Emmy Award winner, John Leguizamo, has appeared in over 100 films and countless television shows while establishing a career that defies categorization. With boundless and visceral creativity, his work in film, theatre, television, and literature covers a variety of genres, continually threatening to create a few of its own.
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Leguizamo was most recently seen in Paramount Network’s mini series Waco, opposite Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch; the third final season of Bloodline where he reprised his role as Ozzy Delvecchio; and the drama/mystery Nancy, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival on January 20th.
Upcoming projects include The Adventures of Drunky, set for release this year; and ABC’s TV movie drama Salamander.
John garnered a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as a sensitive drag queen in To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar, was the recipient of the 2002 ALMA Special Achievment Award for Entertainer of the Year, and picked up ALMA Award nominations for his roles in Moulin Rouge (Best Supporting Actor) and King of the Jungle (Best Lead Actor).
Other film credits for him include ; John Wick: Chapter 2; The Hollow Point; The Infiltrator; Ice Age: Collision Course; The Crash; 11:55; Porzingod; Stealing Cars; Sisters; Meadowland; Experimenter; American Ultra; Cymbeline; Fugly; John Wick; Chef; Ride Along; Underdogs; Walking with Dinosaurs 3D; The Counsellor; Kick-Ass-2; Fish N Chips: The Movie; Inocente; The Trip 2; Ice Age: Continental Drift; One for the Money; The Lincoln Lawyer; Vanishing on 7th Street; Big Balls; Repo Men; The Ministers; Rage; Gamer; Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs; Nothing Like the Holidays; Miracle at St. Anna; Righteous Kill; The Happening; The Babysitters; The Take; Ice Age: The Meltdown; Land of the Dead; The Honeymooners; Zig Zag; Ice Age; Collatoral Damage; Doctor Dolittle; Romeo + Juliet; The Fan; A Pyromaniac’s Love Story; Super Mario Bros.; Night Owl; Poison; Die Hard 2; and Casualties of War.
Leguizamo’s TV work also includes The Kill Point; ER; My Name is Ear; The Brothers Garcia; House of Buggin’; and Miami Vice.
In 1991, Leguizamo created his first off-Broadway sensation as the writer and performer of his one-man show Mambo Mouth, in which he portrayed seven different characters. He received Obie, Outer Critics Circle and Vanguardia awards for this specific performance. Leguizamo went on to create his second off-Broadway one-man show Spic-O-Rama, which garnered a Dramatists’ Guild Hull-Warriner Award for Best American Play, the Lucille Lortel Outstanding Achievement Award for Best Broadway Performance, the Theatre World Award for Outstanding New Talent, and the Drama Desk Award for Best Solo Performance. Leguizamo’s debut to Broadway was his one-man show, Freak, for which he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Play and Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play. Additional theater credits include, Sexaholix… A Love Story, which received a Tony nomination for Best Special Theatrical Performance; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, La Puta Vida Trilogy; and American Buffalo.
John went on to film special presentations for HBO for his one-man shows including Mambo Mouth; Spic-O-Rama; Freak, for which he won a Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Music Program; Sexaholix… A Love Story; and Ghetto Klown.
Leguizamo lengthened his lists of credits with his first literary project in 2006 with his memoir, Pimps, Hos, Playa Hatas and All the Rest of My Hollywood Friends: My Life. He also released Ghetto Klown, the graphic novel adaptation of his 2011 Drama Desk award winning one-man Broadway show in 2015.
Leguizamo currently resides in New York City with his wife and two children.
Matt Zoller Seitz
Matt Zoller Seitz joined New York magazine as television critic in January 2012; he reviews for both the print magazine and New York’s entertainment site Vulture.com.
Seitz was previously television critic for Salon; he has also been TV critic for the Star-Ledger and a film critic for The New York Times, New York Press and Dallas Observer, where he as a finalist for the Pulitzer prize in criticism. He is the founder and original editor of The House Next Door, now a part of Slant Magazine, and the publisher of Press Play, a blog of film and TV criticism and video essays.
Seitz has made appearances on CBS This Morning, CNN, ABC News, and MSNBC, among other outlets.