John Leguizamo Biography: John Leguizamo was born on the 22nd of July, 1960, and he is currently 63 years old. He was born in Bogotá, Colombia. He grew up in the family of Luz Marina Peláez and Alberto Rudolfo Leguizamo, where his father also wanted to become a film director and studied at Cinecittà. His family immigrated to New York City when he was a child and lived in Queens.

He has completed his high school education at well-known schools, which include Joseph Pulitzer Middle School and Murry Bergtraum High School. He also attended the Tisch School of the Arts, where he studied theater, and later, he dropped out of this school. He started his career in acting and is now a well-known personality in the industry.

John Leguizamo: Career and Awards

John started his professional career by acting in the debut movie Mixed Blood, where he acted in the role of Macetero. It was released in 1985., He has gained his starting career recognition from this movie. After working in this movie, he started getting more work in the industry. Later he worked in the movies Casualties of War, Street Hunter, and Gentille Alouette. His career in the 1990s became successful as he worked in many movies that year.

He has appeared in more than 100 movies in his career. His work in the industry received a good response. Afterward, he has also become a producer and produced many movies and television shows. He is also a comedian and performs. He also made his name in the television industry and his debut in television from the show Miami Vice, where he played the role of Orlando Calderone. It was released in 1986, and he worked in this show till 1989. It has also given a boost to his career in the television industry.


He gained popularity in the television industry from the show Freak, released in 1998. He has also received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program. He has also received Primetime Emmy Award nominations. He has made a successful career in the film and television industry. Must Read Jason Statham Net Worth.

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He attended Joseph Pulitzer Middle School and Murry Bergtraum High School, where he studied high school education. He has also attended the Tisch School of the Arts, where he learned about theater.

John Leguizamo Biography and Family:

  • Born: 22 July 1960, Bogotá, Colombia
  • Age: 63 years old
  • Spouse: Justine Maurer (m. 2003), Yelba Osorio (m. 1994–1996)
  • Children: Lucas Leguizamo, Allegra Leguizamo
  • Parents: Luz Leguizamo, Alberto Leguizamo
  • Height: 1.73 m
  • Immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of 4.
  • Grew up in Queens, New York, in a working-class neighborhood.

John Leguizamo Additional Facts:

  • Awarded the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding One-Person Show in 1992 for “Mambo Mouth.”
  • Received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Comedy Album for “Spic-O-Rama.”
  • Founded the Latin Alternative Theater Company in New York City to support Latino playwrights and actors.
  • Co-authored the children’s book “Loco Love” inspired by his relationship with his daughter.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the weight of John Leguizamo?

The weight of John Leguizamo is 72 kg or 159 lbs.

How old is John Leguizamo?

Currently, John Leguizamo is 63 years old (22 July 1960).

What is the height of John Leguizamo?

The height of John Leguizamo is 1.73 cm. (5’ 8”).

What is the name of John Leguizamo's wife?

John was married to Justine Maurer (m. 2003), and Yelba Osorio (m. 1994–1996).


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