John Leguizamo Wife, Family, Kids, Height, Age, Biography, Is He Gay?

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When you think about the long list of multitalented personalities around, an entertainer like John Leguizamo would naturally come to your mind. He is an American actor, a film producer, screenwriter, voice artist, playwright and a stand-up comedian among many things.

The multitalented entertainer’s hard work, perseverance and dedication has led him to produce over 10 films and made appearances in 75 movies and uncountable television shows, consequently, he has bagged a handful of awards and nominations. Among many things, the famed entertainer’s best time is when he is on a one-man stage show, exhibiting his natural chameleon-like ability to satirize several ethnic groups.

Bio, Age

The multitalented entertainer was born on the 22nd day of July in 1964 as John Alberto Leguizamo but nicknamed Jonny legs by his fans. Unfortunately for him, his parents Alberto and Luz Leguizamo got divorced when he was still in his teens, his home can be described as a turbulent one because his parent were always bickering when they were not working and so didn’t have enough time to spare for the young John. He ventured into juvenile delinquency and got arrested a couple of times but his stormy childhood eventually became the basis of several of the actor’s creative work

His early educational qualifications were acquired from Joseph Pulitzer Middle School but he later changed to Murry Bergtraum High School where he developed a penchant to write comedy materials which he test-runs on his classmates. After high school, he proceeded to the Tisch School of the Arts to pursue a degree in theater but eventually left to face stand-up comedy, but on the long run, he came back to complete his theater class at Long Island University C.W. Post Campus. John’s first appearance on television was made in 1989 as part of the cast of Casualties of War and other film and television roles followed in quick succession. From the middle of the 1980s to late 1980s, John Leguizamo was actively performing in comedy clubs. He became successful on stage through live theater which he used as a means of attacking Latino stereotypes through aggressive comedic parody.

Family, Wife, Kids

The actor was born to Alberto (father) and Luz Leguizamo (mother) who got divorced when John was in his teens, his dad once tried his hands at film directing and studied at Cinecittà but unfortunately, he couldn’t pay his bills and so, he had to drop out. John Leguizamo believed that he has Puerto Rican blood because according to him, his paternal granddad has his ancestry rooted in Puerto Rico and Italy and his maternal grandma was from Lebanon but this particular claim was refuted on the 10th day of June 2011 by his father who stated in an interview he granted to the New York Hispanic newspaper El Diario that his son cannot be half Puerto Rican when he (Alberto) is from Columbia.

John Leguizamo has been involved in two marriages; first, he got married to an actress, Yelba Osorio, but their marriage barely lasted for a couple of years and spanned from 1994 to 1996. From 1996 to 2003, the actor was unattached but on the 5th day of July 2003, he made another foray into matrimony but this time with Justine Maurer who works as a costumer on Carlito’s Way. Their wedding was a mixture of Catholic and Jewish rites since John is a Catholic and Maurer is of Jewish descent. Their marriage is blessed with two kids; Allegra Sky Leguizamo, a daughter born in 1999 and a son Ryder Lee “Lucas” Leguizamo born the next year. The family currently lives in Manhattan.


Is John Leguizamo Gay?

The big question – is John Leguizamo gay? is yet to find verifiable answers. So, we can conveniently assume that everything we have been reading on the social media about the American actor’s gay status is mere rumors and speculations. The comments of the fans who said that John is gay lacks accuracy and the consistency required to convince the public. It is obvious that an actor of John’s standing going public with his gay status will definitely be of benefit to many homosexuals who are still afraid to come clean with their sexuality, but the fact that the actor has not declared that he is gay should definitely mean that he is not. Besides, he has been into many love relationships with the opposite sex including two marriages and has two beautiful kids to show for it.


The famed American actor stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches or 1.73 m and weighs 72 kg. His other body measurements are not known although the records have it that the renowned stand-up comedian has dark brown eyes with black hair.

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