Jared Leto is an American actor, musician, singer and songwriter. Jared Leto has appeared in both big-budget Hollywood films and smaller projects from independent producers and art houses Growing up food stamp poor, he and his brother Shannon moved around frequently. His mother encouraged his love of art.
I grew up in an environment of actors, musicians, photographers, artists and different theatrical persons, Jared Leto stated in an interview with Kerrang!; Through this atmosphere there were not any clear boundaries and straight lines. We were proclaiming a freedom of creation and self-expression.
His first musical instrument was a broken-down piano and he grew up singing classic rock, from Pink Floyd to Led Zeppelin. Jared Leto was interested in large-scale visual arts, and enrolled at the Philadelphia University of the Arts to study painting. Later Jared Leto developed an interest for acting and transferred to the School of Visual Arts in New York City.