Birth Name: John Alberto Leguizamo
Place of Birth: Bogotá, Colombia
Date of Birth: July 22, 1964
Ethnicity: Colombian (Spanish, Indigenous, Basque), possibly other
John Leguizamo is a Colombian-born American actor, comedian, playwright, screenwriter, and producer.
John was born in Bogotá, Colombia, the son of Luz and Alberto Leguizamo. John has often said that his father is Puerto Rican. His father has denied this statement.
He has stated that he also has Italian, Lebanese, and Indigenous/Mestizo ancestry.
John’s family moved to New York in the 1960s.
John has said:
Leguizamo is not Italian it[‘]s Basque from my ancient colonizers in the north of Spain.
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