Leonardo DiCaprio is an American actor, environmentalist, and film producer. He is known for his work in biopics and period films and has received several awards throughout her career.
Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974, to his parents George DiCapiro and Irmelin Indenbirken. Her mother works as a legal secretary and her father is an underground comix writer, publisher, and distributor of comic books.
DiCapiro attended his elementary school at Seed Elementary School and had a high school education at John Marshal High School. Leonardo also attended Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies for 4 years after high school. He dropped out of high school following his third year, earning his GED.
His father is of Italian and German descent. DiCapiro is also conversant in Italian. His parents got separated when he was just one year old.
DiCapiro’s career choice as a child was to become either a marine biologist or an actor, which he eventually went into acting. He is fond of imitating people and impersonating characters.
Leonardo played an uncredited role in 1991 in one episode of Roseanne. He later made his film debut that same year as the grandson of an evil landlord in the low-budget horror direct-to-video film titled Critters 3.
DiCapiro became a recurring cast member of the Sitcom Growing Pains later and played the role of Luke Brower, a homeless boy who was taken by the Seaver family.
Awards and Nominations
Leonardo DiCapiro was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor Co-starring in a television series. He had several other awards throughout his career including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and three Golden Awards
DiCapiro has been placed eight times in the annual ranking of the world’s highest-paid actor as of 2019.
His net worth is estimated to be $260 million.