Renner at the 83rd Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon
|Born||January 7, 1971|
|Modesto, California, USA|
Jeremy Renner is an American actor, singer-songwriter, film producer, former makeup artist, and musician. He has had starring roles in The Hurt Locker (2008) (garnering him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor), The Town (2010), Marvel's The Avengers (2012), and The Bourne Legacy (2012). 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". In 2002, Renner had a starring role in the film Dahmer playing serial-killer Jeffrey Dahmer. He found the role a challenge to cope with after he had finished shooting. Other notable titles to his credit include, North Country (2005), The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007), and American Hustle (2013). 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".