Leonardo DiCaprio was born in Los Angeles, California, on 11 November 1974. Leonardo is an only child. His parents are Irmelin and George DiCaprio. They got divorced when Leonardo was a child. He was raised in Germany with her mother. His father was a comic book artist and distributer. After the parents divorced, Leonardo kept the relation with his father. He always wanted to act. DiCaprio didn’t have success till his adolescence. He has said in Back Stage, ”I loved imitating people… I loved joking around with my parents an creating diferent characters. I liked doing my own little homemade skits”.
An agent recommended him to change his name for ”Lenny Williams”. In 1991 DiCaprio began to work in television, but Leonardo expressed his talent for the first time two years later, next to Robert De Niro starring in This Boy’s Life.
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