This gallery features a sexy, young, Jared Leto, including his high school yearbook photo, as well as pictures from his earliest television and film roles. Born on December 26, 1971 in Bossier City, Louisiana, his father tragically committed suicide when Jared was eight years old. His mother joined the hippie movement and encouraged her son to focus on developing his artistic skills. He began playing the piano and guitar while living in a community of other creative types. He pursued his career at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia then transferred to the School of Visual Arts in New York City to expand his knowledgebase as a filmmaker. While he was a student, he wrote and starred in his own short film Crying Joy. His breakout role was in the early 1990s on the television show My So-Called Life, opposite Claire Danes. He made his debut in film in How to Make an American Quilt in 1995, and has starred in other movies, including: Prefontaine, The Thin Red Line, Fight Club, American Psycho, Requiem for a Dream, Panic Room, Alexander, and Lonely Hearts. He won an Academy Award for his role as a transgender woman in the 2013 film, The Dallas Buyer's Club. Leto is also the frontman of the band Thirty Seconds to Mars, which he started with his older brother, Shannon, in 1998. They have sold over 15 million copies worldwide. Enjoy checking out these photos of young Jared Leto.