Jeremy Renner has Panamanian, German, English, Scottish, Swedish, and Irish ancestry. His maternal grandmother was born in Panama, with roots in Jamaica, and was of at least part black ancestry.
Jeremy Renner was born on January 7, 1971, in Modesto, California, the United States, to Valerie Cearley and Lee Renner, who managed a bowling alley. His parents married as teenagers and divorced when he was ten.
He is the oldest of seven siblings. His youngest brother was born in the year 2011, making Renner a new big brother at the age of 40.