John Leguizamo is a well-known American actor, stand-up comedian, producer, playwright, and screenwriter. He is popularly known for his roles in movies like “Super Mario Bros”, “Carlito’s Way” and “To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar”. He has been seen working actively on his career since 1984.

Quick Info 
Full NameJohn Leguizamo
Date of Birth July 22, 1964
Birth PlaceBogota, Colombia
ParentsLuz Leguizamo
Alberto Leguizamo
ProfessionAn actor
Stand-up comedian
Producer
Playwright Screenwriter
SpouseYelba Osorio (1994-1996)
Justine Maurer(1996- Present )
Age56 years
Height5'7"
ChildrenLucas Leguizamo
Allegra Leguizamo
EthnicityColombian and Basque
NationalityAmericana and Colombian
ZodiacCancer
Net Worth$25 million

 

John Leguizamo
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How was the childhood of John Leguizamo like?

John Leguizamo, whose real name is John Alberto Leguizamo was born on 22 July 1964 in Bogota, Colombia as a son of a mother, Luz Leguizamo, and father, Alberto Leguizamo. His father once used to be an aspiring film director, but later, he had to drop out because of his financial problem. He has three siblings, Sergio Leguizamo, Emily Leguizamo, and Marie Leguizamo.

 

Nationality, and Physical Stats

John Leguizamo holds both Americana and Colombian nationality and belongs to the ethnicity of Colombian and Basque. Currently, he is 56 years old with a height of 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm) and a weight of 72 kg. He had got black hair with dark brown eyes. As he was born on 22 July, his zodiac sign is Cancer.

 

Early Life and Education

Earlier, John Leguizamo went to attend the Joseph Pulitzer Middle school for his education. Later, he went to join Murry Bergtraum High School. After his graduation, he was seen focusing on his acting career so that, he started participating in theatre work as an undergraduate at NUU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Later, he left his theatre work for stand-up comedy.

 

Who is John in Relationship With?

John Leguizamo was in a relationship with an actress Yelba Osorio in the year 1994 but they divorced in 1996. Later, he got married to Justine Maurer with whom he has two children and among them one was daughter, Allegra Sky Leguizamo and one was son, Ryder LeeLucasLeguizamo. His daughter was born in 1999 and his son was born in 2000.

John Leguizamo
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Career

John Leguizamo started his career in movies in 1985 with movie Mixed Blood Paul Morrissey. He gain popularity from the role in Super Mario Bros as a co-star. His popular tv series in a crime drama Carlito’s Way cast in suporting role.

Movies

John Leguizamo started his career after he had been cast as Macetero on the movie “Mixed Blood” in 1985. After that, he was seen as PFC Antonio Diaz on an American war drama movie “Casualties of War” in 1989 which was directed by Brian De Palma. Later, in 1990, he was seen appearing as Angel on an American coming-of-age adventure action movie “Street Hunter”. In the same year, he was seen playing the role of Ortiz in a French Chilean movie “Gentille Alouette”. likewise, he was also seen in the movies like “Revenge” and “Die Hard 2” in the same year.

In the year 1991, he was seen playing the role of Chanchi on an American science fiction drama horror movie “Poison” which was written and directed by Todd Haynes”. Later, he was cast as Jonny on an American coming-of-age comedy-drama movie “Hangin’ with the Homeboys”. After that, he was seen as The boy in an alley in an American action movie “Out for Justice” in 1991. In that year, he was also seen in the movies like “Regarding Henry” and “NYPD Mounted”.

Further, he was seen appearing in several movies including “Puerto Rican Manbo (Not a Musical), “Whispers in the Dark”, “Time Expired” alongside Edie Falco, “Night Owl”, “Super Mario Bros”, “Carlito’s Way”, “A Pyromaniac’s Love Story”, “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar”, “Executive Decision”, “The Fan”, “Romeo + Juliet”, “The Pest”, “A Brother’s Kiss” and “Spawn”.

In 1998, he was seen appearing as Zipping in the movie “Frogs for Snakes” which was written and directed by Amos Poe. In the same year, he was seen as Chino on a crime comedy movie “Body Count” and also seen providing his voice over the character Rat on an American fantasy comedy movie “Dr. Dollittle”.

Later, he was seen in the movies like “Joe the King”, “Summer of Sam”, “Arabian Nights”, “Titan A.E.”, “King of the Jungle”, “Maulin Rouge!”, What’s the Worst That Could Happen?”, “Dr. Dolittle 2” as a voice actor, “Collateral Damage”, “Zig Zag”, “Ice Age”, “Point of Origin”, “Empire”, “Spun”, “Undefeated”, “Crobicas”, “Assualt on Precinct 13”, “The Honeymooners”, “Land of the Dead”, “Sueno”, “AKA”, “The Alibi”, “Ice Age: The Meltdown”.

He was also seen in other movies like “The Groomsmen”, “Where God Left His Shoes”, “The Babysitters”, “Love in the Time of Cholera”, “The Take”, “Paraiso Travel”, “The Happening”, “Miracle at St. Anna”, “Righteous Kill”, “Nothing like the Holidays”, “Surviving Sid”, “The Ministers”, “Rage”, “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs”, “Gamer”, “Repo Men”, “Vanishing on 7th  Street”, “Big Balls”, “One for the Money”, “The Lincoln Lawyer”, “Ice Age: Continental Drift”, “El Paseo 2”, “Underdogs”, “Kick-Ass 2”, “The Counselor”, “Walking with Dinosaurs” and “Fish N Chips, Best Enemies Forever”.

John Leguizamo
Source: Loop

In addition, he was seen playing the role of Santiago in an American buddy cop comedy movie “Ride Along” in 2014. After that, he was cast in several movies like “Chef”, “Cymbeline”, “John Wick”, “Fugly!”, “Experimenter”, “Meadowland”, “Stealing Cars”, “American Ultra”, “Get Dquirrely”, “Sisters”, “The Hollow Point” alongside Jim Belushi, “Ice Age: Collision Course”, “he Infiltrator”, “11:55”, “The Coach”, “John Wick: Chapter 2”, “Nancy” The Sun Is Also a Star”, “Playing with fire”, “The Night Clerk” and: Critical Thinking”. Further, he will be seen in an upcoming American movie “The Survivor”.

 

Television Shows

John Leguizamo started his television career after he had been chased as Orlando Calderone on an American crime drama television series Miami Vice” from 1986 to 1989. After that, he was seen appearing on series like “Manbo Mouth”, “Spic-O-Rama”, “house of Buffin”, “All That”, “Freak”, “The Brothers Garcia”, “Sesame Street”, “Sexaholix… A Love Story”, “Dora the Explorer”, “Lugar Heights”, “ER”, “My Name Is Earl”, “The Kill point”, “Ice Age: a Mammoth Christmas”, “Kings of Van Nuys”, “American Dad!”, “Sanjay and Craig”, “John Leguizamo’s Ghetto Klown”, “The Adventures of Puss in Boots”, “Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade”, “Bloodline”, “Live with Kelly” and “Waco”.

Further, he was seen providing his voice over the character Fluffy on an American adult animated comedy television series “Animals” in 2018. In the same year, he was also seen providing his voice over the character Mr, Buenaventura on an American adult animated tragicomedy sitcom “BoJack Horseman”. In addition, he was seen in the movies like “Latin History for Morons”, “When They See Us”, “Elena of Avalor” and “The Mandalorian”.

 

Video Games

John Leguizamo was also seen providing his voice-over in various video games like “Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc”, “Ice Age 2: The Meltdown”, “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” and “Ice Age: Continental Drift-arctic Games”. Besides this, he was also seen voicing over the character Jumping Bean on an American live-action animated comedy web series “Annoying Orange” in 2011.

 

John Leguizamo
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Music Videos

In addition, John Leguizamo was also seen on the music videos of the songs “What do You Mean?” in 2015 and “Somos Anormales” in 2017.

 

What is John Leguizamo’s Current Net worth?

John Leguizamo estimated net worth is $25 million is a famous and multitalented person. His hard work helps him to earn more fame and popularity. Accoeding the celebrity net worth he is the 55 richest actor alive in 2021.

 

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