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John Leguizamo :: Biography

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John Leguizamo's facts

Date of Birth 1964-07-22
Nationality American
Profession Actor
Ethnicity White
Marital Status Married
Married to Justine Maurer
Married on 28th June 2003
Children Two
Education Graduation
Name on Birth John Alberto Leguizamo
Place of Birth Bogota, Colombia

John Alberto Leguizamo is best known for his dynamic personality in his different working fields. He is an American comedian, actor, screenwriter and also a producer. He was born on 22nd July 1964 in Bogota Colombia. His paternal grandfather had Puerto Rican and Italian nationality. His parents got a divorce when he was 14. John’s father was also an would-be film director. When he was of four years age his family moved to United States. They lived in different spots of Queens and also the Jackson Heights. He went to Joseph Pulitzer Middle School and later attended Murry Bergtraum High School. When he was in his high school he used to write different comedic act and also used to experiment it. When he completed his graduation he got associated in Long Island University C.W Post Campus and then started his theater classes.

In the beginning of his comedic act, he used to work for New York nightclub circuit. His first appearance was out in 1984 where he featured in Miami Vice. He appeared in some other Hollywood movies. He was assigned for the role in Super Mario Bros. which is based on the video game. The role is still regarded as one of his memorable role and it also made him flourish in his career. Some of his notable roles in the movies are Romeo+Juliet and gave the role as Tybalt Capulet, Pestario Vargas in The Pest. He was a starring cast in To Wong Foo,Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar as Chi-Chi Rodriguez. His action genre movie that he did in 1996 was Executive Decision. He did the role of Captain Rat. John did Moulin Rouge! In 2001 and also appeared in the celebrity edition of the television program Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? for the promotion of the movie. Later in 2002 he also featured in the movie Empire. He reached a good height in the field of his comedic acts. His one of the famous vocal performance was for the role of Sid The Sloth. The animated character was for Ice Age. He continued to give his voice for the sequels too, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Ice Age: Continental Drift. The movie was then turned into a video game where he contributed his voice for the next time. His solo work has been in the year of 2005 where he produced, created wrote and starred himself in the Latin oriented show, House of Buggin’ which was telecasted on Fox Television. The crirics gave their review by judging it the Latin version of the show In Living Color. in 2007, july he got to appear in drama series which was aired on Spike TV, The Kill Point which also casted Donnie Wahlberg and Michael Hyatt. He has also provided his voice to a child cartoon in one of the episode of Dora The Explorer. His voice was given to the mail bird featured in the cartoon.

John got married to Justine Maurer on 28th June, 2003. He performed the ceremony in Catholic as well as in Jewish way. John is a Catholic while his wife is a Jewish. The couple gave birth to their first daughter Allegra Sky who was born in 1999. The couple had a son in 2000, Ryder Lee. The family lives in Manhattan. John Leguizamo has been one of the comedic actor in the Hollywood. His fans are all over the world and searched up in the internet. The comedian actor can be followed in his twitter account and to know him in detail he can be searched up in wiki and other search engines.