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How Rich is Wilson Cruz?Know about his Career and Awards,Find all the details here

News by Saburo Published on 09 Jun,2017 Updated on 11 Aug,2017

Wilson Echevarria better known as Wilson Cruz is known as Rickie Vasquez on My So-Called Life. Wilson Cruz, 43, an openly gay person of Puerto Rican ancestry is noted for serving as an advocate for colored gay youth. 

Cruz was honored with the 1997 Drama-Logue Award and Stage Alliance Ovation Award for featuring in “Rent” at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles California, which helped him to earn name and fame in the U.S. Here, we reveal Wilson Cruz’s net worth and career details here.

How Rich is Wilson Cruz 

The 43-year-old television personality, Wilson Cruz lives in a lavish home in West Hollywood, California. Cruz spends his millions in traveling, exploring new food, partying and wearing expensive designers brands.

Image: Wilson Cruz' car

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Image: Wilson Cruz' lavish lifestyle

According to a report, Wilson Cruz has a net worth of $2 million dollars. All of his net worth is boosted through acting and film producing. The award-winning actor owns a deluxe white convertible car among other assets.

Wilson Cruz’s Career Highlights in Short

Wilson Cruz made his debut with the small screen in 1991 on the series “Great Scott!” portraying the role of Jonathan, an obnoxious choir boy. In 1994, he was cast as Rickie Vasquez, a troubled gay teen in the short-lived but critically acclaimed classic TV series My So-Called Life.

Image: Wilson Cruz attended GLAAD Award event

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After the series' cancellation, Cruz went on to play J. Edgar Hoover’s servant Joaquin in Oliver Stone’s movie Nixon. In 1966, Cruz appeared as David Arquette in struggles of male prostitutes.

Image: Wilson Cruz

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Cruz’s other remarkable works include the films Joyride, All Over Me, Supernova, Party Monster, Coffee Date and Margaret Cho’s Bam Bam and Celeste. He made guest appearances on the tv series Great Scott!, ER, Ally McBeal and Grey's Anatomy.

Wilson Cruz’s contribution to the LGBT community

When Cruz reached 19, he came out as gay, first to his mother and then his father. However, Cruz’s mother accepted the truth, though she was hurt and shocked. But his father threw him out of the house. After that, what Wilson did is, he spent few months at the friend’s home and living in his car.  

 

Sleeping Beauty over there! The weekend has begun! @guyblessed

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Wilson later reconciled with his dad. In addition, he has been working on behalf of LGBT youth especially youth of color. He has become the voice for the Youth Zone, an online community at Gay.com for LGBT youth. Wilson was considered the Grand Marshall of the 1998 West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade and Chicago Pride Parade of 2005.

In the year 2008, Wilson acted as a motivator at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Lavender Graduation and Rainbow Banquet praising LGBT graduates. Cruz moved to the board of GLAAD directors in 1997 to assist the organization via leadership transaction. Thereafter, he joined the staff of GLAAD in 2012 as a National Spokesperson and Strategic Giving Officer.

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