Leonardo DiCaprio was raised in California and took on his first role at the age of 5, when he appeared on the television show Romper Room and Friends in 1979. DiCaprio found great success early in his career and was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in 1993’s What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?
In 1996, DiCaprio starred opposite Claire Danes in Romeo + Juliet, and became an international icon with his role in the 1997 blockbuster Titanic. After starring in films such as The Beach (2000) and Celebrity (1998), he was nominated for a Best Actor Golden Globe in 2007 for his portrayals in both Blood Diamond and The Departed.
DiCaprio has continued to be one of Hollywood’s most sought-after leading men and has starred in films such as Inception, The Great Gatsby, The Wolf of Wall Street and The Revenant.
He has been nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award four times, and won his first in 2016 for his role in The Revenant.
Additionally, DiCaprio is a noted environmentalist. in 1998 he started his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, a nonprofit organization that focuses on creating awareness for environmental issues.
In 2006, he began dating Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli, whom he met one year after he ended a serious relationship with model Gisele Bündchen. DiCaprio split with Refaeli in spring 2011 and immediately began dating actress Blake Lively briefly. Since then, he has dated a string of models, including Alyce Crawford, Erin Heatherton, Madalina Ghenea and Nina Adgal.