Last Updated: May 18, 2024
Richest CelebritiesActors
Net Worth:
$13 Million
Aug 28, 1956 (67 years old)
5 ft 7 in (1.71 m)
Actor, Social Worker, Voice Actor, Film Producer
United States of America
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What is Luis Guzmán's net worth?

Luis Guzmán is a Puerto Rican-born actor, writer, and producer who has a net worth of $13 million. A well-respected character actor who specializes in playing tough guys with a heart, Luis Guzmán has appeared in a dizzying array of film and television productions since he began his professional acting career in the early 1980s. He is best known for his roles in "Magnolia," "Boogie Nights," and "Punch-Drunk Love." In 2022, he began starring in the Netflix series "Wednesday." His career has spanned over forty years.

Early Life

Luis Guzmán was born on August 28, 1956, in Cayey, Puerto Rico. He was raised in New York City's Greenwich Village by his mother, Rosa, a hospital worker, and his stepfather, Benjamin Cardona, a TV repairman. He graduated from City College and worked for some years as a youth counselor at the Henry Street Settlement House.


During his time as a social worker, Luis began performing in street theatre and independent films. On television, he became a regular presence thanks to a recurring role on the HBO prison drama "Oz," as well as appearances on such shows as "Law and Order," "NYPD Blue," and "Walker, Texas Ranger." Guzm├ín's big break came in 1997 when he starred in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Boogie Nights" as Maurice Rodriguez. Some of his other many movie credits include "Carlito's Way," "Carlito's Way: Rise to Power," "Welcome to Collinwood," "Stonewall," "WaitingÔÇŽ," "The Salton Sea," and "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events." In 2002, Guzm├ín was nominated for an Imagen Award for Best Supporting Actor when he co-starred with Adam Sandler in another Paul Thomas Anderson film, "Punch Drunk Love." Luis has also appeared in the TV shows "Homicide: Life on the Street" and "Frasier." He voiced Richardo Diaz in the video game "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" and its prequel "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories." Guzm├ín has been a commentator on VH1's "I Love the '80s," as well as "I Love Toys," "I Love the '70s," and "I Love the '90s." In 2007, he starred on the canceled 2007 HBO series "John from Cincinnati."

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In the low-budget slice-of-life comedy "Waiting" (2005), about a waiter (Justin Long) who rues his dead-end life, Guzmán played a cook at a restaurant who likes to do disgusting things to himself and the food. In early 2008, he starred in several TV ads for Cabot Creamery, which is located in Cabot, Vermont, near where he lives. He starred in "The Taking of Pelham 123" (2009), playing one of several armed hijackers led by an ex-con (John Travolta) who take over a subway train. He also appeared in the music video "Yes We Can."

Guzmán also starred in the Steven Soderbergh films "Out of Sight," "The Limey," and "Traffic." For his performance in "The Limey," he was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male. From 2010 to 2011, Luis starred in HBO's "How to Make It in America." From 2015 to 2018, Guzmán starred in the CBS medical drama "Code Black," portraying senior nurse Jesse "Mama" Salander. He also appeared on Cameron Crowe's "Roadies," a comedy-drama on Showtime. In "Roadies," he played Gooch, a seasoned crew tour bus driver. In 2016, Guzmán starred in six episodes of "Narcos." Having appeared in numerous high profile features and television shows, Luis has developed into a prominent character actor equally adept at performing in comedies and dramas.

In late 2022, Guzmán began starring as Gomez Adams in the Netflix series "Wednesday."

Personal Life

Luis is married to Angelita Galarza. They have five children, and the family resides in Vermont. Guzmán endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for President in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Real Estate

Luis' longtime primary home is a 337-acre property in Sutton, Vermont.

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