Birth Name: Leonardo DiCaprio
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Born Nov. 11, 1974 in Los Angeles, DiCaprio was initially raised by his mother, Irmelin, a legal secretary who was born in Germany, and George, a former comic artist and distributor who divorced his wife when his son was only a year old. Though he lived mostly with his mother, DiCaprio did see his father over the years. In fact, after his father remarried, it was his stepbrother - himself briefly a child actor - who influenced the young DiCaprio to get into the game. He made his first strides in the business by landing an audition for a commercial when he was six years old, then began making the agent rounds, one of whom wanted him to change his name to Lenny Williams. Prescient for his age,...
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