Shia LaBeouf’s Birth Date:
June 11, 1986
Place of Birth:
Los Angeles, CA
His Full Name:
Shia Saide LaBeouf
Something You Might Not Know About Shia LaBeouf:
LaBeouf did standup comedy while still in grade school.
Shia LaBeouf is an American actor who has worked in film, TV, and performance artist. As a filmmaker he has directed many films. With extensive success in various aspects of the entertainment industry, he is now a very wealthy man, Wealthy Genius estimates his net worth at $25 million.
Roles That Got Him Noticed:
The TV show Even Stevens earned him a following of young fans, and then the feature film Holes introduced him to a whole new audience.
LaBeouf earned a Daytime Emmy for his role in Even Stevens in 2003. In 2007 LaBeouf was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award as part of the cast of Emilio Estevez’ Bobby. He picked up the BAFTA Orange Rising Star Award in 2008. The BAFTA’s are the British equivalent of America’s Academy Awards.
Shia LaBeouf’s Acting Background:
Shia LaBeouf first started performing comedy as a kid as a way to help out his struggling parents financially. The acting bug bit hard when he was 12, and LaBeouf got signed by an agent and began going out on auditions.
LaBeouf began landing parts on TV in 1998, with the TV movie Breakfast with Einstein marking his professional acting debut. LaBeouf followed that with roles in The X-Files, Freaks and Geeks, and ER before nabbing one of the main roles in the Disney series Even Stevens.
Transitioning from TV to feature films, LaBeouf was cast as the lead in Holes in 2003. That led to parts in Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, The Battle of Shaker Heights, and Dumb and Dumberer. His acting resume got an impressive boost with 2004’s I, Robot in which he played a sidekick to the film’s star, Will Smith.
LaBeouf’s entered A-list territory when he landed the coveted starring role in Michael Bay’s Transformers which was released in 2007, the same year as two of his other films, Surf’s Up and Disturbia, entered theaters. Steven Spielberg showed his approval of LaBeouf’s acting skills by casting him to star alongside Harrison Ford in the fourth Indiana Jones movie, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
In addition to his starring turn in Transformers, LaBeouf proved he’s a geniune box office star with his lead role in Eagle Eye, an action thriller directed by DJ Caruso.
LaBeouf returns as Sam Witwicky, a friend to Autobots everywhere, in 2009’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.