John Leguizamo Biography


John Leguizamo

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Birth Name: John Leguizamo
Date of birth:
Birth Country: Colombia
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Birth Sign: cancer
Age: 53 Years
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Primetime Emmy Awards winner, John Leguizamo is a famous actor and producer and is also popular to be comedian and screen writer. John Leguizamo was from the middle class family born as John Alberto Leguizamo in Bogotá, Colombia to Alberto Leguizamo and Luz Leguizamo. He spent his early childhood days in Bogotá and then he finally immigrated to the United States along with his parents when he was just four years old. He is the citizen of United States and Colombia and is of Puerto Rican, Italian, and Lebanese descent.

On 27th of August 1994, John got married to actress Yelba Osorio. She is also known to be the writer. However, this married life finally came to an end in 1996.

On 5th of July 2003, he also got married for the second time in his life and that was with Justine Maurer. Together they have already welcomed two children. Beside this one, he is not involved in extra marital affairs and he is happy to have her as his loving spouse.

John's first profession was standup comedian, he began it in 1984 and that was from the New York nightclub circuit. His debut acting role came the following year in Mixed Blood. A decade later in 1995, he wrote, produced, acted and created the show House of Buggin. For his role in the movie Spawn, he earned the salary of $2,000,000. His net worth is rumored to be around $25 million.

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Born in Bogotá, Colombia

1964 22nd of July

John Leguizamo was from the middle class family born as John Alberto Leguizamo in Bogotá, Colombia to Alberto Leguizamo and Luz Leguizamo. He is the citizen of United States and Colombia and is of Puerto Rican, Italian, and Lebanese descent.

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Moved to United States

1968

He spent his early childhood days in Bogotá and then he finally immigrated to the United States along with his parents when he was just four years old. However, in United States he find difficult to adopt in that life style and culture.

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Played his first movie role

1985

After being standup comedian for about a year, he was offered the first movie role in 1985 and that year, he played his first movie role in the movie Mixed Blood. From 1986, he began playing in the television series, Miami Vice.

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Listed in Promising New Actors of 1991

1991

Since the beginning of his professional career, he was displaying some beautiful acting. Within half a decade of acting, he was listed in the lists of Promising New Actors of 1991. While he was in his school days, he was also voted Most Talkative.

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Won CableACE Awards

1992

It seems like CableACE Awards is his first major award he won. He won this award in 1992 for Performance in a Comedy Special. He also got his nomination in this award in 1993 but he won this award second time in 1994 and it was from three different nominations.

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Married to Yelba Osorio

1994 27th of August

He was first married to Yelba Osorio. Yelba Osorio is the famous American actress and writer. She is popular in the world for portraying her role in the movies like Carlito's Way, Shut Up and Kiss Me! and many more.

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Divorced with Yelba Osorio

1996

On 27th of August 1994, John got married to actress Yelba Osorio. She is also known to be the writer. After being married for about two years, news about their separation became public and they finally got divorced in 1996.

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First child, Allegra Leguizamo

1999 23rd of October

He became father for the first time in his life in 1999. He and love of his life, Justine Maurer welcomed their first child Allegra Leguizamo on 23rd of October and that time they were not bonded in marriage relationship.

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Won Primetime Emmy Awards

1999

Primetime Emmy Awards is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and everyone really fells honored if they win this award. In 1999, he got his first nomination in this award and he won it for Outstanding Performance in a Variety program.

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Won ALMA Awards

1999

After portraying his role in Freak in 1998, he got his first nomination in ALMA Awards the following year. That year, he was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Individual and was also honored with it. He has won this award several times.

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Second child, Lucas Leguizamo

2000 5th of December

He also became father for the second time in his life in 2000. It seems like he was having love affairs with present wife Justine Maurer long before they got married. They welcomed their second child together on 5th of December.

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Married to Justine Maurer

2003 5th of July

On 5th of July 2003, he also got married for the second time in his life and that was with Justine Maurer. Together they have already welcomed two children. Beside this one, he is not involved in extra marital affairs and he is happy to have her as his loving spouse.

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