He's 22 today! Such a career for such a young man. Shia Saide LaBeouf was born June 11, 1986, in Los Angeles, California, to Jeffrey LaBeouf and Shayna Saide, and is an only child. His parents are divorced, and he lives with his mom in Los Angeles. He started his career by doing stand-up comedy around places in his neighborhood, such as coffee clubs. One day, he saw a friend of his acting on "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (1993), and wanted to become an actor. Shia and his mom talked it over, and the next day he started looking for an agent. He searched in the yellow pages, called one up, and did a stand-up routine in front of him. They liked him and signed him, and then he started auditioning. He's well known for playing Louis Stevens in the popular Disney Channel series "Even Stevens" (2000) and has won a Daytime Emmy for his performance. (July 2007) In Transformers as Sam Witwickey. (September 2007) Filming the latest installment of the Indiana Jones series with Harrison Ford. (December 2007) In Chicago filming "Eagle Eye" (2008) with Disturbia director D.J Caruso. (June 2008) In Philidelphia, P.A filming "Transformers 2: The Revenge of the Fallen" (2008) with Transformer director, Michael Bay.