Leonardo DiCaprio is THE MAN. For serious. Yesterday, the actor/environmentalist donated $1 million to support aid efforts in quake-ravaged Haiti, earning him my YOU GO, BOY! Award of the Day.
Born November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, Leonardo’s been artfully kicking butt ever since the day his mother, a legal secretary, named him. She was pregnant at the time and gazing at one of Leonardo da Vinci’s paintings in a museum in Italy when little Leo first kicked.
Leo was a very youthful 16 when his acting career began. It started on TV, with sitcom stints on Parenthood (a series based on the movie) and Growing Pains. Those jobs led to his breakout film roles playing young Tobias Wolff in This Boy’s Life and Jack “I’m the king of the world!” Dawson in Titanic.
Today, thanks to the influence that comes with celebrity, Leo actively promotes issues near and dear to his heart, one being protection of the environment. Through The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and groups like Global Green (I’m a member!) and the National Resources Defense Council, he’s become one of the most influential people in Hollywood on global climate change.
Oh, and he works a mean set of bangs, LOL!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,