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Biography: Jeremy Renner

Jeremy Renner

Jeremy was born in Modesto, California where he grew up with four younger siblings. He graduated from Beyer High School and attended Modesto Junior college where he studied computer science, criminology and psychology before finally being drawn to acting when he took part in a role play for a police training exercise. He left college and moved to San Francisco to study at the American Conservatory Theater and finally to Los Angeles.

In Los Angeles, Jeremy, initially concentrated on theater, most notably starring in and co-directing the critically acclaimed Search and Destroy. His first break into film was in 1995 when he landed a role in Senior School. After his guest appearance in Angel he went on to star in Dahmer, winning an award for his portrayal of the serial killer and cannibal, in 2002, which caught him the attention of director Kathryn Bigelow who would cast him in The Hurt Locker in 2008. His performance as Sergeant First Class William James in The Hurt Locker grabbed the attention of the industry and the public, being nominated for and winning many awards including an Academy Award and BAFTA Nomination.

Since this time he has also received great acclaim for his supporting role in The Town, has made a cameo appearance in Thor and landed a role as Hawkeye in the forthcoming Avengers movie which is currently filming and has been written and directed by Joss Whedon

When not acting Jeremy likes writing and recording music and has written songs for Warner Chapel Publishing and Universal Publishing. Jeremy has recently worked as a United Nations Goodwill Peace Ambassador to raise awareness for mine-clearing in Afghanistan. In 2010 he was presented with the Distinguished Alumnus award by Modesto Junior College and headlined a benefit for Modesto’s Gallo Center. In his increasingly limited spare time, Jeremy works with his brother renovating and restoring old Hollywood homes.

Source IMDB



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