Leonardo DiCaprio Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts

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Leonardo DiCaprio Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts

CB presents the Full Story of a celebrity actor best known by the nickname “Lenny D”. Our Leonardo DiCaprio Childhood Story plus Untold Biography Facts brings you a full account of notable events from his childhood time to date. The analysis involves his life story before fame and family background. More so, many OFF and ON-Screen little-known facts about him.

Yes, everyone knows of his good looks and exceptional acting skills. However, only a few consider Leonardo DiCaprio’s biography which is quite interesting. Now, without further ado, let’s begin.

Leonardo DiCaprio Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts: Early Life and Family Background

Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio was born on the 11th day of November 1974 at Los Angeles in California, United States.

Leonardo DiCaprio Childhood Photo

He was the only child born of the union between his mother, Irmelin DiCaprio (staff at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence) and father, George Dicaprio (a comic book artist and distributor).

Baby Leonardo DiCaprio with Parents Irmelin and Geogre

Leonardo who has Italian/German Paternal roots, as well as Russian maternal roots, was no alien to the arts before his birth. He first showed his appreciation for it when his mother felt him kick inside her womb while she was looking at one of Leonardo Da Vinci’s paintings in Italy.

“My dad, being the man that picks up on cosmic messages, said that ‘His name must be Leonardo”

DiCaprio revealed about his first name.

Young Leonardo grew up with his mother in various neighbourhoods of Los Angeles, following his parents’ divorce when he was still a toddler.

Leonardo Grew Up With His Mother In Los Angeles

He, however, maintained a close relationship with both parents who contributed their bit to his upbringing and supported his career buildup in acting.

Leonardo DiCaprio Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts: Education and Career Buildup

Growing up in Los Angeles, Leonardo loved making jokes with his parents as well as imitating different people. These lively and creative traits were hallmarks of his personality during his school days at Seeds Elementary School (now UCLA Lab School).

Leonardo DiCaprio Childhood Personality

Resultantly, he got his first performance on the children’s television show, Romper Room when he was aged 5 but was dropped from the set owing to his disruptive tendencies.

Leonardo DiCaprio at The Age of 5

It was only a matter of years before Leonardo, at the age of 14, bounced back on Television to begin his acting career. He made appearances in commercials and TV series of which ‘The New Lassie’ was one among many. Leonardo’s teenage years also saw him progress to Los Angeles Centre for Enriched Studies where he studied for four years before getting enrolled in John Marshall High school.

Leonardo DiCaprio Education Background

Leonardo DiCaprio Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts: Road To Fame

It was at John Marshall High school that Leonardo studied for three years before dropping out. Consequently, he ended up attaining only a General equivalency diploma (GED).

Why Leonardo DiCaprio Dropped Out From High School

Leonardo would later consider his decision to drop out as worthwhile when he recorded his first success in the television series Parenthood. Before the breakthrough, he was a mere character in ‘the outsiders’ (series) as well as the soap opera ‘Santa Barbara’.

Leonardo DiCaprio in The Tv Series Parenthood

Leonardo DiCaprio Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts: Rise To Fame

Leonardo’s career went nowhere but up with subsequent appearances in the family comedy ‘Growing Pains’ after which he made his debut in the horror movie ‘Critters 3’.

Leonardo DiCaprio in Debut Movie Critters 3

In 1993, Leonardo’s buildup for worldwide fame gathered momentum with ‘This Boy’s Life’ among other movies that year as well as his few appearances in 1995 and 1996.

Leonardo DiCaprio in The Movie This Boy’s Life

Fame finally came calling in 1997 when Leonardo starred in James Cameron’s Titanic (1997) as twenty-year-old Jack Dawson, a penniless Wisconsin man who wins two tickets for the third-class on the ill-fated RMS Titanic.

Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic

The movie which proved Leonardo’s ability to handle lead roles in Hollywood, crossed a budget of $200 million to become one of the most expensive and successful movies. The rest, as they say, is history.

Leonardo DiCaprio Rise To Fame

Leonardo DiCaprio Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts: Relationship Life

It is unarguably true that one of the hallmarks of successful actors in Hollywood is a long list of dating history. However, the list does not seem to end anytime soon for Leonardo who has in the past twenty years, dated models who are less than the age of 25.

Notable among the women (who are over 22 in number) include his first public girlfriend Bridget Hall (1994), Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen (2000-2005), and Sports Illustrated model Bar Refaeli (2005-2011).

Leonardo DiCaprio Dating History

Others include his first brunette girlfriend Lorena Rae (2017), his recent girlfriend who is a new Zealand youngster, Juliette Perkins (October 2007) as well as his current 21-year-old Argentinian girlfriend Camilla Morrone.

Models In Leonardo DiCaprio's Life

Leonardo DiCaprio Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts: Family Life

Leonardo was the only child born of the union between his mother Irmelin DiCaprio and father George Dicaprio. We bring you factual details about his relationship life.

About his Father: Leonardo father, George Dicaprio is an editor, writer, performance artist as well as the distributor of comics.

About Leonardo DiCaprio's Father

It was George who stimulated Leonard’s sense of creativity by taking him to see movies as well as motivated him to be the best that he can be – a fact he once recalled in the following manner:

“When I was 14 years old, after doing many television commercials, including Matchbox cars and Bubble Yum, I was watching a Robert De Niro movie with my father, when he pointed to the screen and said to me, “Son, watch closely because this is what great acting looks like.” A few years later I found myself on a sound stage playing opposite Robert De Niro [in This Boy’s Life], watching him and learning from him”.

George, half German and half Italian, met and fell in love with Leonard’s mother while she was a college student. Their relationship didn’t work out hence, the separation when Leonardo was only a year old.

About his Mother: Leonard’s mother, Irmelin Indenbirken worked at the Uffizi gallery in Florence at the time she bore Leonardo in her womb. Irmelin had the closest of relationship with her son who she worked tirelessly to provide for.

About Leonardo DiCaprio's Mother

Irmelin’s zeal to secure the interest of Leonardo has seen her become an overprotective mother who fends off unnecessary paparazzi from the celebrity Actor. Leonardo also calls her mamarazzi due to her penchant for taking his photos by herself.

Leonardo DiCaprio and His Mamarazzi Mother

About his Half Brother. Leonardo has a half-brother called Adam Farrar. Adam was born to George Decaprior by Peggy Farrar – the woman he married after his separation with Irmelin.

About Leonardo DiCaprio's Half Brother

Adam, like Leonardo, started out an acting career but lost purpose when he was caught up in drug addiction. Consequently, he had a few run-ins with the law and lost touch with Leonardo who surrounded himself with good influence.

“I was arrested five or six times for petty theft, shoplifting from supermarkets, trying to support an opiate addiction of half a gram to a gram a day”.

explained Adam.

“Leo and I never had an argument. But he started surrounding himself with people that didn’t want me around. He’s the biggest star in the world and there’s me, messed up on drugs. I was slowly shut out of his world.”

He added.

Leonardo DiCaprio Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts: Injured Face

Leonardo good looks were almost ruined in 2005 when a woman, Aretha Wilson slashed his face with a broken glass during a Hollywood party.

Leonardo DiCaprio Injured Face and 17 Stitches

Aretha who is an ex-model claims she launched the attack because Leonardo looked like an ex-boyfriend who had been saying uncharitable things about her.

About Ex-Model Aretha Wilson who Attacked Leonardo DiCaprio

She, however, entered a plea bargain in 2010 which saw the 7 years imprisonment that she was supposed to serve reduced to two years.

Update on Aretha Wilson's Prison Sentence

Fortunate for Aretha who was jailed in 2014, Leonardo has not made any comment about her, neither has he pressed charges, a development which proves that he holds no grudge about her and has since moved on.

Leonardo DiCaprio Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts: Personal Facts

Leonardo is a Goal oriented celebrity who does not only delight in enjoying the rewards of hard work but helps put a smile on the faces of the vulnerable. More so, he is meek of heart and forgiving.

Leonardo DiCaprio - Personal Facts

Although he’s an agnostic, Leonardo considers the environment as a sacred existence that needs to maintain the fullness of its original beauty. According to him:

“Clean air, water, and a livable climate are inalienable human rights. And solving this crisis is not a question of politics, it is a question of our own survival.”

Leonardo DiCaprio Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts: Investments

Leonardo is not just about movies as he has investments in a number of tech-based and Agro companies. They include Virtual reality startup -Mindmaze, garbage startup – Rubicon Global, data analytics company – Qloo, mattress maker – Casper, and sustainable food company – LoveTheWild, among other investments. How business savvy can a Hollywood Celebrity be?.

Leonardo DiCaprio Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts: Philanthropy

Leonardo has over time proven that his heart is as rich as his looks through charitable works that are evident in his donation of $35,000 for the building of “Leonardo Dicaprio Computer Centre at the Los Feliz branch of the Los Angeles Public Library.

In addition, he took swift action in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti by donating $1 million to relief efforts, a gesture which he repeated in the aftermath of hurricane Harvey in 2017.

Leonardo DiCaprio's Contribution to Relief Efforts After Haiti Earthquake

Added to his humanitarian endeavours was working with 24 orphaned children from the SOS Children’s Village in Maputo, Mozambique, during the filming of Blood Diamonds. Leonardo was said to be extremely touched by his interactions with the children and decided to see to the upbringing of a little girl whom he had a close connection with.

Leonardo DiCaprio Working With Orphans - Philanthropy

Leonardo DiCaprio Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts: Other Facts

  • Leonardo DiCaprio’s haircut in Titanic was so popular among Afghan youths that it was banned by the Taliban – Source

Facts About Leonardo DiCaprio Haircut in Titanic

  • Leonardo DiCaprio bought an island in Belize 10 years ago and built the world’s first eco-restorative resort that restores the island’s over-fished waters, coastline, and forest. – Source

Facts About Leonardo DiCaprio Island

  • Leonardo DiCaprio has never done drugs and had to get taught how to play being high by drug experts. – Source

Leonardo DiCaprio's No Drugs Policy

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