John Leguizamo Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 01 May, 2018
Facts of John Leguizamo
Date of Birth: 1964 , July-22
Age: 54 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Name John Leguizamo
Birth Name John Alberto Leguizamo
Father Alberto Leguizamo
Mother Luz Leguizamo
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Bogotá, Colombia
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Working For Movies and TV shows
Net Worth $25 Million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Famous for Actor, voice actor, producer, stand-up comedian, playwright, screenwriter
Married Yes
Married to Justine Maurer (m. 2003)
Children 2
Divorce Yes, (Yelba Osorio (m. 1994–1996)
Education New York University
Movies Ice Age: Continental Drift
TV Show Bloodline, The Kill Point, House of Buggin', Freak, The Brothers García, ER, The Three Friends and Jerry
Sisters Marie Leguizamo ,Emily Leguizamo
Siblings Sergio Leguizamo
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The Golden Globe Award-nominated actor John Leguizamo is one of the popular actors in the Hollywood. He is famous for lending his voice in a computer-animated film series, Ice Age. He has appeared in over 75 films produced over 10 films and several television appearances.

He initially performed a stand-up comedy shows in the New York before moving into the television industry.

He made his small screen debut in 1986 with a guest appearance in Miami Voice. In 1992, he played John Castillo in a big screen film Whispers in the Dark. In 2018, he appeared in a mini-series Waco.

Early Life And Career Of John Leguizamo

John Leguizamo full name is John Alberto Leguizamo who was born on July 22, 1964. He is working as an American actor, voice actor and stand-up comedian by his profession who currently is 51 in age. John place of origin is Bogota, Columbia and he is active in this industry since 1984. 

He has successfully been a part of 75 films among them 10 films have been capable enough to collect several awards with a high collection of television appearances. John father name is Alberto and mother name is Luz Leguizamo.

CAPTION: Zig Zag star John Leguizamo SOURCE: Broadways Shows

Her father has established film director who completed his education from Cinecitta but due to the poor economic condition of the family he could not continue his education further.

His grandparents were belonging from Puerto Rican and Italian descent and his maternal grandfather were Lebanese and John describes himself holding Amerindian heritage.

For his academic education after his family moved to the United States he joined Tisch School of the Arts during the very time but he dropped from there. Later, he started working in New York nightclub circuit during the year 1984 and made his debut on television in the year 1986.

In the very time, he worked with a small role in Miami Vice and later on he was offered to Borderline video in1984.

His success took a good position in Whispers in the Dark in 1992 where he portrayed John Castillo and he also worked as lead part in Super Mario Bros as Luigi.

John Leguizamo's Net Worth

John Leguizamo’s net worth is $25 million, according to The Richest. He has amassed a huge amount of net worth from his over a three-decade acting career. His movies have grossed over $1.5 billion at the Box Office.

In 2013, he sold his East Village townhouse for $3.995 million which he bought back in 1995. Previously, he sold his Kingston house for $835K. 

Year Film Box Office Collection
2002 Ice Age $383.3 million
2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown $660.9 million
2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs $886 million
2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift $877 million
2017 John Wick: Chapter 2 $171.5 million

John Leguizamo's Personal Life

Leguizamo is a married man. He has been married to Justine Maurer since 2003. They have been happily married since then. The duo started dating back in 1997 after working together in a movie Carlito’s Way. The pair dated almost five years before tying their knots.

CAPTION: John Leguizamo with his wife and children SOURCE: Articlebio

On 28 June 2003, they married in a Catholic-Jewish ceremony. The couple also shares two children together; a son and a daughter. They welcomed their first child, a daughter Allegra Sky Leguizamo on 23 October 1999.

After a year, they gave birth to their second child, a son named Ryder Lee on December 5, 2000. The couple currently lives in Manhattan, New York.

He was previously married to Yelba Osorio from 1994-96. They did not long last their married life for more than two years and divorced in 1996.

Leguizamo married a customer whom he met in Carlito's way. After their few months of dating, he married with Justine Maurer on June 8, 2003. His holds catholic religion and wife belong to Jewish. They met in Catholic-Jewish Ceremony and now they are parents of 2 children. Their daughter Allegra Sky was born in 1999 whereas son Ryder Lee was born in 2000. Currently, with a happy family, they are living in Manhattan.

Previous to Justine he also got married to Ylba Osorio in 1994 but their love life did not last more than 2 years, therefore; they divorce in 1996. In an interview, he explained he is happy with his wife who is supportive of his career working in movies. His biography in wiki provides all details information about him related to his personal and professional life. John is a responsible father of his child. 

Further his bio can also be searched on social networking sites also his personal account is easily accessible on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. He has high fan followers on Twitter with his attractive posts Tweeted.

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