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John Leguizamo Bio
John Leguizamo was born in Bogotá, Colombia and when John was very young, his parents left both him and his younger brother, Sergio, with their grandparents and moved to Queens, New York. Once they found work and a place to live and were economically stable they sent for their sons, so Leguizamo moved to New York City when he was four years old. Leguizamo’s parents fought a lot and finally divorced when he was 13. According to Leguizamo this was one of the events that had the most profound influence on his life, because it led him into becoming a loud-mouthed troublemaker.
It was this rebellious nature, however, that eventually pushed Leguizamo onto his comedic tract. At one point in his youth, he and a friend took over the public-address system on one of New York’s subway cars and announced to everyone that they were the new subway deejays. They were caught by the police, and even though the people on the subway did not object to the entertainment, Leguizamo was arrested. Leguizamo was also arrested twice more, once for attempting to enter an X-rated movie, and once for jumping a subway turnstile. After the subway incident Leguizamo’s parents decided to send him back to Colombia for a year to straighten him out.
Leguizamo moved back to New York a year later, but was still remembered as a troublemaker and was asked to attend youth counseling. One of his teachers at Murry Bergtraum High School noticed his penchant for humor and recommended that he try acting as an outlet for his energy. In 1983 he began studying acting at Sylvia Leigh’s Showcase Theater, which he picked randomly out of the Yellow Pages. He paid for his classes with a job at Kentucky Fried Chicken. Also in 1983 Leguizamo was given his first chance at acting by appearing in pop star Madonna’s “Borderline” video. After graduating from high school he attended New York University, majoring in drama studies, but he left after a year to join the comedy group Off Center Theater. He also attended the Strasberg Theater Institute and the H.B. Studio. Leguizamo told the Denver Post, “I studied with Lee Strasberg (at Actors Studio) one day. He died the next, but I stayed despite his death making a comment about my acting. I stayed and studied there for two years.”
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