Birth Name: John Alberto Leguizamo
Place of Birth: Bogotá, Colombia
Date of Birth: July 22, 1964
Ethnicity: Colombian [Spanish, Indigenous], Basque, other
John Leguizamo is a Colombian-born American actor, stand-up comedian, film producer, playwright, and screenwriter.
John was born in Bogotá, Colombia, the son of Luz and Alberto Leguizamo. John’s family moved to New York City in the 1960s, living in Queens. He is married to costumer Justine Maurer, with whom he has two children.
John has often said that his father is Puerto Rican. His father has denied this statement. John later stated that it was his grandfather who was Puerto Rican.
He has also said that he has Italian, Lebanese, and Indigenous/Mestizo ancestry.
John has said:
Leguizamo is not Italian it[‘]s Basque from my ancient colonizers in the north of Spain.