If you’re familiar with the controversy surrounding the marriage of young Hollywood actress, Mia Goth, then Shia LaBeouf is no strange name to you. LaBeouf is an American performance artist, filmmaker and award-winning actor who got thrust into the spotlight once more when details of his divorce went public in September of 2018. Before then, this talented actor was and is still widely known by children and teenagers as Louis Stevens in the Disney Channel series Even Stevens. This role has earned LaBeouf a Young Artist Award nomination (2001) and a Daytime Emmy Award win in 2003. Let’s get to know him some more.
Shia Labeouf’s Bio, Age
Shia LaBeouf was born—Shia Saide LaBeouf—on June 11, 1986, in Los Angeles, California to the family of Jeffrey Craig and Shayna LaBeouf both of Cajun French and Ashkenazi Jewish descent respectively. His mother, Shayna, is a dancer and ballerina who later became a visual artist and clothing jewelry designer. While his father, Jeffrey, fought in the Vietnam War and later worked several jobs.
As an only child, LaBeouf was raised in Los Angeles in a conservative Christian family setting. However, he still describes himself as Jewish, which is rightly so, considering the facts that he had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony and was also baptized in the Angelus church as an infant. Plus his first name, Shia (originally spelled Shia Yah) has Jewish meaning; gift of God.
Growing up, LaBeouf attended 32nd Street Visual and Performing Arts Magnet in Los Angeles (LAUSD). Also, he attended Alexander Hamilton High School where he graduated from in 2003.
Before launching out as an actor, LaBeouf began his career practicing comedy mostly around his neighborhood. As he puts it, it was an escapist move from a hostile environment. In 1996, he began performing stand-up at comedy clubs and soon found a manager through the Yellow Pages. Soon, the youngster delved into acting. Beginning his first appearance in 1998 as Ethan in the TV series Caroline in the City. In the same year, LaBeouf starred as Cal in the movie The Christmas Path. He also appeared in the TV series, Monkey Business.
As of this writing, LeBeouf has gone on to appear in several other movies, TV series and has even hosted two episodes of Saturday Night Live in April 2007 and May 2008. So far LeBeouf has over 50 credits as an actor. His 2019 credits include; Honey Boy, The Peanut Butter Falcon, and The Tax Collector.
He has voiced characters in the video games Surf’s Up (2007), Transformers: The Game (2007), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009). He’s also starred on different movies in the Transformers franchise between 2007 and 2010.
Other films and TV series he’s appeared in include Borg vs McEnroe (2017), Man Down (2015), Fury (2014), The Company You Keep (2012), Eagle Eye (2008), Disturbia (2007), Constantine (2005), and Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003) and of course, Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013) where he met his ex-wife, Mia Goth.
Of all the movies he’s appeared he has directed at least 9, produced not less than 6 and been a writer on at least 4. Obviously, all that hasn’t gone unnoticed. Back in 2003, Shia LaBeouf won the Daytime Emmy Award. In 2008, he took home the Rising Star Award. The following year, he was nominated for the Saturn Award. He has also won the Blimp and Hollywood Film Awards. In all, LeBeouf has clinched 13 wins and over 43 nominations and counting
Nevertheless, Shia LaBeouf has been embroiled in controversy too. On June 26, 2014, was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespass at Studio 54 theater in New York. LaBeouf was reportedly “acting disorderly, yelling and being loud.” In the early hours of July 8, 2017, LaBeouf was again arrested for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct by the authorities of Savannah, Georgia. Months later, he was fined $1,000 for disorderly conduct and spent the ensuing 12 months on probation. He was also obligated to take anger management counseling. Sources say LaBeouf had been diagnosed with PTSD.
With over 50 movie credits to his name and countless hours of on-screen time under his belt, Shia LaBeouf has indeed made so much out of his acting career. According to sources, his net worth is estimated at $25 million.
About His Father
In hindsight, LaBeouf describes his father as “tough as nails and a different breed of man.” After returning from the Vietnam war, his father suffered symptoms of PTSD and had once pointed a gun at young Shia during a Vietnam War flashback. LaBeouf was also subjected to verbal and mental abuse by his father, who was mostly “on drugs” and had to be placed under drug rehab for heroin addiction.
His parents were eventually divorced due to financial related issues and young Shia had to grow up in Echo Park with his Mom who sold fabrics and brooches. To this day, LaBeouf maintains close ties with his parents and supports them financially.
In the wake of his divorce with British-born actress, Mia Goth, so much has gone over the roof concerning what many perceive to be a pattern in LaBeouf’s relationships. After meeting on set Nymphomaniac in 2012, Shia LaBeouf and Mia Goth began a romantic relationship that culminated into marriage in October 2016. Although the details have been inconclusive, their failed marriage has been the subject of talks since Mia Goth filed for divorce in September of 2018. They were married for only 23 months.
But Goth won’t be his first, Shia LeBeouf has dated “many” incredible women including the famous singer, Rihanna, in 2007. Five years earlier, he dated American actress and humanitarian Hilary Duff. From 2004 to 2007, he was in a relationship with China Brezner. A year later he dated American actress Lauren Hastings. LaBeouf also dated American actress and model, Megan Fox. Additionally, he’s had flings with Isabel Lucas, Carey Mulligan, and Karolyn Pho.
Height and Body Measurement
Shia LaBeouf is of average build. The California-born actor stands 5 feet 9¼ inches (1.76 meters) tall and weighs 158 lbs (72 kg). He has dark-brown hair and hazel-colored eyes. As of this writing, his biceps, chest, and waist measures 13½ -38-32 inches.