John Leguizamo Bio | Wiki
John Leguizamo is an American actor, comedian, and film producer. He rose to fame with a co-starring role in Super Mario Bros. as Luigi. John had a supporting role in the crime drama Carlito’s Way in 1993.
He later notably starred in the film To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmal, for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor. He has been nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards, winning one in 1999 for his performance in Freak.
John Leguizamo Age
John was born on July 22, 1960, in Bogotá, Colombia. He is 62 years old.
John Leguizamo Height
He is a man of average stature and stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in (Approx. 1.73 m).
John Leguizamo Family
He was born in Bogotá, Colombia, to his parents Luz Marina Peláez and Alberto Rudolfo Leguizamo. John’s father was once an aspiring film director and studied at Cinecittà, but eventually dropped out due to a lack of finances.
According to John, his surname is of Basque origin and he has distant Basque roots. When he was a child, his family immigrated to New York City, United States where they lived in various neighborhoods in Queens, including Jackson Heights.
John Leguizamo Wife
John married Justine Maurer, a customer on Carlito’s Way, on June 28, 2003. He is Catholic and Maurer is Jewish. They have two children, daughter Allegra Sky, and son Ryder Lee “Lucas”.
The family lives in Manhattan. John was previously married to actress Yelba Osorio in 1994 and divorced in 1996 after two years of marriage. In 2008, he received the Rita Moreno HOLA Award for Excellence from the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA). In 2011, he received the Made in NY Award from New York City.
John Leguizamo Education
He attended the Joseph Pulitzer Middle School (I.S.145) and later the Murry Bergtraum High School. As a student at Murry Bergtraum, John wrote comedy material and tested it on his classmates. He was voted “Most Talkative” by his classmates.
After graduating from high school, he began his theater career as an undergraduate at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, from which he eventually dropped out in favor of a career in stand-up comedy. Post-NYU, he enrolled at LIU Post and at HB Studio, where he took theater classes.
John Leguizamo Movies And Tv Shows
2018 BoJack Horseman
2018 Latin History for Morons
2019 When They See Us Raymond Santana Sr.
2020 Elena of Avalor
2020 The Mandalorian
2021 Inexplicable: Latinoamerica
2021 Fairfax Glenn
TBA The Power
2022 Violent Night
2022 The Menu
2021 The Survivor
2020 The Night Clerk
2020 Critical Thinking
John Leguizamo Sid The Sloth
He has provided voice work for Sid the Sloth in the animated film series Ice Age from 2002 to 2016, as the narrator of the sitcom The Brothers García, and as Bruno in Encanto. John reprised the role for the sequels Ice Age: The Meltdown, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Ice Age: Continental Drift, and Ice Age: Collision Course. The game versions of the films also used his voice.
John Leguizamo Encanto
In 2021, John provided the voice of Bruno Madrigal in the Disney animated film Encanto, a 2021 American computer-animated musical fantasy comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
The 60th film produced by the studio, it was directed by Jared Bush and Byron Howard, co-directed by Charise Castro Smith, who co-wrote the screenplay with Bush and produced by Yvett Merino and Clark Spencer, with original songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
John Leguizamo Luigi
In 1992, John starred in Whispers in the Dark as John Castillo. In 1993 he was offered the lead part as Luigi in the film Super Mario Bros., based on the Mario video game franchise. Despite being considered a critical and financial failure universally, the film started his acting career in Hollywood and became one of his memorable roles.
It also provided a boost to his career, allowing him to appear in better comedic roles in the following years. That same year, John had a prominent role in Brian De Palma’s Carlito’s Way as Carlito Brigante’s nemesis, “Benny Blanco from the Bronx,” which also boosted his career in serious roles.
John Leguizamo Net Worth
He earns his wealth from his career, therefore, he has amassed a fortune over the years. John’s estimated net worth is $25 million.
Who Is John Leguizamo
He is a 62-year-old American actor, comedian, and film producer. He rose to fame with a co-starring role in Super Mario Bros. as Luigi. John had a supporting role in the crime drama Carlito’s Way in 1993.
Who Is John Leguizamo Wife
John married Justine Maurer, a customer on Carlito’s Way, on June 28, 2003. He is Catholic and Maurer is Jewish. They have two children, daughter Allegra Sky, and son Ryder Lee “Lucas”. The family lives in Manhattan.