John Leguizamo is a Colombian-born American actor, comedian, voice artist, and producer. John Leguizamo was born to a Puerto Rican father, Alberto, and a Colombian mother, Luz. His paternal grandfather was of Italian descent and his maternal grandfather was Lebanese. John has mostly described himself as being of Puerto Rican.
His father was once an aspiring film director, but eventually dropped out due to lack of finances. When John Leguizamo was four years old, his family emigrated to the United States and lived in various neighborhoods of Queens.
John Leguizamo attended the Joseph Pulitzer Middle School and later the Murry Bergtraum High School. As a student John Leguizamo wrote comedy material and tested it out on his classmates. He was voted Most Talkative by his fellow classmates.
After graduating from high school John Leguizamo enrolled at Long Island University C.W. Post Campus. He married Justine Maurer on June 28, 2003 in a Catholic-Jewish ceremony and today they have two children.