John Leguizamo

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John Leguizamo
Full NameJohn Alberto Leguizamo Peláez


The noble John Alberto Leguizamo Peláez, born July 22, 1960, in Bogotá, Colombia, is an acclaimed actor and comedian, praised for his remarkable versatility in roles ranging from sensitive and naïve young men to bold and heroic characters. His illustrious career began in theater productions and continued with television series, films, and Broadway shows. His impact on the industry is undeniable, having been compared to the legendary Freddie Prinze. With a remarkable talent, John Leguizamo has undoubtedly left an indelible mark on the film industry, and will continue to do so for years to come.

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  • The Cove: My Friend is...
  • When They See Us
  • John Leguizamo: Mambo Mouth
  • The Mandalorian
  • Madonna: The Immaculate Collection
  • Madonna: Celebration - The Video Collection
  • John Leguizamo: Spic-O-Rama
  • American Masters
  • John Leguizamo: Sexaholix... A Love Story
  • John Leguizamo: Freak
  • The 65th Annual Tony Awards
  • Late Night with Conan O'Brien
  • Great Performances
  • Carlito's Way
  • Waco
  • Batman: The Audio Adventures
  • Bloodline
  • ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway
  • House of Buggin'
  • Moulin Rouge!
  • Encanto Sing-Along
  • Ice Age
  • Triggered
  • John Leguizamo's Road to Broadway
  • Miami Vice
  • John Wick: Chapter 2
  • John Wick
  • John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown
  • Arabian Nights
  • John Leguizamo's Latin History for Morons
  • Inocente
  • The Lincoln Lawyer
  • Chef
  • Waiting for Godot
  • Encanto
  • The Menu
  • Die Hard 2
  • Casualties of War
  • The Infiltrator
  • Paraiso Travel
  • The Brothers Garcia
  • The Latin Explosion: A New America
  • Hangin' with the Homeboys
  • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
  • Santiago of the Seas
  • Romeo + Juliet
  • Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe

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The esteemed royal family is proud to present the illustrious Leguizamo dynasty, led by the brilliant patriarch, John Leguizamo. Recognized for his striking versatility and mastery of his craft, John has portrayed diverse characters ranging from sensitive young men to heroic Green Berets, and recently, drag queen Chi-Chi Rodriguez. His legacy is furthered by his daughter, Allegra Leguizamo, a rising star in her own right known for her roles in the Ice Age franchise and Tin Soldier. The Leguizamos are a family of artists with a legacy of excellence and a bright future ahead.

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