Shia LaBeouf. biography
American actor Shia Lebeouf was born on June 11, 1986 in Los Angeles, CA. An only child, Shia had a very liberal upbringing, smoking marijuana with his father when he was ten years old. Lebeouf made his first television appearance in The X-Files in 1999. His big break came when he was cast as the lead in the Disney Channel series Even Stevens in 2000.
Shia's first major big screen role was the children's film Holes in 2003. He went on to appear in such films like I, Robot, Constantine, The Battle of Shaker Heights and The Greatest Game Ever Played. Lebeouf starred in the 2007 thriller Disturbia. Later that year, Shia appeared in the action hit Transformers. Most recently, Lebeouf starred alongside Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Lebeouf has had a few run-ins with the law in recent years. He was cited for unlawful smoking but the charges were eventually dropped. In July 2008, Shia was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after a collision that left him with a serious hand injury. It was determined that the accident was not his fault.
Did you know…
- He plays the drums
- He has a scar on his ribs from a fight scene in Disturbia
- Shia means "gift from God" in Hebrew
- His parents are divorced
- He was accepted to Yale but did not attend
- He wears contact lenses
- His favorite color is red