Shia Labeouf Biography: is Shia Labeouf Still Married?

Many aspiring actors and actresses in Hollywood want to one day be cast in a major motion picture and given the opportunity to work with renowned filmmakers and industry heavyweights. When compared to these idealistic newcomers, Shia LaBeouf is just like everybody else. What set him apart, though, was that he achieved his goal at the ripe old age of 21 by starring in a film produced by Stephen Spielberg, “Disturbia” (2007), and by playing the lead role in the box office smash, “Transformers” (2007). This young actor’s rapid journey to fame, despite his less-than-ideal upbringing, did not cause him to lose his bearings or become arrogant. He responded modestly when asked what it’s like to be famous: “I’ll tell you when I become one.”

Shia Saide LaBeouf was born on June 11, 1986, in Los Angeles, California, to Jewish mother Shayna Saide and Cajun father Jeffrey Craig LaBeouf. His mother was a former ballerina who now designs jewellery, and his father was a mime and clown who got clean and then raised him. He attended an African-American majority school and grew up in the Latino working class area of Echo Park. In his youth, LaBeouf had a difficult time developing into an adult. His druggie father couldn’t hold down a job.

Unfortunately, his parents split up and he had to move in with his mom. Born into poverty and eventually becoming bankrupt, LaBeouf vowed to make something of his life. This funny actor, who enjoys coming up with plots and stories, began performing stand-up comedy in his local community when he was just 10 years old as a means of making ends meet. When asked about the role, LaBeouf enthusiastically remarked, “My thing was the 50-year-old mouth on a 10-year-old physique.”

A year later, he looked for an agency in the yellow pages, called them up, and performed his routine at a comedy club in Pasadena, California, knowing full well that he would never get any further. His bravery paid off when his agency was impressed by his work and signed him. He and his agency have been going from audition to audition ever since. Quickly, he was cast in a guest starring parts on critically acclaimed shows like the Emmy-winning sitcom “Caroline in the City” (1998), the CBS drama “Touched by an Angel” (1999), the science fiction series “The X Files” (1999), and the drama-comedy “Freaks and Geeks” (2000). LaBeouf attended Alexander Hamilton High School on paper, but he was forced to rely heavily on tutors due to his busy movie schedule and his determination to launch a successful career in the entertainment sector.

LaBeouf’s first main role was in the Disney series “Even Steven” (2000-2003), in which he played Louis Steven, a middle schooler who delights in annoying his fastidious elder sister, played by Christy Romano. This part catapulted him to stardom and brought him widespread recognition. This young actor became well-known thanks to Louis, who helped him earn nominations for the 2000 YoungStar Award, 2001 YoungArtist Award, and 2002 YoungStar Award for Best Performance in a Television Comedy Series, Leading Young Actor.

Who is Shia Labeouf
Who is Shia Labeouf

While he had been nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series in 2001, he did not win his first prize until 2003. Disney once again put their faith in the “scrappy child next door” actor in 2002 when he played Eddie Walker, a mentally challenged boy whose sister filmed his life for a TV movie called “Tru Confessions.” His 2003 filmography included the TV movie adaptation of his hit show “Even Steven,” “Charlie’s Angels”: Full Throttle, the prequel to ” “Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd,” and the critically acclaimed family film “Holes,” in which he played Stanley “Caveman” Yelnats IV and was nominated for an MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Male Performance the following year. In addition to finishing filming this year, he also graduated.

From 2004 to 2006, LaBeouf appeared in several films, both as a supporting player and in a leading role. Some of these roles include Francis Quimet in Disney’s “The Greatest Game Ever Played” (2004), Chas Kramer, Keanu Reeves’ sidekick in “Constantine” (2005), Cooper in Emilio Estevez’s drama film, “Bobby” (2006), and young Dito in “A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006). This latter film earned LaBeouf and his co-stars Robert Downey Jr., Rosario Dawson, and Channing Tatum the 2006 Sundance Special Jury Prize for Best Ensemble Performance.

By the summer of 2007, LaBeouf had established himself as an A-List actor in Hollywood thanks to his two critically acclaimed main parts, making 2007 his most successful year to date. First recognised for his portrayal as Kale Brecht in the critically acclaimed 2007 thriller “Disturbia,” for which he earned the Scream Award for Scream King and two Teen Choice Awards, including Choice Movie: Horror/Thriller, he quickly became a household name. The second was in the blockbuster action film “Transformers,” where he played Sam Witwicky, a youngster who accidentally purchased an Autobots and became embroiled in the fight between two robot clans.

In a similar vein, he also won the Scream Award for Sci-Fi Star in 2007 for this portrayal. His performances in “A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints,” “Disturbia,” and “Transformers” earned him the 2007 Teen Choice Award for Breakthrough Male, in addition to his other accolades. In addition to these two films, he also provided his voice for the role of Cody Maverick in the computer-animated film “Surf’s Up,” in which he played the role of a would-be surf icon.

Not only did he sign on to star in the upcoming fourth Indiana Jones film, “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” which is set for release on May 22, 2008, but he was also named the 2007 Male Star of Tomorrow by the ShoWest Convention. The upcoming thriller “Eagle Eye” (2008) from D.J. Caruso and the sequel to “Transformers,” “Transformers 2,” are his next projects.

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