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John Leguizamo is an American film producer, actor, and stand-up comedian.
John’s family immigrated to America when he was four.
When he was in high-school, John would write comedy routines and perform them in front of his classmates, to see which ones do well.
He enrolled in NYU's Tisch School of the Arts to study theatre but later dropped out to pursue his stand-up career.
Best Known For
John’s one of the most famous role is as Luigi in Super Mario Bros.
He is also known for voicing Sid from the Ice Age movies, and his role in Carlito's Way.
He has a lot of TV, film, and Broadway shows appearances.
His other known works include roles in Night Owl, Hangin' with the Homeboys, Mixed Blood.
John has produced critically acclaimed Broadway shows, such as Ghetto Klown and Sexaholix... A Love Story.
John is straight.
John’s parents are Luz and Alberto Leguizamo. His dad used to be a film director, but, due to the lack of funding, had to drop out of the job.
John is married to Justine Maurer. The couple has two children, Ryder Lee and Allegra.
John is Catholic. He once said: "... there's not just one God. There's a whole lot of gods, because one God couldn't have possibly made so many mistakes all by Himself. This had to be done by committee."
Worth To Know
John had a pretty rough childhood, being bullied for being Latina. Although that situation helped him to become funny and stared him as a comedian.
He has produced over ten films and starred in more than eighty.
John released his memoir titled Pimps, Hos, Playa Hatas and All the Rest of My Hollywood Friends: My Life in 2006.