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also known as Renni

actor

Jeremy Lee Renner (born January 7, 1971) is an American actor and musician. Renner appeared in films throughout the 2000s, mostly in supporting roles, such as those in Dahmer (2002), S.W.A.T. (2003), Neo Ned (2005), and 28 Weeks Later (2007). He eventually came to prominence with more high profile leading roles in The Hurt Locker (2009), The Bourne Legacy, and The Avengers (2012).

Education

He explored several areas of study, including computer science, criminology, and psychology, before the theater department, with its freedom of emotional expression, drew him in.

Career

He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his starring role in the 2009 Academy Award for Best Picture-winning war thriller The Hurt Locker. The following year he appeared in the critically acclaimed film The Town. His work as James Coughlin in the film received a nomination for the 2010 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, plus nominations in the Supporting Actor category at the SAG Awards and the Golden Globes.

Renner's film debut came in 1995 when he played an underachieving student in the cult favorite National Lampoon's Senior Trip. Although the film was critically panned, he went on to guest star on two television shows, Deadly Games and Strange Luck and had a minor role in the television movie, A Friend's Betrayal as the friend of Brian Austin Green's character. Over the next few years, Renner had guest roles in Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane (1999), The Net (1999), The Time of Your Life (1999) and Angel (2000). Renner also had a small role on an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in 2001. In between acting roles, Renner worked as a makeup artist to make ends meet.

As well as acting, Renner is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist and drummer. Early in his acting career, he performed in the Sons of Ben. For the soundtrack of North Country he performed "I Drink Alone". In the 2006 films Love Comes to the Executioner and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Renner performed the songs "American Pie" and "Good Ole Rebel." He also appeared in music videos like Trouble by P!nk and Scenes on sunset by Brother Sal.

Achievements

  • Actor: (films) Senior Trip, 1995, Paper Dragons, 1996, Fish in a Barrel, 2001 (Best Supporting Actor, New York International Indiana Film & Video Festival, 2001), Monkey Love, 2002, Dahmer, 2002, S.W.A.T., 2003, The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, 2004, Neo Ned, 2005 (Best Actor, Palm Beach International Film Festival, 2006), Twelve and Holding, 2005, A Little Trip to Heaven, 2005, North Country, 2005, Love Comes to the Executioner, 2006, 28 Weeks Later, 2007, Take, 2007, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, 2007, Hurt Locker, 2008 (Best Breakthrough Performance - Male award, National Board Review, 2009, Best Actor, Hollywood Film Festival, 2009, Best Actor, Boston Society Film Critics, 2009, Best Actor National Society Film Critics, 2010), Lightbulb, 2009, The Town, 2010; (television films) A Friend's Betrayal, 1996, A Nightmare Come True, 1997

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Early in his acting career, he performed in a band, the Sons of Ben. For the soundtrack of North Country he performed "I Drink Alone". In the 2006 films, Love Comes to the Executioner and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Renner performed the songs "American Pie" and "Good Ole Rebel." He also appeared in music videos like Trouble by P!nk and Scenes on sunset by Brother Sal. Has a passion for real estate/buying and renovating properties.

  • Music & Bands

    Renner is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist and drummer.

Connections

father:
Lee Renner

mother:
Valerie Renner