Leonardo DiCaprio Height Weight Family Affairs Biography & More

Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (/diˈkæprioʊ/, /dɪ-/; Italian: [diˈkaːprjo]; born November 11, 1974) is an American actor and film producer. Known for his work in biographical and period films, he is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award and three Golden Globe Awards. As of 2019, his films have grossed over $7.2 billion worldwide, and he has been placed eight times in annual rankings of the world’s highest-paid actors.

Born in Los Angeles, DiCaprio began his career in the late 1980s by appearing in television commercials. In the early 1990s, he had recurring roles in various television shows, such as the sitcom Parenthood, and had his first major film part as author Tobias Wolff in This Boy’s Life (1993). He received critical acclaim and his first Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for his performance as a developmentally disabled boy in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993). DiCaprio achieved international stardom with the star-crossed romances Romeo + Juliet (1996) and Titanic (1997). After the latter became the highest-grossing film at the time, he reduced his workload for a few years. In an attempt to shed his image of a romantic hero, DiCaprio sought roles in other genres, including the 2002 crime dramas Catch Me If You Can and Gangs of New York; the latter marked the first of his many successful collaborations with director Martin Scorsese.

DiCaprio continued to gain acclaim for his performances in the biopic The Aviator (2004), the political thriller Blood Diamond (2006), the crime drama The Departed (2006) and the romantic drama Revolutionary Road (2008). In the following decades, he made environmental documentaries and starred in several high-profile directors’ successful projects, including the action thriller Inception (2010), the western Django Unchained (2012), the biopic The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), the survival drama The Revenant (2015)—for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor—and the comedy-dramas Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) and Don’t Look Up (2021).

DiCaprio is the founder of Appian Way Productions—a production company that has made some of his films and the documentary series Greensburg (2008–2010)—and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting environmental awareness. A United Nations Messenger of Peace, he regularly supports charitable causes. In 2005, he was named a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for his contributions to the arts, and in 2016, he appeared in Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. DiCaprio was voted one of the 50 greatest actors of all time in a 2022 readers’ poll by Empire.

Leonardo DiCaprio Height Weight Family Affairs Biography & More

Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio Bio/Wiki
Full NameLeonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio
Nickname(s)• Leo
• Lenny D 
• LDC 
Profession(s)• Actor
• Film Producer
• Environmentalist
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters– 183 cm
in meters– 1.83 m
in feet & inches– 6’
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorDark Brown
DebutFilm (Actor): Critters 3 (1991) as ‘Josh’

TV (Actor): The New Lassie Season 1 (1989-90) on MCA TV as ‘Glen’ – He appeared in 2 episodes as a guest star.

Executive Producer (Film): The Aviator (2004)
Producer (Film): The 11th Hour (2007)
Awards, Honours, AchievementsAcademy Awards

• 2016: Best Actor for “The Revenant”

British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA)

• 2016: Best Actor for “The Revenant”

Chicago Film Critics Association

• 1993: Best Emerging Actor for “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?”
• 2015: Best Actor for “The Revenant”

Golden Globe Awards

• 2005: Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for “The Aviator”
• 2014: Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for “The Wolf of Wall Street”
2016: Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for “The Revenant”

MTV Movie & TV Awards

• 1998: Best Male Performance for “Titanic”
• 2005: Best Male Performance for “The Aviator”
• 2014: Best WTF Moment for “The Wolf of Wall Street”
• 2016: Best Male Performance for “The Revenant”

People’s Choice Awards

• 2014: Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor for “The Great Gatsby”

Note: He has many more awards and accolades to his name.
Personal Life
Date of BirthNovember 11, 1974 (Monday)
Age (as of 2022)48 Years
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Zodiac signScorpio
HometownLos Angeles, California, U.S.
School• Seeds Elementary School (now UCLA Lab School), Los Angeles, California,
• John Marshall High School, Los Angeles, California,
• Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies, Los Angeles, California
College/UniversityDid Not Attend 
Educational QualificationAlthough he eventually earned a GED, it wasn’t until years after he dropped out of high school. 
Religion/Religious ViewsDiCaprio was raised as a Catholic in California, but he follows no religion, though he has expressed an interest in Buddhism and says he is not an atheist. In an interview, he said, “I’m not an atheist, I’m agnostic.” 
Ethnicity• Italian-American (from his father’s side)
• Russian-German (from his mother’s side) 
Blood GroupB (Rh-negative) 
Food HabitVegan 
Political InclinationDemocratic 
Address (Fan Mail)Leonardo Dicaprio Appian Way Productions 9255 Sunset Blvd. Suite 615 West Hollywood, CA 90069 USA
HobbiesRiding Bicycle, Scuba Diving, Collecting Action Figures, Playing Video Games, and going to places in the world that are pristine and untouched by man
Controversies• A model hit him with a broken bottle: In 2005, he was severely injured when a model named Aretha Wilson hit him over the head with a broken bottle at a Hollywood party. Wilson, while protesting her innocence, claimed she thought Mr DiCaprio was, in fact, an ex-boyfriend who had been bad-mouthing her. DiCaprio needed 17 stitches for the gashes on his face and ear. Later, Wilson pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years in prison in 2010. 

• Money laundering case of a state-owned Malaysian investment fund: In June 2017, he returned Marlon Brando’s best actor Oscar statuette to the US government as part of an investigation into the money laundering by a state-owned Malaysian investment fund. He also returned Picasso painting and other artifacts that he had received as his 38th birthday gift in 2012 from business associates at Red Granite Pictures, which also funded his film “Wolf of Wall Street.” Reportedly, Red Granite co-founder Riza Aziz may have helped his stepfather, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, embezzle USD 4.5 billion from a political development scheme, reported Los Angeles Times. The misappropriated funds were used to form the production company that funded the Martin Scorsese-directed movie “Wolf of Wall Street.” 

• Asked to withdraw an ill-advised climate campaign in India: In September 2019, various climate activists from India urged him to withdraw support for a controversial tree-planting program in India, which could result in catastrophic environmental damage. In an open letter, more than 90 Indian environmental and rights groups, warned DiCaprio and his endorsement of the Cauvery Calling campaign was ill-advised. They said the campaign could lead to the “drying up of streams and rivulets and destruction of wildlife habitats.” 
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/Girlfriends• Bijou Phillips (American actress, model, socialite, and singer)- In the late 90s

• Kristen Zang, American Actress

• Emma Miller, Actress and Model

• Gisele Bündchen, Brazilian Model (2000-2005)

• Bar Refaeli, Israeli Model (2005-2011)

• Blake Lively, Actress (2011)

• Erin Heatherton, Model (2012)

• Toni Garrn, German Model (2013-2014)

• Kelly Rohrbach, Model (2015)

• Camila Morrone, American Model and Actress (April 2018-August 2022)  – In August 2022, they called it quits after four years of relationship. 

• Gigi Hadid (American model and television personality) (2022) (rumoured) 

• Neelam Gill (a British Punjabi model)
ParentsFather– George DiCaprio (an underground comix writer, publisher, and distributor of comic books)
Mother– Irmelin Indenbirken (a legal secretary)

Step-mother– Peggy Farrar
SiblingsBrother– Adam Farrar (step brother)

Sister– None
Film DirectorMartin Scorsese
Actor(s)Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson
Actress(es)Meg Ryan, Meryl Streep
MoviesThe Bicycle Thief (1949), Taxi Driver (1976), 8 ½ Women (1999), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), East of Eden (1955)
Color(s)Green, Black
Style Quotient
Car Collection• Ford Mustang
• Karma – car manufactured by Fisker

• Cayenne – SUV manufactured by Porsche
• Toyota Prius

• Tesla Roadster
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)$25 million per starring role (as of 2018) 
Assets/Properties• Tudor in hip Los Feliz, CA (bought from musician Moby for $4.9 million)

• The Hollywood Hills compound, Oriole Way (purchased in 1994 from pop legend Madonna for $4 million)

• The ‘Billionaire’s Beach’ bungalow (worth $10.95 million; purchased in 1998)
• An island near Belize (worth $1.75 million; purchased in 2005)

• The Battery Park twofer, New York City (two apartments worth $3.67 million and $8 million; purchased in 2008 and March 2014, respectively)
• Palm Springs spread, CA (worth $5.2 million; purchased in March 2014)
• The Malibu Mini (worth $23 million; purchased in January 2017)
Net Worth (approx.)$245 million (as of 2019)

Early life and acting background

Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio was born on November 11, 1974, in Los Angeles, California. He is the only child of Irmelin Indenbirken, a legal secretary, and George DiCaprio, an underground comix artist and distributor; they met while attending college and moved to Los Angeles after graduating. His mother is German and his father is of Italian and German descent. His maternal grandfather, Wilhelm Indenbirken, was German, and his maternal grandmother, Helene Indenbirken, was a Russian immigrant living in Germany. DiCaprio was raised as a Catholic. Sources have falsely claimed his maternal grandmother was born in Odesa, Ukraine; there is no evidence that DiCaprio has any relatives of Ukrainian birth or heritage.

DiCaprio’s parents named him Leonardo because his pregnant mother first felt him kick while she was looking at a Leonardo da Vinci painting in the Uffizi museum in Florence, Italy. When DiCaprio was one year old, his father moved out of their house after he fell in love with another woman. George DiCaprio and Irmelin Indenbirken divorced when Leonardo was one year old. Because his parents wanted to raise him together, they moved into twin cottages with a shared garden in Echo Park, a neighborhood in Los Angeles.DiCaprio’s father lived with his girlfriend and her son, Adam Farrar, with whom DiCaprio developed a close relationship as they grew up. (George DiCaprio and his girlfriend, Peggy Farrar, married in 1995. DiCaprio and his mother later moved to other neighborhoods, such as Los Feliz, while she was employed in several jobs. DiCaprio has described his parents as “‘bohemian in every sense of the word'” and as “‘the people I trust the most in the world'”. He has also stated that he grew up “‘very poor'” in a neighborhood where there was a “‘major prostitution ring'” on his street corner and “‘crime and violence everywhere'”, adding that it was not uncommon for him to see people using heroin and crack cocaine.


DiCaprio attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies for four years and later the Seeds Elementary School, before enrolling at the John Marshall High School. DiCaprio later said that he had hated public school and wanted to audition for acting jobs instead. He dropped out of high school later, eventually earning a general equivalency diploma.

As a child, DiCaprio wanted to become either a marine biologist or an actor. He eventually favored the latter; he liked impersonating characters and imitating people, and he enjoyed seeing their reactions to his acting. His interest in performing began at the age of two when he went onto the stage at a performance festival and danced spontaneously to a positive response from the crowd. He was also motivated to learn acting by his stepbrother’s appearance in a television commercial, for which Farrar earned $50,000. DiCaprio has said in interviews that his first television appearance was in the children’s series Romper Room, and that he was dismissed from the show for being disruptive. However, the show’s host has denied that any children were removed from the show in this way. At 14, he began appearing in several commercials for Matchbox cars, which he calls his first role. DiCaprio later appeared in commercials for Kraft Singles, Bubble Yum and Apple Jacks. In 1989, he played the role of Glen in two episodes of the television show The New Lassie.

At the beginning of his career, DiCaprio had difficulty finding an agent. When he found one, he suggested DiCaprio change his name to Lenny Williams to appeal to American audiences, which he declined to do. DiCaprio remained jobless for a year and a half, even after 100 auditions. Following this lack of success, DiCaprio decided to give up acting but his father persuaded him to persevere with it. Motivated by his father and by the prospect of financial security, he continued to audition. After a talent agent who knew his mother’s friend recommended him to casting directors, DiCaprio secured roles in about 20 commercials.

By the early 1990s, DiCaprio began acting regularly on television, starting with a role in the pilot of The Outsiders (1990) and one episode of the soap opera Santa Barbara (1990), in which he played a teenage alcoholic. DiCaprio’s career prospects improved when he was cast in Parenthood, a series based on the 1989 comedy film of the same name. To prepare for the role of Garry Buckman, a troubled teenager, he analyzed Joaquin Phoenix’s performance in the original film. His work that year earned him two nominations at the 12th Youth in Film Awards—Best Young Actor in a Daytime Series for Santa Barbara and Best Young Actor Starring in a New Television Series for Parenthood. Around this time, he was a contestant on the children’s game show Fun House, on which he performed several stunts, including catching the fish inside a small pool using only his teeth.

Personal life

DiCaprio’s personal life is the subject of widespread media attention. He rarely grants interviews and is reluctant to discuss his private life. DiCaprio has been the focus of various reports detailing his involvement with women aged 25 or younger, and has faced criticism for those relationships. In 1999, DiCaprio met Brazilian model Gisele Bündchen, whom he dated until 2005.[ He was romantically involved with Israeli model Bar Refaeli from 2005 to 2011. He lateed German fashion model Toni Garrn from 2013 to 2014 and later in 2017.Diario was in a relatonship with American model and actress Camila Morrone from c. 2017 until 2022.

DiCaprio owns houses in Los Angeles and apartments in New York City. In 2009, he bought an island, Blackadore Caye, off mainland Belize—on which he is set to open an environment-friendly resort—and in 2014, he purchased the original Dinah Shore residence designed by architect Donald Wexler in Palm Springs, California.

In 2005, DiCaprio’s face was severely injured when model Aretha Wilson hit him over the head with a broken bottle at a Hollywood party. As a result, he required seventeen stitches to his face and neck. Wilson pleaded guilty to the assault and was sentenced in 2010 to two years in prison.

In 2017, when The Wolf of Wall Street producer Red Granite Pictures was involved in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad scandal, DiCaprio turned over the gifts he received from business associates at the production company, including fugitive businessman Jho Low, to the US government. These included a Best Actor Oscar trophy by Marlon Brando, a $3.2 million Pablo Picasso painting and a $9 million Jean-Michel Basquiat collage.

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