Jeremy Lee Renner (born January 7, 1971) is an American actor, film producer, former makeup artist and musician, known for his starring roles in The Hurt Locker (2009), which garnered him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011), Marvel's The Avengers (2012), and The Bourne Legacy (2012). Throughout the 2000s, Renner appeared largely in independent films such as Dahmer (2002) and Neo Ned (2005). He also offered supporting acting work in bigger films, S.W.A.T. (2003) and 28 Weeks Later (2007). He then turned out a praised performance in The Town (2010) for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Renner was born in Modesto, California, the first child of Valerie (ne Tague) and Lee Renner, who managed a bowling alley. His parents married as teenagers and divorced when he was ten. He has five younger siblings. His ancestry includes German and Irish. He graduated from Fred C.
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