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John Leguizamo            

Tony and Emmy Award-Winning Colombian Actor & Comedian on Broadway, Television, and Film

John Leguizamo first came to prominence on the lecture circuit touring around the nation’s colleges and stages with his one-man show "Ghetto Klown," which traced his life from growing up in Queens, through his avantgarde theater origins in the 1980s, to his feature film career and beyond. In the spirit of this provenance, Leguizamo is now taking his entire story — the lessons he’s learned, the characters he’s encountered, his passion for education, his struggles against racism and poverty — to audiences around the country with "An Evening with John Leguizamo."

A multi-faceted performer and Emmy Award winner, Leguizamo has established 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.

Leguizamo can be seen in "The Infiltrator," opposite Bryan Cranston, in "Sisters," opposite Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, in the action comedy "American Ultra" with Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, and "The Hollow Point" opposite Patrick Wilson and Jim Belushi. He has also starred alongside writer and director Jon Favreau in "Chef", and in the breakout comedy hit "Ride Along" opposite Ice Cube and Kevin Hart.

In addition, Leguizamo stars in the critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated Netflix series "Bloodline," in which he plays the role of Ozzy Delvecchio and stars alongside Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, and Chloe Sevigny. He also reprised his role of Aurelio in "John Wick 2" opposite Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, and Common.

In 2017, Leguizamo debuted his first comic book "Freak" at the New York Comic Con. In the first issue of a three-part series, he brings his signature uninhibited humor to the page. Drawing from his one-man Broadway show and the Spike Lee film of the same name, "Freak" tells the story of Leguizamo’s early life, from birth to immigration to stardom. Its shocking cast of characters, tinted by memory and a retro color palette, includes his tyrannical father, suicidal grandfather, and exorcist grandmother. It impeccably illustrates the joys, pains, and most awkward moments of his youth, with artwork evoking the grit and glamour of Queens, New York, in the 1970s.

Inspired by the near total absence of Latinos in his son’s American history class, Leguizamo embarked on a frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son’s school project, which resulted in him creating the hit one-man Broadway show "Latin History for Morons." From a mad recap of the Aztec empire to stories of unknown Latin patriots of the Revolutionary War and beyond, Leguizamo broke down the 3,000 years between the Mayans and Ricky Ricardo into 90 irreverent and uncensored minutes in his trademark style. The show was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play. Additionally, it was announced that Leguizamo would receive a special Tony Award for his lifetime body of work as both a playwright and performer.

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John Leguizamo Explains Why People Need To Reach Out To Latinos
John Leguizamo knows all about the mojo. The Colombian-born actor stars in Jon Favreau's latest indie comedy “Chef” as Martin, a witty and coolheaded ...
John Leguizamo Sets New HBO Special | Variety
John Leguizamo has lined up his fifth solo special with HBO. ... Leguizamo penned “Ghetto Klown,” which will be directed by Fisher Stevens. Arnold Engelman ...

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