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Shia LaBeouf biography: 13 things about Cajun French-Jewish actor born in Los Angeles, California

Shia Saide LaBeouf is an actor, filmmaker and performance artist. In 2008, he received the Orange Rising Star Award from the British Academy Film and Television Awards (BAFTA).

On June 26, 2014, LaBeouf was arrested at the Studio 54 theater in New York City, New York, United States and was charged with disorderly conduct, harassment and criminal trespass. On July 8, 2017, he was arrested in Savannah, Georgia, USA for public intoxication, disorderly conduct and obstruction.

Misdemeanor battery and petty theft charges were filed against LaBeouf on September 24, 2020 for fighting a man named Tyler Murphy and taking his hat on June 12, 2020. Here are 13 more things about LaBeouf:


  1. He was born in Los Angeles, California, USA in 1986 to Cajun French father Jeffrey Craig LaBeouf, a Vietnam War veteran, and Jewish mother Shayna Saide LaBeouf, a visual artist and clothing jewelry designer. He is their only child.
  2. He experienced poverty growing up in Echo Park, Los Angeles with his mother after her parents divorced.
  3. In Los Angeles, he attended 32nd Street Visual and Performing Arts Magnet and Alexander Hamilton High School.
  4. In 1984, he voiced Asbel in “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind,” the English version of the animated film “Kaze no tani no Naushika.”
  5. In 1998, he appeared in an episode of the television series”Caroline in the City” and in the films “Breakfast with Einstein,” “The Christmas Path” and “Monkey Business.”
  6. From 2000 to 2003, he played Louis Stevens / Loomis Freeman in the TV series “Even Stevens.” Marking his directorial debut, the short film “Let’s Love Hate,” which he co-wrote and co-directed with Lorenzo Eduardo, was released in the U.S. on September 24, 2002.
  7. In 2007, he starred in the commercially successful films “Disturbia,” “Surf’s Up” and “Transformers,” in which he played Sam Witwicky. He reprised his role in “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” which were released in the U.S. on June 24, 2009 and on June 29, 2011, respectively.
  8. He directed the music video of “I Never Knew You,” a single from rapper Christian “Cage” Palko‘s third solo studio album “Depart from Me,” which was released by Definitive Jux on July 7, 2009.  It was the first music video he directed.
  9. On May 18, 2012, his short film “Howard” was shown at the 65th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. While it was derived from “Justin M. Damiano” by Dan Clowes, he neither sought permission from Clowes nor acknowledged him in the credits. In 2012, she met Mia Goth on the set of “Nymphomaniac Vol. II,” a film released in Denmark and the Netherlands in 2013 before being released in the U.S. and several other countries in 2014. They were in a romantic relationship from 2016 to 2018.
  10. In February 2013, he was supposed to make his Broadway debut in “Orphans” by Lyle Kessler. He explained that he pulled out due to creative differences with his co-star Alec Baldwin but the latter claimed that he was fired.
  11. On February 9, 2014, he arrived at the red carpet of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival in Berlin, Germany with a brown paper bag over his head with the words “I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE” written on it. He collaborated with British artist Luke Turner and Finnish artist Nastja Säde Rönkkö in several performance art projects including “#IAMSORRY” in 2014, “#ALLMYMOVIES” and “#TOUCHMYSOUL” in 2015, “#TAKEMEANYWHERE” in 2016 and “HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US” in 2017. The three won the Seeing The Bigger Picture award from the 2018 American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund Awards for their documentary film “#TAKEMEANYWHERE.”
  12. He and Maddie Ziegler performed an interpretative dance in the music video of Sia Kate Isobelle Furler‘s solo version of “Elastic Heart.” The rerecorded song was released on January 9, 2015 while the music video was released on January 7, 2015. In 2015, he  endorsed British politician Jeremy Corbyn‘s campaign in the Labour Party leadership election.
  13. He wrote the screenplay of “Honey Boy,” a drama film released in the U.S. on November 27, 2019. The film earned him the Screenwriter of the Year award from 2019 Hollywood Film Awards and the Best Supporting Actor award the 2019 Online Association of Female Film Critic Awards. He co-starred in the film with English singer-songwriter, dancer and actress Tahliah Debrett Barnett, who is professionally known as FKA Twigs. He dated her from 2018 to 2019. In December 2020, she filed a lawsuit against him for sexual battery, assault and infliction of emotional distress at the Los Angeles Superior Court.

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