John Leguizamo Net Worth
John Leguizamo net worth: John Leguizamo is a Colombian-American actor, standup comedian, producer, screenwriter, playwright, and rapper who has a net worth of $25 million. John Leguizamo accumulated his net worth through acting on stage, screen, and television, as well as voice acting for many animated series.
Early Life: John Alberto Leguizamo was born on July 22, 1964, in Bogotá, Colombia. When he was four, his family moved to New York City. He is the son of Alberto and Luz Leguizamo. His family lived in various neighborhoods in Queens, including Jackson Heights. He attended Joseph Pulitzer Middle School and Murry Bergtraum High School. As a student at Murry Bergtraum, he 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, Leguizamo enrolled at LIU Post and at HB Studio, where he took theater classes.
Career: Leguizamo started out as a stand-up comic doing the New York nightclub circuit in 1984. He made his television debut in 1986 with a small part on Miami Vice. His other early roles include a friend of Madonna's boyfriend in her "Borderline" video (1984); Mixed Blood (1985), Casualties of War (1989), a terrorist in Die Hard 2 (1990), Hangin' with the Homeboys (1991), the robber in Regarding Henry (1991), Super Mario Bros (1993), and Night Owl (1993).
In 1992, he starred in Whispers in the Dark as John Castillo. In 1993 Leguizamo was offered the lead part as Luigi in the film Super Mario Bros., based on the video game franchise. That same year, he 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. Leguizamo also starred in Romeo + Juliet as Tybalt Capulet, as Violator in Spawn, Cholo in Land of the Dead, and Pestario 'Pest' Vargas in The Pest, the latter being one of his few roles as a lead actor in a feature film. In 1995, he starred as drag queen Chi-Chi Rodriguez in To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar for which he received a Golden Globe Nomination for Best Supporting Actor, and starred in the 1996 action film Executive Decision as Captain Rat. In 2002, he starred in the movie Empire.
In 2002, he voiced Sid the Sloth for the film Ice Age, reprising the role for the sequels Ice Age: The Meltdown, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Ice Age: Continental Drift and Ice Age: Collision Course. In 2007, he played Michael Beltran in the movie The Babysitters. In 2008, he co-starred in the movie The Happening. In 2014 Leguizamo starred alongside Jon Favreau in Chef as the line cook Martin, a role he prepared for by working as an actual line cook at The Lion in the West Village. Also in 2014, he played a drug dealer in the Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart movie American Ultra. He also starred in John Wick as Aurelio in 2014.
In October 2006, Leguizamo's memoir, Pimps, Hos, Playa Hatas, and All the Rest of My Hollywood Friends: My Life, was released.
Leguizamo has also had a number of roles on television including on E.R. in the 2005-2006 season.
In 2008, Leguizamo guest starred on Sesame Street as Captain Vegetable as he encourages Elmo to eat his vegetables. In 2010, Leguizamo also guest-starred on The Electric Company as himself, rhyming about commas and quotation marks.
In 2016, he played the role of Ozzy Delvecchio in the second season of the Netflix original series Bloodline.
In 2019, Leguizamo played the role of Raymond Santana Sr., Raymond Santana's father in the Netflix original miniseries When They See Us.
Personal Life: Leguizamo married actress Yelba Osorio in 1994. They divorced in 1996 after two years of marriage.
He married Justine Maurer, a costumer on Carlito's Way, in a Catholic-Jewish ceremony on June 28, 2003; he is Catholic and Maurer is Jewish. They have two children, daughter Allegra Sky Leguizamo (born 1999) and son Ryder Lee "Lucas" Leguizamo (born 2000). They live in Manhattan.
In 2008, Leguizamo 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.
In 2018, Leguizamo received an Honorary Degree from Marymount Manhattan College
He believes Hispanic Americans are better off now than when he began performing in the early 1980s, but they are still not where they should be.
Real Estate: In 2008, John Leguizamo paid $5.75 million for a townhouse in downtown Manhattan's Washington Square area. The four-story building that Leguizamo purchased has 3,136 square feet and was built in 1899.
Leguizamo also owns or has owned a 1,399-square-foot condominium unit in Venice Beach in Los Angeles which he purchased in October 2005 for an undisclosed price, a co-op unit at 45 Gramercy Park North in Manhattan that he has owned at least since 2004, a 2,449-square-foot house on 7.4 acres in Rosendale, New York, which the actor purchased in 2003 for $750,000.
In 2011, he listed a lake house in Kingston, New York for $835,000. The home is just outside New York's Catskill State Park, about 100 miles north of New York City and has four bedrooms and three bathrooms on a wooded 7.64-acre lot, and features a pool, screened porch, lake, mountain, and forest views as well as a guest house.
In 2013, he listed his four-story East Village townhouse that he bought in 1995 for an undisclosed amount for $3.995 million. The townhouse has 3,491 square feet on East 7th Street.
|Net Worth:||$25 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jul 22, 1964 (55 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Film Producer, Television producer, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Comedian|
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