John Leguizamo Biography

Updated On Feb 17, 2019 Published On Nov 11, 2015
Facts of John Leguizamo
Date of Birth: 1964 , July-22
Birth Nation: Colombia
Height: 5 Feet 8 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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Primetime Emmy Awards winner, John Leguizamo is a famous actor and producer and is also popular to be a comedian and screenwriter.

Early life, Age, & Education

John Leguizamo was from the middle-class family born as John Alberto Leguizamo in Bogotá, Colombia to Alberto Leguizamo and Luz Leguizamo.

He spent his early childhood days in Bogotá and then he finally immigrated to the United States along with his parents when he was just four years old. He is the citizen of the United States and Colombia and is of Puerto Rican, Italian, and Lebanese descent.

Who Is His Current Wife? Unsuccessful Marriages

On 27th of August 1994, John got married to actress Yelba Osorio. She is also known to be the writer. However, this married life finally came to an end in 1996.

On 5th of July 2003, he also got married for the second time in his life and that was with Justine Maurer. Together they have already welcomed two children. Beside this one, he is not involved in extra marital affairs and he is happy to have her as his loving spouse.

Career & Net Worth

John's first profession was a standup comedian, he began it in 1984 and that was from the New York nightclub circuit. His debut acting role came the following year in Mixed Blood. A decade later in 1995, he wrote, produced, acted and created the show House of Buggin.

His Salary & Net Worth

For his role in the movie Spawn, he earned the salary of $2,000,000. His net worth is around $25 million.

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Born in Bogotá, Colombia

July 22 , 1964

John Leguizamo was from the middle class family born as John Alberto Leguizamo in Bogotá, Colombia to Alberto Leguizamo and Luz Leguizamo. He is the citizen of United States and Colombia and is of Puerto Rican, Italian, and Lebanese descent.

Moved to United States

1968

He spent his early childhood days in Bogotá and then he finally immigrated to the United States along with his parents when he was just four years old. However, in United States he find difficult to adopt in that life style and culture. 

Played his first movie role

1985

After being standup comedian for about a year, he was offered the first movie role in 1985 and that year, he played his first movie role in the movie Mixed Blood. From 1986, he began playing in the television series, Miami Vice.

Married to Yelba Osorio

August 27 , 1994

He was first married to Yelba Osorio. Yelba Osorio is the famous American actress and writer. She is popular in the world for portraying her role in the movies like Carlito's Way, Shut Up and Kiss Me! and many more. 

Divorced with Yelba Osorio

1996

On 27th of August 1994, John got married to actress Yelba Osorio. She is also known to be the writer. After being married for about two years, news about their separation became public and they finally got divorced in 1996.

Married to Justine Maurer

July 5 , 2003

On 5th of July 2003, he also got married for the second time in his life and that was with Justine Maurer. Together they have already welcomed two children. Beside this one, he is not involved in extra marital affairs and he is happy to have her as his loving spouse.

First child, Allegra Leguizamo

October 23 , 1999

He became father for the first time in his life in 1999. He and love of his life, Justine Maurer welcomed their first child Allegra Leguizamo on 23rd of October and that time they were not bonded in marriage relationship.

Second child, Lucas Leguizamo

December 5 , 2000

He also became father for the second time in his life in 2000. It seems like he was having love affairs with present wife Justine Maurer long before they got married. They welcomed their second child together on 5th of December. 

Won Primetime Emmy Awards

1999

 Primetime Emmy Awards is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and everyone really fells honored if they win this award. In 1999, he got his first nomination in this award and he won it for Outstanding Performance in a Variety program. 

Won ALMA Awards

1999

After portraying his role in Freak in 1998, he got his first nomination in ALMA Awards the following year. That year, he was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Individual and was also honored with it. He has won this award several times. 

Won CableACE Awards

1992

It seems like CableACE Awards is his first major award he won. He won this award in 1992 for Performance in a Comedy Special. He also got his nomination in this award in 1993 but he won this award second time in 1994 and it was from three different nominations. 

Listed in Promising New Actors of 1991

1991

Since the beginning of his professional career, he was displaying some beautiful acting. Within half a decade of acting, he was listed in the lists of Promising New Actors of 1991. While he was in his school days, he was also voted Most Talkative.