Shannon Leto, born March 9, 1970 is one of the most prolific drummers and entertainers of our time. Growing up in Louisiana, in the Deep South, certainly offered its challenges, and inspiration, shaping Shannon's life, personality, and musical creativity. Being close to his mother and brother, Shannon had a great support system. That support helped him tremendously while he explored his many options and talents. Shannon has delved into acting on a small scale, but seems to have found his niche in music. Shannon is the drummer for 30 Seconds to Mars, one of the most popular up and coming bands today.
Shannon got his start with drumming on pots and pans at age 4, progressing to a practice pad at age 6. Soon after, at age 8, he was playing on his very own set of drums. At the age of 12 he started playing in a jazz band. He was unable to join them for a second season because the teacher found out he couldn't read music and he didn't get called back for the audition.
In his spare time, Shannon enjoys photography, which has proved to be a productive and creative outlet for him as well. He shared his photography talent on the 30 Seconds to Mars self-titled album, as well as several professional photo shoots and photos of many Echelon in their different fashion creations, tattoos and body art. He also enjoys playing video games, playing practical jokes, and loves to experiment with different, sometimes eclectic, hairstyles.
30 Seconds to Mars has recently toured the United States and Europe. They will be heading to Australia and Japan in the near, near future. It seems the sky is the limit for this amazing band.
Name : Jared Leto
Date of birth : 26 December 1971
Place of birth : Bossier City, Louisiana, USA
Height : 5' 9
Chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. 
Chosen as one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People. 
Brother of Shannon Leto
His hobbies include: Snowboarding, skateboarding, hiking, writing songs, reading, painting.
Has a dog named Judas.
Is in a band called 30 Seconds To Mars with his brother and two friends.
Jared's favorite food is Popcorn, vegetables and his best loved drink is Hot chocolate.
Jared gave up sex for two months when he was preparing for his role as a heroin addict in the movie Requiem for a Dream (2000). He also lost 28 pounds, starved himself and denied himself the pleasure of Diaz's bed for two months. Leto admits that playing the part of Harry Goldfarb was "sadomasochistic... the hardest thing I've done".
Attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
In many of his movies, he is disfigured in some way. In Requiem For a Dream, his arm becomes infected and is amputated. In "Fight Club" his face is beaten beyond recognition. In "Panic Room" he is badly burned. In "American Psycho" he is brutally murdered with an axe.
Transfered from UARTS in Philly to School of Visual Arts in Manhattan to study Film and Video.
Since first being introduced to television audiences as the object of Claire Danes' angst-ridden lust in My So-Called Life, Jared Leto has enjoyed a growing popularity that has allowed him to make a name for himself in a steady stream of films. Born December 26, 1971, in Bossier City, LA, Leto led a peripatetic childhood under the care of his mother, who moved her family to places ranging from Haiti to a Colorado commune. Leto, who was interested in becoming a painter, enrolled in Philadelphia's University of the Arts, but then discovered acting and transferred to the School of Visual Arts in New York City. While he was a student there, he wrote and starred in his own film, Crying Joy. Leto moved to Los Angeles in 1992 to pursue his acting career. In 1994, he got his big break playing My So-Called Life's oblivious heartthrob, Jordan Catalano. Although the show didn't have a long run, it accumulated a loyal cult following from being ceaselessly re-run on MTV. Leto soon became daydream fodder for teenage girls, a status furthered by his selection as one of People's "50 Most Beautiful People" in both 1996 and 1997. After starring with a pre-Clueless Alicia Silverstone in the 1994 TV movie The Cool and the Crazy, Leto was cast in his first big screen role in How to Make an American Quilt (1995). More work followed in The Last of the High Kings (1996), in which he co-starred with Christina Ricci, and in Switchback (1997), opposite Danny Glover and Dennis Quaid. Leto then took on an athletic part in the Disney-produced Prefontaine (1997), the story of legendary runner Steve Prefontaine.
1998 proved a good year for Leto, who appeared in Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line as part of a powerhouse cast including Nick Nolte, George Clooney, and Sean Penn. In addition, he had a major role in Urban Legend, one of the more successful exploitations of the teen horror genre. Leto did hit one stumbling block, however, with Basil, a straight-to-video period drama co-starring Christian Slater and Claire Forlani. This misstep didn't seem to hurt the actor, whose name was already attached to a number of high-profile projects that would no doubt further increase his star wattage.
Two such projects were the edgy indie films American Psycho and Requiem for a Dream, both released in 2000. Though passed up for the lead in the former film, Leto made an impression in a supporting role as an arrogant yuppie doomed to be the first victim of vapid serial killer Patrick Bateman. Later that year, Leto landed the plum lead role in up-and-coming director Darren Aronofsky's sophomore effort, the addiction drama Requiem for a Dream. Playing a young Brooklyn man struggling with heroin and a severely unhinged mother, Leto had the opportunity to play against the legendary Ellen Burstyn as well as future Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly, and garnered the best reviews of his career.
Though two other Leto-starring films -- a would-be Boogie Nights ensemble piece named Sunset Strip (2000) and a grungy, Tarantino-esque road film eventually titled Highway (2001) -- quickly went the way of the video store shelf, the performer would find himself better employed as a supporting actor in two of director David Fincher's more notable films. In the controversial Fight Club (1999), Leto had a small part as a masochistic anarchist wannabe; in 2002's Panic Room, he played the most verbose and bumbling of the three burglars tormenting Jodie Foster's character.