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John Leguizamo is known as a Colombian American comedian and actor. He is most famous for his roles in Spawn and Romeo + Juliet.

Background and Age

John Leguizamo was born on July 22, 1964, in Bogotá, Colombia. Leguizamo spent his developmental years in Jackson Heights, a neighborhood in Queens, New York. His folks invested quite a bit of their energy either working or quibbling. His folks eventually separated from each other when he was 14. To cope with his sadness, Leguizamo started exploring different avenues regarding crime. He was arrested twice, once for hopping a metro turnstile and one other time for truancy.

To get him under control, Leguizamo's folks sent him back to Colombia for a year. At the prompting of his educators, Leguizamo went to a neighborhood acting school, subsidizing his classes through a part time job at Kentucky Fried Chicken. This prompted a spell at New York University in 1991, however Leguizamo before long left school to join the Off Center Theater, a Manhattan comedy troupe.

Married, Wife and Kids

John Leguizamo got married to his love, Justine Maurer in 2003. They have two children together from their long marriage. Their girl, Allegra Sky was born in 1999 and their son Ryder Lee followed in 2000.

Career and Net Worth

Leguizamo spent the mid-to late-1980s performing in comedy clubs, cleaning his material and working on the different stage personas that would later populate his live shows. He made his film debut in Brian De Palma's widely praised Vietnam drama, Casualties of War (1989). Other film roles followed, from bit parts in enormous spending vehicles like Die Hard II (1990) to featured roles in indie movies like 1991's Hanging with the Homeboys.

In spite of his rising professional fortunes, Leguizamo was disappointed by the roles offered him, which frequently included playing hooligans or street drug dealers. After years of hard work, Leguizamo's dramatic achievement prompted TV openings. He persuaded the FOX Network to convey a Latino-seasoned theatrical presentation called House of Buggin'. Despite the fact that the show endured just one season, it performed well in metropolitan markets and supported Leguizamo's film profile.

He is famous for playing a drag queen in the financially fruitful To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995) and Tybalt in the challenging film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet (1996).

In September 2019, at the 2019 Emmy Awards show, Leguizamo was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie because of his performance on When They See Us.

Date modified: Jun 5, 2020
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