Shia LaBeouf Biography

Birthdate: June 11, 1986
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California.

Shia La Beouf has gone from Even Stevens to to starring in this summer's biggest flick, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in the blink of an eye. Check out this rising star!

Funny Family

Shia (rhymes with hi-ya) LaBeouf was named after his grandfather, who is a comedian. Young Shia also liked making people laugh and used to perform a stand-up comedy act at local coffee joints around his neighborhood in California. After seeing a friend's performance on a TV show, Shia decided he should try acting too. His mom, Shayna LaBeouf, agreed and Shia began calling agents out of the yellow pages the very next day. He performed a stand-up piece for one, and was signed.

Even Stevens Digs Holes

In 2000, Shia auditioned to be a main character on a new Disney Channel show. Shia snagged the role of Louis Stevens in the very funny show Even Stevens. Despite the shows popularity, and a TV movie, Even Stevens ended in 2003. But Shia LaBeouf had impressed a lot of people as the hilarious Louis Stevens. Finally, Shia's big break on the big screen came when he was cast in the hit Disney movie, Holes, based on the book by Louis Sachar.

Hollywood Hot List

Shia LaBeouf's killer performance in Holes made him the It Hollywood actor. Soon he had roles in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, I, Robot, Constantine, The Greatest Game Ever Played, Bobby, Disturbia, and his biggest role, as Sam Witwicky in the summer blockbuster, Transformers. This year, Shia will be seen in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, one of the summer's most anticipated films. On the horizon for one of the hardest working actors in the biz is Eagle Eye, and a sequel to Transformers is expected to drop in the summer of 2009.

Did U Know?

  • Shia LaBeouf's dad used to train chickens for the circus.
  • Shia LaBeouf likes to make independent short films with his friends.
  • He made a short film about a boy who had a lobster as a pet.
  • Shia LaBeouf's background is Jewish and Cajun.
  • Shia was ranked number 24 on Entertainment Weekly's 30 Under 30 the actors list.
  • Shia Says...

    "I like the dark, mysterious, maybe even gothic type girls. They have to have a good personality, too. I'm very picky."

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