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John Leguizamo

A multi-faceted performer, John Leguizamo has established a career that defies categorization.  With boundless energy and creativity, his work in film, theatre, television, and literature covers a variety of genres, continually threatening to create a few of its own.

Leguizamo received a Special Tony Award at the 2018 Tony Awards after wrapping an extended Broadway run of Latin History for Morons, his newest one-man show, delivering his take on 500 years of Latin History spanning the Aztec and Incan Empires to World War II. 

Leguizamo’s Ghetto Klown, a graphic novel adaption of his Broadway one-man show of the same name, was nominated for an Eisner award in 2016. He also released a comic book, Freak (Parts 1,2, and 3), available now on Amazon.

Latin History for Morons was released on Netflix in November of 2018. Recent projects include the films Infiltrator, opposite Bryan Cranston and Diane Kruger, Nancy with Andrea Riseborough, Steve Buscemi, and Ann Dowd, a pending Emmy nomination in the Netflix series When They See Us, and an Emmy nominated role in the Paramount Network television series Waco alongside Taylor Kitsch and Michael Shannon.

Leguizamo has garnered numerous awards and accolades throughout his career including an Emmy Award, a Drama Desk Award, a Special Tony Award, as well as nominations for Tony Awards, a Golden Globe, and an Emmy.   

Mr. Leguizamo’s film credits include, but are not limited to: Hangin’ with the Homeboys, Carlito’s Way, To Wong Foo: Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar, Romeo + Juliet, The Pest, Spawn, Moulin Rouge!, Doctor Doolittle, Summer of Sam, Empire, Sueño, The Babysitters, The Happening, Miracle at St. Ana, Righteous Kill, The Lincoln Lawyer, and The Ice Age franchise.

Leguizamo currently resides in New York City with his wife and two children.  

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