Jeremy Renner, born Jeremy Lee Renner is an American actor and singer, known most popularly for his role as Hawk-Eye in the MCU. His acting career began with small independent films such as Dahmer and Neo Ned, he later earned more meaningful roles in bigger box office names such as S.W.A.T and 28 Weeks Later. He has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his acting in The Hurt Locker in 2008 and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in The Town in 2010.
Renner was born on January 7, 1971, in Modesto, California, and is currently aged 49. He is an actor and singer who has been active since 1995. He was married to now ex-wife Sonni Pacheco and shares custody of his daughter with her.
The son of Lee Renner and Valerie Cearley, Jeremy is the oldest of seven siblings. His parents divorced when he was only 10. He is of German, English, Scottish, Swedish, Irish, and Panamanian ancestry.
He Graduated from Fred C. Beyer High School in 1989 and passed out of Modesto Junior College, where he studied computer science and criminology, before deciding eventually to pursue acting.
Jeremy Renner’s film debut came in the 1995 comedy National Lampoon’s Senior Trip, where he played an underachieving student. He also had guest appearances in a couple of television shows along with minor acting roles in TV shows and movies alike between 1995 and 2001. During this time, Renner also worked as a makeup artist in order to make ends meet.
Since then Renner has gotten many more roles in films such as A Little Trip to Heaven, North Country, and 12 and Holding. In 2003, he appeared in the music video for Pink’s song Trouble where he played the part of a sheriff.
In 2009, Renner played Sergeant William James in The Hurt Locker, an Iraq War film that earned him critical success and worldwide fame.
In 2010, he was a co-star to Ben Affleck in The Town, a role that gained him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
He first appeared as the Hawkeye that we all know and love in 2011 in MCU’s Thor in an uncredited role, and the rest is history. Renner has since then appeared as Hawkeye in 4 other MCU films which include Captain America: Civil War and three Avengers films.
Some other big movies that Renner has starred in include Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation, Arrival, and Bourne: Legacy.
Serving as one of the main Avengers characters for four whole films has its rewards. As of 2020, Jeremy Renner’s net worth is estimated net worth is around $50 – $80 million, with most of it undoubtedly coming from his work with Marvel.