John Alberto Leguizamo (/ˌlɛɡwɪˈzɑːmoʊ/; Colombian Spanish: ; born July 22, 1964) is an American actor, stand-up comedian, producer, playwright and screenwriter. He rose to fame with a co-starring role in Super Mario Bros. (1993) as Luigi and a supporting role in the crime drama Carlito's Way (1993). He later notably appeared in the films To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor. He has also appeared in Spawn, Moulin Rouge!, Land of the Dead, Summer of Sam, Chef, John Wick, John Wick: Chapter 2, The Happening, and Romeo + Juliet. He has provided voice-work for Sid the Sloth in the animated commercially successful Ice Age film series (2002–2016) and the narrator of the sitcom The Brothers García (2000–2004).
As of 2009, he has appeared in over 75 films, produced over 10 films, starred on Broadway in several productions (winning several awards, including a Special Tony Award), made over 12 television appearances, and has produced or starred in many other television shows. He has been nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards, winning one in 1999 for his performance in Freak.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Filmography
- 5 References
- 6 External links
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