Shia Saide LaBeouf was born on June 11, 1986 in Los Angeles, California. He grew up as the childhood star of the Disney Channel series 'Even Stevens'. He is the only child of Jeffrey LaBeouf, a former mime and rodeo clown and Shayna Saide, a dancer and ballerina. LaBeouf comes from a family of five generations of performers and acting seemed to come naturally to him.
LaBeouf describes his parents as hippies, and when he was ten, he had his first taste of marijuana with his father. Surprisingly, he found himself an agent right out of the Yellow Pages after doing a stand-up act for her. Hollywood Calling
LaBeouf has mentioned to the press that he chose to become an actor not because of his talent but because his family was broke. He started his career playing Louis Stevens in the Disney Channel weekly program 'Even Stevens'. LaBeouf was awarded a Daytime Emmy Award for his role. He also appeared in sketch shows on 'The Tonight Show' with Jay Leno around the same time. In 2003, he was a part of another Disney production 'Holes' as Stanley. He acted opposite Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight, and Tim Blake Nelson. The film was a box office hit and suddenly everyone knew who Shia LaBeouf was. That same year, he was featured on the HBO documentary show Project Greenlight that chronicled the making of 'The Battle of Shaker Heights'.
In 2005, LaBeouf appeared in 'Constantine' opposite Keanu Reeves and Rachel Weisz. He also had an insignificant role in 'I, Robot' (2004). In 2006, LaBeouf was seen in the drama 'Bobby', in which he did his first nude scene. LaBeouf came with 'Disturbia,' 2007 where he plays a teenager under house arrest.Trivia
LaBeouf attended 32nd Street Visual and Performing Arts Magnet in Los Angeles.
He bought his own house at the age of eighteen.
He was accepted into Yale University but declined later.Achievements
He won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series 'Even Stevens' (2000).
He won the Hollywood Film Award for 'Bobby' (2006).Past Projects
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.... Sam Witwicky
New York, I Love You.... Jacob (Shekhar Kapur)
Eagle Eye.... Jerry Shaw
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.... Mutt Williams
Transformers.... Sam 'Spike' Witwicky
Constantine.... Chas Kramer
I, Robot.... Farber
The Battle of Shaker Heights.... Kelly Ernswiler
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.... Max
The Even Stevens Movie (TV).... Louis Stevens
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd.... Lewis
Even Stevens (TV).... Louis Stevens
Holes.... Stanley Yelnats/Caveman
Tru Confessions (TV) .... Eddie Walker
Shia LaBeouf was born in Los Angeles, California on June 11, 1986.Name:
Shia Saide LaBeoufDate of Birth:
June 11th 1986Height:
5' 10" (1.79 m)Talent Agency:
9601 Wilshire Blvd. 3rd Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
I want my audience to know me for my work, not because of who I'm dating or what drugs I'm on or what club I went to.