Who is John Leguizamo and what is his net worth 2018? John Alberto Leguizamo is a versatile Colombian-American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor, producer and a writer. He is well recognised for his role in American science-fiction action comedy film “Super Mario Bros.” and crime film “Carlito’s Way”. His role of Sid the Sloth (mammoth) in the American animated film Ice Age was highly appreciate by people around the world. John has also done many famous television series.
He was also the narrator of famous American sitcom “The Brothers García”. Throughout his career, he was awarded with plenty of nominations and awards. Besides acting, he has also produced several television series. In 2008, he was awarded with “The Rita Moreno HOLA Award” for his outstanding work. He was also awarded with “Made in NY Award” by New York City in 2011.
John Leguizamo was born on July 22, 1964 in Bogotá, Colombia. He is son of Alberto and Luz Leguizamo. His father was an inspiring film director, who was studied at film studio “Cinecittà” in Rome. But eventually, due to financial problem he was dropped out from the studio. His family moved to United States when he just four year old and he grew up in the Queens, New York.
He went to the Joseph Pulitzer Middle School and for high school graduation he went to the Murry Bergtraum High School. During his high school he always wrote comedy material for his friends and classmates. John was also nominated as a “Most Talkative” person by his classmates. After graduation from high school, he became more serious about his acting career. He attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and start working in theatre. Later, because of his career he dropped out from university and started taking theatre classes.
In 1984, John started working at a New York nightclub named “circuit” as a stand-up comedian. Later, in 1986 he made his television debut with the minor role in “Miami Vice”. John grabbed audience attention, when he was appeared as a Modonna’s boyfriend in her music video “Borderline” in 1984. After that he was offered a variety of roles in different movies like Casualties of War, Die Hard 2, Hangin’ with the Homeboys and Night Owl.
John Leguizamo was married to famous actress and writer Yelba Osorio in 1994. His marriage didn’t last long, the couple get divorced after two years. In June 28, 2003 John married to his second wife Justine Maurer in a Catholic-Jewish style ceremony. John and Justine are blessed with two children, daughter Allegra Sky Leguizamo born on 1999 and son Ryder Lee “Lucas” Leguizamo born on 2000.
Throughout his acting career this talented actor has done 75 films, 12 television series and also produced about 10 films. He also had lent his voice in Video Games like Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc, Ice Age 2: The Meltdown, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Ice Age: Continental Drift – Arctic Games. His remarkable list of movies includes “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything!
Julie Newmar”, “Ice Age series”, “Freak”, “Nothing Like the Holidays”, “Moulin Rouge!”, “Summer of Sam”, “Romeo + Juliet” and many more. John has done many television series, some of his amazing work are House of Buggin’, American Dad!, The Adventures of Puss in Boots, Ghetto Klown and American Buffalo. He also hosted as a guest host in the Live with Kelly.
John Leguizamo Net Worth
John Leguizamo net worth is estimated at $30 millions. With his fast speaking style and diverse body, this actor became one of the most prominent actor in film industry. He is one of the richest actor of Hollywood.
Apart from his acting career he also owned many restaurants included the “Fat Leguizamo Burger” chain and his own vodka brand named “Pure Wonderleguizamo – US”. His perfume range “With Love from John” is one of the best selling perfumes in the market. He is also the owner of the football team named “Bogotá Angels”. His fashion line is also very popular in fashion world.
John Leguizamo has won 12 awards and 22 nominations in different categories for his tremendous work. He has won a “Primetime Emmy Awards”, four “ALMA Awards”, two “CableACE Awards” and “New York Emmy Awards”.
John Leguizamo is one of the finest actors at present. This multitalented guy is in every business; he is a great actor, producer, one of the finest comedians and above all does lots of charity works. He runs his own charity program named “The East Harlem Tutorial”.