Who is John Leguizamo?
John Leguizamo is one of the renowned actors in the United States of America. Besides acting, he has moved his career to different dimensions. His versatile career includes screenwriting, producing, and making stand-up comedy.
Lots of Hollywood became blessed to have John in many fabulous characters. Among them, Romeo & Juliet is an amazing one.
How much is John Leguizamo's net worth?
John Leguizamo’s net worth is $30 million dollars.
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How has he earned this wealth?
John Leguizamo has earned this wealth from his more than three years of an acting career. Many movies of John Leguizamo grossed a huge amount at the box office. Some of the highest-grossing movies are as follows.
- Ice Age: The Meltdown- 660.9 million.
- Ice Age: Continental Drift – 877 million.
- Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs- 886 million.
Besides acting, making stand-up comedies and writing books helped him a lot to increase his revenues. This versatile person also attended theatres and produced some movies. In this way, he has been the owner of this huge wealth.
A Mini Biography of John Leguizamo
- His birth name is John Alberto Leguizamo.
- Popularly known as John Leguizamo.
- He was born on 22nd July 1964 in Bogota, Colombia.
- Alberto Leguizamo and Luz Leguizamo are his parents.
- By nationality, he is an American- Colombian.
- He belongs to Colombian Ethnicity.
- He believes in Roman Catholic religious views.
- Cancer is his zodiac sign.
- He is an actor, stand-up comedian, producer, playwright, and screenwriter by profession.
- On 22 July 2020, he celebrated his 56th birthday.
- Physical factors:
5 feet 7 inches
John Leguizamo's Early Life
John Leguizamo was born on the 22nd day of July 1964 in Bogota, Colombia. His father, Alberto Leguizamo, was a growing producer of that time. But he had to leave his passion just because of insufficient investments.
However, John’s mother, Luz Leguizamo’s professional life is uncovered still now. When John Leguizamo was only four years old, his whole family shifted to New York City in the United States.
Most of his childhood days were spent in Jackson Heights, Queens, NY. John has three siblings named Emily, Marie, and Sergio. Their bond is much stronger up to now.
Educational Background of John Leguizamo
At the very beginning, John Leguizamo was admitted to Joseph Pulitzer Middle School. Later he pursued his schooling from Murry Bergtraum High School.
After completing high school, he attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts to learn acting. As his passion for comedy grew during high school days, he continued theatre and stand-up at a time.
But in the middle of courses, John quit theatre in order to go forward with stand-up comedy. Whatever he again started to take theatre classes in Long Island University C.W. Post Campus and HB Studio.
John Leguizamo's Personal Life
John Leguizamo shared his first vow with his co-artist, Yelba Osorio, in 1994. Before marriage, they were in a one-year-long relationship. Their married life was full of difficulties which led them to fall apart.
John spent a single life for a long time after his separation with Yelba. Once he met with Justine Maurer in Carlito’s Way. They fell in love and dated each other for some time.
Before getting wedded, they gave birth to a daughter namely Allegra Sky in 1999 and a son called Ryder Lee in 2000. At last, the couple tied the knot on 8 June 2003.
Acting Career of John Leguizamo
As a newcomer, John Leguizamo started his career making jokes in the New York nightclub circuit in 1984. In the same year, he performed the role of a friend of Madonna’s boyfriend in Borderline.
Next year, he debuted in the world of films by portraying a small role called Macetero in “Mixed Blood”. In 1986, this aspiring actor stepped down on the ground of television with the famous TV series- Miami Vice. He appeared in three episodes of that series.
In the following decade, he appeared in a couple of movies. Some of them are as follows.
- Casualties of War (1989)
- A Terrorist in Die Hard 2 (1990)
- Hangin’ with the Homeboys (1991)
- The Robber in Regarding Henry (1991)
- Night Owl (1993)
- Romeo & Juliet (1996)
- King of Jungle (2000)
John Leguizamo has a glorious career on television. He has already featured in lots of series and television movies.
John Leguizamo has a glorious career on television. He has already featured in lots of series and television movies. Some of his best TV series include:
Name of Series
Number of Episodes
House of Buggin’
Writer & Producer (10 Episodes)
The Brothers Garcia
Dr. Victor Clemente
Miniseries: 3 Episodes
Besides TV series, he has been the part of many television films such as Freak (1998), Sexaholics- A Love Story (2002), and John Leguizamo’s Ghetto Klown (2014).
John Leguizamo has played voice roles in so many films, series, and video games. Further, he has given the voice of Jumping Bean in a web series namely “The Annoying Orange“.
John Leguizamo As a Writer
Besides acting, John Leguizamo has captured a praiseworthy place in the writing profession.
He has written a good number of books like Mambo Mouth, The Works of John Leguizamo: Freak, Spic-O-Rama, Mambo Mouth, and Sexaholics,
Latin History For Moron, Pimps, Hos, Playa Hetas and so on.
Awards & Achievements of John Leguizamo
John Leguizamo has proved his excellence in acting by amazing performances in television and Hollywood movies as well as theatre. As a result, he has been recognized many times.
- Thе Rіtа Моrеnо НОLА Аwаrd fоr Ехсеllеnсе – 2008.
- Thе Маdе іn NY Аwаrd- 2011.
- Drama Dеѕk Аwаrdѕ- three times.
- Оutеr Сrіtісѕ Аwаrdѕ аnd- two times.