Jared Leto is born in Bossier City, Louisiana to Constance Leto and Anthony Bryant. He has a brother named Shannon.
When Leto is eight, the family moves in with Leto’s maternal grandparents following his own parents’ divorce. His mother having joined the hippie movement, Leto is influenced by artists, musicians, photographers, painters and people in theater from a young age.
Just having the art communal hippie experience as a child, there wasn’t a clear line that was drawn. We celebrated creative experience and creative expression. We didn’t try and curtail it and stunt any of that kind of growth.