John Leguizamo- Wiki, Age, Height, Net Worth, Wife, Marriage, Career

John Leguizamo

John Leguizamo is an American actor, stand-up comedian, producer, playwright, and screenwriter who has worked in the entertainment industry since 1984. He began his career as a stand-up comedian in nightclubs before moving on to the film industry. Similarly, he rose to prominence with his role as Benny Blanco in the crime drama film ‘Carlito’s Way.’ Furthermore, he has landed roles in Broadway theaters. Aside from that, he has appeared in music videos and provided his voice in a variety of video games, animated films, and television series.

Quick Facts

Real NameJohn Alberto Leguizamo
Nick NameJohn
Famous AsActor, Voice Actor, Producer, Screen Writer, Comedian
Age60-years old
Birthday22 July 1964
BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia
Zodiac SignCancer
EthnicityHalf Puerto Rican, Half Italian, and Half Lebanese
Height5 ft 7 inches
Weight72 Kg
Body Measurements40-15-35 inches
Biceps Size15 inches
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBlack
Shoe Size10
SpouseJustine Maurer
Net Worth$30 million
HobbiesActing, Producing Movies, Making Jokes

John Leguizamo Biography

John Alberto Leguizamo was born in Bogotá, Colombia on July 22, 1964. Alberto Leguizamo, an aspiring film director, is his father, and Luz Leguizamo is his mother. He grew up with two sisters and a brother named Marie and Emily Leguizamo, as well as Sergio Leguizamo. He is also 59 years old and born under the sign of Cancer.

John Leguizamo Childhood/Education

When John Leguizamo was four years old, his family relocated to New York City. Unfortunately, his parents divorced when he was 14 years old. In terms of education, he attended Joseph Pulitzer Middle School and Murry Bergtraum High School. Similarly, he studied theater at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. But he dropped out of theatre classes to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. Similarly, he enrolled at the Long Island University C.W. Post Campus in Brookville, where he studied drama.

John Leguizamo Height, Weight

John Leguizamo is of White ethnicity and holds an American nationality. He is half Puerto Rican, half Italian, and half Lebanese. John also stands 5 feet 7 inches (170cm/1.70m) tall and weighs around 72 kg (159lbs). He has an average body type, measuring 40-15-35 inches. Furthermore, he has a pair of dark brown eyes and black hair.

John Leguizamo Height (Source: Instagram)

John Leguizamo Date Wife, Marriage

Previously, John Leguizamo dated Carolyn McDermott from 1986 to 1991, Samantha Mathis from early 1991 to 1992, and married Yelba Osorio from 1994 to 1996. Similarly, on June 28, 2003, he married actress Justine Maurer. They had their wedding ceremony in a Catholic-Jewish ceremony. This couple had a daughter named Allegra Sky in 1999 and a son named Ryder Lee in 2000. He and his family currently reside in Manhattan.


John Leguizamo made his film debut in the 1985 film ‘Mixed Blood,’ where he played Macetero. He then played PFC Antonio Diaz in the 1989 film ‘Casualties of War.’ He appeared in eight different films between 1990 and 1991. Similarly, he appeared in ‘Whispers in the Dark’ in 1992, ‘Super Mario Bros.’ and ‘Carlito’s Way’ in 1993, and ‘To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything!’ in 1994. ‘Romeo + Juliet’ was released in 1996, and ‘Julie Newmar’ in 1995. In 1997, he also played Lefty in ‘A Brother’s Kiss’ and Clown/Violator in ‘Spawn.’ This actor also appeared in the films ‘Dr. Dolittle’ in 1998, ‘Titan A.E.’ in 2000, ‘Dr. Dolittle 2’ in 2001, and ‘Ice Age’ in 2002. Meanwhile, he appeared in a number of other films, including “Joe the King,” “King of the Jungle,” “Moulin Rouge,” “Undefeated,” and “Empire.”

John Leguizamo made his television debut as Orlando in ‘Miami Vice,’ which aired from 1986 to 1989. In 1995, he appeared in ‘House of Buggin,’ where he also served as creator, writer, and producer. Similarly, he next appeared in the television film ‘Freak’ in 1998, and he also appeared in ‘The Brothers Garcia’ from 2000 to 2004. He also voiced Dora the Explorer and Lugar Heights in 2004, Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas in 2011, American Dad! in 2013, and The Adventures of Puss in Boots in 2015. In the meantime, he appeared in ER in 2005 and My Name Is Earl in 2006. Similarly, from 2016 to 2017, John appeared in the Netflix series ‘Bloodline.’ He co-starred with Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz, Jacinda Barrett, Jamie McShane, and others as Ozzy Delvecchio.

John Leguizamo Net Worth In 2024

As of February 2024, John Leguizamo’s net worth is estimated to be $30 million. He is a professional actor who ha been living a lavishing lifestyle.