The actor-cum-producer is the only child of Irmelin (former legal secretary), and George DiCaprio, (underground comic artist and producer/distributor of comic books). The year after Leo’s birth, his parents divorced. Even though his parents lived separate lives they played a crucial role in shaping their sons career.He attended Seeds Elementary School during his childhood and graduated from John Marshall High School, after attending the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies for four years. DiCaprio`s began his career with his commercials and educational films. Even though he got his break in 1990 in a TV series based on the movie ‘Parenthood’, he got noticed in 1991 for his act in ABC sitcom ‘Growing Pains’. His film career started with a B-grade horror film ‘Critters 3’, but then ‘This Boy’s Life’ in 1992 acted as a real launch pad for the actor. He shot to fame with his lover-boy act as Jack Dawson in the romantic movie, ‘Titanic’, that went on to win 11 Oscars. Besides being an actor, DiCaprio is a committed environmental activist and humanitarian.