I am Leo, hear me roar! The Zodiac symbol of Fire Element Leo is the proud Lion. Leos are simply born to lead. It’s their astrological birthright! Yes, the Lion can be quite bossy. Leos are easy to spot in any social arena. Just look for someone with a kingly bearing, long mane of luxurious hair, and self-confident persona. The heart is the astrological part of the body governed by Leo. Once a Leo falls in love, he or she falls very hard! Flattery will get you far with a Leo. Ruled by the radiant Sun, Leo natives love the limelight.
Jennifer Lopez (July 24, 1969)
Jenny from the Block has certainly made a splash in the entertainment world! Jennifer wanted to be a star from an early age. She hails from the Bronx, and has two sisters. Her parents were born in Puerto Rico. Jennifer takes pride in her Latin heritage. This sexy star took dancing lessons as a teenager, and auditioned constantly for dancing parts in music videos. Leos are very persistent. Jennifer doesn’t quit until she reaches her goal. She was chosen as a backup dancer in the TV show In Living Color in 1991, but she wasn’t content to just dance. She also wanted to act and sing. She had small parts in TV shows and movies until 1997, when she starred in the flick Selena and got her big break. More movie roles quickly followed. Jennifer came out with a record in 1999, On the 6, which was a huge hit. Jennifer married to singer Marc Anthony, and they had twins, but they split soon after. Her latest role is as a judge on hit TV show American Idol.
Barack Obama (August 4, 1961)
Leos love to lead. It’s in their astrological DNA! Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States and the first African-American to lead the nation on November 4, 2008. Quite an achievement! Leos have the self-confidence to pursue their dreams. Barack was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. His father was born in Kenya and his mother in Kansas. Barack’s parents separated when he was just a toddler. He was raised by his mother, Ann, and her parents, Stanley and Madelyn, called “tutu,” the Hawaiian word for grandmother. Barack went to Harvard Law School and became the first African-American to be president of the prestigious Harvard Law Review. Leos need to be in charge! After graduating from Harvard, Barack worked for a law firm in Chicago, Ill., where he met his wife Michelle. Barack has stated he was attracted to Michelle the moment he saw her. Leos are born romantics and believe in love at first sight. Barack became involved in politics in Chicago, and ran for the U.S. Senate in 2004, winning easily. He defeated Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, and won the national election in November. Barack and Michelle have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.
Daniel Radcliffe (July 23, 1989)
Only a Leo could take on Lord Voldemort! Harry Potter, the bespeckled boy hero at Hogwarts School of Wizardry, is a Leo, similarly to Daniel Radcliffe, the actor who so memorably portrays him. Of course, Daniel doesn’t have magical powers! J. K. Rowling must be a student of astrology, since she gave Harry Potter the birthdate of July 31. Leos are brave, bold, and protective of others, all qualities Harry displays. Daniel’s dad, Alan, is a literary agent, and his mom, Marcia, is a casting director. Daniel first achieved attention as the young David Copperfield in a British television serial. Shortly thereafter, he auditioned for the Potter films, and won out over hundreds of fellow actors. Leos are very proud, and Daniel is determined to be recognized as a versatile actor. In 2007 he took on a demanding role in the play Equus. He stated in interviews he didn’t mind the nudity required for the part. Leos aren’t afraid of challenges, thanks to their Fire Element. Daniel has said he knows the press is waiting for him to go wild, and he’s determined not to self-destruct! Daniel’s salary from the Potter films made him the richest teenager in Britain.
Halle Berry (August 14, 1966)
Leos are determined! Halle Berry dreamed of making it big in Hollywood when she was growing up in Ohio. She certainly achieved her ambition! Halle’s desire for success became apparent in high school. She was editor of the school newspaper, class president, and prom queen. Leos like to be noticed! Halle, the first runner-up in the Miss U.S.A. Pageant in 1986, became a model as a stepping stone to an acting career. She wasn’t content to be known as just a pretty face. Halle’s first major role was in the TV series Living Dolls in 1989. Her big break came in the movie Jungle Fever in 1991, when she portrayed a drug addict. Halle perfected her craft, and won a Golden Globe for the HBO movie Introducing Dorothy Dandridge in 1999. She then became the first African-American actress to win an Oscar for Best Actress in 2001, for the movie Monster’s Ball. Leos certainly reach for the stars!
Kyra Sedgwick (August 19, 1965)
Lovely Kyra Sedgwick has the Leo look. Her long mane of golden hair, her self-assurance, and her belief in her abilities all bear the stamp of the Lion. Kyra is ruled by the radiant Sun, and she brings a luminous glow to her roles. Kyra received her start in acting at the age of 16 in the soap opera Another World. Soap opera is a perfect medium for the dramatic Leo. Leos love to emote! They are of the Fire Element, and their emotions are quite tempestuous. Kyra made the breakthrough from daytime TV to stage and screen, not an easy feat. Leos are never daunted by obstacles. Kyra’s first movie role of note was in Born on the Fourth of July in 1989. She scored Golden Globe nominations for the TV movie Miss Rose White, and the film Something to Talk About. Kyra has been married to actor Kevin Bacon since 1988. They have two teenage children, Travis and Sosie. Leos are noted for their loyalty! Once a Leo gives his or her heart away, it’s for keeps, even though the Lion may still like to flirt! Kyra has been starring in the critically acclaimed TV show The Closer since 2005.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (July 30, 1947)
Who else could play the role of Conan the Barbarian but a bold Leo! Arnold Schwarzenegger decided he wanted to be famous while still a child living in the small Austrian village of Graz. He certainly got his wish! Leos are of the Fixed Quality. Once a Leo embarks on a course of action, he or she doesn’t give up until they achieve success. Arnold turned to body building to make a name for himself. He won numerous competitions, and finally made his way to Hollywood. His role as Conan the Barbarian in 1982 brought him national attention. Leos are hard workers! Arnold had a thick accent that he strived diligently to overcome, but has became a unique trademark. He labored long hours to perfect his acting ability. Arnold became an action movie star in the 1980s and 1990s, starring in Total Recall, True Lies and the Terminator series, among numerous other flicks. Along the way he married Maria Shriver of the famous Kennedy clan. Leos aim for the top, and are very confident. Arnold turned his attention to politics after obtaining movie stardom. He ran for governor of California in a recall election in 2003, and won. He was reelected in 2006.