shows called “The New Lassie” and “Roseanne.” Later, in 1991, he acted in another series called “Growing Pains.” Later that year, Leo debuted in a low-budget horror film called “Critter”.

In 1992, he got his biggest break as he beat down 400 applicants in an audition for the movie “This Boy’s Life.” In this movie, he acted opposite Robert De Niro.

At the age of 19, in 1993, Leo received an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor for the movie “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.”

What's Eating Gilbert Grape Movie Poster
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape Movie Poster

In the mid-’90s, Leo became a teen heartthrob after his performance in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (1996), a modern remake of the classic love story. 

Leonardo reached international stardom after starring in James Cameron’s epic creation, Titanic. His portrayal of the character and Kate Winslet’s made Titanic one of the highest-grossing films ever.

Titanic Poster
Titanic Poster


DiCaprio always tried to embrace roles that featured complexity. It helped him define his career. Again, in 2000, he starred in “The Beach.

After two years, in 2002, Leo appeared in another movie called “Gangs of New York”. Later that year, he starred in Steven Spielberg’s “Catch Me If You Can.”

In 2004, he received another Academy Award nomination for his acting in the movie “Aviator.”

Aviator Movie Poster
Aviator Movie Poster

After that, in 2006, he starred in “The Departed,” and later that year, he acted in “Blood Diamond.” Both movies received some good reviews. However, he earned another Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in “Blood Diamond.”

In 2008, Leonardo again paired with Winslet in “Revolutionary Road.” After that, in 2010, he portrayed the character of a US Marshal in “Shutter Island.”

Later that year, he starred in the science-fiction thriller “Inception.”

Inception Movie Poster
Inception Movie Poster

In 2012, he acted in Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained“. He acted as a slave-driving plantation owner.

Leo appeared in another great movie named “The Great Gatsby” in 2013. 

Also, that year, he starred in the role of a stock scammer in “The Wolf of Wall Street.” For his acting, he received his fourth Academy Award nomination.

Later, in 2015, Leonardo finally received his Academy Award for his “The Revenant” work.

The Revenant Movie Scene
The Revenant Movie Scene

In 2019, Leonardo returned to the screen in Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood“. For this movie, he received his sixth Oscar nomination. Also, he received a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival in 2019.

After two years, in 2021, he starred in a satirical science fiction film named “Don’t Look Up.”

Besides his film career as an actor, he also attended various political campaigns, such as the US Presidential Election, fund-raising party, etc. He is an active environmental activist.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Relationship:

Leonardo’s relationship has been a point of controversy in the media throughout his career.

Leonardo DiCaprio with Camila Manrone
Leonardo DiCaprio with Camila Manrone

He has been in relationships with several models. In 2000, he first revealed his relationship with supermodel Gisele Bündchen. After ending his relationship with Gisele, he got romantically involved with Bar Refaeli.

He has been in a relationship with American model and actress Camila Marone since 2018.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Awards

As an actor, Leonardo has won more than 100 awards from 252 nominations. He has been nominated for seven Academy Awards, five British Academy Film Awards, and eleven Screen Actors Guild Awards, winning one of these and three Golden Globe Awards from thirteen nominations.

Leonardo DiCaprio Giving Speech at the Oscar Ceremony
Leonardo DiCaprio Giving Speech at the Oscar Ceremony

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