Jeremy Renner, who is popularly known as William James in "The Hurt Locker", turns 44 on Wednesday, 7 January.
Recently, the celeb was the talk of the town for his divorce case with Canadian model Sonni Pacheco, who shared the wedding vows with him on 13 January 2014 and has a two-year-old daughter named Ava Berlin.
Throughout his life, "The Hurt Locker" fame had to face several hurdles both in his personal as well as professional life.
He was born in California as the eldest child of Lee Renner and Valerie Cearley in 1971. His parents ended their marriage when he was 10 years old.
The stage performer turned actor, stepped into the world of movies in 2005 through the film "National Lampoon's Senior Trip". But the celeb had to struggle in the early years of his professional life.
The drug dealer of FX drama "Louie" had a breakthrough role in 2002 with the biopic film of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.
Apart from being an actor, Renner is also a film producer, make-up artist, singer, lyricist, guitarist and drummer. The actor was part of a musical band named "Sons of Ben" and recorded tracks for several films, including "The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford" and "North Country".
Sergeant First Class William James of "The Hurt Locker" is currently running a house-renovating business along with his best friend and colleague Kristoffer Winters.