Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the most talented and recognizable faces in entertainment industry today. Known for his exceptional acting performances, DiCaprio garnered stardom status globally by landing with roles in various genres of cinema like romance, historical drama, action, comedy, etc. He ventured into showbiz by appearing in television commercials after which he featured in television series like Santa Barbara and Growing Pains and then landed with recurring roles in films. He achieved international fame and recognition with films such as ‘The Basketball Diaries’ in 1995, ‘Romeo + Juliet’ in 1996 and of course, the internationally acclaimed James Cameron’s epic romance ‘Titanic’ (1997).
Take a look at his biography that provides details about his childhood, film career, age, height, weight, body statistics, personal life, girlfriends, cars, house, net worth and fun facts.
Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio
Lenny D, Leo
Actor, Film Producer, Environmentalist
Creative Artists Agency
Birthday / Date of Birth
DiCaprio was born on November 11, 1974, in Los Angeles, California, United States
Los Angeles, California, USA
He is currently 43 years old.
Leonardo went to Seeds Elementary School and enrolled at the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies for four years. He later joined John Marshall High School in Los Angeles, but dropped out when he was at his third year, eventually earning his general equivalency diploma (GED).
White. He has American, Italian and German ancestry on his father’s side, and Russian and German ancestry on his mother’s side.
Catholic. He also follows Judaism and Buddhism.
- Father – George Paul DiCaprio (Underground Comic Artist and producer / distributor of comic books)
- Mother – Irmelin (née Indenbirken) (Former legal secretary)
- Siblings – He is the only child for their parents.
- Relatives – Helene Indenbirken (Maternal Grandmother) (1915-2008), Adam Farrar (Older Step-Brother) (Actor)
Leonardo DiCaprio’s personal life has always subject to wide spread media attention due to the number of link ups and break ups her has had. Down the line, he has dated many celebrities including –
Emaa Bunton (1997) – He dated English singer Emaa Bunton in 1997.
Gisele Bündchen (2000-2005) – Leonardo and Gisele were in relationship for about five years, which was On-and-Off kind of relationship. Gisele broke off with him in 2005 for the last time.
Natalie Denning (2003) – DiCaprio was rumored to be dating English model Natalie Denning in 2003.
Bar Refaeli (2005-2011) – The couple started dating in 2005 after he ended his relationship with Gisle. They dated for six years and eventually ended their relationship in 2011.
Blake Lively (2011) – He briefly dated Blake Lively in 2011.
Madalina Diana Ghenea (2011) – RUMOR
Erin Heatherton (2011-2012) – The couple have been in relationship for a short period of time.
Margarita Gauchet (2012) – RUMOR
Barbara Palvin (2013) – RUMOR
Toni Garrn (2013-2014) – Briefly dated.
Miranda Kerr (2013) – RUMOR
Kat Torres (2013) – Leonardo dated Brazilian model Kat Torres during Cannes 2013.
Katie Cleary (2014) – RUMOR
Rihanna (2015) – They spent the Valentine’s Day of 2015 together and he helped her in her birthday party, just a week later.
Kelly Rohrbach (2015-2016) – Leonardo briefly dated American model, Kelly Rohrbach.
Chelsey Weimar (2016) – RUMOR
Roxy Horner (2016) – RUMOR
Ela Kawalec (2016) – He had a fling with Polish model Ela Kawalec in May 2016.
Nina Agdal (2016-2017) – In July 2016, Danish model, Nina Agdal and Leo started dating each other. They put an end to their romantic life in May 2017.
- In feet – 6 feet
- In centimeters – 183 cm
- In meters – 1.83 m
- In Kilograms – 75 kg
- In Pounds – 165 lbs
- Measurements – 42-14-36
- Chest – 42 inches
- Biceps – 14 inches
- Waist – 36 inches
He wears a size 12 (US) shoe.
He made his acting debut in the 1991 sci-fi comedy horror film Critters 3 as Josh.
DiCaprio served as an executive producer for this 2004 American film The Assassination of Richard Nixon, which was his first production.
In 1990, Leonardo guest appeared in an American drama series The Outsiders for his role as Kid Fighting Scout in an episode titled “Pilot”.
He has had been the face of several brands and endorsed their products inlcuding Bubble Yum-Bubble Gum, Fred Meyer Clothing, Matchbox Cars, Toyota Estima Hybrid, ORIX Real Estate “Re Tokyo” , Bridgestone Ecopia Tires , Toyota Prius , Orient Corporation Orico Card, Jim Beam and more.
- He has worked with numerous Academy Award winning and acclaimed directors like : Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Ridley Scott, James Cameron, Christopher Nolan, Sam Mendes, Danny Boyle and Sam Raimi.
- Leonardo took a prestigious position in People magazine’s list of “50 Most Beautiful People” in 1997 and 1998.
- He won a nomination for the VH1 Do Something Award in 2010 for his contribution in the field of environmental issues.
- He won an Academy Award for the best actor in 2016 for the movie, The Revenant.
- He has also been actively involved on the boards of the World Wildlife Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council, and International Fund for Animal Welfare.
It’s no doubt that this wealthiest star lives a king like life which is evident with the real estate properties he owns. The 2,633 square feet Carbon Beach house in Malibu features seven bedrooms, six bathrooms and a gym. He bought this Cape Cod-inspired house in 2002 for $6 million. He has listed this house for $23 million.
His lavish Hollywood Hills home spreads across 4,551 square-feet that features enough bedrooms and bathrooms. This house is equipped with large solar plant enough to power the house 24/7. He also uses organic sheets for his bed. He spent about $4 million in 1999 to buy this mansion.
Known for his environmental efforts and eco-friendly interest, he bought a Riverhouse apartment in 2010. This luxury apartment is of grand green architecture and is powered by renewable sources, photovoltaic panels and a special technique which converts natural gases.
He also owns an island. The Blackadore caye Island off the coast of Belize, west of Ambergris Caye was purchased for $1.75 million which he plans to turn it to a luxury eco-friendly neighborhood.
DiCaprio has a large collection of exclusively built exotic cars such as Toyota Prius, Tesla Roadster and Fisker Karma hybrid.He also owns a luxury yacht worthy of staggering $400,000.
Leonardo DiCaprio Net worth
The Revenant star has a net worth of staggering $245 million as of 2017. One of the highest-paid and the most popular actors in the world, Leonardo DiCaprio source of earnings include films, high-profile endorsements, producing movies and investments. DiCaprio is among actors who have given rare flops, had his net worth sky rocketed with the likes of Shutter Island, Inception, Titanic, Revenant, The Wolf of Wall Street and many more.
Leonardo DiCaprio Favorites
- Favorite Actors – Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson
- Favorite Actress – Meryl Streep
- Favorite Movies – Bicycle Thieves (1948), The Third Man (1949), Sunset Blvd. (1950), East of Eden (1955), Yojimbo (1961), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), 8½ (1963), Taxi Driver (1976), The Shining (1980)
- Favorite Director – Martin Scorsese
- Favorite Food – Pasta
- Favorite Drink – Lemonade
- Favorite Color – Dark Green
- Favorite Perfume – Eau D’Hadrien by Annick Goutal
- Favorite Musicians – Kendrick Lamar, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Harry Connick Jr.
- Favorite Sports – Football, Basketball, Hockey
- Hobbies – Surfing, Playing Video Games, Collecting Action Figures
Social Media Portfolio
Leonardo DiCaprio is also the most followed celebrity in the world with more than 20.4 million followers on Instagram, 17 million followers on Facebook and 18.8 million followers on Twitter.
Leonardo DiCaprio Facts
DiCaprio was named Leonardo because his pregnant mother was looking at a Leonardo da Vinci painting in a museum in Italy when he first kicked.
His parents got separated when he was just one year old. He lived with his mother who moved to different places for living and also spent a part of his childhood in Germany.
DiCaprio began casting television commercials at the age of 14. Since then, he has made appearances in several commercials, series, shows and films.
He earned $59 million for his role as Dominick Cobb in the 2010 film Inception. This includes his basic salary coupled with backend points, share in the worldwide gross collection, and DVD and TV rights total collection.
He was ranked at #36 in the “Empire Magazine’s 100 Sexiest Movie Stars” list in 2007.
In 2016, he pocketed $29 million that includes $20 million remuneration for his role in The Revenant and $5 million for a single Japan television commercial.
He created “Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation” in 1998, aimed to promote environmental awareness.
In 1998, DiCaprio and his mother donated $35,000 for a “Leonardo DiCaprio Computer Center” at the Los Feliz branch of the Los Angeles Public Library, the site of his childhood home.
In April 2013, DiCaprio donated $61,000 to GLAAD, an organization which promotes the image of LGBT people in the media.