Leonardo DiCaprio was born in Hollywood on Nov. 11, 1974.
His parents are George DiCaprio (a comic book artist) and Irmelin DiCaprio.
DiCaprio got started in acting at a young age. His first roles include spots on television commercials and a role in “Critters 3” in 1991.
The actor – who names Martin Scorsese as one of his favorite directors and often appears in his films – landed his first big role when he played Luke Brower in “Growing Pains” in 1992.
He received critical acclaim for his role in “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” in 1993, earning Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actor.
DiCaprio’s next big role was in “The Basketball Diaries” in 1995.
He started to grow his fan base with “Romeo + Juliet” in 1996.
Perhaps his biggest role of his early career came in 1997 when he played Jack Dawson in “Titanic.”
In 2002, DiCaprio starred in Martin Scorsese’s “Gangs of New York.”
He then starred in Steven Spielberg’s “Catch Me If You Can” alongside Tom Hanks.
In 2004, DiCaprio earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actor for his portrayal of Howard Hughes in “The Aviator.”
DiCaprio teamed up with Scorsese again in 2006 in “The Departed.”
In 2007, DiCaprio was nominated for an Oscar for his role in “Blood Diamond.”
DiCaprio starred alongside Kate Winslet in “Revolutionary Road” in 2008.
In 2010 DiCaprio starred in the thriller “Shutter Island.”
DiCaprio portrayed FBI head J. Edgar Hoover in “J. Edgar” in 2011.
In 2012 DiCaprio played in Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained.”
The actor starred in “The Great Gatsby” in 2013.
DiCaprio’s latest film is “The Wolf of Wall Street” which opens on Christmas Day.